The Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2004 and dedicated to promoting open data and open content in all their forms – including government data, publicly funded research and public domain cultural content.
The Foundation is an international leader in its field and has extensive experience in building tools and community around open material. Our software development work includes some of the most innovative and widely acclaimed projects in the area. For example, our CKAN project is the world’s leading open source data portal platform – used by data.gov, data.gov.uk, the European Commission’s open data portal, and numerous national, regional and local portals from Austria to Brazil to Ireland.
In Ireland the Open Knowledge Foundation is running different kinds of projects under the topics School of Data, Open Government Data, Open Transport, Open Economics, Open Access and OpenSpending.
OKF Ireland is a member of the Open Data Community, is working on opendata.ie to help citizens access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Irish Government and public sector authorities. Since 2011 OKF Ireland also executed a civic campaign which resulted in a commitment of the Irish government to participate in the Open Government Partnership in 2013.