The Open Knowledge, Open Data, Open Standards and Open Formats
Open Knowledge, Open Data,
Open Standards and Open
Open Knowledge Nepal
The Open Knowledge
➢ 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” - http://opendefinition.org/
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
➢ 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 are
Open Standards allow people to share all kinds of
data freely and with perfect fidelity. They prevent
lock-in and other artificial barriers to interoperability,
and promote choice between vendors and technology
solutions. - FSFE
Why Open Standards Important?
➢ Provide you with an adaptable design
➢ Give you greater choice
➢ Make it possible for your digital services to change over
➢ Rapid Development
➢ Leverage Existing Skills
An Open File Format is a published specification for
storing digital data, usually maintained by a standards
organization, and which can be used and implemented by
Note that because the various definitions of
"Open Standard and Open Formats" differ
in their requirements, the examples listed
below may not be open by every definition.