This page is a repository of open tools—efforts to share more aspects of the reporting, writing, and teaching processes.
These are places where I gather notes from ongoing projects. They may or may not be useful to anyone else.
- Commonwealth – Commons-based forms of organizing
- Radical Cathechism – Catholic thought and practice
- School – Syllabi and other course materials
In some cases I’m able to share drafts of works-in-progress in case they’re useful and to garner feedback. These should not be quoted from or cited until formally published.
- “An Internet of Ownership: Democratic Design for the Online Economy“
- “‘Truly, Much Can Be Done’: Cooperative Economics from the Book of Acts to Pope Francis“
I see using free, libre, open-source software as an integral part of how I do the work of contributing to the knowledge commons. These are some of the tools and communities that I work with:
- Calibre – a multi-platform ebook manager
- Emacs – My main writing environment, a programmable terminal-based text editor first developed in 1976
- Etherpad – Real-time document collaboration, with hosted instances at Riseup and Mozilla
- FBReader – An ebook reader for Android
- Gentium – An open font with vast support for languages and symbols, available as a web font thanks to the Open Font Library
- Jitsi – Web-based audio/video conference software, hosted at May First / People Link
- LibreOffice – When it’s necessary to use a full-featured word processor, this program can interact with a wide variety of formats
- Mailman – The GNU mailing list manager, with the help of Premailer, an HTML uglifier
- Markdown – A markup language for writing documents in plain text, capable of exporting to a bewildering range of formats with Pandoc
- May First/People Link – Social-justice oriented web hosting and cloud services
- ownCloud – A cloud-services platform that keeps you in control of your data
- Piwik – Self-hosted website analytics
- Riseup.net – Online communication tools for people and groups working on social change
- Sozi – This simple add-on to the Inkscape vector graphics editor makes dynamic presentations that can be run offline in any browser
- Ubuntu – A full-featured Linux operating system, easy to install and full of built-in software
- Wallabag – A self-hosted read-it-later platform with accompanying smartphone apps.
- WordPress – The blogging platform that, thanks to a vast developer community, can now do pretty much anything else