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|Motto||Free Software and Free Knowledge for a Free Society|
Ourproject.org (OP) is a web-based collaborative free content repository. It acts as a central location for the construction and maintenance of projects, focusing in free knowledge. It claims to extend the ideas and methodology of free software to social areas and free culture in general.
OP was funded in 2002 with the aims of hosting and boosting the cooperative work done in multiple domains (cultural, artistic, educational...), with one specific condition: the results of the projects should remain freely accessible under a free license. However, not all the offered licenses are catalogued as free (such as several Creative Commons licenses).
Its non-profit perspective is partially imposed on their projects, as no advertising is allowed in the hosted webpages. Thus, OP projects have mainly been carried out by social movements, informal groups and non-profits. As of January 2010, Ourproject.org is hosting 680 projects and 2,291 users (project admins), with a constant linear growth rate. It has a PageRank of 6 and the 14th position on public Gforge sites, being the first of them not restricted to just free software projects.
Ourproject.org uses a multiple-topic adapted version of Gforge. Its aim is to widen the spectrum of Free Software ideals, focusing in free social and cultural projects more than in Free Software. Thus, its software was originally a kind of social and multiple-topic Sourceforge following the Free culture movement.
The main condition for hosting projects at OP is that the content created during the project must be released under one of these licenses:
- Creative Commons, Attribution
- Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike
- Creative Commons, Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
- GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL)
- Open Publication License
- Libre Designs General Public License (LDGPL)
- Design Science License
- Free Art License
- Artistic License
- GNU General Public License (GPL)
- GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)
- Affero General Public License (AGPL)
- BSD License
- Mozilla Public License
- Public Domain
- No license
OP provides several free internet services to free/libre projects collaborators:
- Web hosting with subdomain (projectname).ourproject.org or Virtual Hosting
- Mailing list
- Web Forums
- MySQL database
- permanent file archival (FTP)
- Wiki 
- E-mail Alias @users.ourproject.org
- Periodical full backups
- For software projects: SCM (CVS, SVN)
Other secondary services:
- Task management
- News service
- Documentation management
- File publication system
Some well-known projects hosted in ourproject.org:
- Escuela Verde (Social and Political Ecology Workshop in Málaga, Spain): http://escuelaverde.ourproject.org
Cooperation & NGO
- Materiales Euskal Gorrak (Federation of Basque Deaf Associations): http://euskalgorrak.ourproject.org
- Fojune, Forum de Juventude Negra (Brazilian Forum of Black Youth People) http://fojune.ourproject.org
- Tacurú, Red de Economía Solidaria (Argentinian network of Solidarity economy): http://tacuru.ourproject.org
- Grup pel Coneixement Lliure a la UB (Free Knowledge Group of the University of Barcelona): http://gclub.ourproject.org
- Bajo el Asfalto está la Huerta (Agroecology cooperative): http://bah.ourproject.org
- Taller Cooperativo de Permacultura (Buenos Aires Permaculture group): http://cooperma.ourproject.org
- ONG Ecodesarrollo (Ecologist NGO): http://ecodesarrollo.ourproject.org
- Rebelarte (Uruguay photography activists): http://rebelarte.ourproject.org
- ¿Quieres Callarte? (Spanish photography activists) http://quierescallarte.ourproject.org
- Anarcho-syndicalist Confederación Nacional del Trabajo in Tarragona, Catalonia: http://cnt-tarragona.ourproject.org
- Bici Crítica (Madrid Critical Mass bike movement): http://bicicritica.ourproject.org
- Initiative of victims by Repsol activities: http://repsolmata.ourproject.org
- La Casika: A squad in Madrid: http://lacasika.ourproject.org
- Libre knowledge
- Free content
- Open content
- Free software movement
- Open educational resources
- Gratis versus Libre
- Comparison of wiki farms
- ↑ "Definition and creation of free projects". libreprojects.org. http://libreprojects.org/article.php3?id_article=15.
- ↑ "The GNU project links Ourproject.org cataloguing it as "Free knowledge & free culture"". http://www.gnu.org/links/.
- ↑ "Alexa traffic details of Ourproject.org". September 10th, 2009. http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/ourproject.org.
- ↑ "Sites Using GForge". September 10th, 2009. http://gforgesites.infoether.com/.
- ↑ "Characteristics of OP wiki". wikiindex.org. http://www.wikiindex.org/Ourproject.org_wiki.