Submitted by mberlinguer on Fri, 30/01/2015 - 22:48
Nafeez Ahmed is an investigative journalist, bestselling author, documentary film-maker and global security scholar. Formely at The Guardian, he is now promoting what he defines as "Insurge Intelligence: Watchdog journalism for the global commons. Investigating power to empower people".
15mpaRato is a citizen platform that was born in 2012 from members of the Spanish 15M. This platform lodged a complaint financed through crowdfunding that initiated a trial against the Spanish bank Bankia, and is also working with Partido X in a "Anticorruption commission", thanks to this collaboration they are developing a financial tool focused on financial inflows and also working in citizen leaks.
Submitted by pojanguren on Thu, 04/09/2014 - 11:40
GeoCommons is the public community of GeoIQ users who are building an open repository of data and maps for the world:
Create Compelling Map Visualizations
Open, Accessible Data for All
Open API For Developers
Stencyl is a game creation platform that allows users to create 2D video games for computers, mobile devices, and the web. The software is available for free, with select publishing options available for purchase.
StencylForge is the repository for user-created (and team-created) resources. StencylForge hosts all of the following kinds of resources: graphics, sound effects, music, behaviors, example games, kits, etc.
Kopfschlag is a collective and anonymous internet-based project created by an anonymous team. The online visitors are part of it by drawing, writing, erasing and sharing their artworks on Kopfschlag's virtual wall, which can be defined as something between an etch a sketch and the exquisite corpse. Everything on this site is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license.
BioMed Central (BMC) is a United Kingdom-based, for-profit scientific publisher specialising in open access journal publication in the domains of Science, Technology and Medicine. BioMed Central and its sister companies Chemistry Central and PhysMath Central publish over 200 scientific journals. Most BioMed Central journals are now published only online. BioMed Central describes itself as the first and largest open access science publisher. It is owned by Springer Science+Business Media.
PLOS (for Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit open access scientific publishing project aimed at creating a library of open access journals and other scientific literature under an open content license. It launched its first journal, PLOS Biology, in October 2003 and publishes seven journals, all peer reviewed, as of April 2012.
Tizen (/ˈtaɪzɛn/) is a Linux-based operating system for devices—including smartphones, tablets, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) devices, smart TVs, Laptop's and smart cameras. Its licensing model involves software that uses a variety of open source licenses that may be incompatible (see Licensing model, below)—and a proprietary SDK. It aims to offer a consistent user experience across devices.
Submitted by pojanguren on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 19:30
IMAGINE A WORLD where everyone has access to healthy, local, organic food. The goal of the Sharing Backyards program is to make that a reality by giving anyone who wants to grow food the yard space to do it.
Sharing Backyards encourages urban gardening by connecting those who have the space to garden with those who would like to garden but don’t have the yard space.
It connects neighbours of all kinds in an atmosphere of trust – doing something the beautifies the homewoner’s yard and provides fresh food. Garden partners share the cost of gardening supplies and the abundance of the crops.
Global community that co-creates practical knowledge on production and design of renewable energies and sustainable energy sources. The vision of the energypedia knowledge commons platform is “a world of free knowledge exchange and mutual learning on renewable energies in which everyone has access to sustainable energy sources.” On energypedia.info anyone can create and revise articles on renewable energy technologies, approaches and projects as well as energy efficiency.