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License Zero
About:
"License Zero is a new way to support open software developers.

Contributors can choose from two new licenses, Parity and Prosperity, that make their work free for not-for-profit or open-source users, then sell private licenses to other devs who want to use for profit or in closed source. Everything happens through a simple, dev-friendly interface.
An explainer graphic with a row for Parity and for Prosperity, with open and locked doors for for-profit user, open source, and closed source

licensezero.com works like a vending machine. Developers stock licensezero.com with licenses for for-profit and closed-source work. licensezero.com sells those licenses to users on developers’ behalf, and sends the proceeds directly to developers’ Stripe accounts."

fyi - opinion piece "The Fair Share Clause - A thought experiment for sustainable open source." by Erlend S. Heggen about License Zero, Tidelift: https://blog.erlend.sh/the-fair-share-clause-d891c5c2dc30

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Software  Software_Engineering  opensource  Legal  Business_Advisory_relevant  Business_Model  Intellectual_Property 
22 days ago by eocas
Tidelift | Open source software you can depend on
About:
"Simply put, our mission is making open source work better—for everyone.
[...]
Open source software is incredible, but it’s got some issues. For open source maintainers, a project can feel like a full-time job even when it isn’t—a labor of love, with little direct financial reward. For professional software teams, building on top of open source components can be risky business—especially without the assurances they expect from traditional commercial software.

So we asked ourselves:
How could open source work better for everyone involved?

First, software development teams should be able to depend on the open source software they incorporate into their projects. They should be confident that it is reliable—professionally supported, more secure, easy to integrate, and properly maintained.

Meanwhile, open source maintainers and core teams should be compensated for the value their projects create. They should have easy access to paying users and to the tools necessary to deliver a professional software experience.
For us, it’s as simple as that. Create a win-win proposition, where everyone sees the benefits.

The end result? More, better software that our entire planet depends on."

HAG
Startupinthecloud  USA  SocialEntrepreneur  opensource  Service_Provider  Consultancy  Legal  Organization  Business_Advisory_relevant  Business  community  support  CRM  Software  Software_Engineering  Business_Model  Intellectual_Property 
22 days ago by eocas
Philippe le Bac Cashmere & Co
Cashmere brand which started 1936 in Paris / France but then set dust until 2004 take-over by the PLB Group which is registered in Hong Kong but operates (also manufacturing) in Shanghai.
450 resellers worldwide and 20 own stores in Greater China of which 10 in Shanghai.
Design office in Europe

Their cashmere is sourced directly from goat herders in Mongolia with semi-domesticated goats.

For Spring and Summer collection blends cashmere with silk, bamboo, modal and milk jerseys. Also paired with denim, leather and other accessories.

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Cashmere  mongolia  HongKong  Shanghai  China  France  Brand  wool  Silk  bamboo  modal 
22 days ago by eocas
Icinga
About:
"Icinga 2 is an open source monitoring system which checks the availability of your network resources, notifies users of outages and generates performance data for reporting.
[...]
GPL2 licensed. Written in C++, can be built on Linux/Unix and Windows."

Based in Nürnberg / Bavaria / Germany.

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Monitoring  opensource  Linux  C/C++  Networking  sysAdmin  Systems_Management 
23 days ago by eocas
Handshake
About:
"Handshake is a decentralized, permissionless naming protocol compatible with DNS where every peer is validating and in charge of managing the root zone with the goal of creating an alternative to existing Certificate Authorities. Its purpose is not to replace the DNS protocol, but to replace the root zone file and the root servers with a public commons.

The Handshake protocol maintains the root zone file in a decentralized manner, making the root zone uncensorable, permissionless, and free of gatekeepers.

Handshake uses a coin system for name registration. The Handshake coin (HNS) is the mechanism by which participants transfer, register, and update internet names. Upon launch of the mainnet, the community will be able to initiate auctions and place bids for top-level domains using HNS or trade their HNS as they see fit. This is necessary to prevent spam on the peer-to-peer network."

HAG
Startupinthecloud  decentralization  Networking  tools  opensource  Open_Hardware  Intellectual_Property  blockchain  Organization  Politics  Security  Safety 
24 days ago by eocas
Agruppa (formerly: SokoText)
About:
"Agruppa leverages mobile phone technology to empower small food vendors in low income neighborhoods by providing them with fruits and vegetables at wholesale prices."

