Open Knowledge Belgium

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Open Knowledge Belgium (also: Open Knowledge Foundation Belgium or OKFN Belgium or OpenKnowledgeBE) is the Belgian local chapter from the Open Knowledge Foundation. Wikimedia Belgium regularly works together with Open Knowledge Belgium.

They promote “open knowledge”, for example “content that people are free to use, re-use and distribute without legal, technological or social restrictions”. To achieve this goal, they “build tools and communities to promote open knowledge around the world”.[1]

Projects[edit]

Projects Open Knowledge Belgium and Wikimedia Belgium work together with are:

Office[edit]

Office entrance Open Knowledge Belgium in BeCentral

From October 2015 to November 2016 Open Knowledge Belgium had an office in Ghent at the Sint Salvatorstraat 18 b101.

Since January 2017 Wikimedia Belgium shared their office in the Rue du Trône with Open Knowledge Belgium.

Since 4 October 2017 Open Knowledge Belgium has officially their own office in BeCentral in Brussels. (tweet)

Timeline[edit]

Open Knowledge Belgium meetings and activities with participation from Wikimedia Belgium:

  • 16 October & 19 November 2012 - Discussion meetings with Open Knowledge Belgium
  • 15 December 2015 - Present at board meeting of Open Knowledge Belgium in co.station, Brussels   (Romaine & MADe)
  • 19 January 2016 - Board meeting Open Knowledge Belgium   (Geertivp)
  • 3 November 2016 - Meeting with Open Knowledge Belgium about collaboration   (Romaine)
  • 23 May 2017 - Meeting with Dries from Open Knowledge Belgium about collaborations   (Romaine)
  • 18 July 2017 - Meeting with Dries from Open Knowledge Foundation Belgium in BeCentral about future collaborations   (Romaine)
  • 15 May 2018 - Meeting with Dries from Open Knowledge Belgium about internships and joined projects, Brussels   (Romaine)
  • Summer 2018
    • 3 July 2018 - Open Summer of Code in BeCentral, organised by Open Knowledge Belgium, session with coach by Wikimedia   (website) (Romaine)
    • 9 July 2018 - Open Summer of Code in BeCentral, organised by Open Knowledge Belgium, session with coach by Wikimedia   (website) (Romaine)
  • 4 December 2018 - General assembly Open Knowledge Belgium   (Romaine)
  • 29 January 2019 - Hack The Gender Gap edit-a-thon in BeCentral in Brussels   (info | activity page | photos)
  • 2 March 2019 - Open Data community day with workshops in BeCentral to celebrate #OpenDataDay   (Eventbrite (archived) | photos)

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