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OpenSpending v0.10 released

**This post is by [Martin Keegan](http://okfn.org/members/mk270/), project lead on OpenSpending.** We’ve released v0.10 of the [OpenSpending code][code], and made it live on [code]: https://github.com/okfn/openspending ## Changes in v0.10: * Data loading has been separated from the main web application. Web-based and command-line tools for data wranglers to load/reload datasets have been separated from the main […]

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 […]

The Annotator – Preview

In November 2010, Rufus Pollock announced [the Annotator project][#announcement] on the OKFN blog. Since this initial release the project has been developed into a fully fledged product. The Annotator is a JavaScript widget that can be added to any webpage to allow inline annotation of its contents. Combined with a storage system, such as [AnnotateIt][#annotateit], […]

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 […]

#opendata: New Film about Open Government Data

**The following post is from [Jonathan Gray](http://jonathangray.org/), Community Coordinator at the [Open Knowledge Foundation](http://okfn.org/).** The Open Knowledge Foundation is pleased to announce the release of [#opendata](http://opengovernmentdata.org/film/), a new short film clip about open government data. The film includes interview footage with numerous open government data gurus and advocates, which we shot at last year’s [Open […]

Europe’s Energy: a new mini-app to put the European energy targets into context

**The following post is from [Jonathan Gray](http://jonathangray.org/), Community Coordinator at the Open Knowledge Foundation.** If you hang around any of the Open Knowledge Foundation’s [many mailing lists](http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo), or if you [follow us](http://twitter.com/#!/okfn) (or [any of](http://twitter.com/#!/jwyg) [our](http://twitter.com/#!/rufuspollock) [people](http://twitter.com/#!/pudo)) [on Twitter](http://twitter.com/#!/okfn) you may have noticed that we’ve been quietly working very hard on something recently. That ‘something’ […]

Opening up linguistic data at the American National Corpus

**The following guest post is from [Nancy Ide](http://www.cs.vassar.edu/~ide/), Professor of Computer Science at Vassar College, Technical Director of the [American National Corpus](http://americannationalcorpus.org/) project and member of the Open Knowledge Foundation’s [Working Group on Open Linguistic Data](http://wiki.okfn.org/wg/linguistics).** The [American National Corpus (ANC)](http://www.anc.org) project is creating a collection of texts produced by native speakers of American English […]

Launch of the Public Domain Review to celebrate Public Domain Day 2011

**The following post is from [Jonathan Gray](http://jonathangray.org/), Community Coordinator at the [Open Knowledge Foundation](http://www.okfn.org).** The 1st of January every year is [Public Domain Day](http://publicdomainday.org/), when new works enter the public domain in many (though [unfortunately not all](http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/publicdomainday)) countries around the world. To celebrate, the Open Knowledge Foundation is launching the [Public Domain Review](http://publicdomainreview.okfn.org/), a web-based […]

Launch of NosDonnees.fr, a community driven French open data catalogue

A quick note to announce (and celebrate!) the launch of a new community driven French open data catalogue, [NosDonnees.fr](http://www.nosdonnees.fr/) last Friday in Paris. * The catalogue is a joint initiative between the [Open Knowledge Foundation](http://www.okfn.org) and [Regards Citoyens](http://www.regardscitoyens.org/). Efforts are currently underway to populate the catalogue with information about French public datasets, including legal information […]

CKAN v1.2 Released together with Datapkg v0.7

We’re delighted to announce [CKAN v1.2][ckan-v1.2], a new major release of the [CKAN software][ckan]. This is the largest iteration so far with 146 tickets closed and includes some really significant improvements most importantly a new [extension/plugin system][ckan-plugins], SOLR search integration, caching and INSPIRE support (more details below). The [extension work][ckan-plugins] is especially significant as it […]