Wondering how ecovillages can stay connected without supporting big tech companies with unethical practices? We strongly believe that self-hosted, Free Open Source Software (FOSS) is the most ethical and regenerative way to cover our need for digital connection and build community across distance – so we’ve created an IT toolbox to help our network reduce its reliance on the major technology monopolies. (Want to learn more? We’ve written about it!)
All the tools below are available to our members. Explore our membership page (link) to join us and access these and other tools and resources for a regenerative future!
The tools in our Toolbox
Is all of this for free?
GEN Europe has curated this list of open source software after an extensive research, taking into account our Network needs. We have deployed the selected services into our servers. We have configured and customized them for our members’ needs. We’ve taken the time to create an extensive documentation and keep on troubleshooting bugs and errors, contributing to make these pieces of Software better for the whole world.
In order to be able to cover our costs and keep maintaining and improving the Toolbox, while adding potential new features, we’re asking for what we consider a fair contribution from our members in form of a donation.
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