About the Knowledge Standards Foundation

The basics of our organization.

Our mission is to help bring the encyclosphere into being. To make this happen, there’s almost certainly something for you to do! If you want to get involved, please check in at our Slack group.

A key activity planned to begin in 2021 is an ongoing months-long conference/seminar about free, decentralized networks. Another good place to participate, once the seminar begins, will be the forums, which will specialize in relatively long-form discussion about decentralizing the Internet but particularly about decentralizing encyclopedia articles.

The Knowledge Standards Foundation was founded in September 2019 by Wikipedia ex-founder Larry Sanger and a growing team. We are located in central Ohio and have applied for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. We are very serious indeed about our founding principles.

We will take donations only from individuals and foundations (not for-profit corporations or governments), and we will carefully review the sourcing of any large donations. We are also committed to keeping the encyclosphere every bit as politically neutral as the blogosphere or the DNS (website naming and locating) system.

Have more questions about the Foundation? contact us to discuss.

Read more: Introducing the encyclosphere and the FAQ.