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Welcome to our digital community and free software foundry

Mission 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.



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:


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. 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.

Research materialsSoftware tools

Testimonials’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


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


18 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. 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 Titles By: Louis Chang Featuring (alphabetically): Andreas Antonopoulos Julian Assange Jessi Baker Adam Cleary Matt Corallo Sven Desai Kyle Drake Stephen Early Mark Edge... Social Network

1 day ago
UK sold spyware to Honduras just before crackdown on election protesters
2 days ago
Data Knightmare (Italian podcast): DK 2x22 - GDPR: cinque pezzi facili
2 days ago
VLC 3.0 is Here and It Brings All the New Features | Droid Life
3 days ago OVG Niedersachsen entscheidet gegen Abschiebung nach Bulgarien
3 days ago
Reporters in China should close iCloud accounts to avoid surveillance, says free press watchdog

Project news feeds

6 days ago
@puikheid @jaromil hi! where is the link without '_beta' coming from?
6 days ago
@AD7VT @darthmdh We do torrents of stable releases only. Meanwhile most mirrors on contain the ascii_beta release.
6 days ago
@darthmdh Our file server is hosted on OVH on machines to which Devuan Caretakers have access. Right now they seems to adapt their bandwidth availability to our release, the real "problem" here is the popularity of ASCII Beta. Happy Valentine!
7 days ago
We are proud to release the Devuan ASCII 2.0.0-beta today, on Saint Valentine. In love for the community our distribution gathers, invested in the passion that fuels our mission and the beautiful moments we share in making Devuan a reality. Hack on!
1 week ago
@AintGotNoName3 the 4.14 is in ascii-backports and available since 5 january. happy hacking!
1 week ago
We are happy to announce that @Hetzner_Online has added Devuan Jessie images to the #HetznerCloud ISO library.
1 day ago
. @jayapapaya, co-ordinator of the DECODE Advisory Group, will be speaking at this event on the societal implications of blockchain this Satutday in Cambridge. Still tickets available
4 days ago
RT @Info_Activism: we are happy to announce the launch of "Our Data, Our Selves"
a new project that looks at how technology and data are ch…
decodeproject photo
1 week ago
RT @francesca_bria: Today begins our ambitious effort to reclaim data sovereignty of citizens in BCN. We launch BCN Data Office & BCN Data… decodeproject photo
1 week ago
Great opportunity from DECODE partners @waag who are offering funding & residences to artists & creatives to collaborate by making original art which communicates the innovation challenges of tech projects, including DECODE
1 week ago
RT @GDanezis: Our work on scalable blockchains and consensus, part of the @decodeproject, was featured twice this week on the #morningpaper
1 week ago
RT @DevuanOrg: We are happy to announce that @Hetzner_Online has added Devuan Jessie images to the #HetznerCloud ISO library.…
4 days ago
RT @anteverti: Mulgan highlights the @dcentproject , a Europe-wide project that aims to create digital tools for direct democracy and econo… PilarConesa photo
4 days ago
RT @anteverti: Mulgan highlights the @dcentproject , a Europe-wide project that aims to create digital tools for direct democracy and econo… llThingsCitizen photo
4 days ago
Mulgan highlights the @dcentproject , a Europe-wide project that aims to create digital tools for direct democracy and economic emporwerment through citizen participation: anteverti photo
6 days ago
RT @anteverti: Geoff Mulgan from @nesta_uk highlights the @dcentproject , a Europe-wide project that aims to create digital tools for direct… llThingsCitizen photo
6 days ago
Geoff Mulgan from @nesta_uk highlights the @dcentproject , a Europe-wide project that aims to create digital tools for direct democracy and economic emporwerment through citizen participation in #CitiesToBe: anteverti photo
1 week ago
Hey @dcentproject, your old links are dead:

Printed files won't update their URIs. Can you please 301?

#perennity #eu
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