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Open means anyone can freely access, use, modify, and share for any purpose*.

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Overcoming the hurdles of Open culture in Belgium

In January 2015, Paul Otlet’s heritage has fallen into the public domain. Some 80 years ago Otlet designed plans for a global network of computers that would allow people to search and browse through millions of interlinked documents, images, audio and video files. He described a networked world where “anyone in his armchair would be […]

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Entrance bursary requests opened for Open Belgium 15

Organising a community conference such as Open Belgium takes up a lot of time, effort and money. And to cover for those costs we need to put a price on our tickets. But to ensure everyone has a chance to come to this event and discuss open knowledge in Belgium, we happily announce that we […]

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Let’s meet at the SAI Data Summit Brussels

SAI, “Studiecentrum voor automatische informatieverwerking” or ‘studycenter for automatic information processing’ is organising SAI Data Summit Brussels on the 5th of March 2015. This is an event where Open data, Big data, Smart data, Linked data tools are presented on the same day. Because Data is the new oil for our economies and you better have […]

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Missing Maps Mapathon tomorrow!

Tomorrow is Map-day or as OpenStreetMap mappers call it, M-day! This saturday (13/12/2014) is the first mapathon of OpenStreetMap Belgium. They’re inviting everyone to the Missing Maps project as a way to learn OpenStreetMap and map regions in order to save lives. Together with experienced mappers you have the opportunity to offer a valuable contribution […]

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