The Projects We Started This Year Are Rolling Smoothly Now

The Open Education Project Started a few months back, this project now boasts a long list of books and educational materials. All contents are licensed under CC-BY, enabling smooth sharing of the works. India has around 30 major languages and we have a long way to go before we have a comprehensive collection of educational […]

Aaron Swartz original manifesto

Guerilla Open Access Manifesto Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world’s entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations. Want to read the papers featuring the […]

Helping the Open Education Project

You can help the cause in a few ways: 1. Help bringing the light of education to the underprivileged. Spread education. 2. Submit books and educational materials to the project. You can write books and educational content for children, particularly in the age group 3-14 years. 3. Spread the word and tell your friends about […]

Open Education Project

Together, we can bring the light of education to all children in the country. This is an area OKFN, India is really passionate about. We want your support in our endeavors. Watch out for more posts. We are planning to start a crowd sourced platform of free books and education tools, that will be made […]

Imminent Changes In The Publication Process In Sciences.

‘In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.’ – Galileo Galilei The present system of dissemination of research is primarily based upon publication in ‘peer reviewed’ journals. While the journals themselves stand to gain profit from the research done by scientists, the hapless researcher […]

New facebook Page for OKFN-India

This is the official facebook page of the Open Knowledge Foundation Network, India. Show your valuable support by liking this page and by suggesting this page to your friends. Best Wishes!

Relation Between Medieval Renaissance and Today’s Open Knowledge Dissemination

Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci   The advent of the printing press helped a lot in the democratization of knowledge and research in Medieval Europe. The arrival of the movable type printing press introduced the era of true mass communication in the western world and this, in turn, altered the fabric of the society […]

India ranks 9th in the Global Open Data Census

(This is the press release that has been circulated among the Indian Media) India, by launching the data portal, is heading towards transparency and aims to bring openness in all the participating 32 government departments. So far the portal has 2548 datasets and it had launched an event “In Pursuit of an Idea” and […]