Jordan Hatcher by eurovision_nicola on Flickr

Earlier today the OKF’s Jordan Hatcher and Jo Walsh gave a tutorial on open data at the Repository Fringe 2009.

There are some detailed notes on the JISC Datashare blog:

Jo gave an overview of the Open Knowledge Foundation – in particular focusing on four principles for developing open knowledge and knowledge componentization, as well as CKAN and KnowledgeForge and the Open Knowledge Definition.

Jordan spoke about legal aspects of open data, giving an overview of legal tools for making data open – such as the PDDL and ODbL of the Open Data Commons project.

For more on the Repository Fringe, see:

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Dr. Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Cofounder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about his work can be found at and he tweets at @jwyg.