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PPIO
PPIO is the decentralized data storage that provides full services of existing cloud-based platforms such as AWS S3 but significantly reduces the storage cost.

It combines blockchain with P2P technology and as such provides a decentralized programmable storage and delivery network which aims for Low Storage Cost, Scalability and High Efficiency, Privacy, Security and Stability, Strong Application Support and Ecosystem (e.g. PPIO provides a set of DSaaS storage APIs - Decentralized Storage As A Service).

About:
"*Advantages*
PPIO is intentionally built with a minimal feature set that focuses on simplicity. Following are some of the advantages of PPIO:

- Create/Delete Buckets - Create and delete a bucket. Buckets are the fundamental container in PPIO for data storage. Every user could create not more than 100 buckets.

- Store/Delete Objects - Store an infinite amount of data in a bucket. Upload as many objects as you like into a bucket. Each object can contain up to 10 GB of data (8 TB in future). Each object is stored and retrieved using a unique developer-assigned key.

- Download Objects - Download your data or other's data with share code.

- Renew Objects - Renew your storage plan. You can renew the object's copies and chiprice(See Chiprice), or extend storage time.

- Tasks - Most time-consuming operations in PPIO are asynchronous. Asynchronous operation will generate a task.

- Indexdata - Management of indexdata."

Positions itself against Siacoin, Storj, BurstCoin, IPFS.

Powered by About PPLabs, a global technology community initiated by former PPLive CTO Wayne Wong and CEO Bill Yao who successfully designed, developed and maintained PPLive, a peer to peer streaming system that serves hundreds of millions of users on a daily basis.

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Data  blockchain  Storage  decentralization  File  Filesync  API  Virtualization  Hosting  opensource 
march 2019 by eocas
OpenScraper | CIS
An open source webapp for scraping: towards a public service for webscraping.

About:
"OpenScraper aims to display an online GUI interface (a webapp on the client side) so you'll just have to set the field names (the data structure you expect), then enter a list of websites to scrap, for each one set up the xpath to scrap for each field, and finally click on a button to run the scraper configured for each website. T

This will give access to the desired data: You will be able able to import it, share it, and visualize it
[...]
OpenScraper is developped in open source, and will provide a documentation as much as a legal framework (licence and CGU) aiming to make the core system of OpenScraper fit the GDPR, in the letter and in the spirit."
Startupinthecloud  tools  Python  Data  Database  datasource  website  Web_Development  Information_Science  Information_Technology  Visualization  opensource  Legal  Framework 
january 2019 by eocas
ActivityPub
About:
"ActivityPub is a decentralized social networking protocol based on the ActivityStreams 2.0 data format. ActivityPub is an official W3C recommended standard published by the W3C Social Web Working Group. It provides a client to server API for creating, updating and deleting content, as well as a federated server to server API for delivering notifications and subscribing to content."

Background explained:
https://jeremydormitzer.com/blog/what-is-activitypub-and-how-will-it-change-the-internet/

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Startupinthecloud  decentralization  Social  Social_Networking  Data  semanticweb  Standardization  API  Content_Aggregation  Content_Curation  opensource 
december 2018 by eocas
KBpedia - Open-source Integrated Knowledge Structure
About:
"KBpedia is a comprehensive knowledge structure for promoting data interoperability and knowledge-based artificial intelligence, or KBAI. The KBpedia knowledge structure combines seven 'core' public knowledge bases — Wikipedia, Wikidata, schema.org, DBpedia, GeoNames, OpenCyc, and UMBEL — into an integrated whole. KBpedia's upper structure, or knowledge graph, is the KBpedia Knowledge Ontology."

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Startupinthecloud  Knowledge  knowledgemanagement  semanticweb  Data  Database  datasource  AI  Directory_Database  opensource  open-data 
november 2018 by eocas
Five Tips to Efficiently Share Files in Your Company - ownCloud
Excerpts:
"In order to be able to work productively with increasing amounts of data, data exchange must be fast, simple, independent of devices and controllable.

EFSS solutions (Enterprise file sync and sharing solutions) enable exactly this;universal access to all files through a central file access layer, regardless of whether they are on premises, in the cloud or distributed within the existing architecture. Files can remain in their original location while the IT department gains authority of all data, including control of the entire life cycle of a file. The location of a file is always known, as well as, who has access to it, who has accessed it in the past and who has shared it with whom and when. Users can access, synchronize and share all files via a central interface from their workstation or mobile – whether the files are located in SharePoint, on a Windows network drive or in the cloud."

Important points:

1. Management Must be Involved
2. Every Cloud Needs its Privacy (ideally hybrid cloud infrastructure)
3. Version Control for the Best Possible Overview
4. End-to-End Encryption that Deserves the Name
5. Automation Through Classification (e.g. access groups)

Excerpts Conclusion:
"Enterprise file sharing is a modern way to manage unstructured company data in a more controlled, central and flexible way, while also meeting the growing need for the utilization of all available data. However, the safety factors should always come first. [...] Increased data security goes hand in hand with a significant increase in productivity."

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Startupinthecloud  Storage  Management  Enterprise_Architecture  Data  Organization  IT  File  Filesync  Security  Safety 
july 2018 by eocas
Designing better file organization around tags, not hierarchies
Excerpts from introduction:
"Computer users organize their files into folders because that is the primary tool offered by operating systems. But applying this standard hierarchical model to my own files, I began to notice shortcomings of this paradigm over the years. At the same time, I used some other information systems not based on hierarchical path names, and they turned out to solve a number of problems. I propose a new way of organizing files based on tagging, and describe the features and consequences of this method in detail.

Speaking personally, I’m fed up with HFSes, on Windows, Linux, and online storage alike. I struggled with file organization for just over a decade before finally writing this article to describe problems and solutions. Life would be easier if I could tolerate the limitations of hierarchical organization, or at least if the new proposal can fit on top of existing HFSes. But fundamentally, there is a mismatch between the narrowness of hierarchies and the rich structure of human knowledge, and the proposed system will not presuppose the features of HFSes.
[...]
existing alternative systems like Git and Danbooru bypass HFS problems to deliver a better user experience. Then I describe a step-by-step model, starting from basic primitives, of a proposed file organization system that includes a number of desirable features by design.
[...]
I care most about the data model and less about implementation details. For example in HFSes, I focus on the fact that the file system consists of a tree of labeled edges with file content at the leaves; I ignore details about inodes, journaling, defragmentation, permissions, etc."https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16763235

Corresponding community discussion:
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16763235

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Startupinthecloud  File  Filesync  semanticweb  knowledgemanagement  Enterprise_Architecture  Data  Data_Warehouse  Tutorial  Documentation  Education  Report  Innovation  community  Database 
june 2018 by eocas
Metro - Data Crowdsourcing for AI and Machine Learning >>> Generate and sell your own data
About:
"Anybody can use our community-made plugins, "DataSources", to generate data and sell it in real-time to a Project. (free for now) A Project could be a groundbreaking new AI, a research study, or someone's curiosity project.
[...]
Artificial Intelligence is fueled by data, so innovation is monopolized by those who control data.
[...]
Our philosophy is "Empower, Don't Restrict". Let users control and monetize their data.
[...]
We want to create a transparent and fair system of sharing any kind of data where both the producer of data and the buyer of data have the power they deserve. Right now, the middle-man has all of the power and that is why the world is dominated by Google and Facebook. This is a fair and honest system which will be built without imposing unreasonable restrictions upon what can and cannot be done.
[...]
We are not a data collection company. We're a data energizing company.
[...]
We have created a Chrome/FF extension to which users can attach "DataSources" - simple community-made pieces of code which allow users to generate their own data. Our website hosts "Projects", which are pieces of work which want to crowdsource data from users using specific DataSources. DataSources are made and curated by the community, not by us, and they are open source so anybody can verify them. This gives the community direct access to raw data with its intrinsic innovative value for the coming AI revolution, while giving individual users direct access to the monetary value."

