The Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2004 dedicated to building tools, projects and communities that promote open knowledge in all its forms. It is a leader in this field nationally and internationally. It’s also a collaborative effort made up of open data and open knowledge enthusiasts around the globe led by a core team who report to a Board.
Our network’s activities are organized around local working groups and collaborative projects. Each of these initiatives has a different focus, but all are united by a common set of concerns and traditions related to the widespread sharing of data and knowledge across borders between groups as varied as academics, public servants, entrepreneurs, data experts, archivists, hackers and web developers.