Open Future Annual Report 2023

February 29, 2024

Today, we are publishing our 2023 Annual Report that covers our activities between 1 January and 31 December 2023, our third year of operation. Originally produced for the Arcadia Fund as part of our regular reporting, we are also publishing it here as part of our commitment to openness and transparency.

The report provides a detailed account of our organizational strategy, including our two core objectives and achievements in each area, as well as insights into the development – and refinement – of our strategy.

Highlights of our work over the past year include partnering with Creative Commons to develop a set of principles on AI, Creators, and the Commons — as a result of our collaboration at the Creative Commons Summit and a dedicated pre-summit workshop. This statement is the first expression of shared principles related to generative AI by the open movement.

Another highlight would be that our “Shifting Tides” study and report have received significant attention in the open movement. We received feedback from movement leaders that it provides unique insights into the state of the movement and the occurring shifts.

Finally, our advocacy work to advance Digital Public Space has contributed to the growing relevance of Public Digital Infrastructure policies, including establishing a dedicated fund in the European Union, as expressed by statements from key EU policymakers.

In 2023, we have also established a coalition around a position on the regulation of open source AI development in the proposed AI Act. The approach we have been advocating for over the year has been included in the final version of the Act. In addition to that, together with our partners in COMMUNIA we have contributed to shaping the provisions on copyright in the AI Act.


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