Commons is a non-profit organization with the Stated Aims of Encouraging the Commons and Facilitating the grassroots work through free / open tools web. Previously known as Ourproject.org , this collective established itself as legal entity in 2009, forming Comunes. Nowadays it serves as an umbrella organization for several projects related to the Commons. [1]

Philosophy and aims

Among the Comunes’ aims to provide legal protection [2] to member projects, together with technical infrastructure. It claims [3] to be inspired by Software in the Public Interest organization, which provides similar protection to free software projects. Commons member projects must focus we Encouraging the expansion or protection of the Commons . [4] Commons Manifesto [5] shows a view on the social movements as nodes in a social network , qui Analyzing problems this ecosystem HAS [6] and Proposing Commons web tools for diminishing em.

Projects

Ourproject.org

Ourproject.org [7] is a web-based collaborative free content repository. It acts as a central location for offering web space and tools for projects of any topic, focusing on free culture and free knowledge . It aims to extend the ideas and methodology of free software to social areas and free culture in general. THUS, it multiple web services provides (hosting, mailing lists, wiki, FTP, forums …) to an online community of social [8] / cultural [9] / artistic [10] / educational [11] projects as long As They share Their contents with Creative Commons licenses (or other free / free licenses). Active since 2002, Nowadays it hosts 1200 projects and its services receive more than 1,000,000 monthly visits. [12]

Kune

Kune [13] is a software platform for federated social networking and collaborative work, focusing on workgroups rather than in individuals. [14] [15] It aims to allow the creation of online spaces of collaborative work, where organizations and individuals can build projects online, coordinate common agendas, set up virtual meetings and join organizations with similar interests. It is programmed using GWT , on top of the XMPP protocol and integrating Wave-In-A-Box . Licensed under GPL Affo , it is under development since 2007 [16] [17] and it launched a beta and production site in April 2012.

Move Commons

Move Commons (TM) [18] is a web tool for initiatives, collectives and NGOs to declare and visibilize the core principles they are committed to. [19] [20] The idea behind MC follows the same mechanics of Creative Commons tagging cultural works, [21] providing a user-friendly, bottom-up, labeling system for each initiative, with meaningful meaning and keywords. It aims to boost the visibility and dissemination of such initiatives and collaborative initiatives, allowing mutual discovery. Besides, newcomers could easily understand the collective approach in their website, or discover collectives matching their field / location / interests with a semantic search. It has been presented in several forums. [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] Nowadays it is in beta version, but there are already a few organizations using their MC badges. [27] [28] [29] [30] [31] [32]

Other projects

Comunes includes other projects such as Alerta [33] (community-driven alert system), Plantaré [34] (community currency for seed exchange) and others. [35]

Partners

Comunes has developed partnership with several organizations:

  • GRASIA (Group of Software Agents, Engineering & Applications): [36] Research group of Universidad Complutense de Madrid , it is collaborating with Comunes [37]
  • American University of Science and Technology (Beirut): offering students the chance of framing their senior project and master theses within Comunes projects
  • The Master of Free Software of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid): offering students to their compulsory Master internships in the free software community of comunes projects.
  • Medialab-Prado : [38] Serves as a forum to present Comunes initiatives. [22] [39] One of them, Move Commons, is part of their Commons Lab. [40]
  • IEPALA Foundation: [41] It has a program for the development of Kune, and provides technical resources for an alpha-testing environment. [42]
  • Xsto.info: Free software cooperative [43] That Provides technical infrastructure to Commons without load.

See also

  • Commons
  • Commons-based peer production
  • Ourproject
  • Kune (software)
  • Software in the Public Interest

