[okfn-discuss] OKF website, about open knowledge/ open data

Gene Shackman eval_gene at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 18 22:02:05 UTC 2013

Some of what you wrote is on the about us page,
starting after "What is open knowledge"

I think it might be useful to move that to another section. On the home page, you have that "learn about openness" box. It might be good if people clicked there, and then they went to a page that had all that "What is open knowledge" stuff:


Open knowledge’ is any content, information or data that people are free to use, re-use and redistribute — without any legal, technological or social restriction. We detail exactly what openness entails in the Open Knowledge Definition. The main principles are:

    Free and open access to the material
    Freedom to redistribute the material
    Freedom to reuse the material
    No restriction of the above based on who someone is (e.g. their nationality) or their field of endeavour (e.g. commercial or non-commercial)

Open knowledge is what open data becomes when it’s useful, usable and used.
and so on

Then from there, people can go to what is open data.


 From: Laura James <laura.james at okfn.org>
To: Gene Shackman <eval_gene at yahoo.com>; Open Knowledge Foundation discussion list <okfn-discuss at lists.okfn.org> 
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 8:49 AM
Subject: Re: [okfn-discuss] OKF website, about open knowledge/ open data


That's a good point - I agree it's not very clear and we should work at improving the site, both in explaining the knowledge side, and also in providing some clearer examples from different domains as to how openness can help.
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