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Energy Buildings Performance Scenarios as Linked Open Data

This is a blog post by Martin Kaltenböck & Anne-Claire Bellec, cross-posted from the Semantic Puzzle Blog. Anne-Claire Bellec is Communications Manager at the Global Buildings Performance Network (http://www.gbpn.org), located at GBPNs headquarters in Paris, France, and Martin Kaltenböck is the responsible for web-based data tools at Semantic Web Company, a Linked Open Data specialised […]

Global Community Stories #3

    **For your delectation, we bring you the third installment of Global Community Stories – a round up of the fantastic projects and activities of our Local Groups across the world, including a Wikipedia Editathon for girls in Nepal, a multitude of events in Belgium, Big Data Week across Spain, a Swiss Government pilot […]

LOD2 plenary, Vienna, 21-3 March 2012

I am in Vienna, along with my colleague Ira, for a plenary meeting of the assorted partners of the LOD2 project. LOD2 is an EU-funded research project on Linked Open Data, the vision of an interlinked web of data known to many from Tim Berners-Lee’s TED talk. The meeting runs for 3 days, in which […]

Applying Austrian Open Data Experiences in the Czech Republic

Open data in Austria enjoys support from various levels of the public administration, and as a result Austria is one step ahead of the Czech Republic. Last month, we held a seminar to learn from each other’s experiences. Austrian initiatives promoting greater openness of government data, such as the [Open Knowledge Forum Österreich](http://gov.opendata.at/okfo/), have managed […]

Open Knowledge Forum Austria (OKFO) – activities around openness in Austria

**Austria is one of our incubating OKFN:LOCAL chapters in its last stage before full incorporation. Its core group of organisers in Vienna are planning an [OGD BusinessDay2012](http://ogdb.eventbrite.com/) on March 22nd in Vienna and the [OGD2012 Conference](http://www.ogd2012.at/) on June 26th in Linz, Austria. For updates and more information, go to [http://gov.opendata.at/okfo/index.html](http://gov.opendata.at/okfo/index.html).** The OKFO – the [Open […]

Austria adopts CKAN and CC-BY as nation-wide defaults

**The following post is by Theodora Middleton, the OKF blog editor.** Fantastic news from our fledgling Austrian chapter, the [Open Knowledge Forum Österreich](http://gov.opendata.at/okfo/)! The cities of Vienna, Linz, Salzburg, and Graz, together with the Chancellor’s office, have established the “Cooperation OGD Austria” – a new alliance bringing together federal, state, and city governments, as well […]