New mailing list for open knowledge in development

We’ve just launched a new mailing list for those interested in open knowledge in development:

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As you may have seen we had a session on [Open Knowledge for Development at OKCon 2009](http://okfn.org/okcon/2009/after). There was also discussion of the value of sharing knowledge for development at the [5th Communia Workshop](http://blog.okfn.org/2009/04/23/5th-communia-workshop-post-event-information-statement/) – particularly from Pierre Guillaume Wielezynski of the World Food Programme and Richard Owens of WIPO.

We encourage you to join – whether you’re interested in:

* visually representing development related open data (a la OKF Advisory Board member [Hans Rosling](http://blog.okfn.org/2008/12/16/hans-rosling-of-gapminder-joins-the-okf-advisory-board/))
* sharing development information or making it easier to find and re-use (a la [Aidinfo](http://www.aidinfo.org/) or [PublishWhatYouFund](http://www.publishwhatyoufund.org/))
* sharing practical information for development, e.g. on sanitation or construction (a la [Appropedia](http://blog.okfn.org/2009/03/09/appropedia-open-knowledge-for-sustainability-and-development/) or [Akvo](http://blog.okfn.org/2009/03/04/akvo-open-knowledge-project-for-water-and-sanitation/))
* [open textbooks](http://www.opentextbook.org/) and open resources for education in developing countries
* or in any other [open knowledge](http://www.opendefinition.org) thats related to development!

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