Category Topics

Open Definition

The Open Definition sets out principles that define “openness” in relation to data and content. This category is for questions or improvement ideas for the Open Definition.

Open Data Day

Open Data Day is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments.

Frictionless Data

We’re creating lightweight standards and tooling to make it effortless to get, share, and validate data.

Open Goes COP

OPEN GOES COP is a coalition of organisations and individuals aiming to advocate for openness in the context of the UN Climate Change Conferences (COP). We aim to overcome the lack of discussion on the role of ‘openness’ as a necessary condition for addressing the climate crisis and to build the capacity of open movement activists and stakeholders from civil society and academia to influence high-level decisions on related issues.

Open Knowledge Network

We will use this category to contain places for discussion (subcategories) for each of our chapters and local groups. If you are a local group coordinator and would like to get yours started please get in touch.

Working Groups

Working Groups are domain-specific groups that focus on discussion and activity around a given area of open knowledge. They provide an opportunity for people with similar interests to gather online (and sometimes in person) to hack, discuss, lobby, promote and explore particular areas of open knowledge and data.

Open Data Index

The Open Data Index category is for conversations about operating, improving and contributing to the Global Open Data Index and the growing number of Local and Regional Open Data Indexes.

Open Knowledge Labs

Open Knowledge Labs is a community of civic hackers, data wranglers and ordinary citizens intrigued and excited by the possibilities of combining technology and information for good – making government more accountable, culture more accessible, and science more efficient.

Policy and Research

This category is for discussions about policy and research around open knowledge. This includes public policies that support open knowledge as well as research around the social impact of open knowledge.


For discussion related to OpenSpending and OpenSpending Community.


Discussion about this site, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it.

The Open Exchange for Social Change

Welcome to the IODC Unconference category!

International Open Data Roadmap

This is the the International Open Data Roadmap forum. Here the global open data community can discuss over the six areas of action in the open data movement, suggest new topic and act towards IODC 2018 in Buenos Aires.

Escola de Dados

A Escola de Dados ajuda pessoas e organizações a transformarem dados em histórias, evidências e mudanças sociais. Nesta categoria, podemos tirar dúvidas e promover discussões sobre nossas atividades no Brasil.