October 3, 2011

Rewarding open source for social good

by kiwanja

Do you know a software developer building open source tools with the potential to positively impact communities around the world? If you do – or you are one – then read on. The Tides Foundation is now accepting nominations for this year’s Pizzigati Prize. The Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest annually awards a $10,000 cash grant to one individual who … Continue reading

January 21, 2011

Want to take action on a cause? The road ahead just got easier

by Guest

Peter Deitz, the whirlwind behind Social Actions. (Photo by JD Lasica)   Social Actions moves the open source ball forward for the cause community Guest post by Amy Sample Ward amysampleward.org I’ve followed and supported the work of Peter Deitz and Social Actions ever since hearing about his passion and ideas a few years ago. There’s a lot happening with … Continue reading

August 13, 2010

Get the new Tweet Button for WordPress Plug-in

by JD Lasica

Last year Socialbrite contributed an open source plug-in to the WordPress community called WP-License Plugin Reloaded — a way for bloggers to assign different Creative Commons licenses to each of their blog posts. Today we’re proud to announce that our developer David R. Davis has released the first Tweet Button for WordPress. It’s an option for Web publishers to count … Continue reading

July 26, 2010

A developer’s 5 favorite social tools

by Guest

Manage your project, create apps, share files & more Target audience: Social change organizations, nonprofits, developers, open source advocates, educators. This is part of Creating Media, our ongoing series designed to help nonprofits and other organizations learn how to use and make media. Guest post by Nathan Freitas Here are five social tools I use on a regular basis as … Continue reading

July 16, 2010

12 open source tools you should be using

by kimbale

We liked this 3-minute intro to Songbird, Firefox, Audacity, OpenOffice, Gaim, Gimp, Inkscape and Ubuntu. Programs powered by coders’ collective brainpower & generosity Target audience: Nonprofits, social change organizations, educators, foundations, businesses, individuals. This is part of Creating Media, our ongoing series designed to help nonprofits and other organizations learn how to use and make media. By Kim Bale Socialbrite … Continue reading

July 7, 2010

Why Wikipedia insists on open video

by JD Lasica

Why Wikipedia supports open video from JD Lasica on Vimeo. From time to time, Socialbrite explores the use of open source tools by change-makers and social benefit organizations — see below for our past coverage of open video and how open standards can benefit nonprofit tech. The second annual Open Video conference returns to New York University on Oct. 1-2. … Continue reading