The Board of Directors provides the formal governance of the Open Knowledge Foundation as a whole. For more information including meeting minutes and annual accounts, see the Open Knowledge Foundation governance page.
James Casbon has been working with open knowledge throughout his professional career. He has been responsible for analysing and managing large scale data sets in genomics, aerospace and finance. He is currently working on a project to enable parallel resequencing of the human genome at Population Genetics Technologies. He contributes to the Foundation’s work on open data in science and helps to coordinate the systems support for OKFN services.
Becky Hogge is a writer and technologist. She was formerly the technology director of award-winning current affairs website openDemocracy.net, and Executive Director of the Open Rights Group, a grassroots digital civil liberties organisation.
Martin Keegan has been generally working in the computing industry since leaving school in 1994. He was involved in computing matters whilst at University. Back when he had copious spare time he campaigned on political issues connected to computing and the digital environment and was one of the founders of UK Campaign for Digital Rights.
Ben Laurie is a software engineer, protocol designer and cryptographer. He is a founding director of The Apache Software Foundation, a core team member of OpenSSL, a member of the Shmoo Group, a director of the Open Rights Group, Director of Security at The Bunker Secure Hosting, Trustee and Founder-member of FreeBMD and a committer at FreeBSD. He blogs at
Paula Le Dieu
Paula Le Dieu is a new media executive and advisor. Paula has worked with the BBC, Guardian, Fairfax, Ofcom and Creative Commons as well as online content and activism communities such as iCommons and the international documentary community. Her experience spans advising on the future of public service media, open culture theory and practice, the role of archives in the digital age, leading international communities of volunteers, building e-commerce solutions and sitting on the executive board of the leading European Documentary Festival – Sheffield Doc/Fest…amongst other things. More information can be found at ledieu.org.
Dr Rufus Pollock
Dr. Rufus Pollock is a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow, an Associate of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge and a Director of the Open Knowledge Foundation which he co-founded in 2004. He has worked extensively as a scholar and developer on the social, legal and technological issues related to the creation and sharing of knowledge. More information can be found on his home page.
Jane Silber is CEO of Canonical. Canonical produces Ubuntu, the leading open source platform for client, server and cloud computing. Canonical also provides services to the IT industry to bring Ubuntu-based products to market, and to enterprise and consumer users to maximise their Ubuntu experience. Before becoming Chief Executive Officer in 2010, she served as Canonical’s COO and has helped lead the company through periods of dramatic. Jane has over 20 years of business development, strategic leadership, operations and software management experience. She holds an MBA degree from Oxford University, an MSc degree in Management of Technology from Vanderbilt University, and a BSc degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Haverford College.