Activism is Open Source is designed to serve as an open platform for exchanging ideas, tools, opinions and hesitations about activism, both on the Internet and outside of it. We believe that activism is founded first and foremost upon people who share knowledge, goodwill, and a common goal. In this sense, political activism is highly reminiscent of Open Source projects, among other reasons because Open Source is a form of activism.
What will be published here?
We don’t know. It depends. There will probably be how-to guides for activists; discussions bout new projects and how they can be carried out better; and a knowledge base that will grow over time. Beyond this, we ant this place to serve as the home base for various causes. If you have a cause that you want to work on, you are welcome to contact us and we’ll start you a blog on this domain.
Who needs this site?
If this place lives up to even half of our expectations, the answer is: everybody. In the meanwhile, this could be an interesting place for Internet activists and for activists in general. What next? We’ll see.
I didn’t quite understand that
That’s ok. You can read more about this place right here.
And can I write here, too?
Sure you can. If you’re interested in posting something here, send us the post. If it suits our needs, we will happily post it. This site is founded on faith in volunteers, and there is no reason for this faith not to be expressed in the content that is published here, too.
Oh yes. We believe in volunteering. Everyone can do something. Some people program, some people Photoshop; some people write, some people market; and we always need people to come to demonstrations. One of the goals of this site is to establish a large pool of volunteers who will be able to help out nonprofit and political organizations in the myriad things they need help with. If volunteering sounds interesting, contact us. We don’t know how to organize it yet, but hey, we’ll learn.
Who do you mean by ‘we’?
For right now, this is Itamar Sha’altiel, speaking in the editorial we. Soon enough – the whole world.
And where does the tagline come from?
From the song "Upgrade The Discourse, Greitzer". A private joke, written by "Hapsharot".