Community Development Corporations
Companies dedicated to improving the community. They may take on initiatives like urban gardening or community land trusts.
Groups of people come together to live in keeping with their shared principles and values.
- Fellowship for Intentional Communities
FIC "provide[s] publications, referrals, support services, and sharing opportunities for a wide range of intentional communities, cohousing groups, ecovillages, community networks, support organizations, and people seeking a home in community."
- Reference Articles from Intentional Communities
Links to resources about intentional communities.
- Bibliographies from Communal Studies Association
"The goal of this bibliography is to provide a useful resource for the study of American communal groups, drawing upon the bibliographic knowledge of recognized authorities on particular communal groups."
- The contribution of built, human, social and natural capital to quality of life in intentional and unintentional communities
The researchers "surveyed a subset of [intentional] communities to learn more about their characteristics, including their world view or vision, the status of four basic types of capital (built, human, social, and natural), and the quality of life (QoL) they provide for their residents."
Open Source and the Commons
Collective ownership of knowledge, including the open source method of software development.
Wikimedia is one of the most recognizable open source projects in the world. It is the parent organization of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
As the organization behind the popular browser Firefox, Mozilla provides an open-source alternative to closed-source browsers like Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer.
- Creative Commons Licensing
A licensing alternative to traditional copyright which can require some combination of attribution, no commercial use, no creation of derivatives, and CC licensing of derivatives.
An open source blogging platform, now among the most popular in the world.
- The Open Source Initiative
"The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit corporation formed to educate about and advocate for the benefits of open source and to build bridges among different constituencies in the open-source community."
Using a profitable business model to generate income for a cause.