About the project
About Open Steps
Open Steps is an independent blog aggregating worldwide information around Open Cultures in form of articles, videos and other resources. Its aim is to document Open Knowledge (OK) related projects and organisations either using Open Data, promoting Open Source technologies, launching Open Government initiatives, following the principles behind Open Science, supporting the release of information or practising Data Journalism.
The directory has following goals:
- Increase the visibility of Open Knowledge projects worldwide.
- Facilitate the communication and cooperation between activists across borders.
Portable Linked Profiles (PLP)
PLP proposes a pattern for the creation, storage, listing and representation of public profile data for people, groups, organizations, venues and a large etcetera. Based on Open Web Standards, Common Vocabularies and Open Source technologies, it offers users the possibility to own the their data diverging from current mainstream and centralized profile platforms.
This directory implements the PLP Browser pattern. To discover more about PLP, read the docs
This directory is Open Source
While thinking about how to improve our directory, we experienced about the work done by Journalism++, a network of data-journalism agencies across Europe which have developed the Global Data-Journalists directory . Since their code was available under open licenses, we were able to reuse it and adapt it for our needs, thanks to them.
Please help us with this initiative by:
Joining it by filling out information about yourself and your organisation.
Spreading the word
Cloning, improving, reusing its code on Github