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Open Knowledge Foundation Network

The Open Knowledge Foundation Network (OKFN), is an international, community-based not-for-profit founded in 2004 in Cambridge, UK.

We build tools and communities to create, use and share open knowledge, content and data that everyone can use, build on and share.

As well as technical tools, the foundation also works on legal tools and open data standards. For example, it supported the development of the Open Data Commons licenses for data and the Panton Principles for open data in science.

We also run events and competitions such as the Open Data Challenge to help promote awareness about the need for open data.

We believe that by creating an open knowledge commons and developing tools and communities around this we can make a significant contribution to improving governance, research and the economy.

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