If you’re going to build a new system, who will maintain the data?

This is the ultimate question! Finding answers to it is actually our primary objective.

Please note that Open Referral is not developing one particular product.

Rather than building one new system that we try to get everyone to use, Open Referral’s objective is to enable systems (both pre-existing and emerging) to talk to each other. In other words, our stakeholders are the organizations and people who already spend resources maintaining resource data.

In the long term , our work is about making it possible to find new answers to this question. However, in the short term, our question is ‘who is currently maintaining resource directory data, and how can we help them?’

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