The making of the CommonsCloud – technical choices

We discuss how we formed the CommonsCloud project and what key technical decisions we have made so far to set in motion this cooperative cloud platform. We’ve recently started a crowdfunding campaign at the Goteo platform, many people are asking how did we start to develop this project. Let’s take a dive into where we… Continue reading The making of the CommonsCloud – technical choices

CommonsCloud in action!

It is a long time that we  have wanted to start an alternative to the dominant proprietary web platforms, and today FemProcomuns (of which FKI is a founding member) is opening a campaign at the Goteo crowdfunding platform to put into action the CommonsCloud and involve, share and call for support from all people and… Continue reading CommonsCloud in action!

First platform cooperativism course in Barcelona

(this is the announcement of a course held in November 2017 in Barcelona, now translated to English in order to stimulate collaborative development, at an international level, of such courses elsewhere). In November 2017 the First Course on Platform Cooperativism (Cooperatives for Digital Platforms) was launched by the Free Knowledge Institute (FKI) and the Dimmons… Continue reading First platform cooperativism course in Barcelona

Swatantra ’17: software freedom, and awareness of larger picture

(originally published here) A couple of weeks ago I attended the Swatantra’17 conference in Trivandrum, Kerala, and came back with a lot of food for thought. First of all, a great conference Many important topics, by a well balanced mix of national and foreign speakers, nice venue… Thanks and well done, ICFOSS! The only things… Continue reading Swatantra ’17: software freedom, and awareness of larger picture

FKI to present in India “Open, Digital DIY manufacturing across countries and cultures”

Swatantra’17 is an international conference on Free Software and Free Knowledge that will take place on 20-21 December 2017 in Trivandrum, India. The Free Knowledge Institute (FKI) is happy to contribute to this important event by presenting the main findings of the EU research project DiDIY (Digital DIY), how FKI is continuing the same activities,… Continue reading FKI to present in India “Open, Digital DIY manufacturing across countries and cultures”

Comunificadora second edition, here are the chosen projects

(Pictures of La Comunificadora meeting, 24 October 2017 are available on Wikimedia Commons) La Comunificadora is the Commons and Collaborative Economy projects support programme by Barcelona Activa, developed by Free Knowledge Institute and others, which launched its second edition a few weeks ago. The projects chosen this time show the scope of La Comunificadora, and… Continue reading Comunificadora second edition, here are the chosen projects

After the DiDIY Project: future FKI work on Digital DIY

DiDIY (Digital Do-It-Yourself) is a complex sociocultural phenomenon, still at its beginnings and rapidly evolving. FKI and the other members of the DiDIY Consortium studied DiDIY in depth from 2015 to 2017, in the context of the Horizon2020 DiDIY Project. During that research, FKI looked at DiDIY mainly, but not exclusively, from the points of… Continue reading After the DiDIY Project: future FKI work on Digital DIY