The Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) was launched just over seven years ago:
May 24th 2004: The Open Knowledge Foundation was launched today with explicit objectives to promote the openness of all forms of knowledge where knowledge is taken to include information, data and all other synonymous terms. In particular
To promote freedom of access, creation and dissemination of knowledge.
To develop, support and promote projects, communities and tools that foster and facilitate the creation, access to and dissemination of knowledge.
To campaign against restrictions both legal and non-legal on the creation, access to and dissemination of knowledge.
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