Community-Based Infrastructure

The Problem

What are the Commons?

  • A Shareable Explainer: What are the Commons? →Commons should be understood as a dynamic, living social system — any resource that can be used by many could inspire people to organize as a commons. The key questions are whether a particular community is motivated to manage a resource as a commons, and if it can come up with the rules, norms, and sanctions to make the system work.

Further Reading

Contributing to the Commons

For the Artists:

For the Adventurers:

For the Environmentally Oriented

For the Electronics/Programming Enthusiasts

  • OpenHatch → matches prospective free software contributors with communities, tools, and education.
  • Open Wireless Movement → creates a future with ubiquitous open Internet.
  • Run a Tor node.

For the Writers and Linguists

Divesting from Corporate Controlled Servers

Some Recommended Software for creating safer spaces

Just using Free and Open Source software can be a help! Check out the Prism Break and the Free Software Directory!