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Creation of visual materials for the communication of Move Commons.Collaborate
Translators to multiple languages
Ideally, all the contents, webs and visual materials of Move Commons should be available in a large variety of languages.Collaborate
Move Commons implies the development of a web platform and a semantic search-engine, that must be intensively tested for running appropriately. Thus, we need a large quantity of testers, that would try the software and point out issues.Collaborate
In order to optimize the project development, we would love contributions from developers with experience in web programming.Collaborate
Move Commons shares the use of the machines of the Comunes collective. Ideally, we should have independent servers that could handle smoothly the project growth. Any permanent provision of servers, even if they are old, would be very helpful.Collaborate
Communicators & Community Managers
Move Commons needs a lot of help to communicate appropriately the project. Any small help in this topic is really helpful, in any of the following: social media, community manager tasks, writing of texts, or communication broadly.Collaborate
What is offered in exchange
Acknowledgment: Thanks environmentalist!You have our gratitude, the appearance in the annual donors list, and the acknowledgement of your environmentalism, as we won't send you the stickers you deserve for not harming the environment.37Co-financiersGet it
Acknowledgment: Thanks for not being consumerist!All of the above + gratitude for not being consumerist, as we won't send you neither the stickers nor the CDs for not filling your house with marketing merchandise that you would forget in a few days.4Co-financiersGet it
Services: Customized assistance in order to satisfy the Move Commons categoriesAll of the above + Acknowledging your social involvement, we'll provide you with remote personalized assistance, so your social/cultural/political/creative/software project/collective/organization fully satisfies the four categories of Move Commons. Limited reward
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Services: Assistance to improve the running of your collectiveAll of the above + As we know that building alternatives is not easy, we'll help you with face-to-face personal assistance to improve how does your collective/project/organization works (or will work). We'll advise you in topics such as: internal organization, social media, fundraising, community management, use of free software and horizontality. Limited reward
10 units left
Services: First supporters & special consultancyAll of the above + Because of your great support, your organization will become one of the first ones to use, defend and appear in the Move Commons platform. Besides, through meetings we'll advice you on the best ways to include Move Commons in each of your initiatives/projects, making sure they are easily found. Finally, we'll support you in a personalized strategy of diffusion. Limited reward
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Source code: Code of the platform and search-engineThe source code of the web platform and the semantic search-engine.
Digital files: Graphical materials and websiteAll the icons, web design, graphical and audiovisual materials created.
Manuals: HOWTOs for the categoriesManuals with advices and resources, aimed to help collectives to satisfy each category/icon.
Services: Search-engine of initiativesA semantic search-engine for social initiatives will be provided, so collectives can find similar ones, and volunteers can find collectives adapted to their interests.
Services: Open infrastructure for other servicesThe semantic code in the initiatives websites form an infrastructure where third-parties can build new services such as visualizations, validation, recommenders, mapping, etc.
Spread the word
publish the project widgetCopy and paste the code in your website or blog to help spread the word about this projectHow many people do you know who would love to help somewhere but do not find where? How many small...
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Through these icons, the visitors of a web will be able to understand if the initiative is nonprofit, if it shares its work, or if the decision-making is horizontal.
Besides, by showing the icons of Move Commons, the initiatives allow special search-engines to find them easily, grouping them with similar ones and letting potential volunteers to find them easily.
Main featuresMove Commons is a tool for initiatives, collectives, NGOs and social movements to declare the basic principles they are committed to. It follows the same mechanics that Creative Commons (creativecommons.org/) uses when "labelling" the cultural works, but Move Commons "labels" social initiatives. Thus, it provides a user-friendly, bottom-up, self-labelling system for each collective/initiative, with four icons, together with some descriptive keywords.
Everything is supported by semantic code (that computers can read) to allow searches such as: «which initiatives exist in Beirut that are a grassroots organisation, non-profit, delivering Creative Commons contents, related to "alternative education" and "teen-agers"» (think of your favorite principles, keywords and places).
The four principles/icons that each initiative can show are: "Non-Profit" (otherwise: "For-Profit"); "Reproducible" (otherwise: "Exclusive"); "Grassroots" (otherwise: "Representative"); "Reinforcing the Commons" (otherwise "Other Aims"). You can see them in the demo movecommons.org/preview/
Why this is importantHere and there we see many social initiatives promoting the Commons in different fields. However, only a few have reached critical mass and are well-known by a large community, while the majority are still marginalized and ignored by the mainstream.
On the other hand, frequently we know about people that would love to help in a social initiative but don't know where. This is mainly because from outside it's very difficult to have a global view of the existing initiatives in a field. Usually, those volunteers just turn to the large NGOs that have budget for advertisements. It's much more difficult to find the small local initiatives without resources.
Move Commons aims at boosting the visibility and diffusion of such initiatives, "drawing" the network among related initiatives/collectives across the world, allowing mutual discovery and facilitating to reach critical mass. Besides, any volunteer could easily understand the collective approach, and discover other collectives in their location matching their interests.
More implications of this project in movecommons.org/implications
Move Commons is oriented towards the following communities: collectives, social movements, NGOs, cooperatives, organizations, activists, volunteers, alternatives to the mainstream models, social/cultural/political/creative/software projects.
Goals of the crowdfunding campaignNowadays there is a small prototype in movecommons.org/preview/ but the idea goes beyond that. Move Commons aims to:
Provide a simple tools that allows to organize the jungle of collectives, NGOs and social movements, while maximizing their visibility.
Facilitate a system of self-labelling, standardized, usable, bottom-up, for each initiative, using icons and descriptive keywords.
Promote that social collectives re-think themselves, asking questions about how to fulfill this or that category (icon), and helping them evolve with guidelines and resources for each of the categories.
Provide a semantic search-engine that allows to perform complex searches.
Build a series of widgets so the insertion of icons+code is really easy.
Provide a free/libre platform where multiple extensions can be implemented, such a geographical mapping of initiatives, a recommender of similar initiatives, stats and graphs on the open data, visualization of the collective networks, etc.
Team and experienceSince 2002, the Comunes collective has been working on different initiatives and digital projects related to the Commons, focusing on facilitating the work of the social collectives and activists through the construction of free/libre webtools and resources.
Some of our projects are: 1) ourproject.org: free/libre web services for social projects, nowadays with around 1,000 projects from multiple fields and 1,500,000 monthly visits; 2) Kune, collaborative social network for the creation of free projects, under development: kune.ourproject.org; 3) Move Commons, webtool described here; and others listed in the web of the collective comunes.org
For more information about Move Commons: