San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for an informal discussion around data cooperatives. From personal data co-operatives, through to organisation-level collaboration, there is a lot of interest around the notion of a data cooperative. Whilst the idea of member-owned organisations and open data seems logical, a number of interesting discussion points arise:
Models: How do the varied models of cooperative ownership fit to data?
Simplicity: Can one model fit all data?
Transparency: How can an cooperative that is steered by its membership along ethical grounds also be considered open?
Representation: Do individuals have enough control over their data to enable third party organisations such as a cooperative, to represent their data?
Negotiation: How can cooperative members balance control over their data with use by third parties?
Governance: How would you create an efficient system of governance that respected the wishes of all members?
Open Data Manchester will be hosting an informal discussion around these issues in a fringe meeting at OK Festival in Berlin on Wednesday 16th July at 6pm, 3rd Floor Singerstraße 109, 10179 Berlin. https://goo.gl/maps/q4Gvj
The meeting will is a precursor to a larger event around cooperatives and data to be hosted in Manchester at the end of October.
Annmarie Naylor - Common Futures http://commonfutures.eu/developing-data-coops-for-community-benefit/
Julian Tait - Open Data Manchester http://littlestarmedia.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/data-custodianship-and-cooperatives/
When & Where
Open Data Manchester
Open Data Manchester is a community of people who are interested in realising the potential of open data to benefit citizens, business and public bodies in Greater Manchester and beyond. It is a diverse community of developers, activists, artists, journalists and public sector employees. It holds regular meetings, hack days and information events which are generally free and open to all.
Our regular monthly meetings that take place at a variety of venues around Manchester and beyond.