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 mberlinguer on Fri, 21/02/2014 - 21:33
Wikiversity is a Wikimedia Foundation project that supports learning communities and the creation of and use of free learning materials, and the provision of learning activities.
Wikiversity is one of many wikis used in educational contexts and initiatives that are creating free and open educational resources. Compared with other Wikimedia Foundation projects, Wikiversity never really took off.
Submitted by mberlinguer on Fri, 21/02/2014 - 21:14
WordPress.com is a blog web hosting service provider owned by Automattic and powered by the open source WordPress software. The WordPress project is a meritocracy, run by a core leadership team, and led by co-founder and lead developer Matt Mullenweg. The team governs all aspects of the project, including core development, WordPress.org, and community initiatives.
It provides free blog hosting for registered users and is financially supported via paid upgrades, "VIP" services and advertising. The site opened to the public on November 2005.
Submitted by mberlinguer on Thu, 20/02/2014 - 19:47
Wikivoyage is a free web-based travel guide for travel destinations and travel topics written by volunteer authors.
The project originated initially from a fork from Wikitravel in 2006. Later, after further tensions, forks and re-merging within the community, in Dicember 2012 the German association Wikivoyage e.V. and the English Wikitravel community moved all the projects operations in order to be hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization hosting several of the world's largest wiki-based communities such as Wikipedia.
Submitted by RubenMartinez on Thu, 20/02/2014 - 19:43
Evergreen is an open-source, scalable integrated library system. Like many ILSes Evergreen features an online public access catalog and staff client. Features include circulation, cataloging, billing, reporting, acquisitions, serials and much more. As open source software Evergreen's features and support are driven by it's users.
Submitted by mberlinguer on Thu, 20/02/2014 - 19:10
Red Ciudadana, Partido X is a political party appeared publicly in early 2013, presented online via its Twitter account (@ Partido_X). It came out from a group persons related to the Spanish 15M and from the movement of free culture and free software. This party advocates for democracy 4.0: forms of direct democracy by the Internet, wikigovernement, binding referendums, popular Llegislative initiatives, involvement of citizens in the drafting of laws, transparency.
Submitted by mberlinguer on Thu, 20/02/2014 - 18:34
DatAnalysis15M is a transdisciplinary research group about digital activism and techno-politics. The group is formed by researchers and research centers, such as the Communication Program and Civil Society IN3, Barcelona Media Foundation and Outliers .
The group was born in June 2012 in Barcelona and mainly worked with and around actors and groups actived since the mobilization of the 15th of May of 2011 in Spain.