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Startupinthecloud  Agrachina  AI  machine-learning  Data  Platform  open-data  opensource  Crowdfunding  Business_Advisory_relevant  Business_Model  Business  Project_Information_Platform  community  Marketing  UrB 
june 2018 by eocas
Graphene-Python
About:
"Graphene is a Python library for building GraphQL schemas/types fast and easily.

Easy to use: Graphene helps you use GraphQL in Python without effort.

Relay: Graphene has builtin support for Relay (a GraphQL client; JavaScript framework for building data-driven React applications).

Data agnostic: Graphene supports any kind of data source: SQL (Django, SQLAlchemy), NoSQL, custom Python objects, etc."

Often used with Django projects.

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Startupinthecloud  Data  Database  datasource  Data_Warehouse  opensource  Software  Software_Engineering  development  API  Framework  Python 
june 2018 by eocas
GraphQL
About:
"GraphQL is a query language for APIs and a runtime for fulfilling those queries with your existing data. GraphQL provides a complete and understandable description of the data in your API, gives clients the power to ask for exactly what they need and nothing more, makes it easier to evolve APIs over time, and enables powerful developer tools."

Developed 2012 by Facebook.

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Data  Database  Data_Warehouse  datasource  API  development  Software  Software_Engineering  opensource  Programming 
june 2018 by eocas
Ocean Protocol — A Decentralized Data Exchange Protocol to Unlock Data for AI
About:
"Society is becoming increasingly reliant on data, especially with the advent of AI. However, a small handful of organizations with both massive data assets and AI capabilities have become powerful with control that is a danger to a free and open society.

Ocean Protocol aims to unlock data, for more equitable outcomes for users of data, using a thoughtful application of both technology and governance.
[...]
It is a decentralized protocol and network of artificial intelligence (AI) data/services. It incentivizes for a vast supply of relevant AI data/services. This network helps to power AI data/service marketplaces, as well as public commons data. The heart of Ocean’s network is a new construction: a Curated Proofs Market. CPMs bridge predicted relevance with actual relevance of each AI service, by having curation markets for cryptographic proofs (e.g. proof of data availability)."

Ocean Protocol is supported by Ocean Foundation, which is a Singapore-based
non-profit foundation. Ocean Foundation’s mandate is to:
(a)
development of the Ocean Protocol and activate a community of
stakeholders;
(b)
provide guidance for the development of the Ocean Protocol; and
(c)
support the growth, and governance of a vibrant data exchange network
and ecosystem based on the Ocean Protocol.

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blockchain  daas  Startupinthecloud  ai  Ecosystem  Data  Technology  curation  Platform  Security  Privacy  Public_Cloud  Analysis  Storage  Social_Networks  Social  Sustainability  NGO_NPO  Singapore  sustainable  development  open-data  opensource  decentralization 
may 2018 by eocas
OriginTrail - First purpose built decentralized protocol for supply chains based on blockchain
About:
"OriginTrail is the first purpose-built protocol for supply chains based on the blockchain. It is a scalable solution for data management across complex supply chains through purpose-built decentralised graph database."

Startup from Slovenia. Innovation grant by Walmart. Prototype with Yimishiji e-commerce food platform in Shanghai by Mathilda Ho (also Bits & Bites incubator).

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Startupinthecloud  Trade  food  Transparency  Quality_Control  SupplyChain  blockchain  Data  Database  Agrachina  Slovenia 
april 2018 by eocas
Saito
Cryptocurrency platform for big-data applications.

About:
"For applications that need to send large amounts of data across the blockchain. You can use it to build un-astroturfable Internet forums, decentralized social networks, pay-to-play websites, distributed data-routing services, SSH-key registries that are secure from MITM attacks, etc.

On a technical level, the Saito network is also unique in design, notable for its embrace of a disposable blockchain, a proof-of-transaction system that improves upon proof-of-work and proof-of-stake, a market-based mechanism that divides transactions fees between bandwidth and security providers, and an economic incentive structure that protects the network from sibyl attacks and ensures that even attackers controlling a majority of mining power or peer-to-peer nodes cannot dominate the network."

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Startupinthecloud  blockchain  bigdata  Platform  HongKong  Forum  decentralization  Social_Networks  Data  Analysis  Economy  Innovation 
april 2018 by eocas
scikit-learn | machine learning in Python
About:
"Machine Learning in Python:
- Simple and efficient tools for data mining and data analysis
- Accessible to everybody, and reusable in various contexts
- Built on NumPy, SciPy, and matplotlib"

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Startupinthecloud  machine-learning  Python  Data  Research  Analysis  Software  Software_Engineering  Programming  Education 
march 2018 by eocas
Kaggle: Your Home for Data Science
About:
"The world's largest community of data scientists. Join us to compete, collaborate, learn, and share your work.
[...]
Kaggle is a platform for data-related competitions. The platform allows companies, researchers, government and other organizations to post their modeling problems and have data professionals and researchers test & compete to produce the best solutions."

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Data  Database  datasource  Data_Warehouse  Research  Big  Platform  Collaboration  Education  Performance 
march 2018 by eocas
Dat Project
About:
"A distributed data community. Dat is a nonprofit-backed community & open protocol for building apps of the future.

Use Dat command line to share files with version control, back up data to servers, browse remote files on demand, and automate long-term data preservation.
[...]
Share, backup, and publish your filesystem. You can turn any folder on your computer into a dat. Dat scans your folder, allowing you to:

- Track your files with automatic version history.
- Share files with others over a secure peer to peer network.
- Automate live backups to external HDs or remote servers.
- Publish and share files with built in HTTP server.

GUIs:

- Dat Desktop - A desktop app to manage multiple dats on your desktop machine.
- Beaker Browser - An experimental p2p browser with built-in support for the Dat protocol."

