From time to time, in addition to news or tutorials about applications, games and systems, we usually explore useful and interesting websites that usually offer free and accessible services, and that also actively contribute to the Free Software movement. So today, this post is dedicated to the website called "Riseup".
"Riseup" is currently a website that provides online communication tools for people and groups working in a libertarian social change. In addition, they are a project aimed at create democratic alternatives y exercise self-management by controlling their own media.
Before getting into the topic of "Riseup", it is worth noting that, among others websites or online platforms interesting belonging to free software communities or movements, we have already explored some others in previous related posts. Therefore, we will immediately leave the following links below, so that if necessary they can be explored after finishing reading this present publication:
"NOGAFAM: It is a site that sand he did to raise his fist in the air !, put an end to this technological sovereignty of a few, and support individuals and local companies to regain control over the data they generate, to propose many solutions and alternatives of Services / Software to make our simpler and more sustainable life, socially and economically." NoGAFAM: An interesting website and movement for Free Software
Table of Contents
Riseup: Free Software Movement
What is Riseup?
According to Official website of said project and movement / collective, it is described as:
"A website that seeks to provide online communication tools for people and groups working for a libertarian social change. A project to create democratic alternatives and exercise self-management by controlling our own media. The objective of our organization is the creation of a free society organized under the following principles: Democracy, Equality, Diversity, Security, Creativity, Self-determination, Interdependence, Justice, Peace, Ecology and Economy."
In addition, their maintainers they add that:
"Riseup works tirelessly to create grassroots technologies that address the communication needs of people and organizations working for social change. When you receive a service from a company that does not charge you, it is most likely that they will get money for watching you intensively. Riseup, on the other hand, depends on the donations of its users, who like you, believe in maintaining democratic alternatives."
Contribution to Free Software
"Riseup" explains that through his laboratory, "Riseup Labs", actively contributes to Free Software movement. Since, it considers it part of a digital common good for the use of all of us.
Contributions made to Free Software include the following:
- Security and privacy patches: Including own versions of logging systems, mail transport, webmail, and popular web hosting tools.
- Crabgrass: An open source web application designed for social interactions, group collaboration and virtual organization. Our goal is to create communication tools that are specifically tailored to meet your baseline organization needs.
- Backupninja: A popular set of tools that provides a centralized way to configure and schedule a variety of backup utilities.
- Monkeysphere: A software tool that allows to use the OpenPGP web of trust to verify ssh connections. In addition, it is an environment that uses the OpenPGP web of trust to execute PKI functions.
- Puppet: The creation of various modules of Puppet, which is a powerful configuration management tool written in Ruby, cross-platform and open.
- Debian grimoire: The creation of step-by-step tutorials and published on your website, with the aim of helping other organizations struggle with complex open source technologies, especially in grassroots movements and direct action.
- Debian GNU / Linux: Several members of the Riseup collective are active developers of Debian (the only large distribution created not for profit).
For more information about your projects, services and contributions to Free Software visit the following link. And remember to support them by spreading them and donating, so that they can continue to contribute in favor of Free Software, Open Source and GNU / Linux.
And finally we recommend you explore this last previous publication called «Decentralize the Internet: Decentralized Networks and Autonomous Servers»Where we had already mentioned "Riseup" and other similar projects, in terms of Autonomous or self-managed servers.
In summary, "Riseup" is a interesting, useful and alternative website owning and lending an excellent amount of free and accessible services, and that in addition actively contributes to the Free Software movement. And therefore, it can be considered as an excellent website, especially for those of us who support Free Software, Open Source and GNU / Linux.
We hope that this publication will be very useful for the entire
«Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the improvement, growth and diffusion of the ecosystem of applications available for
«GNU/Linux». And do not stop sharing it with others, on your favorite websites, channels, groups or communities of social networks or messaging systems. Finally, visit our home page at «FromLinux» to explore more news, and join our official channel Telegram from DesdeLinux.