Norway becomes first OGP country to open its company data… and Belgium announces it will too

A couple of months ago, OpenCorporates published our report on access to company data in Open Government Partnership countries, which was pretty dire, with the countries scoring an average of just 21 out of 100 points. Well, today, Norway has boosted that average a bit, by becoming the first Open Government Partnership country to publish its company … Continue reading Norway becomes first OGP country to open its company data… and Belgium announces it will too

How to use the OpenCorporates API, Part 1: widgets

Just before Christmas, we introduced the new OpenCorporates API, which allows access to all the information in OpenCorporates, including allowing searching. We said then that we'd give some examples of how to use the API, and the first one is a simple javascript widget that can be included on any web page that allows you … Continue reading How to use the OpenCorporates API, Part 1: widgets

One year on: 10 times bigger, masses more data… and a new API

Was it just a year ago that we launched OpenCorporates, after just a couple months' coding? When we opened up over 3 million companies and allowed searching across multiple jurisdictions (admittedly there were just three of them to start off with)? Who would have thought that 12 months later we would have become 10 times … Continue reading One year on: 10 times bigger, masses more data… and a new API

APIs, why an open licence matters (& another milestone)

One of the key aspects of OpenCorporates has always been that word 'open'. Open here means something very specific. It means freedom (as in free speech), not just free beer. The open source movement has travelled this road before, not without some struggle, and so one of the key moments in the early days of … Continue reading APIs, why an open licence matters (& another milestone)