Open Knowledge
for the digital society

The Open Knowledge Foundation Germany is a nonprofit organization that advocates open knowledge, open data, transparency, and civil participation.

Learn more about our organisation, our goals, and our projects.

OK Labs

develop tools for digital cities all over Germany.


have been made by citizens at

Jugend hackt

young coders

experimenting with code and friendship at Jugend hackt.

Prototype Fund

1.2 million

for open source projects through the Protoype Fund.

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Exciting news from Open Knowledge Foundation Germany: together with AlgorithmWatch we launched our first mydata project OpenSCHUFA, which aims to reconstruct the Schufa (German credit scoring) algorithm with „reverse engineering“. The campaign generated Germany-wide media attention, thousands of personal data requests and over €30.000 in crowdunding.
In addition, we opened the fourth round of our Prototype Fund for applications. With the theme 'Power to the users – more sovereignty, security and trust through open source tools', software developers, hackers, and creatives in Germany can apply for funding until 31 March.

Our work is

unabhängig, überparteilich, gemeinnützig

The Open Knowledge Foundation is an independent, nonpartisan, interdisciplinary, and nonprofit organization. Almost all of our projects are run by volunteers. Therefore, we welcome any donation that allows us to provide support and a good infrastructure to the people working for the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany. We also accept donations for specific projects.

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