Working groups

Working groups

Creative Commons Belgium
A local organisation promoting the use of CC-licenses in Belgium

CC 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

iRail
Transport data in Belgium revisited

iRail

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.

OpenStreetMap Belgium
Map the world in an open way

OSM Belgium

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 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.

Open Tourism
Supporting digital creativitiy in tourism

Open 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 Badges Belgium
Open, connected & verifiable credentials represented in portable image files

Open Badges Belgium

This working group wants to help spreading Open Badges in Belgium. Open Badges are visual tokens of achievement, affiliation, authorization, or other trust relationship sharable across the web. Open Badges represent a more detailed picture than a CV or résumé as they can be presented in ever-changing combinations, creating a constantly evolving picture of a person’s lifelong learning. A local Belgium initiative & platform to support this standard, has been launched as Be Badges.

Want to find out more or help out? Contact, support or why not join us through the links below.