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After 37 years local governments are no longer obligated to provide a library. This means streams of funding that can be put in anything from a new swimming pool, to paving new roads. But is this a good call? Wouldn't it be better to start thinking about the library of the future? Let us know during AppsforGhent, #HackDeBib  http://appsforghent.be/
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Can't make it to #openbelgium15 ? There will be a livestream at http://2015.openbelgium.be/ :)
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Opiniestuk samen met +Bart Rosseau rond open data in België:
 * We scoren laag in internationale rankings
 * In België gebeuren vooral zaken op lokaal en regionaal niveau. Federaal zit achter
 * Federaal momenteel 2 dataportalen gebouwd door 2 verschillende diensten die beiden niet aan verwachtingen voldoen
 * sleuteldatasets zoals de NMBS en het historische weergegevens van KMI nog niet steeds open data

http://datanews.knack.be/ict/nieuws/laat-belgie-zijn-open-data-kansen-liggen/article-opinion-530107.html
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Great news!
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Today we released the 4th version of our The DataTank platform, and with that, we're also providing support, have better documentation, etc.

Demo: http://demo.thedatatank.com
Docs: http://docs.thedatatank.com
Who & What. The DataTank is a RESTful data mangement system written in PHP5. It's ready to be your customised datahub inside your organisation that enables publishing several data formats into web readable formats. The software is managed by OKFN Belgium. A professional service is guaranteed by ...
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De Croo kiest met een versnelde wet om DNS blocking toe te passen en nieuwe acties tegen torrenting voor een strijd op de verkeerde plaats. Wat we wel nodig hebben is een #digitalsinglemarket  waar iedereen tegelijkertijd toegang krijgt tot dezelfde media.

http://blog.pieter.pm/2015/02/popcorn-time-aan-banden-leggen/
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Dit is een antwoord op: Regering gaat illegale Netflix-variant Popcorn Time aan banden leggen. Een artikel uit De Morgen Dag Minister, Ik had het uiteraard veel liever over Open Data gehad, zeker m...
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Lukt hier ook niet. Maar wel in google's cache. Goeie post, maar ik vrees dat dit wel weer in dovemansoren zal vallen..
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Open Belgium 2015, c'est dans une semaine à Namur ! Il reste quelques places sur http://2015.openbelgium.be #openbelgium15 #opendata   Avec +Open Knowledge Belgium Hackathon eGov Wallonia et Globale Entreprise
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My PhD explained in 3 minutes at TEDxGhent. It's at the same time 3 simple reasons why it's better to open up transit information:
1. We don't want a separate app for each and every transit agency
2. We don't want the transit agencies themselves to decide what questions we will ask to our smartphone when the data would be shared amongst transit agencies
3. We don't want only 1 private company to build the only application: there are way too many users for this 1 company to come up with an app that works for everyone.

Opening up the data for (new) companies to enrich their services or products and opening up the data for the Web so that smart clients can do their own reasoning over the data, is what I see as the next big innovation in transport information.
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We have this in Denmark already on Rejseplanen (DK Journeyplanner), where I work. We collect data from all Danish public transport agencies and display on rejseplanen.dk and in a number of apps. We have had open data for 5 years, through GTFS, an API and we even send data directly to some partners (Google Nokia and Apple to name but a few). We believe that the more we spread data, the more people can see and use data, make new apps, and more people take the bus or train. Interestingly, for those "brands" who might worry, we have not experienced a drop in usage of our own apps or website, which is one of Denmark's most used internet/app services. Get out there and share :-)
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First uses of the new transit datasets we have been releasing at http://hello.iRail.be are already there :-)
 
I think we can honestly be proud. Getting every possible #transit dataset #Belgium has to offer and converting it in something worthwhile sharing. Now lets collaborate, and get every service provider to offer new services on common data!  #shareingiscaring  +Erik-Jan van den Burg +Pieter Colpaert +Thomas Koch 
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Actually the "other" users of the GTFS data :)
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http://ckan.org/2013/12/18/ckan-meets-the-datatank/

The DataTank loves CKAN, who knew :)
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  • Open Knowledge Foundation
    Board member Belgium, 2012 - present
  • FlatTurtle
    engineer, 2011 - present
  • iRail vzw
    board member, 2011 - present
  • The DataTank
    project manager, 2011 - 2012
  • Zeropoint.IT
    thesis intern, 2010 - 2011
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I am a researcher in linked open data. I believe a lot of frustration today is caused by data not being accessible (when does my train leave, how long do I have to queue, where does my money go, and so on). My goal is to increase your life quality by contextualizing data into information without you even noticing it.
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    Engineering, 2007 - 2012
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