Monday, July 5, 2010

Public Knowledge: Open-access nonprofit that won’t open its financial books to public

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) isn’t the only cutting-edge, open-access, non-profit organization that refuses to open its financial books to the public by posting them on the Internet. Public Knowledge (PK), a public-interest advocacy group in Washington D.C. “working to assure the future remains open, and that democratic principles and cultural values -- openness, access and the capacity to create and compete -- are given new embodiment in the digital age,” also refuses to post its IRS Form 990’s and audited financial statements on its website, even though PK professes to be “dedicated to fortifying and defending a vibrant information commons" and invites consumers and the public to donate money to it online.

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