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Initiatives

We are involved in several initiatives to defend the open web and expand the digital commons.

Boston Ujima Project

Boston Ujima Project

Ujima is Swahili for collective work and responsibility. The vision for a just and sustainable Boston is based on the belief that we all have a role to play in creating an equitable economy. Ujima works with local businesses to build a local economy that sustains the neighborhood and to support non-extractive businesses.

Drupal

Drupal logo.

Drupal is a free software content management system powered by one of the largest communities in the world. We actively contribute to Drupal Core and a suite of contributed modules that extend its functionality. These are all free for anyone to download, use or modify to meet their needs.

Drupal Core - The main functionality that all Drupal sites come with, out of the box.

Contributed Projects

We maintain over fifty contributed modules, some we have built. See the full list on our Drupal profile page.

  • Advanced Help - Provide contextual help for your modules and themes.
  • Bulk Invite - Bulk invite users by creating accounts with just a list of e-mail addresses.
  • CKEditor Accessibility Checker - Inspect the accessibility level of your content and efficiently address issues.
  • CKEditor YouTube - A video embed button for your WYSIWYG Editor.
  • Comment Notify - E-mail people who comment on your site and keep them involved in discussions.
  • Custom Permissions - Create custom user permissions.
  • Display Role - Show users' assigned role or roles on their profile pages.
  • FileField Sources - Upload files through a variety of sources.
  • Gated File - Display a contact form before a visitor downloads a file.
  • Give - Create and manage online donation forms within your website.
  • Login Return Page - Direct users back to the page they were on when they're prompted to log into the website.
  • Registration Role - Select a role to assign to new users automatically.
  • Social Post Facebook - Automatically post website content to your Facebook page.

Community Leadership

In addition to contributing to the software, we also speak at and help organize meetups, camps, and conferences. We serve as mentors and lead trainings. We also work to improve Drupal's diversity and make it an inclusive, welcoming community.

MayFirst/PeopleLink

We are leaders in MayFirst/PeopleLink (MF/PL), a movement technology organization providing web hosting, email services and other free software tools to its members. MF/PL also advocates for an open web and ethical technology. We support the organization by recruiting our clients to join and host their websites through MF/PL, we serve on its leadership committee and participate in its campaigns.

 

Show and Tell

Show and Tell is an online gathering every Wednesday at 11am EST we host for people to meet and share what they've learned. The first half hour is a demo of something a person built or learned, the second half is open for free discussion - often building on the presentation or expanding to topics around user freedom and/or cooperative economics.

Learn more about Show and Tell.

 

US Federation of Worker-Owned Cooperatives

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We are a worker-owned cooperative active in supporting fellow coops and building the solidarity economy together. Currently we are building deeper ties with other tech coops to help advance economic justice in the tech industry and build technology social justice movements trust and work for them.