Enabling a culture of free knowledge, we seek to contribute to global sustainability, the greatest challenge of our time. The FKI is therefore branching out into new domains selected because of their potential for solving sustainability challenges. With freedom as their key value they are founded on core knowledge and free technology.
Sustainability is broadly defined as an integration of social, economic and environmental factors to secure the long term future.
Starting with a small team, an Advisory Board of three, plus colleagues, advisors and volunteers, the FKI plans to expand organically as members of the growing community promote their particular areas of interest. The FKI's role is to support the emergent communities of interest and practice, while refining its own methodologies of community development and peer production of libre knowledge resources.
FKIs original domains of interest include free software, free/open standards, free/open education and free culture. New areas now being explored include free knowledge in science, free/open hardware design, renewable energy and the commons economy.
The following list provides access to each of the domains:
- Education : free educational materials, tools and models
- Software : free/libre software
- Standards : open standards, free file specifications and formats
- Hardware : free hardware, open design, free and open manufacturing
- Energy : distributed, renewable energy sources
- Science : open access, open scientific data, peer review
- Culture : free culture, access to knowledge