We’ve recently been in conversation with various individuals about starting a project to map open projects and groups. People who have been particularly keen include:
- Panagiota Alevizou, London School of Economics
- Michel Bauwens, P2P Foundation
- Juan Carlos De Martin, COMMUNIA
- Heather Ford, iCommons
- David J Patrick, Linuxcaffe
- Mark Surman, Shuttleworth Foundation and soon of the Mozilla Foundation
We’ve put a few notes about the project on the OKF wiki at:
A tentative description of the projects reads:
A versioned database of open projects, open initiatives and the organisations and individuals behind them. A publicly editable directory and knowledge base of information about these projects and groups. A visual interface to explore and analyse the material.
Related developments include:
- Michael has blogged a bit about the initiative here, and has made an ‘Open’ category on the P2P Foundation wiki – including “descriptions of nearly 400 open concepts and initiatives, a list of open definitions, a directory of podcasts on the topics to learn more (and soon: a directory of video webcasts)”.
- Heather has put a diagram – which she used in her iSummit ’08 keynote speech – on her blog.
- Mark started a page on the Open Everything wiki for starting to gather examples of different kinds of open projects.
If you have any thoughts – or you’d like to get involved – please get in touch on our discuss list or at info at the OKF domain name!