Creative Commons Belgium
A local organisation promoting the use of CC-licenses in Belgium
Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world. If you want to give people the right to share, use, and even build upon a work you’ve created, you should consider publishing it under a Creative Commons license. CC Belgium translates these licenses for the Belgian legislation, contributes Belgian stories to the international organisation and organises meet-ups in Belgium.
Sounds interesting? Want to involve yourself in the Open Licensing and sharing your work? Just contact us
Transport data in Belgium revisited
This working group creates interfaces for developers who want to use transport data in Belgium. iRail can be summarised in three parts: Support digital creativity concerning mobility, sustain and aggregate open data to offer an easy-to-use webservice for all third-party applications, and start all sorts of new projects and support them to become a spin-off.
Want to help to simplify taking the public transport? Help out commuters? Then contact us.
Map the world in an open way
Open Street Map is an international project that wants to map the entire world and provide its data to reusers. Simply put, everyone can put their info on the map. In that way, an up-to-date and accurate map is created. Open Street Map Belgium coordinates this mapping community in Belgium and organises mapping, editing as well as reuse events.
Why not map your neighbourhood? Share the knowledge you have about your environment. Join us.
Open Access Belgium
Pushing forward the accessibility of scientific publications in Belgium
Open Access wants to make results of publicly funded research freely available online, so that those results do not have to be bought (back) from the publishers by the scientific and scholarly institutions. Open Access Belgium is the Belgian chapter. In an ideal world, Open Access is not just limited to ‘accessible without cost’, but additional rights are granted too, such as the right to re-use and redistribute.
Want to help out? Want to learn more about Open Access? Mail us.
Supporting digital creativitiy in tourism
This working group supports digital creativity concerning tourism and hosts an “Open Standard for Tourism” Vocabulary, which is a reusable Ontology for describing tourism data. The vocabulary can support you to develop new open websites and mobile applications in the domain of tourism. Also, other sectors, like the heritage and museum sector, can benefit from the same approach.
Want to help to simplify travelling? Help out commuters? Then contact us.
Open Recognition Belgium
Towards a universal open architecture for the recognition of lifelong and lifewide learning achievements
This working group wants to help spread Open Recognition in Belgium by not only addressing the skill gap but also the recognition gap. We want to create an open space for the delivery and recognition of lifelong and lifewide learning, as a key enabler for the promotion of social inclusion, employability and mobility of the world’s citizens.
We use Open Badges & BitofTrust as visual tokens of achievement, affiliation, authorization, or other trust relationship sharable across the web.
Want to find out more or help out? Contact, support or why not join us through the links below.