Open Licenses

We balance openness of design and data with the dignity and security of marginalised communities.

We are committed to licensing the content on this site with the open license: CC BY-SA 4.0. This means that unless otherwise specified, information and content on this site can be freely shared, changed or reused. You must acknowledge Whose Knowledge? and the other creators of this content as you do so, whether communities, organisations, or people. You also must distribute your new work with the same license.

However, because we work with marginalised communities who have historically seen their knowledge exploited by others, we are respectful of all that they generously share with us and the world. They may, at any time, request that some portion of the knowledge they share with us be licensed with restrictions other than CC BY-SA 4.0. In those specific instances, we will mark what they share with a license that reflects their wishes (for example: CC BY-NC 4.0, which does not allow for commercial use, i.e. for profit).