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Startupinthecloud  Storage  decentralization  NGO_NPO  Data  Information_Systems  Information_Technology  Technology  Availability  Public_Cloud  Private_Cloud  cloud 
march 2018 by eocas
AidData
About:
"AidData is a research lab at William & Mary's Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. We equip policymakers and practitioners with better evidence to improve how sustainable development investments are targeted, monitored, and evaluated.
[...]
Who is doing what, where, for whom, and to what effect?
[...]
Generating and publishing more sectorally and spatially precise data on bilateral and multilateral aid projects.
[...]
Features / Datasets:
- Tracking Underreported Financial Flows
- Geospatial Impact Evaluation / Natural Resource Concessions
- SDG Coding
- Geocoding
[ ...]
Special focus on China and Africa. Dedicated report:
"AidData releases first-ever global dataset on China’s development spending spree - More than USD $350 billion in foreign aid and other forms of state financing that China committed to five major regions of the world."
http://aiddata.org/blog/aiddata-releases-first-ever-global-dataset-on-chinas-development-spending-spree

Excerpts China report:
- Chinese government considers its international development finance program to be a "state secret"
- China's official financing, including foreign aid, concessional and non-concessional state financing, to 140 countries
- A clear majority of U.S. spending (USD $395) was in the form of official development assistance (ODA), "the strict definition of aid," while the bulk of Chinese spending focused on other official flows (OOF), which is primarily intended for commercial projects
- Infrastructure dominates the majority of Chinese funds, particularly transportation
- Many top recipients are members of the Belt and Road Initiative
- Risky to run into repayment difficulties by lending money to countries where World Bank's indicator for rule of law is critical

Top 10 recipients of official Chinese development aid:
- Cuba ($6.7b)
- Cote d'Ivoire ($4b)
- Ethiopia ($3.7b)
- Zimbabwe ($3.6b)
- Cameroon ($3.4b)
- Nigeria ($3.1b)
- Tanzania ($3b)
- Cambodia ($3b)
- Sri Lanka ($2.8b)
- Ghana ($2.5b)

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gis  development  Africa  China  Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  datasource  Data  NGO_NPO  Policy  Politics  research  open-data 
october 2017 by eocas
ISRIC | World Soil Information
About:
"Our vision is a world where reliable and freely-available relevant soil information is properly used to address global environmental and social challenges.

Our mission is to be a custodian of global soil information we produce, gather, compile and serve quality-assured soil information together with our partners at global, national and regional levels. We stimulate the use of this information to address global challenges through capacity building, awareness raising and direct cooperati...
gis  soil  soil_conditions  agrachina  research  database  Data  datasource  open-data 
september 2017 by eocas
FOSSASIA
About:
"FOSSASIA is the premier Free and Open Source technology organization in Asia for developers, designers, start-ups, and contributors. Projects at FOSSASIA range from open hardware, to design, graphics and software. FOSSASIA was established in 2009. The annual FOSSASIA took place in Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore. FOSSASIA meetup groups exist throughout Asia."

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Community  research  Data  Open_Hardware  Software  import_startupinthecloud  Open_Data  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
october 2016 by eocas
Mackup - Keeps your application settings in sync
It keeps dotfiles and app settings in sync between machines (OS X & Linux). It symlinks the supported applications to copied versions of the dotfiles and app settings to ~/Dropbox/Mackup.

Example:
Once you've ran mackup backup your .gitconfig file will live at ~/Dropbox/Mackup/.gitconfig and ~/.gitconfig will be symlinked to it. That way all your precious dotfiles and app settings are synced to Dropbox. When it comes time to get another machine (presumably your next machine) setup, it's as easy as installing Mackup, and running mackup restore.

Supported storage:
- Dropbox
- Google Drive
- Copy
- iCloud
- Box
- Anything able to sync a folder (e.g. Git)

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utility  Backup  Systems_Management  Security  Data  Security  Linux  Storage  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
october 2016 by eocas
Common Search project - open web search engine
Ranking the Web With Radical Transparency

Excerpt from Linux.com interview with Sylvain Zimmer:
"Being transparent means that you can actually understand why our top search result came first, and why the second had a lower ranking. This is why people will be able to trust us and be sure we aren't manipulating results. However for this to work, it needs to apply not only to the results themselves but to the whole organization. This is what we mean by 'radical transparency.' Being a nonprofit doesn't automatically clear us of any ulterior motives, we need to go much further. As a community, we will be able to work on the ranking algorithm collaboratively and in the open, because the code is open source and the data is publicly available. We think that this means the trust in the fairness of the results will actually grow with the size of the community."

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SEO  Policy  Open_Cloud_Manifesto  Data  Web_Ranking  import_startupinthecloud  Open_Data  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
october 2016 by eocas
Security basics with GPG, OpenSSH, OpenSSL and Keybase
Outline:
"What are keys and how do they work?
Understanding PKI
OpenSSL vs OpenSSH
What is GPG
Creating your own keys
How to encrypt data using GPG, OpenSSL and Keybase"

HAG
Security  Data  Safety  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
august 2016 by eocas
ALIGNED - Aligned, Quality-centric Software and Data Engineering
About:
"... demand to extract, process and publish web data ... However, converting Big Data sources into high-quality, structured knowledge for use in business processes is usually considered data engineering.

ALIGNED will develop models, methods and tools for engineering information systems based on co-evolving software and web data. Tools for model-driven software evolution based on Linked Data sources, runtime data quality analytics, human data curation and process integration will aid more efficient governance, increased agility and higher productivity."

HAG
research  Community  Standardization  XML  SEO  semanticweb  Data_Warehouse  Database  Software_Engineering  Big  Data  Information_Science  Information_Society  Information_Systems  Governance  Application  Development  Productivity  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
august 2016 by eocas
Nitrokey
About:
"Nitrokey is an USB key to enable highly secure encryption and signing of emails and data, as well as login to the Web, networks and computers. Other than ordinary software solutions, the secret keys are always stored securely inside the Nitrokey. Their extraction is impossible which makes Nitrokey immune to computer viruses and Trojan horses. The user-chosen PIN and the tamper-proof smart card protect in case of loss and theft. Hardware and software are both available as Open Source to allow verifying the security and integration with other applications.
[...]
Compatible to a large variety of software applications such as Outlook, GnuPG, Enigmail, Mozilla Thunderbird, OpenSSH for instance."

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Security  Data  Safety  Messaging  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
july 2016 by eocas
HOBBIT evaluation platform
About:
"Built upon the open-source platform GERBIL benchmarking platform, which resulted from collaboration between 8 institutions (including the Big Data vendor Unister) across Europe. This platform will ensure that:

- The benchmarks are easy to use.
- New benchmarks can be easily created and added to the platform by third parties.
- The evaluation can be scaled out to large datasets and on distributed architectures.
- The publishing and analysis of the results of different systems can be carried out in a uniform manner across the different benchmarks."

GERBIL (General Entity Annotation Benchmark Framework) itself is a general entity annotation system which offers an easy-to-use web-based platform for the agile comparison of annotators using multiple datasets and uniform measuring approaches. It is built upon the BAT-Framework ( http://acube.di.unipi.it/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/BAT-Framework-0.1-reference.pdf ).

HOBBIT is supported by European Union.

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Information_Science  Information_Systems  SEO  Performance  Data  research  Platform  Knowledge  Management  semanticweb  import_startupinthecloud  Open_Data  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
july 2016 by eocas
Improving OPSEC with VPN Alternatives
Article describes various tools and protocols for increased anonymity and encryption such as: Tor, I2P, VPN, RDP & RAT, SOCKS, DNS leaks & proxies and how to put the stack components into the right order.

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Security  Data  Safety  Data  Security  VPN  Networking  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
june 2016 by eocas
Nextcloud
OwnCloud fork ( http://blog.jospoortvliet.com/2016/06/nextcloud-is-replacing-owncloud.html ). Features:
"- Access your Data: You can store your files, contacts, calendars and more on a server of your choosing.
- Sync your Data: You keep your files, contacts, calendars and more synchronized amongst your devices.
- Share your Data: You share your data with others, and give them access to your latest photo galleries, your calendar or anything else you want them to see.
- Expandable with Apps: E.g. Calendar, Contacts, Mail or News.
- Encryption: You can encrypt data in transit with secure https connections. You can enable the encryption app to encrypt data on storage for improved security and privacy."

Forum thread regarding Nextcloud / OwnCloud's big missing feature delta / diff sync: https://dragotin.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/incremental-sync-in-owncloud/

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Storage  Collaboration  Security  Data  Safety  Data  Security  php  File  Management  Filesync  groupware  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
june 2016 by eocas
The New York Times vs. The Chinese Authorities
The cat and mouse between Chinese government and the NYT, with the NYT usually being one step ahead. This case gives direction for other news organizations, NPO's and interest groups that want to enter or sustain in China.

Insightful on censorship and testing waters of domestic blogosphere:
www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/06/the-meteoric-rise-of-recently-censored-chinese-internet-celebrity-papi-jiang

HAG
Publicity  Security  Data  Safety  Business  Planning  Business_Model  Legal  Policy  China  Tech  News  mobile  Innovation  Use_Cases  Industry  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
june 2016 by eocas
China’s latest censorship target: cloud storage
Excerpts:
"Vdisk, KuaiPan, and UC net disk – run by Sina, Xunlei, and Alibaba, respectively – have filled the gap left by the government’s censoring of international options, but now each one is partially or fully closing down.
[...]
Late last month, Chinese president Xi Jinping gave a lengthy speech on the country’s internet policy, where he said that the government must “improve the management of cyberspace” in order to give the internet a “healthy, positive culture that is a force for good.”

In article www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/tech/2016-05/07/content_25124946.htm also hints to other cloud storage & service providers that will have to close:
"Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's cloud service DBank said on Tuesday it would coordinate with the government's anti-piracy push by halting cloud storage services to individual users
[...]
Tencent Holdings Ltd said it would end a file-transferring service on its Weiyun cloud
[...]
Sina Corp and other internet companies such as Kingsoft Corp Ltd and 115.com also said they would stop offering free personal cloud storage services
[...]
It remains unclear whether Baidu Inc will take any measures with its Baidu Cloud service, which is China's largest personal cloud storage provider with more than 38 million monthly active users"

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China  Security  Data  Security  Data  Safety  Storage  Backup  High  Availability  Cloud_Service_Providers  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
june 2016 by eocas
China is blocking circumvention tools with help of cloud service providers
Intro:
"In their long-standing effort to eliminate the unauthorized use of online circumvention tools like proxy services and VPNs, Chinese state regulators have recently turned their attention to cloud storage providers for content delivery networks."

This VPN crackdown includes SSH proxys like shadowsocks and CDN's.

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Security  Data  Safety  Data  Security  China  CDN  proxy  cloud_providers  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
june 2016 by eocas
Swiss Privacy Foundation
About:
"The Swiss Privacy Foundation endorses the protection of the digital privacy, freedom of opinion and freedom of assembly as well as unrestricted access to information. To subserve these interests, the foundation holds practice-orientated workshops, creates and publishes instruction manuals and operates corresponding services that are available for free to the public."

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NGO_NPO  Legal  Switzerland  Privacy  Social_Media  Data  Safety  Community  Information_Society  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
may 2016 by eocas
Digitale Gesellschaft (engl. "Digital Society Association)
About:
"Die Digitale Gesellschaft ist eine gemeinnützige Organisation, die sich für Grund- und Menschenrechte, eine offene Wissenskultur sowie weitreichende Transparenz und Beteiligungsmöglichkeiten an gesellschaftlichen Entscheidungsprozessen einsetzt. Ihre Tätigkeit orientiert sich an den Bedürfnissen der Bürgerinnen und Konsumenten in der Schweiz und international. Das Ziel ist der Erhalt und die Förderung einer freien, offenen und nachhaltigen Gesellschaft auf dem Hintergrund der Persönlichkeits- und Menschenrechte.
Die Digitale Gesellschaft entstand Anfang 2011 als offener Zusammenschluss netzpolitisch interessierter Kreise. Ihr angeschlossen haben sich inzwischen über 100 Personen und mehr als 20 Gruppierungen. Ende 2015 wurde ein eigenständiger Verein gegründet, der im März 2016 als gemeinnützig anerkannt worden ist."

Update: 201601 merged with Swiss Privacy Foundation

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NGO_NPO  Legal  Community  Social_Media  Security  Data  Safety  Privacy  Switzerland  information_society  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
may 2016 by eocas
YUCCA platform
About:
"It is a cloud self-service platform enabling you to develop applications based on Internet of Things and Big Data. YUCCA allows you to:

• interconnect applications, social networks, systems and distributed objects;
• collect data and information, by processing and analysing them to develop end-to-end solutions"

Platform created by The SmartDataNet project which is the result of a tender launched by Piedmont Region in collaboration with CSI Piemonte. They want to foster open data heritage and smart objects to create the new digital ecosystem (in Italy and elsewhere).

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Service_Provider  Cloud_Service_Providers  IoT  Application  Development  Big  Data  Social_Networks  Data_Warehouse  Analysis  Information_Systems  Solution  Provider  research  Platform  Ecosystem  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
may 2016 by eocas
Ithaka Institute
About:
"Open source network for carbon intelligence. Non-profit research foundation based in Valais (Switzerland) and Rochester (NY, USA). A leading research collaboration for carbon sequestration through agronomic methods with expertise in production, post-production treatment and use of biochar. It coordinates the European working group on biochar characterisation and has established the European Biochar Certificate."

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research  Research_Institutes  Ecology  Ecobalance  Soil  Research_Analytics_Organic  NGO_NPO  Switzerland  data  Biochar  agroforestry  viticulture  fruits  biodiversity  import_agrachina  Open_Data  Agrachina  usa 
may 2016 by eocas
1password
Wiki:
"1Password is a password manager developed by AgileBits Inc. It provides a place for users to store various passwords, software licenses, and other sensitive information in a virtual vault that is locked with a PBKDF2-guarded master password.
[...]
1Password can store password files locally and never sync with remote servers. The files can also be synchronized through Dropbox (all platforms), local Wi-Fi, and Apple's iCloud (local Wi-Fi and iCloud sync are only available on the Mac and iOS versions).
[...]
1Password integrates with all popular browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera. The extension allows you to fill logins automatically, and remember logins for new websites that don't already have a password saved. You can also generate random passwords for new websites.
"
HAG
Security  Data  Safety  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
may 2016 by eocas
Stash Inc - "We're making trust obsolete." - Open-Transactions financial cryptography platform
Excerpts from founding notice press release ( www.coindesk.com/press-releases/stash-disrupt-financial-technology-industry ):

"Open-Transactions financial cryptography platform removing the need to trust certain intermediaries.
[...]
Cryptocurrencies are still plagued by hacks, scams, and thefts
[...]
solves the Mt.Gox problem by eliminating the need to store user funds.
[...]
Services running our software will be incapable of stealing or losing customer funds, because they will never receive nor store those funds in the first place.
[...]
Customers prefer services they don’t have to trust, but insurance costs will also be reduced due to the lower liability.
[...]
Features include unforgeable receipts, smart contracts, recurring payments, untraceable cash, bid/ask exchange, Bitcoin integration, off-blockchain transactions, and currency issuance onto the blockchain.
[...]
Co-founders are financial cryptography experts CTO Chris Odom, Odom, also co-founder of Monetas, a Swiss (Zug, Switzerland) firm focused on mobile payments in Africa, and CEO Cliff Baltzley, founder of the pioneering secure email provider Hushmail."

HAG
Finance  fintech  Privacy  mobile  Payment  Data  Safety  Security  Legal  Policy  import_startupinthecloud  Blockchain  Startupinthecloud 
may 2016 by eocas
Monetas
Wiki:
"Software company based in Zug, Switzerland, cofounded by Chris Odom, creator of www.opentransactions.org/open-transactions.pdf. Chris Odom stepped down ( http://opentransactions.org/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0 ) from Monetas in March 2015 and cofounded Stash. He said, "When I cofounded Monetas in 2012 with Johann Gevers, our vision for the company was of a mobile money app and commercial notary software inspired by Open-Transactions, and with an emphasis on Africa (the unbanked and underbanked)." ".

Why in Switzerland and not the us?

1. Yahoo not being able to tell anyone about the scope of the NSA’s spying apparatus before certain NSA documents were leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden because the thread of treason.

2. Email service Hushmail’s hands-off approach to encryption got tested with the government asking to implement a backdoor and/or malware.

3. Under NSA pressure Edward Snowden’s email provider Lavabit decided to force down to prevent having to give them access to Snowdens's account

( http://insidebitcoins.com/news/chris-odom-explains-why-monetas-is-not-based-in-the-united-states/29984 )

In 201601 made public digital currency project with Tunisia to introduce an e-dinar, it will be the first country to use Monetas' non-blockchain technology for digital payments.

[...]

Monetas' CEO states:
"Blockchain and off-blockchain systems are not competitive but complementary: Blockchain technologies provide secure digital asset storage, but they are not efficient. Off-blockchain technologies provide secure, efficient trading of assets. By integrating blockchain with off-blockchain technologies, we can have the best of both worlds."

20171228: Just went bankrupt https://www.watson.ch/Digital/Schweiz/765751318-Die-einstige-Schweizer-Vorzeige-Blockchain-Firma-Monetas-ist-am-Ende

HAG
fintech  Legal  Policy  Security  Data  Safety  mobile  Payment  Switzerland  whistleblowing  Community  Accounting_Software  Finance  Software  africa  Privacy  import_startupinthecloud  Agrachina  Lifesnippets  Blockchain  Startupinthecloud 
may 2016 by eocas
Obnam
About:
"Obnam is an easy, secure backup program. Backups can be stored on local hard disks, or online via the SSH SFTP protocol. The backup server, if used, does not require any special software, on top of SSH.

Features:

Snapshot backups. Every generation looks like a complete snapshot, so you don't need to care about full versus incremental backups, or rotate real or virtual tapes.
Data de-duplication, across files, and backup generations. If the backup repository already contains a particular chunk of data, it will be re-used, even if it was in another file in an older backup generation. This way, you don't need to worry about moving around large files, or modifying them. (However, the current implementation has some limitations: see dedup).
Encrypted backups, using GnuPG."

HAG
Backup  Systems_Management  Data  Security  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
april 2016 by eocas
FreeIPMI
About: "FreeIPMI provides in-band and out-of-band IPMI software based on the IPMI v1.5/2.0 specification (by INTEL). The IPMI specification defines a set of interfaces for platform management and is implemented by a number vendors for system management. The features of IPMI that most users will be interested in are sensor monitoring, system event monitoring, power control, and serial-over-LAN (SOL). The FreeIPMI tools and libraries listed below should provide users with the ability to access and utilize these and many other features. A number of useful features for large HPC or cluster environments have also been implemented into FreeIPMI." IPMI runs on the BMC (Baseboard Management Controller), an embedded computer found on most server motherboards, alongside network services (web, telnet, VNC, SMTP, etc.). Although it causes security risks such as pointed out here: http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/08/remote-admin-tool-imperils-servers HAG
linux  Systems_Management  Security  Data  Safety  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
march 2016 by eocas
pfSense Project
About: "Customized distribution of FreeBSD specifically tailored for use as a firewall and router that is entirely managed via web interface [...] package system allowing further expandability." HAG
Networking  Security  Data  Safety  Data  Security  Linux  Systems_Management  plugin  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
march 2016 by eocas
Network UPS Tools - NUT
About: "The primary goal of the Network UPS Tools (NUT) project is to provide support for Power Devices (electricity), such as Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Power Distribution Units, Automatic Transfer Switch, Power Supply Units and Solar Controllers. NUT provides many control and monitoring features, with a uniform control and management interface." Wiki: "Arnaud Quette, the current project leader since 2004, has set up a team of programmers and a project infrastructure and opened NUT to a wider "power broker" approach." HAG
Energy-saving  Security  Data  Security  High  Availability  Open_Hardware  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
march 2016 by eocas
MyH2O
Self-definition by member Huang Shu Ling: "We focus on drinking water and recruit some school teams to test the water in the countryside, we will provide them the test kits to make sure the method is unify. Then we will upload the data in our online mapping, the public and organization will get these information from our platform. we will also plan to connect the purification companies and cooperate with them to improve the place which have existed water problem." HAG
Water_Resources  Water_Pollution  China  Transparency  data  import_agrachina  Open_Data  Agrachina 
march 2016 by eocas
CSCC - Cloud Standards Customer Council
About: "CSCC will separate the hype from the reality on how to leverage what customers have today and how to use open, standards-based cloud computing to extend their organizations. CSCC is an end user advocacy group dedicated to accelerating cloud's successful adoption, and drilling down into the standards, security and interoperability issues surrounding the transition to the cloud. The CSCC will provide cloud users with the opportunity to drive client requirements into standards development organizations and deliver materials such as best practices and use cases to assist other enterprises." Main sponsors: Dell, IBM, Software AG and IGLOO. HAG
Standardization  Cloud_Development  Cloud_Computing_Philosophie  Security  Data  Safety  Data  Security  Open_Hardware  Policy  Use_Cases  Systems_Management  Compliance  Legal  Enterprise_Architecture  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
march 2016 by eocas
OASIS | Advancing open standards for the information society
About: "OASIS is a nonprofit consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society. OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for security, Internet of Things, cloud computing, energy, content technologies, emergency management, and other areas. OASIS open standards offer the potential to lower cost, stimulate innovation, grow global markets, and protect the right of free choice of technology." Foundational sponsors were: Cryptosoft, IBM and Microsoft. Following supporters are Oracle, Red Hat, CA, SAP and others (mostly Silicon Valley / United States). HAG
Standardization  Policy  Data  Open_Hardware  Open_Cloud_Manifesto  NGO_NPO  Information_Society  Security  Safety  IoT  Cloud_Development  Energy-saving  CMS  Innovation  import_startupinthecloud  Open_Data  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
march 2016 by eocas
AgriProfiles
About: "AgriProfiles is a search portal giving access to profiles of experts and organizations in the field of agriculture, bridging across separately hosted directories and online communities. AgriProfiles is also envisioned as a worldwide effort, expressed in regional, national and institutional collaboration to share professional profiles in an open data environment for agriculture and food security." Formerly called AgriVIVO, AgriProfiles was established in 2014 jointly by Cornell University, the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. HAG
data  Directory_Database  Research  Expert  NGO_NPO  Networking  community  agriculture  food_security  Project_Information_Platform  HR  import_agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Open_Data  Agrachina 
march 2016 by eocas
AGRIS - International Information System for the Agricultural Sciences and Technology
About: "The largest database of bibliographic references in agriculture-related areas. It is now also a mashup of additional data coming from open data sources like the World Bank, Bioversity International, CAAS and other services. Managed by FAO of the UN United Nations." HAG
agriculture  Directory_Database  data  Research  NGO_NPO  IT  Technology  Project_Information_Platform  Innovation  import_agrachina  Information_Platform  Open_Data  Agrachina 
march 2016 by eocas
Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI)
About: "ASTI provides trusted open-source data on agricultural research systems across the developing world. Led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)." HAG
agriculture  Research  technology  IT  Innovation  rural_development  Agricultural_Development  data  NGO_NPO  import_agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Information_Platform  Open_Data  Agrachina 
march 2016 by eocas
The CIARD R.I.N.G. | A directory of information services and datasets in agriculture
About: "The RING is a global directory of web-based information services and datasets for agricultural research for development (ARD). It is the principal tool created through the CIARD initiative to allow information providers to register their services and datasets in various categories and so facilitate the discovery of sources of agriculture-related information across the world. Functions of the CIARD RING: - map of accessible data sources; - dataset sharing platform for agriculture; - good practice services for implementing “interoperability”; - clarify level and mode of interoperability of information sources; - instructions for building enhanced integrated services that repackage information in different ways." HAG
IT  Technology  Project_Information_Platform  Directory_Database  Agricultural_Development  Agricultural_Publication  Food_And_Agriculture_Organization  Statistics  data  Innovation  NGO_NPO  import_agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Information_Platform  Open_Data  Agrachina 
march 2016 by eocas
Lantern (sort of VPN)
Wiki: "Lantern is a free peer-to-peer internet censorship circumvention software. It provides a way to bypass state-sanctioned filtration through a network of trusted users, but it's not an anonymity tool like Tor. Using Lantern, users in countries having free internet access can share their bandwidth with those who are in countries where the network is partly blocked. Network connections will be dispersed between multiple computers running Lantern so it will not put undue stress on a single connection or computer." Note: Got massive funding by US government > http://techpresident.com/news/wegov/24444/state-department-funded-lantern-next-bigger-better-tor HAG
Networking  Data  Safety  Security  Office_Tools  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
march 2016 by eocas
OpenWrt
Linux distribution for embedded devices, usually routers and switches, which then can be flashed/replaced by it to add more functionality, control (security) add performance out of the same hardware. HAG
Linux  Open_Hardware  Networking  Security  Data  Safety  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
march 2016 by eocas
shadowsocks.org
Open-source Python-based encrypted Socks5 proxy for secured internet access. Also as server-side available, client-side supports Linux, Mac OS X, Windows and luckily also OpenWRT libre switch add-on. HAG
VPN  Security  Data  Safety  Python  plugin  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
march 2016 by eocas
Axiis : Data Visualization Framework
About: "Data visualization framework designed for beginner and expert developers alike. [...] building elegant charts for executive briefings or exploring the boundaries of advanced data visualization research [...] Axiis provides both pre-built visualization components as well as abstract layout patterns and rendering classes that allow you to create your own unique visualizations. Axiis is built upon the Degrafa graphics framework and Adobe Flex 3." HAG
Visualization  Empirical_Social_Research  Data_Warehouse  Data  Big  Data  import_startupinthecloud  Open_Data  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
march 2016 by eocas
Open Semantic Search
