The Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) is an organization aiming to promote open content (referred to by the foundation as open knowledge). It was founded May 24th 2004 in the UK. The foundation has published the Open Knowledge Definition and runs several projects.
The aims of the Open Knowledge Foundation are:
- Promote the idea of open knowledge, for example by running a series of forums.
- Instigate and support projects related to the creation and distribution of open knowledge.
- Campaign against restrictions, both legal and non-legal, on open knowledge.
The Open Knowledge TrailEdit
The Open Knowledge Trail  addresses issues in the following areas, and is at the core of the Foundation's ethos:
The theme of the 2007 conference was Atomisation and Commercial Opportunity.
Some of the talks were as follows:
- The Public Domain Works Database and the Public Domain Burn project 
- Visualizing Public Media
- Planning Alerts
- The SP-ARK Project (Adventure Pictures)
Charles Arthur, journalist spoke about the Free Our Data campaign, which aims to encourage the UK government to make 'impersonal government data available at cost'. Other speakers include Steve Coast of Open Street Map and Ed Parson who said that current licensing of Ordnance Survey data was unsatisfactory.
Some of the projects are listed below:
- Open Knowledge Definition
- Information Accessibility Initiative
- Open Shakespeare
- Public Domain Works
- Open Economics
- Open Text Book
- Open Knowledge Forums
- Open Geodata
- Guide to Open Data Licensing
- The Annual Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon)
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