Free and open source express: Framasoft, cosmolocalism, Open Metaverse

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Framasoft supported…

Good news for a 20-year-old alert: the Framasoft association has filled up support with its donation campaign to balance its annual budget and thanks its donors for it: “You have been super mobilized, and that’s 129% of 200,000 euros hoped that we have thus collected. Thank you, it’s huge, it’s precious!

At Framasoft, we are proud of this solidarity model where the donations of a few thousand people allow more than a million to benefit from everything we do. 2023 finally begins serenely for the association and it is thanks to your support.

… and member of ECHO Network in Europe

In the same newsletter, Framasoft announces that it participates in the ECHO Network: “Ethical, Commons, Humans, Open-Source Network (Network around Ethics, Commons, Humans and Open-source) is a project, but also a network of associations on a European scale. Led by the Céméa France popular education association, this network is made up of 7 structures from 5 European countries:

• Cemea France

• Cemea Federzione Italia

• Cemea Belgium

• Willi Eichler Academy (Germany)

• Solidar Foundation (European network)

• Centar Za Mirovne Studije (Croatia)

• Framasoft.”

“In 2024, we will move on to the Commons phase. Each member of the network will produce a resource that can be appropriated and used by other European associations faced with the same questions. Obviously, each of these productions will be raised in the Commons by a free license.

Cosmolocalism: alternative technologies based on the Free Software model

“Cosmolocalism: the international do-it-yourself”: this is the title (in printed version) of a two-page article in Liberation of January 23, 2023. The web title (subscriber version) is more concrete: “ Cosmolocalism: what if we made a tractor, a prosthesis, a satellite…”. “Refusing a model where high-tech products, under patents, are expensive and impossible to repair, this movement is based on the philosophy of open source to promote alternative technologies”, exposes the cap of Nicolas’ article Cenik. Among other things, there is the Qubik satellite, from the Libre Space Foundation, and the hand prosthesis from Open Bionics, examples of cosmolocalism:

“Forged in 1992 by the environmentalist Wolfgang Sachs, a disciple of the philosopher of techniques Ivan Illich, cosmolocalism designates a way of linking together local communities by sharing knowledge in the open source mode, so that each is capable of producing what it needs in situ. This improved do-it-yourself Wikipedia is a way of giving material reality to the idea of ​​the digital commons, which aims to revive the commons thanks to new technologies.

The Open Metaverse Foundation is born

Established by the Linux Foundation, the Open Metaverse Foundation (OMF) has a mission “to provide a collaborative space for diverse industries to work towards the development of open source software and standards for an inclusive, global metaverse. , vendor-neutral, and scalable,” reports

Its members include ChainHub Foundation, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Futurewei, GenXP, Guangdong Digital Industry Research Institute, Hyperledger Foundation, LF Edge, LF Networking, OpenSDV, Open Voice Network, and Veriken. OMF chief executive Royal O’Brien is also chief executive of digital media and games for the Linux Foundation. He is also a former Marine and an ex-Amazon, among others, indicates the Cesium site.

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Tarun Kumar

Tarun Kumar has worked in the News sector for 05 years and is currently the Owner and Editor of Then24. He reside in Delhi, India with his Family.

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