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Welcome to our digital community and free software foundry

Mission

Dyne.org is a non-profit free software foundry with more than 15 years of expertise in developing tools and narratives for community empowerment.

Code repository

Open Source

Code is our literature: we build media architectures to communicate, interact and inspire each other. Our research is engaged and our code is open source.

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Solidarity

We welcome donations and cooperation proposals to work on projects that can benefit democratic societies and the natural environment.

Selected projects

Devuan GNU+Linux is a free software operating system for your computer. Free software means you are free to use, copy and distribute, study, change the software, and share your modifications with the community. Join the FORUM – Download the ISO – Read more about FREE SOFTWARE

Freecoin is a set of tools to let people run reward schemes that are transparent and auditable to other organisations. It is made for participatory and democratic organisations who want to incentivise participation, unlike centralised banking databases. Freecoin aims to leverage the use of social digital currencies in a reliable, simple and resilient way. We are building a Social Wallet using the Freecoin toolkit to be adopted by a prestigious European research project on economic sustainability:

commonfare

In the IoT paradigm, having a clear overview of what goes in and out of the network becomes of crucial importance for home users and professionals. The ultimate question of responsibility for whatever happens within a network cannot be easily answered, considering the way things can autonomously decide to initiate communications. Dowse is a smart digital network appliance for home based local area networks (LAN), but also small and medium business offices, that makes it possible to connect objects and people in a friendly, conscious and responsible manner.

ENTROPICAL.org is an art research project established in 2015 to contrast abstract value creation with new paradigms in distributed energy usage and value re-cycling. We present our concepts using an evocative visual language through series of screenprints, graphics and installations. How can we bring these value systems into a direct productive relationship in a time in which intensive computation is valued far more than ecological regeneration? How, for example, can Bitcoin positively affect the rhizosphere, the layer of earth around the roots of plants? And how mycological processes affect and inspire digital systems like a cryptographic blockchain?

Trasformatorio is an international laboratory focusing on practices related to site-specific performance. It’s objective is to integrate the practice of the Hacklab with the research over performative arts and sustainability. Trasformatorio had two editions in a medieval village in the Sicial region of Nebrodi mountains, 900 meters above sea level, a little known area rich of history and natural beauty.

Decentralized Citizen Engagement Technologies

D-CENT is a research and development project on privacy-aware tools and applications for direct democracy and economic empowerment. Together with large movements of citizens and developers, we build decentralized social networking platforms for participatory democracy, collaboration and decision-making.

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Testimonials

Dyne.org’s contribution to the Free Software community is immense. We appreciate this work from India.

Frederick Noronha

Bytes for All

Dyne:bolic is one of the ever increasing list of GNU/Linux distributions we recommend because of their strong commitment to user freedom.

GNU project

Free Software Foundation

The Tomb project is actually really cool. They have done a lot of work to make the power of cryptsetup accessible to mere mortals.

The Grugq

Hacker Tradecraft

Videos

Museum of Working Computers

Since more than 20 years we curate a museum of working computers: a place where people can, both physically and remotely via Internet, log into historical computers, know their history and learn electronics and computer science starting from the beginning. We repair, preserve and share to the public our heritage: hardware, manuals, software, electrical schemes and media of various kind.

MUSIF (Sicilia)MIAI (Calabria)

Selection of books mentioning us

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Dyne.org Think &Do Tank

We facilitate artists, creatives and engaged citizens in the digital age, sharing tools, practices and narratives for community empowerment.
Our software is not just about market products to satisfy consumer needs: it has implications that can be aesthetic, social, political, technical, spatial, linguistic, economic and numerical.
Since the year 2000 a large amount of people and organizations employed and redistributed our creations: radio makers, film makers, artists, medics, activists and educators.
Our strengths are community, software and documentation.
Worldwide, free of charge, free to copy.

We work also as an European research organisation for the delivery of publicly funded software projects and we believe that code paid by the people should be available to the people. Our software gives everybody the right to use, study, share and improve its code, to support fundamental freedoms like freedom of speech, press and privacy. Dyne.org is associated to the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and involved in the following research grants:

 All grants above adopt, promote and produce exclusively Free and Open Source Software and we are very proud and well committed to encourage this ethical practice across public institutions and the European research community.
AGPL – EPL licence incompatibility

AGPL – EPL licence incompatibility

Here in Dyne we take pride in using copyleft licensing like AGPL. Lately we are busy with Clojure projects. Clojure is licenced with EPL 1.0 and it is used as a library. Those two licences appear to be incompatible. DISCLAIMER: this is not legal advice, please consult...

Bitcoin documentary video (2015) “Ulterior States”

Bitcoin documentary video (2015) “Ulterior States”

An IamSatoshi Production A Film By Tomer Kantor www.iamsatoshi.com/ulterior-states-documentary Titles By: Louis Chang Featuring (alphabetically): Andreas Antonopoulos Julian Assange Jessi Baker Adam Cleary Matt Corallo Sven Desai Kyle Drake Stephen Early Mark Edge...

Dyne.org Social Network

1 day ago
How a maker with Type I diabetes led an open source project to create a free-as-in-code artificial pancreas https://t.co/mo85TlcyLK
2 days ago
Argentina criticised for banning NGOs from conference over social media posts https://t.co/8eUcMGzA7c
2 days ago
Vlax: Hello humanoids! do you want to survive or to be connected? https://t.co/s7BnjIB9Kp
2 days ago
#Bitcoin: The Culture of Cryptocurrency, The Cultural Frontline - BBC World Service https://t.co/fG0V0eYknq
with an interview to @satoshigallery #crypto #art
3 days ago
RT @jaromil: Standing ovation for the 5 students promoting #sleepwet at the #bigbrotheraward in .nl - in the middle of a lecture quoting @m DyneOrg photo
3 days ago
Black Hat Arsenal Top 10 Security Tools as voted by the audience https://t.co/eFGftGmFm6

Project news feeds

3 days ago
RT @ramonsang: Happy to have had the privilege of inviting @francesca_bria to #dtlconference as since @DTL_info is a world hub of talent an…
6 days ago
@domgreves @nesta_uk Hi Dom - thanks for your interest. We published a blog earlier in the year with information about the pilots. Please let us know if you want to know more
https://t.co/w9NZkhjP2I
6 days ago
RT @nesta_uk: Do you know how your online data is being used? Our @decodeproject provides you with the tools to take control of your data #… decodeproject photo
6 days ago
RT @francesca_bria: BCN aspires to be a digitally-sovereign city – a city which uses tech & data to empower citizens, deliver better public…
1 week ago
@rriemann_eu Hi Robert - we're aware of the debate and are planning to publish something on it soon. Keep an eye on here for updates, and in the meantime our publications might be interesting reading: https://t.co/ehmo5Oeipx
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