Dev Balkind: Nathan Schneider on Owning

Nathan Schneider is one of the best chroniclers of the emergence of the new solutions.  This piece places places a lot of innovations into context, connecting various movements and ideologies together to give the reader a picture of what’s next. Owning is the New Sharing Nathan Schneider “We’re moving into a new economic age,” says …

Dev Balkind: Greg Bloom on Community Data Commons

Towards a Community Data Commons Greg Bloom This all points to a question that the civic technology movement must consider: whose responsibility is it to produce and share knowledge about a community?

Devin Balkind: Kickstarter for Citizen Journalists

21 days to go toward their goal. Bellingcat, for and by citizen investigative journalists Bellingcat is a website founded by Brown Moses. Bellingcat will bring together both critically acclaimed and emerging citizen investigative journalists using open source information to investigate, collaborate, and report on worldwide issues that are being underreported and ignored. Open source information, which is information …

Devin Balkind: Selected Information Tool List 1.2

DokuWiki – open source wiki software that does not require a database Events Manager – registration management system for WordPress FeedWordPress – an Atom/RSS aggregator forWordPress KeePassX – cross platform password manager MarketPress – ecommerce package for WordPress OwnCloud – open source web application for data synchronization, file sharing, and cloud storage RoundCube – open …