We envision a world in which people can access and own the technology they need to create just, abundant and sustainable societies.
To make that vision into a reality, we contribute free/libre/open-source (FLO) solutions for nonprofit and civic sectors to the global information commons.
* Support: We provide services to unique and promising free/libre/open-source (FLO) projects.
* Operations: We organize programs that solve local problems using FLO solutions.
* Solutions: We develop and document FLO tools and techniques that help nonprofit and civic organizations operate more effectively.
We provide information management, community building, software development, technical training and support to nonprofits aligned with the FLO movement.
Are you working on a FLO project that could use our support?
We've built a suite of free/libre/open-source software solutions for New York City's relief and resilience community.
We've assembled documentation and built templates that make it easy for preparedness, response and recovery networks (LTRGs, VOADs, COADs) to build highly functional, free websites.
We provide strategic and communications support to Sahana so they can focus on managing a productive community.
We help the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) maintain fair and open access to plant genetic resources by training their members to manage their website and data resources.
We help with the technical side of Draft Animal Power Network's online community of people sharing skills needed to thrive while working with livestock. We also are helping them adopt open data practices so they can share their resource information with their peer organizations.
We help Open Source Food Safety set up tools and design processes that enable their community of food processors and culinary entrepreneurs to share their knowledge and improve their community's open source food safety plans.
We’re building an open taxonomy and schema for data about cooperative enterprises in New York City and beyond.
We're collaborating with thought leaders to build an emerging network for the democratic online ecosystem.
We coordinated a 500+ person event to catalyze connections within NYC's collaborative economy and beyond.