The OKFN provides a community network in which projects with similar goals can thrive. There is also technical support on offer, such as wiki and server space and other useful tools. For further information about what the OKFN provides, and what is required of an OKFN project, see the projects guide.
How to Propose a Project
To propose a new project, or request that an existing project become an OKFN project you need to:
1. Fill in the short project proposal form
2. Ping the OKFN discuss mailing list to announce your submission so that the community can review and discuss your idea. Please give the subject of your email as “[project proposal] <proposed name of project>”.
3. Following an opportunity for broad community discussion of your proposal (which you should engage in as much as possible!), it will then be circulated to the Project Coordination group who will make a decision about whether the Open Knowledge Foundation will support your project.
- Open Data and Content: data and content, or any other kind of resources, produced by the project will be openly licensed in a way that is compatible with the Open Definition:
- Free/Open Source Software: software created by the project will be openly licensed (i.e. in conformance with the OSI Open Source Definition)
- Public process and politeness: the project will be run in a public way and encourage participation from outsiders. Interaction both within the project and the wider community will be governed by basic principles of tolerance, respect and politeness.