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Sustainable Development Committee (北京国际交流协会可持续发展专业委员会 Beijing International Association of Sustainable Development Professional Committee)
"The SDC committee is committed to the research and practice of sustainable development; to provide a broadened global vision of ecological environment, financial order and moral culture; and through international exchanges as well as collaborations in eco-community, healthcare and epidemic prevention, energy technology and cultural & creativity, we actively promote sustainable development of eco-civilization reflected by harmonious co-existence between men as well as human and nature.

The Committee positioned itself as a platform for Chinese and international think tanks to build connections with one another, and it is also a cultivation centre for identified talented doers."

Registered 2005 in Beijing, yet with many of its members based in Chengdu / Sichuan and tightly related with Huadao Eco-Village that is localised there.

One of the founding organizers of Hanwang Forum, an annual conference similar to WEF Davos with ~2,000 participants consisting of government leaders, royalties, non-governmental organizations, research institutes, entrepreneurs, experts and academics from United Nations, European Union, over 40 countries and regions across Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The respective fields of “Hanwang 7+1” are namely Government Policies, Civil Society, Agriculture and Food, Healthcare, New Energy (Energy Conservation), Information Technology, Eco-community as well as Cultural Heritage and Innovation.

Agrachina  Sustainability  community  NGO_NPO  Sichuan  Chengdu  sustainable  development  Policy  civilsociety  Agricultural_Development  Platform  Conference  Beijing  China  Organic_Agriculture  health  Energy-saving  Information_Society  Information_Technology  Ecology  Culture  History  Innovation  Environment  Collaboration  Creative 
march 2019 by eocas
OpenScraper | CIS
An open source webapp for scraping: towards a public service for webscraping.

"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
Dat Project
"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.


- 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."

Startupinthecloud  Storage  decentralization  NGO_NPO  Data  Information_Systems  Information_Technology  Technology  Availability  Public_Cloud  Private_Cloud  cloud 
march 2018 by eocas
"Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free online courses available for anyone to enroll. MOOCs provide an affordable and flexible way to learn new skills, advance your career and deliver quality educational experiences at scale.edX
edX is a massive open online course provider. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body, including some courses at no charge. It also conducts research into learning based on how people use its platform. EdX is a nonprofit organization and runs on the free Open edX open-source software platform. is an extension of MIT's, a leader in online learning and education. Whether you're interested in learning for yourself, leveraging online courses to educate your workforce or creating a MOOC, edX can help. Explore online courses and programs in key fields like computer science, data science, business and management, and more."

Other non-profit MOOC platforms are P2PU or commercial alternatives Udemy, Udacity or

Startupinthecloud  Education  Training  Information_Science  Information_Technology  IT  Technology 
february 2018 by eocas
A Magna Carta for Inclusivity and Fairness in the Global AI Economy
Excerpt of analysis:
"Advancements in intelligent machinery may force us to codify the processes by which decisions are made. Should your self-driving Uber be allowed to break traffic regulations in order to safely merge onto the highway? To what extent are algorithms as prone to discriminatory patterns of thinking as humans – and how might a regulatory body make this determination?"

"- Machine meritocracy
- Balance of power
- Machine decisions
- Personal choice [not needed anymore, depriving us of encounters and friction]
- Polarization [reinforcing our beliefs and values without the random opportunity to check them]
- Who makes judgements?
- Discrimination and bias"

"A new charter of rights

Therefore, we propose a Magna Carta for the Global AI Economy — an inclusive, collectively developed, multi-stakeholder charter of rights that will guide our ongoing development of artificial intelligence and lay the groundwork for the future of human-machine co-existence and continued, more inclusive, human growth. Whether in an economic, social, or political context, we as a society must start to identify rights, responsibilities, and accountability guidelines for inclusiveness and fairness at the intersections of AI and human life. Without it, we will not establish enough trust in AI to capitalize on the amazing opportunities it can and will afford us."

