FOSS, progressive NGOs and social movements: a growing partnership | BaseBox

FOSS | NGO | social movements | activism By Natasha Primo: Edition Editor

Information and communication have for a long time been vital aspects of NGO and social movement work. Campaigns to change the behaviour of governments or businesses, to bring in new laws or throw out old ones, to defend human rights or make social change, have always been about the circulation of ideas that move people to action. Social change groups have always employed a range of technologies to assist them in their work. Whether it’s the printing press, telephones, faxes or websites, effective organisations have harnessed the tools of the day to enhance their reach and capabilities.

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Bike trails bring two-wheel tourism to northern Michigan businesses | Crain’s Detroit Business

Before Nick Wierzba and his wife moved to her home state of Michigan in mid-March, he spent seven years at Napa Valley Bike Tours leading thousands of people on treks through California’s wine country — without a path specifically for bicycles.

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