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Do you work actively with Open Source? Are you a researcher supporting Open Science? Are you a Journalist using data visualisation for telling stories? Do you belong to any group making use of Open Data for public good?

These are only a few examples of the individuals and organisations already listed on this directory. In general, if you are working actively with Open Knowledge, we would be glad to list you or your organization on our directory. For that, just select the corresponding tab (Person, Organization, Place) and fill out the fields you want to share with others. Remember, all the information you specify will be made publicly available.

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In case you are already registered, you can input the URL where your PLP-Profile is stored and select between adding it it directly to this directory or editing it before doing so.

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About Open Steps

Open Steps is an independent blog aggregating worldwide information around Open Cultures in form of articles, videos and other resources. Its aim is to document Open Knowledge (OK) related projects and organisations either using Open Data, promoting Open Source technologies, launching Open Government initiatives, following the principles behind Open Science, supporting the release of information or practising Data Journalism. In this way, this site seeks to continue, this time virtually, the globetrotter project realised between July 2013 to July 2014 and discover further OK projects all around the world. Subscribe to our newsletter to be part of this amazing journey!

About this directory

During those 12 months, Alex and Margo met numerous enthusiastic activists sharing the same ideas and approaches worldwide. What it began as a simple contact list evolved soon in this directory which has following goals:

  • Increase the visibility of Open Knowledge projects worldwide.
  • Facilitate the communication and cooperation between activists across borders.

Portable Linked Profiles (PLP)

PLP proposes a pattern for the creation, storage, listing and representation of public profile data for people, groups, organizations, venues and a large etcetera. Based on Open Web Standards, Common Vocabularies and Open Source technologies, it offers users the possibility to own the their data diverging from current mainstream and centralized profile platforms.

This directory implements the PLP Browser pattern. To discover more about PLP, read the docs

This directory is Open Source

While thinking about how to improve our directory, we experienced about the work done by Journalism++, a network of data-journalism agencies across Europe which have developed the Global Data-Journalists directory . Since their code was available under open licenses, we were able to reuse it and adapt it for our needs, thanks to them.


Please help us with this initiative by:

  • Joining it by filling out information about yourself and your organisation.
  • Spreading the word
  • Cloning, improving, reusing its code on Github

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