About: "Free Software for your own Search Engine, Data Explorer, Analytics, Text Mining and Research Tools based on Apache Lucene / Solr or Elastic Search open-source enterprise-search and Open Standards for Linked Data and Semantic Web" HAG
Knowledge  Management  Empirical_Social_Research  Intranet  Big  Data  Multi-Enterprise_Information_Systems  Visualization  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
march 2016 by eocas
Open Knowledge Foundation
Open Knowledge is a NPO network about openness, using advocacy, technology and training to unlock information and enable people to work with it to create and share knowledge. [...] enlightened societies around the world, where everyone has access to key information and the ability to use it to understand and shape their lives; where powerful institutions are comprehensible and accountable; and where vital research information that can help us tackle challenges such as poverty and climate change is available to all. We envision a world where: - knowledge creates power for the many, not the few. - data frees us to make informed choices about how we live, what we buy and who gets our vote. - information and insights are accessible – and apparent – to everyone. We want to see open knowledge being a mainstream concept, and as natural and important to our everyday lives and organisations as green is today. HAG
Data  Knowledge  Management  Governance  Big  Data  NGO_NPO  Social_Networks  Information_Society  import_startupinthecloud  Agrachina  Open_Data  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
march 2016 by eocas
FarmSubsidy.org
It maps the farm subsidy payments under the European Common Agricultural Policy. FarmSubsidy.org ist a sub-site of OpenSpending.org which exists to track and analyse public financial information globally. Concretely, OpenSpending is: - A central, high-quality, open platform for public financial information, including budgets, spending, balance sheets, procurement etc - A community of users and contributors to this database - A set of open resources providing technical, fiscal, and political understanding necessary to work with financial information. It's community driven and its legal home is Open Knowledge ( https://okfn.org ). HAG
Subsidies  community  IT  Technology  Project_Information_Platform  policy  Food_Trade  Trade_Association  Trade_Policy  Trade  NGO_NPO  data  Finance  import_agrachina  Information_Platform  Open_Data  Agrachina  UK 
march 2016 by eocas
Ethereum
About: "The Ethereum Foundation is a non-profit organization registered in Switzerland, and has the purpose of managing the funds that were raised from the Ether Sale in order to best serve the Ethereum and decentralized technology ecosystem. Founded July 2014 in Switzerland, Stiftung Ethereum’s mission is the promotion of developments of new technologies and applications, especially in the fields of new open and decentralized software architectures. It is the aim that decentralized and open technologies will be developed, nurtured, promoted and maintained. A dominating but not exclusive focus is set on the promotion of the development of the Ethereum Protocol and the relevant technology to it as well as the promotion and support of applications using the technology Ethereum or the Protocol. Stiftung Ethereum will additionally support and advocate for a decentralized Internet in a variety of forms." HAG
Data  Switzerland  Enterprise_Architecture  High  Availability  Javascript  import_startupinthecloud  Open_Data  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
february 2016 by eocas
Openfiler
About: "Open Source Storage Management Appliance for networked storage solution. File-based storage networking protocols such as CIFS and NFS ensure cross-platform compatibility in homogeneous networks - with client support for Windows, Linux, and Unix. Fibre channel (SAN) and iSCSI target features provide excellent integration capabilities for virtualization environments such as XenServer and VMware." Paid Openfiler Commercial Edition (CE) available with iSCSI Target (iSCSI SAN-4-V) and Fibre Channel Target stacks. Additional functionality comes in the form of High Availability Cluster/Failover as well as block-level replication to facilitate disaster recovery. HAG
Storage  NAS  File  Management  High  Availability  Backup  Security  Data  Security  Freemium  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource  Linux 
february 2016 by eocas
FreeNAS Project
FreeBSD-based open-source network attached storage OS operating system, based on FreeBSD with ZFS. It features: Replication, Data Protection, Encryption, Snapshots, File Sharing, Web Interface. Also Third-party plugins such as: bacula > Network backup solution (server), couchpotato > An automatic NZB and torrent downloader, maraschino > A simple web interface to act as a nice overview/front page for an XBMC HTPC, crashplan > Crashplan backs up data to remote servers&computers&hard drives, owncloud > system for the creation and management of personal cloud resources. Django / Python-based. Encryption optional. Note: ZFS raid arrays cannot be extended by one disk at a time: http://louwrentius.com/the-hidden-cost-of-using-zfs-for-your-home-nas.html HAG
Storage  NAS  File  Management  plugin  High  Availability  Backup  Security  Data  Security  Python  Virtualization  Data  Safety  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
february 2016 by eocas
Towards an Inclusive Food System
Conclusion: "Experienced mid-sized growers are smart business people, resourceful scientists, and practical conservationists. Emotions and nostalgia for a pastoral past do not move them. But science, strong economics, and good will might. [...] An internet for agriculture will be a technology that gives growers the tools they need to chart a unique, dynamic, and flexible coarse to sustainability. It would be collective, driven by data, and a leveler of the playing field amongst agricultural technologies that would give new, sustainable tech and ideas the same opportunity as entrenched conventional tech. It would enable a truly inclusive food system, inclusive of the big producers and the small producers, rich eaters and poor eaters. It would be by growers, for growers, in collaboration with eaters, translating our interests into their language." HAG
food_safety  Organic_food  sustainability  Corporate_Farming  farming  farmers_livelihod  Publicity  technology  Greentech  GreenBridge  Research_Report_Database  Big  Data  import_agrachina  Open_Data  Agrachina 
february 2016 by eocas
Adfinis SyGroup AG
About: "Linux Engineers based at Basel and Bern / Switzerland [...] active in the open-source environment [...] service provider and partner. [...] In doing so, we consistently and successfully work with open technologies and standards. [...] open-source software development [...]". Products: Products and solutions, OpenStack, Monitoring, Web Hosting, Mail and Groupware, IT for Schools, Virtualization ; Partners: IBM, Red Hat, SUSE, MariaDB, Kolab Systems, Canonical, Univention. HAG
Web_Agency  Web_Development  Application  Development  Security  Data  Safety  Switzerland  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
january 2016 by eocas
Hack a Day
About: "Fresh Hacks Every Day [...] playful posts are the gold-standard in entertainment for engineers and engineering enthusiasts. We are taking back the term “Hacking” which has been soured in the public mind. Hacking is an art form that uses something in a way in which it was not originally intended. This highly creative activity can be highly technical, simply clever, or both. Hackers bask in the glory of building it instead of buying it, repairing it rather than trashing it, and raiding their junk bins for new projects every time they can steal a few moments away." HAG
Blog  Innovation  DIY-Maker  Open_Hardware  Data  up-cycling  Sustainability  import_startupinthecloud  Open_Data  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
january 2016 by eocas
The R Project for Statistical Computing
Wiki: “R is a programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics […] widely used among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis.” Commercial competitors are SAS, SPSS, and Stata. HAG
NGO_NPO  Statistics  Programming  Language  Software  Big  Data  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
january 2016 by eocas
Hack Week: Projects
Hackathon weeks hosted by Linux distribution Novell / SUSE. Also participants in Beijing / China. HAG
Social_Networks  Data  Collaboration  Project_Management  Platform  inspiration  import_startupinthecloud  Open_Data  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
january 2016 by eocas
Purism
US-based open hardware laptop alternative to Apple Macbooks. HAG
Open_Hardware  Privacy  Data  Safety  Security  Data  Security  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
january 2016 by eocas
I Moved to Linux and Its Even Better Than I Expected
Article with best practice experiences how a superuser (non-programmer) mastered to switch almost entirely from proprietary closed-sourced environments to open-source. HAG
Linux  Open_Hardware  Privacy  Data  Safety  Tutorial  Use_Cases  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
january 2016 by eocas
The Father of Online Anonymity Has a Plan to End the Crypto War
A new encryption scheme called PrivaTegrity which soon is to become an app / tool which allows fully secret, anonymous communications. But with backdoor ... Excerpts: "... a carefully controlled backdoor that allows anyone doing something “generally recognized as evil” to have their anonymity and privacy stripped altogether. [...] nine server administrators in nine different countries would all need to cooperate to trace criminals within the network and decrypt their communications. [...] You have to perfect the traceability of the evil people and the untraceability of the honest people, that’s how you break the apparent tradeoff, this standoff called the encryption wars." Technical paper: www.scribd.com/doc/294737065/cMix-Anonymization-by-High-Performance-Scalable-Mixing HAG
