Submitted by JorgeLuisSalcedo on Sun, 02/03/2014 - 19:50
On the Commons (OTC) is a commons movement strategy center founded in 2001. Through our efforts, we help:
Build and bring visibility to the commons movement;
Initiate and catalyze commons work; and,
Develop and encourage commons leadership.
We believe it is possible to foster a commons-based society, which refers to a shift away from our market-based system, through new, collaborative ways of working.
Burning Man is an annual event and a thriving year-round culture. The event takes place the week leading up to and including Labor Day, in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. The Burning Man organization (Black Rock City LLC) creates the infrastructure of Black Rock City, wherein attendees (or "participants") dedicate themselves to the spirit of community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, leaving no trace.
Submitted by JorgeLuisSalcedo on Wed, 26/02/2014 - 16:35
Although mining is necessary for security, it consumes real world resources and it is not necessary to issue 100% of the total initial monetary base through mining in order to secure the network. The Freicoin Foundation will issue 80% of the initial monetary base to prevent this wasteful issuance (that maximizes the costs of production to minimize seigniorage) and to experiment with new issuance mechanisms.
The goal is to distribute the 80 million FRC before 2016. After this 3 year period the monetary base will remain stable at 100 million FRC and the 5% demurrage will be distributed p2p.
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.
Submitted by JorgeLuisSalcedo on Wed, 26/02/2014 - 11:29
The Open Ministry (Avoin ministeriö) is about crowdsourcing legislation, deliberative and participatory democracy and citizens initiatives. It is a non-profit organization based in Helsinki, Finland.We help citizens and NGO's with national citizens' initiatives, EU citizens initiatives and develop the online services for collaborating, sharing and signing the initiatives.
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