As CKAN is free, open-source software, data publishers have a wide choice of suppliers for hosting and support, besides the Open Knowledge Foundation’s own services.
The Services unit at the Open Knowledge Foundation is the world’s leading open data platform development team, deploying CKAN for national and local governments and organisations around the world. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you wish to engage our team.
The OKF is keen to promote and develop an extensive global network of open data managers and technical deployment specialists as open data platforms have standardised on CKAN.
- Liip is one of Switzerland’s leading developer of tailor-made, agile web applications. State-of-the-art technologies, tried and tested industry standards and open-source software are the foundations on which Liip’s services for government agencies, corporates and NGOs are built.
We thank all those pioneering companies that worked with us and the wider CKAN community under the previous partnership scheme to spread the message of open data around the world!
- New Amsterdam Ideas (USA)
- Semantic Web Company (Austria)
- SEA Tecnologia (Brazil)
- Distillr (Ireland)
- Fry IT (UK)
- Emobit (Finland)
- Flo Apps (Finland)
- Ondics (Germany)
Becoming a partner
The goal for the OKF Professional Services Partner Program is to shorten your learning curve in technical development and stakeholder governance for open data management; Support your business development for open data portal deployment and technical support; And offer skills development and training to deliver a greater range of value added services to your clients. There are two propositions that vary in structure and components: The standard Professional Services Partnership and the Select Professional Services Partnership.
We would like to offer you the opportunity to join this program, to benefit from the experience and support the OKF can offer to further grow the ecosystem of open data management tools. Your partnership will permit us to focus on developing and curating the best open data management tools, including CKAN (now in version 2.0!), OpenSpending, CrowdCrafting (PyBossa), and Recline.js, as well as building the next generation of software. We also want to promote and develop a wide range of open data managers and technical deployment specialists that can support organisations around the globe to deploy “open” open data platforms.
If you’re interested in becoming a CKAN partner, drop us an e-mail with a brief outline of the kind of work you expect to be doing, and we’ll be in touch.