OpenUK is the industry association representing open source, open hardware and open data, “Open” in business communities across the UK.
As an industry association, OpenUK gives its participants greater influence than they could ever achieve alone. We provide a collective voice for Open and support a wide range of initiatives and activities.
We are also committed to supporting open source in education and vocational skills.
OpenUK’s vision is that:
- Open technology is the norm across UK public services, businesses and individuals.
- The UK is recognised as the leader in education and skills training in Open technology.
- Open technology forms the basis of the UK’s thriving knowledge economy.
We promote Open through communications and events as well as through lobbying for appropriate policy and legislation.
Our Members and Sponsors advocate and support OpenUK’s values and many offer specialised services in this field.
We represent a body of expertise through our OpenUK Participants, including our Members.
OpenUK offers a central point of collaboration for an increasing number of national and international organisations with compatible aims and objectives, our Friends.
OpenUK is registered in England and Wales as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. Our company registration number is: 11209475
OpenUK is managed and governed by a board of directors who are accountable to the company as guarantors.