Submitted by JorgeLuisSalcedo on Wed, 26/02/2014 - 21:32
One Community is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization purposed for creating open source and free-shared blueprints for The Highest Good of All. The resources we are creating simultaneously address the foundations of every major challenge our planet is currently facing. The purpose of this comprehensive approach is positive and permanent global transformation though building solution models that create solution creating models.
The members of this Community are engaged with and working on a model and approach that they call Open Coworking. They list spaces all over the world, with businesses looking very different. Their values are:
Submitted by JorgeLuisSalcedo on Wed, 26/02/2014 - 16:12
Actipedia is an open-access, user-generated database of creative activism. It’s a place to share, read about, and comment upon experiences and examples of how activists and artists are using creative tactics and strategies to challenge power and offer visions of a better society.
Submitted by JorgeLuisSalcedo on Wed, 26/02/2014 - 12:42
The Zooniverse is now one million strong. That’s one million registered volunteers – so in fact many more people have taken part without logging in too.
The Zooniverse started less than 7 years ago with the launch of Galaxy Zoo. We have since created almost 30 citizen science projects from astronomy to zoology. Some of you have been with us from the very start, some have only joined this week. Either way, we are constantly amazed by the effort that the community puts into our projects.
Noserub is a protocol and reference implementation for a decentralized social network service. Its basic principle is an openness to other social network services so that information can be shared more easily without having to register and actively monitor each one.
Diaspora (currently styled diaspora* and formerly styled DIASPORA*) is a nonprofit, user-owned, distributed social network that is based upon the free Diaspora software. Diaspora consists of a group of independently owned pods which interoperate to form the network. As of September 2013, there were estimated to be more than 405,000 Diaspora accounts
Usenet is a worldwide distributed Internet discussion system. It was developed from the general purpose UUCP dial-up network architecture. Duke University graduate students Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis conceived the idea in 1979 and it was established in 1980. Users read and post messages (called articles or posts, and collectively termed news) to one or more categories, known as newsgroups. Usenet resembles a bulletin board system (BBS) in many respects, and is the precursor to Internet forums that are widely used today.
Submitted by David Rozas on Tue, 25/02/2014 - 20:55
Backdrop CMS is a fork of Drupal 7, created with the purpose of offering a lower barrier entry.
Backdrop CMS started its existence as an offshoot or fork of Drupal. Although Backdrop originates from a common codebase with Drupal, its philosophy and organization are distinct. Backdrop practices a policy of focused releases, taking into account the feedback from the community. The overall direction is guided by the Backdrop Project Management Committee (PMC), modeled off of the Apache project. The direction of Backdrop is guided by the Backdrop Project Management Committee (PMC).
Submitted by David Rozas on Tue, 25/02/2014 - 20:47
OpenELEC is an embedded operating system built around XBMC, the open source entertainment media hub. Home Theatre PCs are known to be hard to install and configure and can take a massive amount of time to keep running. OpenELEC, on the other hand, is designed to be as lightweight as possible in terms of size and complexity meaning your HTPC becomes no harder to configure than your satellite box or DVD player. With it's small footprint, OpenELEC is also ideal for small systems based on Atom or Fusion platforms so you won't need a whole computer in your living room!