"I will set up a standing order of at least £5 a month to help the Open Knowledge Foundation keep developing and promoting open knowledge but only if 100 other people will do the same."
— Rufus Pollock, Director, Open Knowledge Foundation
Deadline to sign up by: 1st January 2010
21 people signed up, 79 more were needed
For the past five years, the Open Knowledge Foundation has promoted the free disemmination of information - from sonnets to stats, genes to geodata. During that time, we have run projects that have allowed Shakespeare and Milton to enjoy a rebirth in the digital public domain (http://www.openshakespeare.org), begun the huge task of cataloging the public domain (http://www.publicdomainworks.net/), and made available core economic and historical material (http://www.openeconomics.net/).
Even more importantly we've developed tools like Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network (http://www.ckan.net) and KnowledgeForge (http://knowledgeforge.net/), standards like the Open Knowledge Definition (http://opendefinition.org/), and run workshops and events, all for the benefit of the wider open knowledge community.
The Foundation has been and will always remain a not-for-profit organisation built on the work of passionate volunteers. But we also need financial support so that we invest in our infrastructure and staff.
With your help we can make our work go much, much further. Become a regular supporter so that we can continue running events like OKCon, developing sites like Open Shakespeare, building tools like CKAN and running projects like Open Data Commons.
Instructions on how to set up a regular donation are at http://www.okfn.org/support/
Rufus Pollock, the Pledge Creator, joined by: