Freedom-Group's mission is to investigate means to Eliminate Economic Distance and Opacity via Multilateralism by correlating and interlinking existing statistical regimes, classifications, ontologies, nomenclatures, and taxonomies, and regulatory and private-industry schema that carry the same.
Freedom-Group's vision is that by such correlation and interlinking, Economic Distance and time-to-market will decrease and increase economic and trade transparency.
Freedom-Group’s goals, when realized, would speed economic recovery, promote stouter economic health through more transparent trade, and increase national and international security in both developed and developing nations.
We have been researching and collecting material about Code sets since 1997 when we got involved in the creation of The UNSPSC. Worldwide, there are more than 700 Code sets having to do with products and services . While some sets do resemble others, Code sets in general bear remarkable diversity (and not merely structural diversity). For many new users (whose experience is often confined to a single Code set) the wide diversity between code sets can be perplexing.
These differing aims and code set construction guidelines are at the heart of the research Freedom-Group does.