Received support by Hult Prize (world's largest student competition for social good) and Clinton Initiative. Pitch video:
https://vimeo.com/75828943

HAG
Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Mobile  food  foodsystems  Logistics  Africa  southamerica  Fruit_Vegetable_Trade  wholesale  Technology  SocialEntrepreneur 
4 weeks ago 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."

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Knowledge  knowledgemanagement  semanticweb  Data  Database  datasource  AI  Directory_Database  opensource  open-data 
5 weeks ago by eocas
OpenCV library
About:
"OpenCV (Open Source Computer Vision Library) is released under a BSD license and hence it’s free for both academic and commercial use. It has C++, Python and Java interfaces and supports Windows, Linux, Mac OS, iOS and Android. OpenCV was designed for computational efficiency and with a strong focus on real-time applications. Written in optimized C/C++, the library can take advantage of multi-core processing. Enabled with OpenCL, it can take advantage of the hardware acceleration of the underlying heterogeneous compute platform.

Adopted all around the world, OpenCV has more than 47 thousand people of user community and estimated number of downloads exceeding 14 million. Usage ranges from interactive art, to mines inspection, stitching maps on the web or through advanced robotics."

HAG
Startupinthecloud  opensource  Python  Research  AI  VR  InteractiveBeijing  Automation 
6 weeks ago by eocas
BiiLabs
BiiLabs (Blockchain Industry and Innovation Labs) explores a new border of Trusted Economy by using distributed ledger technology. Through DLT, they enable products (e.g. Appliances, Tools, Drones, eBikes etc.) and resources (e.g. computer storage, computational power, WiFi bandwidth etc.) to be leasing-service effortlessly.

About:
"Along with the Machine Economy, over 5 Trillion transactions and microtransactions will be taking place on a daily base by year 2020.

DLT Research
BiiLabs is one of the pioneers of distributed ledger technology (DLT) developers with smart contract engine on top of DAG-based system (Directed Acyclic Graph, aka Tangle) which are just plain regular legal contracts, except their terms are stored on the distributed ledger and they are machine readable, enabling their automatic verification by all peers.

Customized API
Based on DLT, BiiLabs is delivering the service including digital ID, ledger and settlement, micro-payment, digital forensics and many more, by providing and securing the sandbox for testing.

Transaction Security
With the distributed system, all data would be cryptographically secured on multiple nodes so that even sensitive data can be transmitted safely and soundly in a quantum-proof system.

Scalability in Business
BiiLabs enables micro- and nano-transactions to be recorded with the application of distributed ledger technology and provides developers with an innovative set of tools for IoT applications."

From Taipeh / Taiwan.

HAG
Startupinthecloud  IoT  Taiwan  machine-learning  Service_Provider  Platform  Research  Payment  Security  decentralization  Framework 
6 weeks ago by eocas
GreenWaves Technologie
About:
"GreenWaves Technologies is a fabless semiconductor company based just outside Grenoble, France. We were formed in 2014 with the mission of revolutionizing intelligent sensors and devices. We have developed GAP8, an ultra-low power IoT Application Processor. GAP8 enables devices to interpret and act on image, motion and sound data at low energy levels. It allow years of operation on batteries bringing low installation and operation costs.
[...]
GreenWaves is one of a growing group of semiconductor design companies that is committing to Open Source projects. We believe that this both advances innovation and provides customers with confidence in their decision to commit to our products. We are actively participating in two Open Source projects that provide some of the components in GAP8’s design and without which GAP8 would not exist, the RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) and Parallel Ultra Low Power (PULP) projects."

