Open is in: open government, open data, open knowledge. Open is freedom and innovation, and the promise to empower us as citizens and consumers.
But is Open enough to cure the world's pressing problems? Join us in Amsterdam to explore!
In just 25 years, the internet and the world wide web have drastically changed the way we connect and organise. Groups and communities with access to the technology become more open and creative in finding new solutions to their problems.
They become less dependent on big institutions and are more capable of organising themselves. We see a rise of open organisations; a globally expanding mesh of networked community initiatives. Their common ideology is to share: knowledge, information, tools, and data.
At the same time, we see new threats to empowerment and sharing, new means of surveillance, oppression and violence. We therefore have a growing need for national and international policies and legislation to safeguard access, openness and sharing for the benefit of all, including those not (or not yet) connected.
But is Open enough to cure the world's pressing problems? Join us in Amsterdam to explore:
"Open" is in: open government, open data, open knowledge. Open is freedom and innovation, and the promise to empower us as citizens and consumers.
how (and even if) open works to empower local communities;
how to overcome challenges and stay away from the dark sides of open;
how open should be anchored in rights, rules and responsibilities;
how we shape open technology, and how open technology shapes us.
We'll work with local projects around the world to further shape the open development movement: How do we use open data, implement open policies, organise and collaborate in new ways, and form new business models? And how do we establish rights and rules around privacy and security, and information and communication. How to develop a safe, inclusive and equitable environment?
This 4th edition of Open Development Camp is organised by Open for Change, the network for Open Development, and DE CONNECTORS, a crossmedia agency connecting organisations with new generations.
Building on the success of the Open Data for Development Camps in 2011 (Amsterdam) and 2012 (Nairobi & Amsterdam), and Open Development Camp 2013 (Amsterdam), we will again bring together a broader movement around open, justice, and digital rights, for a reality check on Open Development!