Open Source vs. Proprietary: Web Server Software

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

On top of proprietary UNIX, people will generally run associated open source server software for web, database and development frameworks. On the open source side, Linux is by far the most popular, with BSD in second place. MySQL and PostgreSQL are the open source database systems most in use for web servers, with PostgreSQL being a pretty distant second to MySQL. source: wikipedia ). Open Source Web Tools apache iis Linux microsoft UNIX web

Terms and Trends in DIY and Open Source Online Maps

NTEN

The advent of HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, and other modern web technologies has paved the way for new, open source, cross-platform compliant mapping technologies to develop stylish and interactive maps. geographic information systems GIS mapping nptech nten online mapping Open Source IT StaffSean Larkin. Partner. ThinkShout.

12NTC: Open-Source Mobile Apps for Social Change

Tech Soup Blog

session, Open Source Mobile Apps for Social Change. Pava started off outlining the familiar statistics about mobile's explosive growth , and what those trends mean for nonprofit organizations who are thinking about mobile solutions: Start thinking "mobile first."

Thoughts on the Future of Open Source and Nonprofits

NTEN

Based on my informal assessment of attitudes and interest in the NTEN community about open source software, I think there's a significant and growing number of folks and organizations who are either interested in, already using, or even evangelizing open source solutions. Some folks may not have gotten up to speed on more recent developments, however -- and might be relying on "stale data" about open source tools: "Not ready for prime time."

Building Community with Open Source

NTEN

Once a community has determined its needs, however, utilizing open source software presents a more rapid, sustainable path to implementation. With open source (specifically, in this case, Drupal ), all of the functionality is available already (except for the jet-packs and sinks -- those are still in beta). Open source software reacts to rapidly changing technology. Open source is a community-driven effort. Jonathan Hedstrom, OpenSourcery.

Steal My Idea, Please! Why An Open Source Attitude Can Make Apps Go Viral

Frogloop

111% open rate, 80% participation on the site, 1/3 forwarded it. Online Organizing Technology Trends Web 2.0Last week I got ripped off, but for the first time, I’m happy about it.

Will Open Source Social Networks Eventually Replace Facebook?

Frogloop

When Facebook launched their Open Graph API last month they thought they had revolutionized their platform. It's the holy grail of social network connectivity - you are connected to who you are connected to, no matter what site you are on&# , said Michelle Murrain of Open Issue.

CommunityOne West and JavaOne: Free Event in San Francisco for Open Source Developers and Other Techies for Good

NTEN

Here's the official low-down: Get up to speed on dozens of free and open-source projects driving innovation in cloud computing, Web application development, social and collaborative technologies, and more. trends. Free and Open - Any and all subjects are fair game.

5 Questions: Working with Open Source Software and Vendors

NTEN

Session: Working with Open Source Software and Vendors. What's the most important trend in nonprofit technology for 2010? Free and Open Source Software. Whether it is on the desktop like Firefox and Open Office or the Ubuntu Linux operating system, or on servers (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) and running CMSs and CRMs (like Drupal and CiviCRM). Free and Open Source Software is mature, robust and enterprise ready.

Data Digest — Maps, Trends, and a Social Progress Index

Tech Soup Blog

The need for open data from NGOs is reiterated, while the way philanthropy has promoted the global Open Government Partnership is explained. Five trending Big Data technologies are also identified. Open Data for Social Change. We Need Open Data To Change The World.

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NpTech Tag Summary: Face-to-Face or Mediated Experience, Open Source Software Communities, and Blog Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Maybe open Social Graphs will help ? Trends in the Living Networks blog gives an analysis of the structure of influence and social opinion which offers some insights into leveraging a network effect.

Mobile for Good: Trends to Watch at Mobile World Congress

Tech Soup Blog

The Barcelona tradeshow sets the mobile trends for the year with major announcements expected from Nokia, Samsung, LG, and others. In open source news, ZTE announced two smartphones that run Firefox OS 1.3, the Open C and the Open II.

Resource Roundup 1/10 | Idealware

Idealware

heavy, overview of the types of technologies that can be used to build connectivity networks, from information gathering to sharing to community building 2007 Web Predictions (Read/Write Web) Some very detailed predictions on trends and evolution of the internet space, from a bunch of folks who know what theyre talking about.

