• Connecting communities building the knowledge commons

  • What We Do

    Open Connective is a non-profit initiative to help open projects build communities of qualified contributors.


    Open projects produce content—such as open education resources, open-source software, open hardware designs, open data, and more—that meet the Open Definition.


    We're just getting started, and our current focus is on developing open pedagogical practice with educational institutions. We aim to help reduce disposable assignments by connecting students to open projects that need the skills that they're learning.

  • Who We Work With

    Open Project Maintainers

    Find Qualified Contributors

    We partner with educational institutions to help you find students who will be assessed by contributing to your project under your supervision. You get pre-qualified contributors and they get to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in a useful way.

    Educational Institutions

    Dispose of the Disposable Assignment

    We'll help you identify and partner with open culture projects (e.g. open source software or hardware; open education resources; etc.) and work with the project maintainers to provide the appropriate level of mentoring to your students.

  • Contact Us

    Get in touch if you're an open/free culture project maintainer or if you're an educator who would like your students to learn by applying their skills to solving real-world problems. Or just to say hello :)