SETI@home ("SETI at home") is an Internet-based public volunteer computing project employing the BOINC software platform, hosted by the Space Sciences Laboratory, at the University of California, Berkeley, in the United States. SETI is an acronym for the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. Its purpose is to analyze radio signals, searching for signs of extra terrestrial intelligence, and is one of many activities undertaken as part of SETI. Everyone can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data obtained.
The OpenScience project is dedicated to writing and releasing free and Open Source scientific software. We are a group of scientists, mathematicians and engineers who want to encourage a collaborative environment in which science can be pursued by anyone who is inspired to discover something new about the natural world.
Much of the work of science depends on having appropriate tools available to analyze experimental data and to interract with theoretical models. Powerful computers are now cheap enough so that significant processing power is within reach of many people.
The Open Knowledge Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded in 2004 and dedicated to promoting open data and open content in all their forms – including government data, publicly funded research and public domain cultural content.
Sourcefabric is a not-for-profit organisation based in Prague, Czech Republic, with branches in Berlin, Germany and Toronto, Canada and representatives in Minsk, Guatemala, Warsaw, Belgrade and Cluj. Sourcefabric was spun off from the Media Development Investment Fund's Campware project in May 2010.
It develops open source software for independent news media organisations. Its software products formerly included Campsite and Campcaster.
Wikiprogress is the official platform for the OECD-hosted Global Project on "Measuring the Progress of Societies". The core mission of wikiprogress is "to create global information tool supported by a worldwide partnership of organisations and individuals wishing to develop new, smarter measures of progress.
Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to "encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks". It was founded in 1971 by Michael S. Hart and is the oldest digital library. Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public domain books. The project tries to make these as free as possible, in long-lasting, open formats that can be used on almost any computer. As of March 2013, Project Gutenberg claimed over 42,000 items in its collection.
Project Madurai is an open and voluntary initiative to collect and publish free electronic editions of ancient tamil literary classics. This means either typing-in or scanning old books and archiving the text in one of the most readily accessible formats ("ETEXTS") for use on all popular computer platforms. All etexts will be distributed in both web/html and PDF formats.- Distributed through the World Wide Web servers , anyone located anywhere may download a copy for personal use or read what we publish on the internet, free of charge.
The aim of HELibTech is to provide a starting point for anyone interested in library technology in Higher Education. HELibTech aim is to contribute into opening up the library technology market, involving all stakeholders in a 'conversation' (if you need help with adding your own article to the HELibtech wiki, you can contact the site's wikimaster).The focus is UK but most of the issues hope to be relevant elsewhere. It presents itself as a free and open community resource. However it is a commercial enterprise. The website is managed by Ken Chad Consulting.