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Anriette Esterhuysen
Anriette Esterhuysen 19 September 2022

Anriette Esterhuysen was the executive director of APC until March 2017. Prior to joining APC, Anriette was executive director of SANGONeT, an internet service provider and training institution for civil society, labour and community organisations. She was active in the struggle against Apartheid from 1980 onwards. From 1987 to 1992 she did information and communication work in development and human rights organisations in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Anriette, with many others, helped establis...

LaLibre.net Tecnologías Comunitarias
LaLibre.net Tecnologías Comunitarias 07 January 2022

LaLibre.net Tecnologías Comunitarias is a collective non-profit project founded in 2014 to provide accessible IT infrastructure to human rights and environmental defenders and social movements that fight for social justice and equality. It is based in Ecuador but provides software and assistance to a diversity of organisations in other countries. LaLibre.net is committed to social justice, autonomy, digital sovereignty, human and environmental rights, and a free and feminist internet.  ...

Servelots
Servelots 16 July 2021

Servelots was founded in 1999 by a group of computer scientists who wanted to provide a highly cost-effective but user-friendly software for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a special focus on organisations working in the social development sectors. Over the years, the opportunity to work with SMEs and the social sector has resulted in a certain awareness of the ground realities, ...

TEDIC
TEDIC 21 October 2019

The Association of Technology, Education, Development, Research and Communication (TEDIC) is a Paraguayan NGO founded in 2012 that develops open civic technology and defends digital rights for a free culture on the internet. Its mission is to promote the principles of a free culture and defend civil rights on the internet, fostering spaces for interaction and exchange of knowledge and developin...

Open Culture Foundation (OCF)
Open Culture Foundation (OCF) 08 January 2019

The Open Culture Foundation (OCF) is a non-partisan, non-profit organisation founded in 2014 by several members of Taiwan’s open source community. Its main goal is to support local communities to advocate the use of open technologies in broader sectors, including open source software, open hardware and open data.

Código Sur
Código Sur 03 August 2017

Código Sur is a group of people belonging to different social movements, collaborating in developing and socialising communications, culture and free technologies in Latin America.  They believe in a new knowledge production model and a new way of building culture, which is why they politically and ethically stand against privatisation of life, knowledge, communication and culture.

guifi.net
guifi.net 13 April 2017

guifi.net is a bottom-up, citizen-driven technological, social and economic project with the objective of creating a free, open and neutral telecommunications network. The guifi.net project puts in practice a disruptive economic model based on the commons model and the collaborative economy, in which volunteers, SMEs and public administrations cooperate to build and operate sustainable common-p...

Rhizomatica
Rhizomatica 23 June 2016

Rhizomatica works as a bridge between the potential users of the technology and the engineers and developers of these efforts to ensure the technology is deployed and appropriate for use in the developing world. Its mission is to increase access to mobile telecommunications to the over two billion people without affordable coverage and the 700 million with none at all. Through efforts in Mexico...

AlterMundi
AlterMundi 23 June 2016

AlterMundi is an NGO based in Argentina that strives to promote the emergence of a new paradigm based on freedom gained through peer collaboration. AlterMundi explores different manifestations of peer-to-peer collaboration from a technological perspective and in particular it has a done a great deal of work in relation to wireless community networks for small towns and rural areas. Projects suc...

Leonardo Maccari
Leonardo Maccari 09 November 2015

Assistant professor at the Computer Science and Information Engineering department of the University of Trento (DISI).

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