Open Knowledge Foundation,
Open Data & CKAN
Member | OKFN Nepal
The Open Knowledge Foundation
We are a global network using advocacy and technology
to open up knowledge and see it used to empower
citizens and organizations to drive positive change.
We build tools and communities to create, use and share
open knowledge - content and data that everyone can
use, share and build on.
We believe that by creating an open knowledge commons
and developing tools and communities around this we can
make a significant contribution to improving governance,
research and the economy.
A piece of data or content is open if anyone is free to
use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most,
to the requirement to attribute and/or share-alike”
What means Open Data?
Open data involves
the proactive disclosure of information;
the Internet being the primary medium for such disclosure;
information being made available for access and for reuse free of charge and;
information being made available in a machine-readable format to enable
Why Open Data?
Innovation, Efficiency and Transparency
The Many Mind Principle - The best thing to do with your
data will be thought of by someone else
Fixing is Faster with Open Data - To many eyes all bugs
CKAN – Open-source Data Platform
CKAN is a tool for making open data websites. (Think of a
content management system like WordPress - but for data,
instead of pages and blog posts.)
It helps you manage and publish collections of data.
It is used by national and local governments, research
institutions, and other organizations who collect a lot of
We want to see “open by default” in DNA of knowledge
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Slideshare – Prakash Neupane, Ambassador Open Knowledge
Foundation Network Nepal
CKAN Overview handbook