Keep the Internet Open
Our company depends on the internet being an open commons, an open market place, a public resource freely shared by all equally. Recently, private companies, such as Facebook and Apple, have made significant inroads into the open internet by creating walled gardens where they severely rule on activity, the network neutrality for internet users no longer holds. On their websites, they control activity, and veto products and trading – it is their private garden; other internet users cannot operate freely.
Since we trade on the free, network neutral internet, we are committed to giving back as best we can.
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Dont Be Evil – Work for an Open Commons
For open source software, our reference company is WordPress, which is set up as a non-profit foundation, providing open source alternative to creating websites, and million of open commons websites which operates freely, not controlled by any one private company. It is a model of good citizenship.
The table on the right shows the internet reach of the largest private companies. WordPress creates 20% of internet traffic which runs as an open commoms
Giving Back to the Commons – Use CC Licences
The creative commons (CC) licenses open software and data into the commons, for anybody to use. The most basic condition is that you cite the author, you provide attribution.
We build our services and products with Open Source software. So, here is our attribution to the software authors
Publish with a CC License
We endevour to open our software code and data, with CC licenses
Contribute back to Community
We endevour to contribute back to the Community, with time and Donations where we can