A Good Thing!


The Open Knowledge Festival in Helsinki has been so far inspiring experience. There would be many new ideas to be reported and shared, but in short time I want to share one.

The Statistics Finland (national statistics authority) have started to share open source code in github! I met the developer Jussi Arpalahti who works for the statistics authority and he explained to me that the idea is to share code that facilitates the usage of already open statistical data. Statistics Finland is supporting this years Apps4Finland innovation contest. With published open source code examples and other tools they want to support the participants of the Apps4Finland as well as all other users of statistical data – says Arpalahti.

As far as I know this is the first time that some Finnish public sector body sets up a github repository and starts building a open source community. I would…

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