Category Archive Activism

Launching Kickstarter to fund a book about Platform4

. BIG NEWS! We’re making a book about Platform 4 – a tale about all the years of art and technology, projects, events and ideas written by some of the international superstars that visited as well as local Platform 4 die-hards. But we need your help. To raise funds we’re launching a KICKSTARTER CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN […] Read More…

WikiWednesday at Science Friction, come join!

. . On Wednesday October 1 2014 we are happy in Science Friction to invite Wikimedia Denmark to run their monthly community meetup WikiWednesday in our space. Read more about the event here and come join. . . On Wednesday October 1 2014 we are happy in Science Friction to invite Wikimedia Denmark to run their monthly community meetup WikiWednesday […] Read More…

The power of a tweet: How proprietary software vendor Socrata succumbed to community pressure

. His past week Socrata, an American proprietary software vendor making solutions for (open) data handling, launched a new application for handling spending data. In general this company is everything that the non-profit open-source software producer and advocacy org Open Knowledge that I work for, is not. Basically, they make closed-source subscription-based tools to handle open data (ironic, […] Read More…

Tor and Cryptocat now fully translated into Danish

. . I recently joined the Transifex team as volunteer translator for the Tor (The Onion Router) anonymity network and end-to-end encrypted chat client Cryptocat. Both are open source software projects built by people from around the world to help Internet users surf the web safely and in privacy. This basically means I'm helping localize these tools […] Read More…

“Free Bassel Day 2014” – online sprint in Denmark

. . On March 15 2012 Bassel Khartabil, open source activist and one of my colleagues in the global Creative Commons affiliate network, was imprisoned in the Mazzed district in Damascus. Since then his family has not received any official statement explaining the detainment nor information about his whereabouts. That is why on Saturday, the […] Read More…

Organizing film screening: “Exposing the Invisible” pt. 1-3 in collab with Tactical Tech Berlin

. . As Science Friction, Open Knowledge Foundation Denmark and Creative Commons Denmark we are proud to present a free screening of the "Exposing the Invisible" documentary trilogy from the Tactical Tech crew in Berlin, who has kindly authorized us to screen their film. The documentary series showcases investigative citizen reporting around the world using new technologies […] Read More…

Supporting my heroes: The 2013 Donation Spree

. With 2013 slowly coming to an end it's also time for the annual donation spree in which we are allowed to put our wallet where our mouths are - to show our appreciation for the heroes out there who are doing work without which the world would be a much worse place to live. […] Read More…

Aaron Schwartz’ Guerilla Open Access Manifesto now translated into Danish // #openaccess

  Aaron Schwartz, who sadly passed away last year, is an iconic front figure of the open movement and needs no introduction. One of his most powerful creations was the formulation of his Guerilla Open Access Manifesto, which outlines not only the failures of the global proprietary academic publishing scheme which silos scientific, academic and […] Read More…

Appearing in Swedish National Radio + panel videos from OuiShare + speaking at EU HOMER conference in Sevilla, Spain // #OuiShareFest

. During my recent visit in Paris to attend the OuiShare conference I was interviewed by Swedish National Radio, whose weekly show "Klotet" (Swedish for "Sphere") was focusing on sharing culture. This means I got a chance to practice my Swedish-Danish once again (I apologize to both languages for the abuse). Listen to the program […] Read More…

Speaking at OuiShare in Paris + heading to Republica, Berlin // #OuiShareFest #rp13 #OSFopen

. . These next 9 days I'll be in Paris and Berlin to participate in two conferences: OuiShare (Paris) and Re:publica (Berlin) - as part of my community manager work with Open Knowledge Foundation. At OuiShare I'll do two panels: The first titled "Open Government Data: What, how, why?", that - as the name states […] Read More…