Academia And Research

Seventeen or Bust

Seventeen or Bust is a distributed computing project started in March 2002 to solve the last seventeen cases in the Sierpinski problem. The project has solved eleven cases, and continues to search for solutions to the remaining six

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web. On 29 August 2012 five leading global organizations jointly signed an agreement to affirm and adhere to a set of Principles in support of The Modern Paradigm for Standards; an open and collectively empowering model that will help radically improve the way people around the world develop new technologies and innovate for humanity. Learn more about OpenStand: the modern paradigm for standards.


Claroline is an Open Source software to easily deploy a platform for learning and collaboration online. Available in many languages, Claroline can be downloaded free and installed freely. Claroline is based on a flexible educational model that information becomes knowledge through the activities and productions of the learner in a system driven by the motivation and interaction. The wide range of tools made available to the user allows any instructor or student to establish or operate an educational device for learning.


Sakai is a community of academic institutions, commercial organizations and individuals who work together to develop a common Collaboration and Learning Environment (CLE).


GNUnet is a framework for secure peer-to-peer networking that does not use any centralized or otherwise trusted services. Our high-level goal is to provide a strong free software foundation for a global network that provides security and in particular respects privacy. GNUnet started with an idea for anonymous censorship-resistant file-sharing, but has grown to incorporate other applications as well as many generic building blocks for secure networking applications. In particular, GNUnet now includes the GNU Name System, a privacy-preserving, decentralized public key infrastructure.


MetricsGrimoire (pronounced /ˈmetrɪksɡrɪmˈwɑr/) is a toolset to obtain data from repositories related to software development: source code management (aka version control) and issue tracking (aka bug reporting) systems, mailing lists, etc.


Zotero is a free and open-source reference management software to manage bibliographic data and related research materials.


OpenScholar is open source software built on top of Drupal that allows end users to easily create dynamic and customizable academic web sites. Each site comes with a suite of apps, widgets and themes, enabling users to build and manage feature-rich web sites. OpenScholar is developed and maintained by The Institute for Quantitative Social Science in collaboration with HPAC and HUIT at Harvard University with contribution from open source community


QScience is a free, open source, distributed platform tailored to support the needs of modern scholarly communities. QScience offers a free, open source, web 2.0 venue for scientists to meet and discuss about science. Display of ratings of articles, users reputation and indexes of scholarly productivity are among the supported features, however what really distinguish QScience from other analogous software and web site are the following principles: Reclaim your data. No sign-up, no central authority. Get QScience, install it, be online.

CBPP Directory

The mission of this directory is to collect and typify digital platforms or projects that are Commons Based Peer Productions (CBPP). In short, CBPP means to produce collaboratively and provide access to resources under community governance. Currently, in this directory there are a hundred of cases that are based on collaborative forms of production. Projects that produce open sets of software, texts, images, videos, music or sounds, collaborative research projects that give access to all the data, projects that produce resources for public use and that also offer open methodologies, etc.


There are currently 383 Commons-Based Peer Production cases!