References

  1. Jump up^ Mass Araya, Elizabeth Roxana; Borsetti Gregorio Vidotti, Silvana Aparecida (15 July 2012). Creative Commons License: Creative Commons License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 In Baptista, Ana Alice; Linde, Peter; Lavesson, Niklas; et al. Social Shaping of Digital Publishing: Exploring the Interplay Between Culture and Technology . IOS Press. pp. 3-11. ISBN  9781614990642 . Retrieved 19 August 2012 .
  2. Jump up^ “P2P Foundation Association on the Commons” . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  3. Jump up^ “About the Commons” . Comunes Association . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  4. Jump up^ “Comunes Legal Statutes” . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  5. Jump up^ “Comunes Manifesto” . Retrieved 5 February 2011 .
  6. Jump up^ “Challenges to connecting nodes in the ecosystem of social movements” . Retrieved 5 February 2011 .
  7. Jump up^ “Ourproject.org Homepage” . Retrieved 2 February 2011 .
  8. Jump up^ “Unos 3.000 ciclistas concentrarán in Madrid between hoy y el domingo in una nueva edición de ‘La criticona ‘ ” . Europa Press news agency . 28 April 2010 . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  9. Jump up^ Kleinberg, David (2008). Handbook for Language Learning Resources at Winthrop University (PDF) . South Carolina, USA: Winthrop University.
  10. Jump up^ “Jornada de Apoyo al Pueblo Palestino (Madrid)” . Kaos in the Red . 6 November 2008 . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  11. Jump up^ De Pedro, Xavier; et al. (2006). “Writing documents collaboratively in Higher education using Traditional vs. Wiki methodology (I)”. The Fourth Congress of the International University Teaching and Innovation (IV CIDUI) . 10 .
  12. Jump up^ “Ourproject boosts!” . Comunes Blog . 2 October 2011 . Retrieved 13 December 2011 .
  13. Jump up^ “Kune Homepage” . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  14. Jump up^ Boeing, Niels (31 August 2012). “Das neue Internet” [The new internet]. Die Zeit (in German). Germany . Retrieved 5 September2012 .
  15. Jump up^ “Free software, free hardware, free servicios?” . Libertonia News . 27 May 2009 . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  16. Jump up^ “Kune project in Ohloh” . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  17. Jump up^ “Colabora con Kune! Llamado a desarrolladores / as” . Peru Free Software Association . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  18. Jump up^ “Move Commons Homepage” . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  19. Jump up^ “Move Commons te ayuda to define públicamente tus proyectos” . Barrapunto (Spanish Slashdot) . 26 July 2010 . Retrieved 4 February 2011 .
  20. Jump up^ “Move Commons, a new system of markers for initiatives of the free and beyond” . LinuxFR (French Slashdot) . 29 December 2010 . Retrieved 4 February 2011 .
  21. Jump up^ “Move Commons: Moving Beyond Creative Commons” . Glyn Moody’s blog “Open …” . 23 July 2010 . Retrieved 3 February2011 .
  22. ^ Jump up to:b “Medialab-Prado debate on Move Commons (video)” . 25 November 2010 . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  23. Jump up^ “Mozilla Drumbeat platform: page for Move Commons project and its supporters” . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  24. Jump up^ Mozilla Drumbeat Festival 2010 ” . 5 November 2010 . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  25. Jump up^ James, Nathaniel. “Drumbeat Festival Evaluation 1: Objectives & Outcomes” . Retrieved 4 February 2011 .
  26. Jump up^ “Creative Commons Grant proposal of Move Commons” . 30 June 2010 . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  27. Jump up^ “Seeks project homepage (with MC badge)” . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  28. Jump up^ “Derecho Internet homepage (with MC badge)” . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  29. Jump up^ “Engineers without borders – Youth (Asturias, Spain) (with MC badge)” . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  30. Jump up^ “Alifa free Culture Magazine (with MC badge)” . Alifa . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  31. Jump up^ “Asturias Bicycle association (with MC badge)” . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  32. Jump up^ “White book of Free Software – Hispanic Calendar of Free Events (with MC badge)” . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  33. Jump up^ “Alerta! Service homepage” . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  34. Jump up^ “Plantaré project homepage” . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  35. Jump up^ “Comunes list of projects” . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  36. Jump up^ “Grasia Research Group homepage” . Retrieved 3 February2011 .
  37. Jump up^ “Comunes Acknowledgments” . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  38. Jump up^ “Medialab-Prado (Madrid) homepage” . Retrieved 3 February2011 .
  39. Jump up^ “Comunes profile in Medialab-Prado” . Retrieved 3 February2011 .
  40. Jump up^ “Medialab-Prado” Commons Lab “list of workgroups in 2011” . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  41. Jump up^ “IEPALA Foundation homepage” . Retrieved 3 February 2011.
  42. Jump up^ “Kune node in IEPALA Foundation domain” . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .
  43. Jump up^ “Xsto.info free software cooperative homepage” . Retrieved 3 February 2011 .

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