Submitted by mberlinguer on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 19:41
The Independent Media Center, also known as Indymedia, was the first open publishing platform in the world. Indymedia uses an open publishing and democratic media process that allows anybody to contribute. It originated during the Seattle anti-WTO protests worldwide in 1999 and remains closely associated with the global justice movement, which criticizes neo-liberalism and its associated institutions.
Submitted by mberlinguer on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 19:10
The Guardian Project is a global collective of software developers, designers, advocates, activists and trainers who develop open source mobile security software and operating system enhancements. They also create customized mobile devices to help individuals communicate more freely and protect themselves from intrusion and monitoring.
Netention is SEMANTIC GROUPWARE that automatically organizes a community of peoples' realities.
It can then interlink them with automatically discovered opportunities that are mutually inter-satisfying - essentially suggesting to its participants how they could realize the desired futures they have described.
Submitted by mberlinguer on Wed, 02/04/2014 - 19:04
Wikidata is a free knowledge base that can be read and edited by humans and machines alike. It is for data what Wikimedia Commons is for media files: it centralizes access to and management of structured data, such as interwiki references and statistical information. Wikidata contains data in every language supported by the MediaWiki software.
Wikidata is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation: a free, collaborative, multilingual, secondary database, collecting structured data to provide support for Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, the other Wikimedia projects, and well beyond that.
The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) develops and promotes Internet standards, cooperating closely with the W3C and ISO/IEC standards bodies and dealing in particular with standards of the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP). It is an open standards organization, with no formal membership or membership requirements. It started out as a US federal government organization, and today it operates as a non-commercial not-for-profit non-governmental organization.
All participants and managers are volunteers, though their work is usually funded by their employers or sponsors.
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.
Timebank.cc is an open platform that facilitates and encourages user-initiated projects on parallel economies.
This timebank is started in the Netherlands, in different cities and later other European cities, such as Lisbon, have joined the platform.
The public part of the timebank.cc website is made with WordPress with the theme Custom-Community by Themecraft.
myExperiment is a social networking site and Virtual Research Environment (VRE) designed for people to share, discover and reuse workflows.
myExperiment enables scientists to contribute to a pool of workflows that can be reused and repurposed by other scientists, promoting building of communities, forming of relationships and collaboration.