Howtopedias objective is to become the reference for people looking for resources for empowerment. The platform promotes simple technologies in all areas of daily life. howtopedia focuses on a bottom-up strategy. It collects and disseminates self-help resources and know-how in order to facilitate the local self-organization worldwide in four languages: English, Español, Français, Português.
Radio ELA is a community radio from Madrid. ELA stands for "Emisora Libre y Autogestionada" which can be translated as "Free and Self-managed Radio Station". Its community consists of different kinds of programs (musical, political, humor, etc.). New programs are encouraged to join the project.
Radio ELA ony uses free software.
Submitted by Stacco Troncoso on Wed, 05/03/2014 - 02:47
Inspired by a love of sharing, Guerilla Translation facilitates access to valuable ideas in uncertain times.
Guerrilla Translation is a collaborative hub for authors and translators to network and share stimulating ideas internationally. Our aim is to model a cooperative form of global idea-sharing, by enabling a platform and method for opening dialogues.
Although GT offers the same range of services as a traditional translation agency, it is anything but. Material is chosen for translation according to its social and environmental value, not its profit potential.
Submitted by JorgeLuisSalcedo on Tue, 04/03/2014 - 13:52
Poplus is an international community of activists, citizens and developers.They create standardised, internationalised, interoperable, open-source Components, to make it easier to build websites that empower citizens, no matter where they are based.
You have a vision that would make your country's democracy more accessible for everyone. You’ve seen sites like TheyWorkForYou.com or VotaInteligente.cl and would like to build a similar site that monitors your Parliament. It would provide information about all the representatives, and publish everything they say or vote on.
Submitted by JorgeLuisSalcedo on Tue, 04/03/2014 - 13:25
It’s an open source tool for making transcripts really easy to read, search and share on the modern internet. Transcripts are a kind of oil that greases the wheels of well-functioning societies. They let people discover when powerful people have made pronouncements that affect less powerful people.
Submitted by JorgeLuisSalcedo on Tue, 04/03/2014 - 12:38
OpenHatch runs education events and maintains free, web-based learning tools, to help people get involved in collaborative software development; and we work with computer programming meetup groups to help them run more newcomer-friendly and gender-diverse events. These meetup groups are educational groups that meet free of cost to educate the public on computer software programming topics.
If you have: OpenHatch is a non-profit organization with the goals of lowering the barriers to entry into the open source community and increasing diversity.
Submitted by JorgeLuisSalcedo on Tue, 04/03/2014 - 12:24
Crowdmap is a tool that allows you to crowdsource information and see it on a map and timeline. It enables anyone to run their own crowdsourcing site without having to know the intricacies of running their own server. It's free and it's yours to use.
Enable anyone too...
1. Collect information from cell phones, news and the web.
2. Aggregate that information into a single platform.
3. Visualize it on a map and timeline.
Ordinary people have a voice, and interesting things happen when you aggregate those voices and visualize the results.