Open Drone Map, or ODM, is an open source photogrammetry toolkit that can process aerial imagery into maps, 3D models, and similar composite imagery.
The Qubes operating system, while focusing on computer security, also illustrates an aspect of digital we tend to ignore or take for granted: that identity is fluid and flourishing.
The Parrot Project is a great example of the versatility and security possible when using free and open source software. Today’s issue of Future Tools looks at Parrot OS, a secure operating system with a strong focus on privacy and cybersecurity.
People should have greater agency and control over their data. Can the collection and use of data be democratized? Can a democratic society collect and use data responsibly, and with the consent of citizens? Can people have greater access and input on how their data is used and why?
Ghost is what’s called a “headless content management system.” A headless CMS further separates content from delivery, enabling that content to be displayed or distributed in a wide range of forms or methods.
Email remains a pillar of our society. A generally reliable and stable tool, that we generally take for granted. ProtonMail is a great example of email backed by strong encryption.
Jitsi is a set of open-source projects that allows you to easily build and deploy secure videoconferencing solutions. At the heart of Jitsi are Jitsi Videobridge and Jitsi Meet, which let you have conferences on the internet.
Based out of Ottawa, BigBlueButton (BBB) was initially developed at Carleton University in 2008. It was designed to create a free and open source alternative to proprietary collaborative web conferencing, as well as easily integrate into other learning platforms and software.
Mastodon is a federated social network that offers an alternative to platforms like Twitter or Instagram, by providing users with the autonomy and choice to connect to other social media users on terms they can choose.
Digital decision making tools are becoming increasingly accessible and applicable to our societies. Decidim (meaning “to decide” in Catalan) is a free and open source platform developed by and for the city of Barcelona, that is now being adapted and used by communities around the world.
In this issue let’s take a look at the platform pol.is and the growing role it is playing in changing politics and legitimizing the use of digital tools for democracy.
Rocket Chat is developed out of Porto Allegre in Brazil. Like our past issue on Matrix and Riot, it is an alternative to Slack, and has apps for every platform.