This page will contain some highlights relating mostly to OpenData, OpenScience, Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Neu-Ulm, Bavaria and Germany. It will probably be the only English-language page on this wiki, and some of the linked articles may be in German. The basis for this is mostly Namnatulco's twitter feed.
- OpenDataDay 2014 happened!
- the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany started its OK Labs in the different cities around Germany, including one in Ulm (guess what, it's us!).
- We released an initial version of the kleinerspatz (German) application, which shows free spaces for Kindergartens in Ulm.
- OpenScienceASAP covers OpenScience news from February (German)
- This list was created!
- YourOpenData.eu was launched.
- Namnatulco tried to start a list of OpenData entities. This might be moved to this wiki and include some explanations.
- OK Festival 2014 closed its applications.
- Mozilla's Science Lab collaborates with FigShare and Github to provide code citations.
- BMC announces integration with the dryad data repository.
- this application groups open access publications by different parameters.
- An OpenSpending instance innsbruck was launched (German).
- leakyheat, an application by a group in Glasgow, was released.
- where2live, an application by a Canadian OpenData group that ranks places in Canada using various statistics, was released.
- The Lab in Heilbronn released a drinking water application. See [http://blog.opendatalab.de/opendata/2014/03/25/trinkwasser/ this post (German).
- Code for Germany published its first newsletter (German)
- OpenScienceASAP covers OpenScience news from March (German)
- OKFN.DE overview.
- OKFN.DE writes about a German congress about state efficiency, where openness was a topic (German).
- Coding daVinci was launched, a contest about OpenCulture (German).
- It was announced that CloudMade would stop providing free map services.
- The UK government announces they're providing a large sum of funding for OpenData.
- In the US, the government announced plans to release the payment information for procedures performed in the context of Medicare (the American public healthcare programme).
- Denmark released GeoData as minecraft map. More interestingly, it seems Denmark as a "geodata department", which released this!
- Code for America announced the introduction of the Public Land and Trail Specification (PLATS), which has a public request for comments for the technical specification.
- Here's an overview of OpenData in Scotland (list here, with references to applications at the end).
- The United States are following up on openspending with new regulations to further stimulate open data.
- environmental data from Austria (German).
- Wien (Vienna) added itself to the open spending instance for Austria. This was done as part of Wien 1x1, which aims to explain city finances to all people in the city (both links in German).
- The Open Knowledge Foundation wrote an interesting piece on the trend that everything is being called OpenData, even when it's not.
- The first Coding daVinci applications are showing up: images from the Berlin city museum mapped.