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It is estimated that around 900 million people are able to communicate in French in the world. All those people do not necessarily speak English, and a lot of them use French as their Lingua Franca. After a suggestion from the French local group, the Open Knowledge Foundation is pleased to introduce the new international community for French speakers, with the launch of a dedicated mailing list:
This new linguistic community aims to help further the Open Knowledge Foundation mission, which is to open up knowledge around the world and see it used and useful.
French speaking countries map | Credit : aaker, wikimedia, public domain
We hope this new communication channel will help to develop the Open Knowledge movement across French-speaking communities in Europe, Africa, America and the world over.
This list will can be used for, but is not restricted to, the discussion of things such as:
- Open Data (legal and licensing issues, initiatives, Open Data Census, etc.);
- Open Science and Open Access;
- Open Government Partnership;
- Translation work;
- Projects and events;
- Sharing of French-language resources.
We look forward to discussing your local or global activities with you, and sharing it with the French-speaking community.