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Open Knowledge appoints Pavel Richter as new CEO

I am delighted to announce we have found the newest member of the Open Knowledge team: Pavel Richter joins us as our new CEO! Pavel’s appointment marks a new chapter in the development of Open Knowledge, which, over the last ten years, has grown into one of the leading global organisations working on open data […]

Open Knowledge Foundation and BBC sign Memorandum of Understanding

On Monday of this week, the Open Knowledge Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding with the BBC. The BBC also signed separate memorandums with the Europeana Foundation, the Open Data Institute and the Mozilla Foundation. Laura James, CEO of the Open Knowledge Foundation, signs the MoU with James Purnell, BBC Director of Strategy and Digital. […]

Announcing Recline.JS: a Javascript library for building data applications in the browser

**Today we’re pleased to announce the first public release of [Recline.JS, a simple but powerful open-source library for building data applications in pure Javascript](http://reclinejs.com).** For those of you who want to get hands on right away, you can: * [Try out a demo](http://reclinejs.com/demos/) – like [this demo of the grid, graph and map components](http://reclinejs.com/demos/multiview/) * […]

PRESS RELEASE: The world’s biggest open data event

**The following post is from [Jonathan Gray](http://jonathangray.org/), Community Coordinator at the [Open Knowledge Foundation](http://www.okfn.org).** The [Open Government Data Camp 2011](http://ogdcamp.org/) takes place tomorrow in Warsaw. We’re really excited. Our press release is below. We’d be grateful for any help in sending this to relevant colleagues and organisations! > ## PRESS RELEASE: The world’s biggest open […]

Release of DataCatalogs.org to map open data around the world

**The following post is from [Jonathan Gray](http://jonathangray.org/), Community Coordinator at the [Open Knowledge Foundation](http://www.okfn.org).** We’re very pleased to announce an alpha version of [datacatalogs.org](http://datacatalogs.org/), a website to help keep track of [open data](http://opendefinition.org/) catalogues from around the world. The project is being launched to coincide with our annual conference, [OKCon 2011](http://okcon.org/2011). You can see the […]

Guardian piece on open data in science

**The following post is from [Jonathan Gray](http://jonathangray.org/), Community Coordinator at the [Open Knowledge Foundation](http://okfn.org/).** The Guardian recently published an [interesting article on open data in science](http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/may/22/open-science-shared-research-internet), including interviews with OKF Co-Founder Rufus Pollock and other leading voices from the world of open science. Here’s Rufus: > “The litmus test of openness is whether you can […]

Where does Italy’s money go?

**The following post is from [Jonathan Gray](http://jonathangray.org/), Community Coordinator at the [Open Knowledge Foundation](http://okfn.org/).** Over the past 48 hours or so we’ve been busy loading 12 years of Italian spending data into [Open Spending](http://openspending.org/). Further details on the project and the data are below. This project was put together by [Stefano Costa](http://okfn.org/members/steko), [Friedrich Lindenberg](http://pudo.org/), [Luca […]

Elektrischer Reporter Video on Open Data

**This is a post by Rufus Pollock, co-Founder of the Open Knowledge Foundation and a member of the Board.** The “Elektrischer Reporter” team in cooperation with the second channel of German television (ZDF) have just released a [great video about Open Data](http://www.elektrischer-reporter.de/labor/video/226). I’m interviewed in it along with [Daniel Dietrich](http://ddie.me/) (OKFN Germany and Open Data […]

Where Does My Money Go? Prototype Launched

We’re very pleased to announce the first full release of our [Where Does My Money Go?](http://www.wheredoesmymoneygo.org/) prototype. This is now online at: * [Tom Watson MP](http://www.tom-watson.co.uk/), commented on the new release: > Where Does My Money Go represents another milestone in the UK’s transparency movement. We know that transparency changes individual and institutional behaviour and […]