The Wikimedia Foundation hosts Wikipedia and our other free knowledge projects making it easier for everyone to share what they know. Wikimedia protects the values and policies that allow free knowledge to thrive. We build new features and tools to make it easy to read, edit, and share from the Wikimedia sites. Above all, we support the communities of volunteers worldwide who edit, improve, and add knowledge across Wikimedia projects.
Library for All invests financial support from donors and partners like you in developing their digital and print libraries. Thus, supporting more than 412,000 children on their learning journey in the classroom and also at home.
DOAJ's mission is to increase the visibility, accessibility, reputation, usage, and impact of quality, peer-reviewed, open access scholarly research journals globally, regardless of discipline, geography or language. DOAJ will work with editors, publishers, and journal owners to help them understand the value of best practice publishing and standards and apply those to their operations. DOAJ is committed to being 100% independent and maintaining its primary services and metadata as free to use or reuse for everyone.
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that helps overcome legal obstacles to sharing knowledge and creativity to address the world’s pressing challenges. Creative Commons licenses give everyone from individual creators to large institutions a standardized way to grant the public permission to use their creative work under copyright law.
The opposite of open isn't closed. The opposite of open is broken.
— John Wilbanks
We live in a knowledge society where we face two different futures: one which is open and one which is closed. An open future means knowledge is shared by all – freely available to everyone, a world where people are able to fulfill their potential and live happy and healthy lives. A closed future is one where knowledge is exclusively owned and controlled, leading to greater inequality and a closed future. Open Knowledge is an international network with groups in more than 40 countries.
The mission of the Center for Open Science (COS) is to increase the openness, integrity, and reproducibility of research. We envision a future scholarly community in which the process, content, and outcomes of research are openly accessible by default. All scholarly content is preserved and connected, and transparency is an aspirational good for scholarly services. All stakeholders are included and respected in the research lifecycle and share the pursuit of truth as the primary incentive and motivation for a scholarship.
The Data Foundation is a non-profit think tank based in Washington, D.C., that seeks to improve government and society by using data to inform public policymaking. Our research and educational activities proactively and rapidly address relevant, emerging data-related needs in the country to devise realistic solutions, accelerate policy coordination, and advance innovation. The Data Foundation values diversity and transparency in pursuit of an equitable, data-informed society.
The ultimate goal of the Open Library is to make all the published works of humankind available to everyone in the world. While large in scope and ambition, this goal is within our grasp. Achieving it will require the participation of librarians, authors, government officials, and technologists. Imagine what a comprehensive, open library could be! A talented math whiz who lives in a rural community can explore the works of high math. An elderly person can have a large print edition of any book ever published. An innovative young scholar can publish a book directly to this great library on subjects that might not otherwise make it through the long and difficult publication process.