NetCentric Advocacy: Mastering New Media Trends Report (February 2006)

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Planzo.com Beautiful Group Calendar | Main | Local Live: MSN Attack at Google Maps: WOW » February 14, 2006 Mastering New Media Trends Report (February 2006) Food for thought on media Trends and advertising for causes, ampaigns and issue work. Link: Mastering New Media Trends Report (February 2006). Link: Mastering New Media Trends Report (February 2006).

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Influence Topics Audience Research Collaboration Communication Data & Visualizations Events Government Internet Strategy Jobs Online Community Performance Measurement Recommended Reading Social Media Tips & Trends Tools & Software Get Email Updates Stay in touch with Forum One Forum One Communications 2200 Mt.

Great reads from around the web on December 15th

Amy Sample Ward

' Open Source Is Dead! Long Live Open Source! What I mean is that open source, as we knew it, is dead. For the last decade, what we've been talking about when we say "open source" is "open code" — a set of zeroes and ones that we can configure to our heart's desire." I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Influence Topics Audience Research Collaboration Communication Data & Visualizations Events Government Internet Strategy Jobs Online Community Performance Measurement Recommended Reading Social Media Tips & Trends Tools & Software Get Email Updates Stay in touch with Forum One Forum One Communications 2200 Mt.

Social Media: Not Just a Revolution, but a Voice for the Silenced

Frogloop

Harassmap is a project that utilizes open-source mapping technology to allow women to report incidents of sexual harassment by sending a text message, an email or employing the Twitter hashtag, #harassmap. "It Social Networking Technology Trends Web 2.0

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2012 SXSW Interactive – #nptech Highlights

Amy Sample Ward

We’ve all experienced videos, blogs, photos, or topics “going viral” online before our eyes – the number of views increases, our Facebook timeline fills with reposts of the story, or a hashtag rises up the trending charts. Tendenci Released as Open Source by Schipul.

NetCentric Advocacy: Network-Centric Trends for Campaign Planners: Teased from The Journal of Community Informatics

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Peer to Patent: Distributed Research on Patents | Main | Great American Backyard Campout » July 25, 2005 Network-Centric Trends for Campaign Planners: Teased from The Journal of Community Informatics This is a really interesting paper. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Tricks and Tips to Use #Ello (With Screenshots)

Frogloop

This came particularly frustrating when I started an Ello account for our web agency @RadCampaign so we could share fun photos and musings related to open source and philanthropy. Social Networking Trends

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Congressional Testimony Statement before the House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Concepts like fair use, open source and open content make our work much easier, since they reduce the transaction costs for less lucrative uses of intellectual property.

Best Cloud Tools for your Nonprofit

Frogloop

Registering a domain, purchasing hosting, installing an open source CMS like WordPress , and setting up a basic design theme can all be done affordably. Online Advocacy Online Fundraising Online Organizing Technology TrendsNonprofits are often among the earliest adopters when it comes to technology and cloud computing is no exception. The chief factors to consider in cloud services are security, portability, reliability, and cost. The savings can be dramatic too.

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Success By Design: Choosing the Right E-Commerce Platform

Byte Technology

The templates are clean and streamlined and all crafted by an outside group of web design professionals, meaning the aesthetics remain up-to-date with current trends.

Top 10 Tough Donor Data Migration Decisions

3rd Sector Labs

For Open Source and custom databases, you can usually get directly to the database if needed. The data hoarder in all of us wants to keep data “just in case” we need it, or to run those cool reports that show 10 years of trends.

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Will the Portable Social Graph Eventually Replace Facebook?

Frogloop

When Facebook launched their Open Graph API last month they thought they had revolutionized their platform. It's the holy grail of social network connectivity - you are connected to who you are connected to, no matter what site you are on&# , said Michelle Murrain of Open Issue.

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NetCentric Advocacy: Ted: Supercrunching World Development Statistics

Network-Centric Advocacy

The Trendalyzer software (recently acquired by Google) turns complex global trends into lively animations, making decades of data pop. The Trendalyzer software (recently acquired by Google) turns complex global trends into lively animations, making decades of data pop. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Great reads from around the web on November 25th

Amy Sample Ward

That a growing number of consumer brands are transforming their existing static Web sites into interactive online communities is a trend that is not only recent, but also rapidly accelerating." ProjectRSS for describing projects (part of the Open Philanthropy effort) – I've recently come across this project from John Brennan (@worldlyjohn on Twitter) and am interested in what you all think about it! "Open "Open source software exists in the computer industry.