AI  Startupinthecloud  Ethics  Economy  Research  Report  Information_Culture  Information_Science  Information_Society  Information_Systems  Information_Technology  Politics  Policy  Philosophy  Legal 
september 2017 by eocas
Portofino (by ManyDesigns)
"Portofino is a free and open source web framework that helps developers create enterprise applications by addressing three specific needs: productivity, features and architecture.

Among its features: content management, CRUD, database connectivity, calendars, charts, security and easy customization using Apache Groovy.

A wizard allows the developer to create a web application by connecting to an existing database quickly and easily."

Sometimes positioned as self-hosted open-source alternative to online database application Zoho Creator.

Database  Information_Platform  Information_Technology  Application  CMS  Java  Italy  Web_Development  Web_Form 
august 2017 by eocas
"We envision a world where everyone has the freedom and opportunity to create what they are meant to create. We build the infrastructure for a world of creators by helping leaders develop and organize thriving communities."

Cloud-powered community organizing platform for campaigning & fundraising using CRM & community CMS technologies.

Excerpt features:
- People database with social matching
- Action websites
- Goals dashboard and paths workflow
- Email A/B testing and scheduling
- Text messaging (pricing)
- User submitted events
- Service: Dedicated Community Strategist

- (public sector & open government initiatives, Drupal-based open-source CMS)
- (civic engagement)
- (marketing automation platform‎)
- (news platform)

Example of how Donald Trump uses it for his run for US presidency:

Community  Policy  Fundraising  Information_Society  Information_Systems  Innovation  NGO_NPO  Social_Media  Social_Networks  Communication  civilsociety  democracy  Politics  Information_Technology  Information_Culture  import_startupinthecloud  import_lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  Lifesnippets 
july 2016 by eocas
Blockchain – der nächste Wohlstandsschock
Article explains the blockchain technology (e.g. Bitcoin) and elaborates on how the society including governments, finance industry, consumers and privacy advocates can expect from it.

finance  Politics  Economy  Technology  innovation  Information_Technology  Information_Culture  Philosophy  legal  import_lifesnippets  Blockchain  Lifesnippets 
may 2016 by eocas
27.04.11 - Grün-Rot will im Ländle Datenschutz und Netz ...

"Die neue Regierungskoalition in Baden-Württemberg verspricht eine "fortschrittliche Netzpolitik" auf Basis von Medienkompetenz, informationeller Selbstbestimmung, eines umfassenden Verbraucher- und Datenschutzes sowie einer Absage an Zensur- und Kontrollinfrastrukturen."


"Einen besonderen Akzent wollen die Partner dabei auf Cloud Computing, Open-Source-Software und Green IT setzen."


"Bürger sollen unter Beachtung des Datenschutzes grundsätzlich freien Zugang zu den bei den öffentlichen Verwaltungen gelagerten Akten bekommen. Auch Richtschnur für das Regierungshandeln soll sein, die zugrunde liegenden Daten und Dokumente im Einklang mit dem Open-Data-Grundsatz "weitestmöglich öffentlich zugänglich zu machen."
Information_Technology  Information_Culture  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets  opensource 
april 2011 by eocas
Apple vs. Open Source
The article explains why the Apple store is not compatible with the Open Source GPL user agreement.
Information_Technology  import_startupinthecloud  import_lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  Lifesnippets  opensource 
april 2011 by eocas
"The Concert" at 27C3
"The Concert" at 27C3 official recording releasedThe performance by Julien Quentin, Corey Cerovsek & Alex Antener at the27th Chaos Communication Congress (28th December 2010) in the bcc Berlinhas been recorded under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Culture  Music  Information_Technology  Philosophy  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
january 2011 by eocas
SwissVPN - encrypted VPN tunnel routed to Switzerland
unfortunately Zattoo is blocked. Wilmaa mit Vorbehalt ( ªª ºº)
Information_Technology  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
june 2010 by eocas

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