New agreements with universities

Two new universities have joined the project of Comunes: the Department of Computer Science at the American University of Science & Technology (Beirut) and the Faculty of Sociology and Political Sciences at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, through its Master … Continued

Getting Kune and Move Commons funded

As a non-profit grassroots driven fully by volunteers, Comunes relies on donations of the community for reaching at some point sustainability. Given the characteristics of our projects we find fundraising a pretty difficult task. That’s why one of Comunes volunteers … Continued

Kune sees the light

After several years of work, we can finally introduce the first release of Kune. Kune is a free software (AGPLv3) that focuses on building free/libre contents collaboratively, focused on organization work and web content publishing. You can check out a … Continued

Collaborations & Trainings in Comunes

Comunes launched a while ago its Trainings as a way of allowing students and contributors to get introduced in free open source software & leading technologies while contributing in real projects… which are pretty interesting, actually 😉 Nowadays we have: … Continued

Egypt protesters managing the Commons

In times of crisis, the Commons cannot be forgotten. In fact, they become more essential than ever. In the recent uprising in Egypt, protesters have taken over Cairo and other cities. The brutal state police, overwhelmed by the situation, is … Continued

Forthcoming events of Move Commons

Move Commons, one of the initiatives under the Comunes umbrella, has began to spread the word and will be presented in the following events: Mozilla Drumbeat Festival, Nov 3-5, Barcelona Medialab-Prado, Nov 25, Madrid Chaos Communication Congress, Dec 27-30, Berlin

How cognitive surplus will change the world

Clay Shirky: “Cognitive surplus (…) represents the ability of the world’s population to volunteer and to contribute and collaborate on large, sometimes global, projects (…) The world has over a trillion hours a year of free time to commit to … Continued

Researching The Commons

(Español) The Commons keep attracting the interest of researchers from multiple perspectives. A very interesting example of this is the Quality Commons workshop that took place a few days ago (28/29 of Jan 2010) in Paris.

Manifest for the recovery of common goods of humanity

The enclosure movement in England during the 15th and 16th centuries limited the access to land and its benefits to its owners, thus making it inaccessible to the public as it had been traditionally. This initiated the process of the … Continued