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Internet Strategy in a World of Ubiquitous Tools: Sometimes You Just Gotta Launch and Learn

Influence

In the world today, one can get good open-source options for each flavor, meaning, point 2, you have a low initial investment. Tags: Influence Tips & Trends Collaboration Internet Strategy Tips & Trends Tools & Software Those of us who sell strategy services for a living tend to rely on the desire for measured approaches to big problems. This taps into deep-seated wisdom about how to manage large, complex situations: plan first, then execute.

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Intenet strategy in a world of ubiquitous tools - sometimes you just gotta launch and learn

Influence

In the world today, one can get good open-source options for each flavor, meaning, point 2, you have a low initial investment. Tags: Influence Tips & Trends Collaboration Internet Strategy Tips & Trends Tools & Software Those of us who sell strategy services for a living tend to rely on the desire for measured approaches to big problems. This taps into deep-seated wisdom about how to manage large, complex situations: plan first, then execute.

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What is cloud computing?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

What makes it possible Cloud computing is made possible and easier by two trends, two that have happened closely in parallel, one that is relatively recent: High bandwidth to the curb and massive data centers.

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WeAreMedia Project

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’m excited about this project – it’s gathering the knowledge and expertise of a great group of folks, and it will provide a free source of information and case studies so that nonprofits can best figure out how to step into the frothy waters of social networks.

Benetech, Bookshare and Google Summer of Code

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Many thanks to Thushan Ganegedara for this guest post about his summer open source project. Integrate Social Network sharing Social Networks have become one of the very popular trends in the modern society. I’m Thushan Ganegedara, a 3 rd year undergraduate from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. My interests are Mobile Development and Computational Intelligence.

Podcasts: What’s Idealware Listening to?

Idealware

Steve Boland’s podcast covers tools, technology, and trends for nonprofits, especially in fundraising and communications. I especially liked Open Source World. Podcasts have been around for more than a decade, but it wasn’t until Serial (and the proliferation of the smartphone) that they really took off.

A Better Way to Produce Nonprofit Annual Reports

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Treesaver is a new open source web platform for publishing that uses the new HTML5 standard to create narrative experiences—with text, pictures and video. because it’s open source, there are no license fees, just the work on design and content.

Patch-Through Call Services – Finally Ready for Prime Time?

Frogloop

Click2Call, a new online tool that the folks at web development firm Advomatic have built on Drupal’s open-source software platform, is the latest indication that patch-through call campaigns may finally be ready for prime time. Tags: Online Organizing Online Advocacy Trends

Vendorspeak

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

There are some trends that make it seem that some vendors are beginning to get the picture that we can all work together – open APIs seem to be on the rise. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Vendorspeak August 24, 2007 One of the things I’ve noticed recently is that my blog is getting the attention of software vendors. I guess that’s a good thing.

NetCentric Advocacy: Rethink a few things.social change and advoacy

Network-Centric Advocacy

NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Using Insights on Charitable Giving to Help Further Your Mission

Tech Soup Blog

When it comes to understanding individual giving trends, nonprofit organizations face an enormous information gap. open data on consumer spending habits for years. Open-Source Insights and Dataset.

NetCentric Advocacy: WhosTalkin: Buzz research

Network-Centric Advocacy

NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity. Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « The New Assumptions : Plans for the Economic Crisis | Main | Online Debate or Isolation?

NetCentric Advocacy: MobileActive: TXT your Fish

Network-Centric Advocacy

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Betsy Beaumon on Benetech's Literacy Program

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We now have a free, open source reading app for you called Go Read. Another growing trend is that everyone is a publisher. The Year That Was and the New Year Ahead Guest Beneblog by Betsy Beaumon, Benetech's VP and General Manager of the Literacy Program 2012 was a year of titanic shifts in the fields of consumer technology, education, and publishing, along with the requisite challenges brought about by such rapid change.

NetCentric Advocacy: Nature Needs to Listen to Us.

Network-Centric Advocacy

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