About Open Knowledge Finland


Participants of the first meetup of OKF Finland. Image thanks to Hannu Makarainen.

Open Knowledge Finland

Open Knowledge Finland (OKFI) is a registered not-for-profit association and part of the wider international Open Knowledge -network. We promote opening and usage of open knowledge and advance development of open society in Finland. The association was founded in 2012 and has more than 400 members who present widely the Finnish ‘open’ -scene including individuals, companies and other organizations. OKFI is also a wide network of people and projects related to open knowledge. You don’t have to be member of the association in order to participate in the activities of the network. For more information see the ‘Get involved’ page or fill in the form to become a member.

  • People: you can contact the board and core -team members directly
    • Executive director (toiminnanjohtaja) Teemu Ropponen: +358 40 525 5153, firstname.lastname@okf.fi
  • Finnish register number (Y-tunnus) 2520401-8, VAT number: FI25204018
  • Association registration number  (yhdistysrekisterinumero):  210.843
  • Office / Mailing address / Official address: Caloniuksenkatu 9 d 64, FI-00100 Helsinki
  • Invoicing address: talous@okf.fi or alternatively use the mailing address.
  • Main account nr. IBAN: FI62 7997 7997 9114 04, BIC: HOLVFIHH (projects have separate accounts!)
  • Rules of the association (see also ‘Open deciscion making‘)

Open Knowledge Internationally

The Open Knowledge (Formerly Open Knowledge Foundation) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2004 dedicated to promoting open knowledge in all its forms. We are a leader in this field nationally and internationally. We’re also a collaborative effort, made up of open data and open knowledge enthusiasts around the globe led by a core team who report to the Board. This is supplemented by the expertise of a distinguished Advisory Board.

Open Knowledge’s activities are organized around local working groups and collaborative projects. Each of these initiatives has a different focus, but all are united by a common set of concerns and traditions related to the widespread sharing of data and knowledge across borders.

One of our major functions is acting as a hub for work on open knowledge, drawing together representatives from across the knowledge society – from academics, public servants and entrepreneurs to data experts, archivists and web developers.

A main goal of our recent community work has been facilitating the creation of regionally-focused Local Chapters around the world, and Finland is one of the first locations to be a part of this initiative, along with our existing sister chapters in Germany and Brasil. Want to get involved in this new collaboration? We’d love to hear from you.

Global Open Knowledge Foundation

3 thoughts on “About Open Knowledge Finland”

  1. Jarmo, what’s going to happen to Qaiku-videos (and other content) now that they quit (or were to quit already) (eg. blogi.sosiaalinenmediaopetuksessa.fi/…/qaiku-lopettaa-virtuaali-qellu…)

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