Category Archive Open culture

TagTomat book now out

    On March 9 2016, with the new publishing company Ctrl+Alt+Delete Books I've started with Niels Peter Hvillum, we published our first book, 'TagTomat: Vejen til grønne fællesskaber i byen', which translates to something along the lines of 'RooftopTomate: The path to green urban communities'. The book is put together and compiled by Mads Lauritsen from TagTomat; […] Read More…

State of the Commons 2015 report – in Danish

. This week Creative Commons, the non-profit for which I do volunteer work, released their annual State of the Commons report, which outlines the developments of CC-license usage around the world as well as the general state of sharing culture in general. Overall things are progressing tremendously and this year we passed an important threshold: More […] Read More…

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…

Successful Open Data Day event in Copenhagen

    This past Saturday was global Open Data Day, and in more than 300 cities worldwide volunteer open data advocates organized events to promote not only open data, but "open-everything" culture. So we did in Copenhagen; in a collaboration between Open Knowledge Denmark, Wikimedia Denmark and the Danish Open Street Map community we held […] Read More…

Open Knowledge Denmark turns 1 year old

. Today marks the one year anniversary of Open Knowledge Denmark, the Danish Local Group of the international Open Knowledge network. The group was booted a year ago and in the past year we've organized a series of events including an electoral data sprint, a workshop about the European patent system, a screening of Tactical Tech's Exposing […] Read More…

Why are patents and locked up science seen as the way forward for growth and innovation?

. . Inspired by the many discussions surrounding the release of the Aaron Swartz documentary, "The Internet Own Boy", I've put together a blog post with some thoughts about the future of science and the challenges we're facing as a society with our current academic knowledge financial schemes: These past few weeks have highlighted the […] Read More…

Creating an overview of Danish projects that use Creative Commons licenses

. . For the sake of convenience I've gone through the toil of making what I believe (and hope) is a complete overview of all Danish projects that use Creative Commons licenses - at least the ones I know of as Public Lead for CC Denmark. Check it out here - and a short introduction to the […] 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…

Starting an Open Knowledge Foundation Local Group in Denmark

. By initiative of Niels Erik Kaaber Rasmussen, I've joined the efforts to start a Local Group of Open Knowledge Foundation in Denmark. We're a small group by now, but hopefully more members will join in the months to follow and help shape the path going forward. We'll begin by organizing some meetups and getting the […] Read More…

Open Knowledge Conference in Geneva a great success // #OKCon

. These last few days - September 16-19 - I've been in Geneva with most of the other Open Knowledge Foundation staff to organize the world biggest event for open knowledge, the Open Knowledge Conference, with over 900 people attending from over 55 countries. The full program of the conference was chug full of sessions focusing […] Read More…