Open Knowledge: About
An interesting site in the world of Open Data, Open Gov, Big Data and Linked Data. worth a look!!
Open Knowledge is a worldwide non-profit network of people passionate about openness, using advocacy, technology and training to unlock information and enable people to work with it to create and share knowledge.
We want to see enlightened societies around the world, where everyone has access
to key information and the ability
to use it to understand and shape their lives; where powerful institutions are comprehensible and accountable; and where vital research information that can help us tackle challenges such as poverty and climate change is available to all.
We envision a world where:
- knowledge creates power for the many, not the few.
- data frees us to make informed choices about how we live, what we buy and who gets our vote.
- information and insights are accessible – and apparent – to everyone.
This is the world we choose. We want to see open knowledge being a mainstream concept, and as natural and important to our everyday lives and organisations as green is today.