FutureEverything is one of 13 Open Data Institute Nodes around the world. The ODI Nodes programme brings together companies, universities, NGOs and other organisations that support open data projects and communities.

The ODI Nodes programme has borrowed from the design principles of the web itself to bring people and organisations together, and will use open data both to collaborate across the programme, and as the primary output of the network.

Each ODI Node has agreed to adopt the ODI Charter, which is a open source codification of the ODI itself, and embodies principles of open data business, publishing, communication, and collaboration.

The creation of ODI Nodes around the world highlights how people are using the the power of open data to combine expertise and resources. FutureEverything, as ODI Manchester, will catalyse open data culture within our own communities and communicate open data success stories globally. Each Node will identify open data collaboration projects, and publish data relating to themselves and their work using open standards such as the ODI Open Data Certificate.

You can follow the development of the ODI Charter and Nodes via github and on the ODI website.