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Know-Center joins the Open Knowledge Maps core team

We are happy to announce that Know-Center has joined the Open Knowledge Maps core team as our very first organizational member. Know-Center will support Open Knowledge Maps with a considerable contribution allowing us to cover our operational costs and grow as an independent organization. This is the next step in what has been a longstanding partnership between the two organizations. Peter Kraker, founder and chairman of Open Knowledge Maps, laid the foundations for the organization whilst at Know-Center, and Know-Center has been a strong partner and advocate ever since.

Stefanie Lindstaedt, CEO of Know-Center, says:

"At Know-Center, knowledge transfer is a key part of our mission. Open Knowledge Maps is a revolutionary tool in this regard, a window into science. Through this window, researchers, practitioners and citizens can explore the wealth of scientific knowledge in a much better way than before. We are excited to be a part of this unique open science endeavor."

Peter Kraker, founder and chairman of Open Knowledge Maps, adds:

"We are thrilled to take our partnership with Know-Center to the next level. If recent market entrances are any indication, discovery will be one of the key areas of the digital research infrastructure. Having Know-Center on board goes a long way in making Open Knowledge Maps a sustainable building block of the open science ecosystem."

In our joint effort to become ever more open, we have also agreed to switch the license of the open source knowledge mapping framework Head Start from LGPL to MIT.

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