I’m working on a few projects based primarily in the USA that might be of interest to this community.
First, I’m helping with the internetofownership.net website and directory system, “a durable network for the emerging democratic online ecosystem. Our goal is to advance platform cooperativism—a vision for online platforms that share democratic ownership and governance with all relevant stakeholders, especially those who contribute their labor and personal data.”
I’ll be working to ensure that our taxonomies and locaiton-based data schema are compatible with the transformap. If you think our data can be usefully managed through your platform than our work (Google Sheets + AwesomeTable moving to WordPress) then I’d be interested in exploring how that could be done.
I’m also working on coopdata.org, which is just getting started. We’re applying best practices from the humanitarian aid open data community (ex. hxlstandard.org) to the cooperative/solidarity economic community in the USA. We’re focusing on making a decent, API accessible directory of data on coops in the US and showing the coop community the benefits of open data (and all the fun things you can do with spreadsheets).
Additionally, I work in the humanitarian sector, currently serving as president of the Sahana Software Foundation, which produces the world’s most popular open source humanitarian aid management tool. It’s an interesting platform that I encourage you to check out and think creatively about how it could be useful for transformation. The platform is great at mapping and we collaborate and have some integration with OpenStreetMaps so it might be useful to this community.
I also serve a variety of nonprofit clients that do resource mapping, with a particular focus on organic/regenerative agriculture in the US.
At this point I’m particularly interested in taxonomies so I’ll be watching that group and bringing the various taxonomies we’re working on there for feedback, merging, etc.
Thanks so much for developing this project and creating this space.
Looking forward to collaborating with you all.