HAG
Startupinthecloud  IoT  Open_Hardware  opensource  Energy-saving  France  Switzerland  Research 
6 weeks ago by eocas
PULP platform
About:
"The Parallel Ultra Low Power (PULP) Platform started as a joint effort between the Integrated Systems Laboratory (IIS) of ETH Zürich and Energy-efficient Embedded Systems (EEES) group of the University of Bologna in 2013 to explore new and efficient architectures for ultra-low-power processing.
[...]
Our aim is to develop an open, scalable hardware and software research and development platform with the goal to break the energy efficiency barrier within a power envelope of a few milliwatts, as well as satisfy the computational demands of IoT applications requiring flexible processing of data streams generated by multiple sensors, such as accelerometers, low-resolution cameras, microphone arrays and vital signs monitors.
[...]
PULP includes a state-of-the-art microcontroller system and a multi-core platform able to achieve leading-edge energy-efficiency and widely-tunable performance. Compared to single-core microcontroller units, a parallel ultra-low-power programmable architecture allows meeting the computational requirements of IoT applications, without exceeding the power envelope of a few milliwatts typical of miniaturized, battery-powered systems.
[...]
We have intentionally taken an open-source approach from the very onset of the project and so far, we have released efficient 32 and 64bit implementations based on the open-source RISC-V instruction set architecture, peripherals and complete systems starting from simple micro-controllers, to the state-of-the-art OPENPULP release which sets a new bar for low-power multicore IoT processors. Additionally, PULP supports multiple application programming interfaces such as OpenMP, OpenCL and OpenVX that allow agile application porting, development, performance tuning and debugging."

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Open_Hardware  opensource  Platform  Technology  Switzerland  Italy  IoT  System  development  Energy-saving  Research  Media 
6 weeks ago by eocas
GNU Kind Communications Guidelines
Excerpt:
"A code of conduct states rules, with punishments for anyone that violates them. It is the heavy-handed way of teaching people to behave differently, and since it only comes into action when people do something against the rules, it doesn't try to teach people to do better than what the rules require. To be sure, the appointed maintainer(s) of a GNU package can, if necessary, tell a contributor to go away; but we do not want to need to have recourse to that. The idea of the GNU Kind Communication Guidelines is to start guiding people towards kinder communication at a point well before one would even think of saying, "You are breaking the rules." The way we do this, rather than ordering people to be kind or else, is try to help people learn to make their communication more kind. I hope that kind communication guidelines will provide a kinder and less strict way of leading a project's discussions to be calmer, more welcoming to all participants of good will, and more effective."

HAG
Lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  Communication  Forum  community  Management  Psychology  Education  opensource  Culture 
7 weeks ago by eocas
ReviewNB: Jupyter Notebook Diff for GitHub
ReviewNB aims to provide first class diff and commenting system for Jupyter Notebooks on GitHub (not yet GitLab and Bitbucket).

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Software_Engineering  tools  Python  Editor  Collaboration  opensource 
7 weeks ago by eocas
Nurtch - Platform to write interactive runbooks for incident response
About:
"Nurtch is an internal documentation platform based on Jupyter Notebooks. It’s used by teams to write executable runbooks for quick incident response. Notebook supports markdown text, images, executable code, and output all within the single document served in a browser.
[...]
While Nurtch is great for storing runbooks, it’s also suitable to share any internal documentation within team. You can write onboarding guides, retrieve metrics, automate walk-up requests and such. This documentation is split into two sections:

1. Nurtch Platform
We talk about the actual Jupyter UI that’s used to write, edit and execute Notebooks. We provide ability to search documents, publish them to S3, store credentials, add team members to Nurtch etc.

2. Rubix Library
Rubix ™ is a Python library that simplifies common DevOps actions by leveraging infrastructure APIs. Simply put, we abstract the complexity of communicating with AWS/Kubernetes/<Your favourite tool> APIs."

By Amit Rathi from New Delhi who also does the Jupyter Notebook Diff platform ReviewNB.

HAG
Startupinthecloud  devops  sysAdmin  Systems_Management  Python  Automation  Documentation  API  Virtualization  Collaboration  Guideline  opensource  india  Platform  Service_Provider  support 
7 weeks ago by eocas
P2PU - Peer learning community for developing and running free online courses
About:
"P2PU is a grassroots network of individuals who seek to create an equitable, empowering, and liberating alternative to mainstream higher education.

We work towards this vision by creating and sustaining learning communities in public spaces around the world. As librarians and community organizers, we bring neighborhoods together to learn with one another. As educators, we train facilitators to organize their own networks and we develop/curate open educational resources. As developers and designers, we build open source software tools that support flourishing learning communities. And as learners, we work together to improve upon and disseminate methods and practices for peer learning to flourish.

P2PU is a distributed organization, incorporated as a 501(c)3 in the United States. Our network stretches the globe, with our heaviest concentration of work currently happening in Canada, Kenya, South Africa, and the United States.
[...]
governance guidelines and policies on Github."

