Open Company Principles

If your company is committed to openness and you endorse the following key principles to create value, you are an open company.  Open companies are invited to join the like-minded companies list in our open company directory.  There is no approval process. You don’t need our permission. Openness starts with trust.

Key principles for radical open companies:

  • Creating value is not an end but a means for making our world better.
  • You embrace openness when creating value for your customers.
  • You use an OSI approved license when developing software.
  • You use an Creative Commons License to share documentation that has value.
  • You embrace openness as basic value for knowledge sharing and growth. Think of open science, open data, open access, open research.
  • Knowledge and improvements should be beneficial and reachable for everyone.
  • Your organization is inclusive.