Data  Safety  Privacy  Security  Data  Security  Legal  Governance  Information_Society  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  civilsociety 
january 2016 by eocas
Wandora - Topic Maps
Wandora is a software application to build, edit, publish and visualize information graphs, especially topic maps. Wandora is written in Java and suits for Collecting, combining, aggregating, managing, refining and publishing information and knowledge graphs Designing information, information modeling and prototyping Information mashups Ontology creation and management Mind and concept mapping Language technology applications Graph visualizations Knowledge format conversions Digital preservation Data journalism Open data projects Linked data projects HAG
Visualization  Database  Data  Information_Science  Knowledge  Management  Empirical_Social_Research  import_startupinthecloud  Open_Data  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
december 2015 by eocas
How-To - Kolab with Seafile
Step-by-step guide how to extend the open-source groupware Kolab with the encryption-capable file (cloud) storage. Another tutorial: www.slideshare.net/hcderaad/dorscluc-how-to-setup-kolab-and-seafile-as-your-personal-secure-data-bank Comparison of OwnCloud and SeaFile: www.qoncious.com/questions/owncloud-hosting-how-choose-owncloud-hosting HAG
Storage  Groupware  Messaging  Security  Data  Security  Data  Safety  Tutorial  File  Management  Filesync  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
august 2015 by eocas
Karma
About: "Karma is an information integration tool that enables users to quickly and easily integrate data from a variety of data sources including databases, spreadsheets, delimited text files, XML, JSON, KML and Web APIs. Users integrate information by modeling it according to an ontology of their choice using a graphical user interface that automates much of the process." HAG
Data_Warehouse  Data  Integration_Solution  Java  Dashboard-Mashup  Information_Science  Information_Society  import_startupinthecloud  Open_Data  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
july 2015 by eocas
Omeka
Wiki: "Omeka is a free, open source content management system for online digital collections. As a web application, it allows users to publish and exhibit cultural heritage objects, and extend its functionality with themes and plugins. A lightweight solution in comparison to traditional institutional repository software like DSpace and Fedora, Omeka has a focus on display and uses an unqualified Dublin Core metadata standard." HAG
Knowledge  Management  Content_Curation  CMS  Database  Data  Standardization  import_startupinthecloud  Open_Data  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
july 2015 by eocas
Folksonomies: (Un)Controlled Vocabulary?
Abstract: "The purpose of this study is to provide an overview of the folksonomy tagging phenomenon (also called social tagging and social bookmarking) and explore some of the reasons why we need controlled vocabularies, discussing the problems associated with folksonomy." *** Contrasting Controlled Vocabulary and Tagging: http://ilpubs.stanford.edu:8090/955/1/cvuv-lbrp.pdf *** FOLKSONOMIES AND TAGGING: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download;jsessionid=1D0675A0A05D83CD692958CDCC50FC62?doi=10.1.1.138.8884&rep=rep1&type=pdf *** Tidying up Tags?: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january06/guy/01guy.html HAG
Tagging  SEO  Social_Media  Social_Networks  Information_Science  Knowledge  Management  Standardization  Data  import_startupinthecloud  Open_Data  Startupinthecloud 
july 2015 by eocas
AgriDrupal
Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS) Abou: "AgriDrupal extends the CMS Drupal, with ready-to-use functionalities for agricultural information management. Easy-to-use tool which requires a basic LAMPP environment - whose adoption can be sustainable also in small institutions with little information technology support. The added value of AgriDrupal compared to a vanilla installation of Drupal is that an AgriDrupal installation already contains the necessary content types, taxonomies and views to manage a basic agricultural information system." Content types: Documents or bibliographic records, using standardized descriptive metadata and controlled subject-indexing based on AGROVOC (via Resource Description Framework -RDF). One of their users is Solidaridad, who created Rural Horizons (http://en.ruralhorizon.org/), an expert system specially designed to strengthen partnerships throughout the supply chain and support continual improvement of agricultural production. HAG
CMS  Information_Science  Information_Systems  API  Expert  System  Knowledge  Management  PHP  data  Standardization  XML  Framework  import_startupinthecloud  Open_Data  Startupinthecloud 
july 2015 by eocas
Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS) - Tesauro FAO
Portal with information about standards, technology and good practices. Also a forum for connecting information management workers worldwide and for discussing open access and open data. AIMS stands for collaboration and interoperability. AIMS is part of CIARD (Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development), the global movement for open agricultural knowledge for development. Funded probably by United Nations FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization). It is connected for example with AgriDrupal (API to CMS), AGROVOC (multilingual controlled vocabulary covering all areas of interest to the FAO, including food, nutrition, agriculture, fisheries, forestry and the environment). Excerpt from about: "Supports standards, technologies and methodologies towards open access knowledge initiatives and to open data initiatives. Reference point for the CIARD movement through the provision of Information Management Resources, Community of Practice and Capacity Development. HAG
IT  Technology  Research  Agricultural_Publication  Project_Information_Platform  data  import_agrachina  Information_Platform  Open_Data  Agrachina 
july 2015 by eocas
The Future of the Web Looks a Lot Like Bitcoin
IEEE Spectrum article about blockchain, the underlying technology of bitcoin, that also has the potential to be applied to many complex systems, including public currencies. *** One of the comments: "Decentralized peer-to-peer worldwide distributed open source cryptographically secured math based trustless blockchain technology is the way to empower the people and bypass banks and all centralized financial institutions, the path to reset the control from the few to the many, is the future for everything. The potential implications of the development of distributed consensus technologies is revolutionary. It is very safe, since is cryptographically secured by a distributed global mathematical algorithm and public decentralized open source ledger." HAG
Tech  News  Report  Security  Data  Safety  Data  Security  Market  Report  Finance  Community  Compliance  import_startupinthecloud  Blockchain  Startupinthecloud 
july 2015 by eocas
riseup
Alternative email provider for maximum privacy. Backed by a collaborative system of independent free internet advocates, self-supported based on donations. HAG
Messaging  Privacy  Security  Data  Safety  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
march 2015 by eocas
Ceph
Wiki: "Ceph is a free software storage platform designed to present object, block, and file storage from a single distributed computer cluster. Ceph's main goals are to be completely distributed without a single point of failure, scalable to the exabyte level, and freely-available. The data is replicated, making it fault tolerant. Ceph software runs on commodity hardware. The system is designed to be both self-healing and self-managing and strives to reduce both administrator and budget overhead." HAG
Storage  Linux  Cloud_Development  Big  Data  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
december 2014 by eocas
Jinshan Cloud 金山网络
Their most popular product seems to be an antivirus software for Windows. HAG
Hosting  China  Cloud_Service_Providers  Mobile  Security  Data  Security  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
december 2014 by eocas
OrganicDataNetwork
The project "Data network for better European organic market information", which began in January 2012, aims to improve the transparency of the European organic food market through better availability of market intelligence about the sector to meet the needs of policy makers and actors involved in organic markets. It is funded under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union and runs from 2012 to 2014. Final press release: http://www.fibl.org/en/service-en/news-archive/news/article/organicdatanetwork-presents-results.html HAG
Statistics  Organic_Food_Trade  organic_farming  Organic_Market  Research_Analytics_Organic  Organic_Market_News  Big  Data  policy  Trade_Association  Project_Information_Platform  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
december 2014 by eocas
A Low-Cost Alternative to Pricy Big Data on the Farm
Abstract: "Will big data kill the small farm or save it? An article in the New York Times profiles a farmer in Indiana, who is loaded with the latest information technology-rich agricultural gear. His sensors and large-scale data analysis, increases his return on investment by 50 percent, compared with conventional farming. This farmer also owns or leases 18,000 acres, which is a lot, and thinks smaller farmers with just a couple thousand acres will have a hard time keeping up with technological change. That is because things like sensor-equipped combines, computer analysis and planting equipment that works at a variable rate to maximize productivity all cost a lot of money." HAG
Big  Data  technology  Greentech  IT  import_agrachina  Information_Platform  Agrachina 
december 2014 by eocas
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