The Dutch parliament voted by an overwhelming majority today to back a resolution that asks economic affairs minister Henk Kamp to investigate turning the trade register … Read more
In the Netherlands a first step is made with open data of municipalities to better understand the functioning of local democracy. With releasing meetings, agenda’s and … Read more
The API of the Dutch Public Broadcasting is now extended with thousands of items, program information and subtitles of Schooltv. On 14 November, a hackathon takes … Read more
What innovative and creative applications are possible with data about our natural capital? The term covers all the services provided to us by nature. It puts … Read more
‘We have a responsibility to continue to power organizations who want to bring transparency like Politwoops,’ said Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, at the company’s second … Read more
In 2013 the Open State Foundation started Openspending by releasing the finances of one of the districts of Amsterdam. This week our work resulted in the … Read more
Which innovative and creative applications can be developed with Public Broadcasting data? NPO Backstage challenges developers to answer this question. Open State Foundation organizes an app … Read more
To mark the Right to Know Day in the Netherlands a meetup will be held on 28 September 2015 at the Library of The Hague.
In a letter to the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Open State Foundation calls on the government to open the trade and companies register. It also … Read more
Rights groups including Access, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Free Press, Human Rights Watch, Sunlight Foundation, and Open State Foundation have joined in opposition to Twitter’s recent crackdown on Politwoops, a network of sites that … Read more
Today, a panel of three judges of the District Court of Amsterdam heard a case filed by Open State Foundation in which more transparency is demanded … Read more
This weekend, Open State Foundation was informed by Twitter that it suspended API access to Diplotwoops and all remaining Politwoops sites in 30 countries.
On the 10th of July we received the joyful news that the first government-wide data inventory was finished. A trajectory for which Open State has actively … Read more
Two weeks ago, the US version of Politwoops stopped being updated. The more than 30 versions of Politwoops with deleted tweets by politicians in 30 other … Read more
Publishing minutes, decisions, bills, agendas and other documents of the city council as open data strengthens the information position of city councilors, inhabitants and journalists. Open … Read more
Open up the trade register, argued Arjan El Fassed today in Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad.
On the 17th of April Open State Foundation organized GCCS-Unplugged, an unconference for a free and open Internet.
What are the challenges facing online freedom, transparency and security? Today, Open State Foundation teams up with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands to … Read more
The Dutch government does not seem to use it’s own open data portal. If it does, it would have found that 14 percent of the datasets … Read more
Only 19% of 2,000 Dutch government websites uses the HTTPS protocol for handling requests between a browser and the website that it is connected to. HTTPS … Read more
The app Vooruitzicht won the Challenge School and Future. Ties de Kock received the 6000-euro price from the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Jet … Read more
A coalition of 32 organizations, companies and individuals calls the Minister of Security and Justice, to develop a vision on privacy protection in the information society, … Read more
Annual and quarterly budgets and spending of all 438 local governments in the Netherlands for the years 2012 and 2013 are made available, visible and comparable … Read more
Dutch municipalities and provinces should urge their suppliers to release their democratic information as open data.
Youth unemployment. It is hard to find the right internship or job. How to match the right education, internships and jobs? Enter open data.
On November 22, 2014, Open State Foundation filed the grounds of appeal with the court in Amsterdam over the disclosure of data on declared healthcare costs … Read more
Data collected with subsidietrekker.nl has been explored with Silk, a tool that displays interactive charts, maps and web pages. How we got the data is a … Read more
Starting with the central borough of the city of Amsterdam, in 2013 Open State Foundation launched Openspending.nl. What has been done around openspending.nl in 2014. An … Read more
The Dutch government has decided to do a government wide data inventory and publish its results in spring 2015. The coordinating minister for open data in … Read more
The Dutch Open Hackathon announced the following winners after an event this weekend of over 30 hours and with 360 registered participants
On the eve of the beginning of the parliamentary year in the Netherlands, Open State Foundation has five recommendations for the government.
A group of 107 civil society organizations from around the world, including Open State Foundation, Sunlight Foundation, the Latin American Legislative Network, Open Knowledge and Access … Read more
The Netherlands Health Authority has two weeks to take a decision over the disclosure of data on all declared healthcare costs per healthcare provider.
By using the Open Culture Data API-RSS-Feed you can easily change your Windows-computer into an art museum.
Some 6,777 grants with a total value of 2.5 billion euros from nine provinces in the Netherlands have been added to Subsidietrekker.nl.
The government of the Netherlands still lags behind in opening data to the public. The number of accessible datasets via the Dutch government open data portal … Read more
With Subsidietrekker.nl all 21,850 Dutch government grants awarded in 2013 by various ministries are made openly searchable.
There are interesting things happening with election data around the world. In the Netherlands, however, this information is not accessible or restricted while it would open … Read more