The Public Knowledge Workshop is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization devoted to liberating government data by building open-code websites that make the information easily accessible on the Internet for every citizen. Our philosophy is that information becomes public when it is accessible to all. We make it possible for every Israeli citizen to easily access our open-source tools and interfaces, to understand, and hence – participate, in the democratic processes in Israel. Our mission is to inspire, encourage, promote and engage the public in civil deliberation and discourse; to advocate and actively work towards government transparency and accountability; to empower and assist civil society in effectively organizing for action; to strengthen the Israeli democracy by initiating collaborative government standards; and to reduce the risk of corruption. In doing so, we join the worldwide movement for open government – the Sunlight Foundation in the US, Open Knowledge Foundation in the UK and Ciudadano Inteligent Fundacion in Chile, to name just a few. The Workshop believes in the strength of communities, in collaboration with like-minded organizations and politicians, in public empowerment, in pluralism, equality, social justice, honesty, loyalty, quality work, innovation, creativity, friendship, humor and fun. We love our country and are dedicated to improving its institutions. Collectively, we volunteer our time, energy, talent and cutting-edge expertise to make a social difference and we have a good time in the process!