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 JorgeLuisSalcedo on Thu, 20/02/2014 - 19:58
The Standby Task Force (SBTF) organizes digital volunteers into a flexible, trained and prepared network ready to deploy in crises. The concept for the Task Force was launched at the 2010 International Conference on Crisis Mapping (ICCM 2010) to streamline online volunteer support for crisis mapping following lessons learned in Haiti, Chile and Pakistan, and to provide a dedicated interface for the humanitarian community. Our main objective is to effectively assist crisis affected communities through co-operation with local and international responders.
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 JorgeLuisSalcedo on Thu, 20/02/2014 - 19:14
The first ever set of microtasking apps specifically customized for digital humanitarian response. If you’re new to microtasking in the context of disaster response, then I recommend reading this, this and this. The purpose of our web-based microtasking apps (we call them Clickers) is to quickly make sense of all the user-generated, multi-media content posted on social media during disasters. How? By using microtasking and making it as easy as a single click of the mouse to become a digital humanitarian volunteer.
BlaBlaCar is a trusted community marketplace that connects drivers with empty seats to passengers looking for a ride. It was a community platform Covoiturage.fr created in 2004 by Frédéric Mazzella, and it became a payed service platform in 2011.
The mission of this directory is to collect and typify digital platforms or projects that are Commons Based Peer Productions (CBPP). In short, CBPP means to produce collaboratively and provide access to resources under community governance. Currently, in this directory there are a hundred of cases that are based on collaborative forms of production. Projects that produce open sets of software, texts, images, videos, music or sounds, collaborative research projects that give access to all the data, projects that produce resources for public use and that also offer open methodologies, etc.
The Global Lives Project is a nonprofit organization consisting of volunteer filmmakers and photographers, programmers and engineers, architects and designers, students and scholars. The mission of the organization is to collaboratively build a video library of human life experience that reshapes how individuals conceive of cultures, nations and people outside of their own communities.