Closely affiliated with Creative Commons. Similar to other MOOC providers such as edX.

HAG
Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Fashionmeetsorganic  Lifesnippets  Education  Training  USA  opensource  Culture  community  Governance 
7 weeks ago by eocas
Mako
About:
"Mako is a template library written in Python. It provides a familiar, non-XML syntax which compiles into Python modules for maximum performance. Mako's syntax and API borrows from the best ideas of many others, including Django and Jinja2 templates, Cheetah, Myghty, and Genshi. Conceptually, Mako is an embedded Python (i.e. Python Server Page) language, which refines the familiar ideas of componentized layout and inheritance to produce one of the most straightforward and flexible models available, while also maintaining close ties to Python calling and scoping semantics."

Plays nice with Python-based static-site generators like Nikola or Pelican or CMS like Django. Being used by e.g. Reddit. Similar to Jinja2.

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Template  design  webdesign  website  Web_Design  Web_Development  Python  CSS  Javascript  tools  Software_Engineering  Django  CMS 
7 weeks ago by eocas
Isso
About:
"Isso – Ich schrei sonst – is a lightweight commenting server written in Python and JavaScript. It aims to be a drop-in replacement for Disqus."

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Python  Communication  community  opensource  Javascript  Forum  blog 
10 weeks ago by eocas
Centaur Analytics
Greek & Californian startup is a sensing and IoT platform providing post-harvest monitoring to the agricultural supply chain to reduce waste and improve food safety.

They plan to accelerate the deployment of its Internet-of-Crops Platform and to expand its predictive analytics and quality chain management systems for commodities such as grains, flour, and high-value commodities.

Being in the farm tech / agtech field, specifically post-harvest space, distinct from well-defined categories like precision ag.

Current customers include leading grain buyers, flour mills, logistics providers and pest control companies.

The product combines hardware in the form of wireless sensors with software to help customers keep tabs on the condition of grains and other stored crops. The software uses sensor readings to predict whether a batch of grain or another commodity may be at risk of experiencing improper storage conditions or a potential pest invasion.

Provides smart crop sensors that provide signals and data on temperature and moisture of grain, allowing to predict the quality of that grain.

The company’s sensors are capable of sending information or data to the cloud from inside a storage bin, silo, or elevator whereas many existing solutions on the market can only measure external readings. This is largely because many existing solutions are not wireless like Centaur’s sensors.

HAG
Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Tech  food  Food_Preservation_Engineering  Food_Processing  Food_Safety  Management  Greece  USA  IoT 
10 weeks ago by eocas
((OTRS)) Community Edition | Open Source Service Management
About:
"OTRS (the former Open Ticket Request System now stands for Open Technology – Real Service) is an open source ticket request system with many features to manage customer telephone calls and e-mails. It is distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) and tested on various Linux platforms.
[...]
As you may have noticed, we now refer to the fully-managed, professional solution as OTRS. The freely available variant of OTRS is now called ((OTRS)) Community Edition.

Along with the new strategic company initiatives, a website relaunch has taken place. OTRS Group now offers three newly-designed, independent OTRS Websites – a pure product page, a corporate page and this brand-new, dedicated community platform."

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Agrachina  Business  opensource  service  Service_Provider  Linux  cloud  Solution  Messaging  Project_Management  Forum  Management 
10 weeks ago by eocas
Kilomet 109
About:
"Designer, artist and eco-entrepreneur, Van Thao is a leader among the pioneering group of young designers who have made Hanoi an emerging creative hub of the fashion world.
[...]
Thao’s vision encompasses every detail of the production process, starting with the natural materials that go into the garments she designs. In doing so she is helping to preserve the rich textile heritage of Vietnam.

Using organic fibers and traditional techniques of vegetable dying, Thao works with her team of local artisans to grow, spin, weave, color and print Kilomet 109 fabrics. After that the garments are hand-stitched in her studio in Hanoi.
[...]
The value of our pieces is about more than their design, it’s about the culture of the people who make them and the environmental issues that are so vital to our future.”

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Agrachina  Fashion  Designer  artisanal  Made-to-Order  ecological  vietnam  Fibres  dyeing  Organic  Organic_Fabric  Vegetables  Sustainability  eco_brand  sustainablecompany  sustainablefashion  Brand 
september 2018 by eocas

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