openEngiadina is developing a platform for open local knowledge.
Open Local Knowledge
Local knowledge consists of thousand of little pieces of information that describe the social, cultural and natural environment of an area. For example:
Social and cultural events
Organizations and businesses
We believe that local knowledge needs to be freely available for everyone to use and republish as they wish. Local knowledge needs to be open knowledge.
Semantic Social Network
openEngiadina is an acknowledgment that data creation and curation is a social activity. We are developing a mashup between a knowledge base (like Wikipedia) and a social network using the ActivityPub protocol and the Semantic Web.
For whom and why?
openEngiadina is being developed for small municipalities and local organizations.
We want to empower communities to manage their own data. The platform is Free Software, self-hostable and can interoperate with other instances.
- 12.08.2020 — Demo: Federated Authentication and Content-addressing
- 11.06.2020 — Content-addressing and Authenticity
- 6.04.2020 — GeoPub: ActivityPub for content curation
- 21.03.2020 — Allegra openEngiadina!
- 1.02.2020 — OFFDEM 2020
- 19.11.2019 — A Primer on the Semantic Web and Linked Data
- 23.10.2019 — DINAcon 2019
- 7.09.2019 — ActivityPub Conference 2019
We have another little demo showing how federated authentication might look and how previous work on content-addressing works.
As part of the NLNet project we have been doing research into data model and data storage.
Initial release and demo of GeoPub.
We are very happy to announce that openEngiadina is now being supported by the NLNet Foundation.
An outline of the background, general ideas and next steps of the project.
openEngiadina joined the SocialHub meeting at OFFDEM in Brussels.
An introduction to the underlying data model used by openEngiadina, Linked Data.
openEngiadina was presented at DINAcon 2019 in Bern.