The [Open Data Handbook](http://opendatahandbook.org) discusses legal, social and technical aspects of open data. The handbook can be used by anyone, but is especially designed for those seeking to open up data. It discusses the why, what and how of open data – why to go open, what open is, and the how to ‘open’ data.
It has been created by a [world-wide network of contributors](lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/open-data-handbook). It is an easy-to-read guide for everyone in the open data community: advocates, analysts and officials.