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Open know-how

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Open know-how refers to the combination of two concepts:

  • Open, in relation to the use of open licenses, and
  • Know-How, which relates to procedural knowledge, or knowing how to do things.

The concept refers to the use of open licenses for the documentation of procedural knowledge.

Open know-how on Appropedia[edit]

Appropedia engages in the documentation of open know-how that relates to learning how to do things[1], which makes us different from and Encyclopedia. See Appropedia is different from Wikipedia.


  1. Bengson, John, and Marc A. Moffett, eds. Knowing how: Essays on knowledge, mind, and action. Oxford University Press, 2011.