Open Knowledge Foundation

'We build tools and communities to promote open knowledge around the world.'

Categories and types


IP minimalism (agenda)


Typically CC BY



  • BibServer'BibServer is a tool for quickly and easily sharing collections of bibliographic metadata.'
  • @ccessAn OKFN project to encourage libre open access.
  • Consequences, Risks, and side-effects of the license module Non-Commercial – NCThe title is comprehensive.
  • Data Journalism Handbook"[A] free, open source reference book for anyone interested in the emerging field of data journalism."
  • Is It Open Data?"We've made it easy for you to make enquiries to data holders about the openness of the material they hold — and to record publicly the results of those efforts."
  • Linked Open Vocabularies'[Y]our entry point to the growing ecosystem of linked open vocabularies (RDFS or OWL ontologies) used in the Linked Data Cloud.'
  • Open Data Hackathon How To GuideA guide on holding your own hackathon.
  • Open Data Handbook'This handbook introduces you to the legal, social and technical aspects of open data. It can be used by anyone but is especially useful for those working with government data. It discusses the why, what and how of open data – why to go open, what open is, and the how to do open.'
  • Open Database Commons'Open Data Commons exists to provide legal solutions for open data.'
  • Open Policy Network'The mission of the Open Policy Network is to foster the creation, adoption and implementation of open policies and practices that advance the public good by supporting open policy advocates, organizations and policy makers, connecting open policy opportunities with assistance, and sharing open policy information.'
  • The Open Book'The Open Book is a crowdsourced publication that introduces the global movement for open knowledge in the words of those who are helping to build it today.'
  • Who Needs Access? You Need AccessAn OKFN project to increase open access.
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