Knight News Challenge

June 12, 2007

KNC investeert vijf miljoen dollar in ideeën die ‘community news’ transformeren. Winnaar van dit jaar is Adrian Holovaty. Hij won $1.1 million voor dit open-source software idea.

“It’s an extension of his current ChicagoCrime.org, but it’s Chicagocrime.org on steroids. It’s going to take every possible public database that makes sense–whether that’s global or regional or national–and combine it in a way where you type in your address and you find out everything going on on your street or in your neighborhood. You can find out where there’s a new school proposal, or where a restaurant is going to be shut down, or if the city has decided to change trash pickup regulations.” (Gary Kebbel van KNC in een interview met ORJ)

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