Gandi supports alternative projects
We provide this space on our website for all the interesting projects that have been presented to us that we have decided to support in one way or another.
Today, Gandi supports the following projects, either financially, technically, administratively, or morally, which deserve to be in the spotlight:
The Software Freedom Conservancy
The Software Freedom Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization that helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects. Conservancy provides a non-profit home and infrastructure for FLOSS projects. This allows FLOSS developers to focus on what they do best — writing and improving FLOSS for the general public — while Conservancy takes care of the projects' needs that do not relate directly to software development and documentation.
Code the Change
Code the Change helps computer scientists use their skills for social change to make social change an integral part of computer science culture. Gandhi said that we must be the change we wish to see in the world; Code the Change believes that computer scientists must code the change they wish to see in the world.
Click here for more on Code the Change
Wikiotics is an educational project focused on facilitating learning languages with interactive and re-mixable materials built by the online community. Wikiotics is looking to expand it's community of language teachers, offering workshops and showcases for the material they assemble from community contributions.
Click here for more on Wikiotics
GNOME is the acronym for GNU Network Object Model Environment, a free, user-friendly desktop environment, which goal is to make the use of GNU operating system accessible to most people: this user interface is very popular on GNU/Linux systems.
The GNOME Foundation regroups several hundreds of volunteer developers, provides the logistics as well as the financial and legal backup for the GNOME project, and helps to determine its vision and its development plan.
Learn more about GNOME
FluxBB is a fast and light discussion board written in PHP. It is delivered under the GNU GPL License.
Its main objectives are: being faster, lighter, graphically less intense compared to other boards applications. Thus FluxBB has less functionalities than many other discussion boards, but it is generally much faster and generates lighter pages. Moreover, the code generated by FluxBB is conform to the W3C's Strict XHTML 1.0 and CSS2 norms.
Learn more about fluxBB
Creative Commons develops, promotes and stewards infrastructure that makes sharing easy, legal and scalable in order to enable creativity and innovation. In CC's ideal world, information and knowledge are available to every person, company, and institution around the globe to use, learn from, and build upon. Learn more about CC.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a organization that helps protect individual freedom on the web. Founded in 1990, the EEF has won many battles in the general interest, notably in terms of privacy, freedom of expression, and copyright protection... Visit the EFF's website
Terres en Mêlées
Terres en Mêlées is an association that promotes education in Africa through rugby, and encourages French rugby players to engage in International cooperation. Built around rugby clubs, promoting education, solidarity, and multidisciplinary teamwork through sport. Supporting FADA, the Nigerian rugby team! More about Terres en Mêlées
Students for Free Culture
Students for Free Culture is an international, non-partisan, chapter-based student organization that promotes the public interest in intellectual property and information & communications technology policy through open source software, digital culture freedoms, and bottom-up innovation. These aren't just computer scientists; they're artists, economists, electrical engineers, law students, and philosophy majors. Learn more about Students for Free Culture
The WWF is the world's largest environmental protection advocacy organization. The WWF works on a global level to find concrete and sustainable solutions.
The organization aims to involve all the various actors: local communities, businesses, governments, international organizations and NGOs.
More on the WWF l
VideoLAN is a development community project of freeware in the multimedia and video over networks.
This project, started by French students just over a decade ago, has today become an international project that has gained recognition thanks to the creation of software such as the VLC multimedia player.
More on VideoLAN
The FIDH (International Federation of Human Rights)
It represents a network of 155 organizations that defend human rights around the world. Since 1922 FIDH has been active in the combat against all forms of injustice, intolerance, racism, and discrimination. FIDH acts to protect victims of human rights abuses, the prevention of these abuses, and in the pursuit of their authors.
Gandi supports FIDH by helping consolidate its network on the internet, and to increase its visibility in order to better inform the public and to defend human rights.
More on this in the FIDH blog
Demotix is a citizen-journalism website and photo agency. It takes user-generated content (UGC) and photographs from freelance journalists and
amateurs, and markets them to the mainstream media. It was founded with two principles at its heart - the freedom of speech
and the freedom to know. Its objective is nothing if not ambitious - to
rescue journalism and promote free expression by connecting independent
journalists with the traditional media
The Spamhaus Project is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to track the Internet's Spam Gangs, to provide dependable realtime anti-spam protection for Internet networks, to work with Law Enforcement Agencies to identify and pursue spammers worldwide, and to lobby governments for effective anti-spam legislation.
Founded in 1998, Spamhaus is based in Geneva, Switzerland and London, UK and is run by a dedicated team of 25 investigators and forensics specialists located in 9 countries.
Spamhaus publishes the Register Of Known Spam Operations (ROKSO) - a database collating information and evidence on the '200' known worst spam gangs worldwide, used by ISPs to avoid signing up known spammers who would abuse their networks and by Law Enforcement Agencies to help target and mount prosecutions against professional spammers. Visit the website
The Debian project is an association of individuals that share the common goal of creating an open-source operating system that manages resource databases and allows launching applications. Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel.
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Mageia is a GNU/Linux-based, Free Software operating system. It is a community project, supported by a nonprofit organisation of elected contributors. Further than just delivering a secure, stable and sustainable operating system, the goal is to set up a stable and trustable governance to direct collaborative projects. More on Mageia
By offering a simple and powerful interface, enabling the free and legal exchange of music, Jamendo is positioned as an alternative to the current economic model, totally outdated by the arrival of the internet. Based on Peer-to-peer technology and the Creative Commons licensing scheme, it includes absolutely excellent artists.
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Kudos for a team, and a high-quality free project in the French language. Dotclear enables you to publish your blog on the internet in just few clicks, whether you are a beginner or an expert, an individual or a business.
More about DotClear