The Internet is changing the way our society is living and breathing. In this fast-paced social change “Openness” is reshaping the way we access knowledge and contribute to the knowledge commons. O Foundation is a nonprofit that advocates and contributes for democratizing the knowledge economy by placing itself in the cusp of language, community and the open web. We collaborate, we learn, and we make.

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The #DigitizeHeritage campaign is to bring consciousness about the less known languages and cultures that are otherwise missing from the mainstream narratives, digitally-document them, and upload them on Wikimedia Commons, the sister project of Wikipedia and home to millions of media files that can be shared and reused. READ MORE…

About the author(s)

Subhashish Panigrahi is one of the founding members of O Foundation, and founded OpenSpeaks which won him the MJ Bear Fellowship and a grant from National Geographic to digitally-document threatened languages.

As an educator and community manager he has led many research, campus, and community outreach and catalyst activities across Asia Pacific at Internet Society, Mozilla, Centre for Internet and Society, and Wikimedia Foundation.

Winner of the 2015 Opensource.com People’s Choice Award, and awarded as "Wikimedia Advocate and Expert" by Opensource.com in 2016. Speaker at TEDx and many international Open Source/knowledge conferences across 11 countries. Author of "Rising Voices: Digital Language Activism" “Digital Activism in Asia Reader”, and a few hundred posts on major global blogs.