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Manifesto

Drutopia is an initiative to revolutionize the way we build online tools. We're combining the principles of software freedom, community ownership and intersectional politics to co-develop technologies that meet our needs and reflect our values.

Tools such as Squarespace and NationBuilder have lowered the cost for launching a website. However, these tools are limited in functionality and push people getting into web development for a cause into the dead end of proprietary services.

We intend to develop a framework upon which an ecosystem of open source distributions will flourish- meeting the unique needs of grassroots nonprofits, unions, food co-ops, small businesses and others making big change on small budgets. We will also use this framework to build a member-owned platform spanning multiple participating hosts. Members of the platform will drive the vision of the project including, crucially, guiding the development of new features.

We are looking for designers, authors, community organizers, media strategists, artists, developers, open-source enthusiasts, information architects, project managers, activists, and anyone passionate about community technology to join us.

 

Signatures

The following individuals signed in support of this original manifesto. Organizations listed are for identification purposes only. 

  • Aaron
    • Hosttor
  • Aaron Manire
    • Isovera
  • Aaron Tokelove
    • redstar.coop
  • Adam Andrzej Jaworski
    • Omega8.cc
  • Adam Sanchez
    • DRINUX
  • Adam Stewart
    • Gizra
  • Adil
  • Alan Dewey
    • retired software developer/manager
  • Alan Tabor
  • Alberto Rojas
    • Manatí
  • Alec Hill
  • Alessandro Marcias
  • Alex
  • Alex Barlow
  • Alex Finnarn
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • Alex Stobart
    • Mydex CIC
  • Alison Bancroft
    • Redport
  • Alysa Selby
  • Amanda Chavez Barnes
    • AJC Learning & Liberation Center
  • Amir Taiar
    • Reasonat
  • Anastasiya Kazakova
    • Tufts University
  • Andrei
  • Andrew Beyer
  • Andrew Mallis
    • Kalamuna
  • Andy Baker
  • Anietie Ekanem
    • SocialNicheGuru.com
  • Austin
    • Timeless Domain
  • Barry Madore
    • Fire on the Bluff
  • beber
  • Benjamin Doherty
    • Caxy
  • benjamin melançon
    • Agaric
  • Benny Theunis
    • DropSolutions
  • Bilal Ahmed
    • Elixiredge
  • Bjoern Voss
  • BK Lim
  • Bob Haugen
    • Mikorizal.org
  • Brian Gervais
    • Aten
  • Brian Russell
    • crowdacting.org
  • Carl V. Lewis
    • Open Savannah
  • Carlos Miranda Levy
    • Civil Innovation Lab
  • Carol Shedd
    • public library
  • Cary Gordon
    • The Cherry Hill Company
  • Catherine Myers
    • Family and Home Network
  • catqueenbb
    • Myself
  • Cecil Byrd
    • National Association of Concerned Veterans
  • Charles Mclachlan
  • Chathura Kudahetti
    • Villvay
  • Chris Haller
    • Urban Interactive Studio
  • Chris Lawson
    • Jungle Internet
  • Chris Moore
    • Zinco Design Solutions
  • Chris Thompson
    • Wolcen Tech
  • Chris Wells
    • Redfin Solutions, LLC
  • Christian Maltais
    • Praxis Labs Coop
  • Christophe Jossart
    • TILT Factory
  • Christopher Gervais
    • Ægir Cooperative
  • Christopher Skene
    • Platform.sh
  • chuck bordman
    • kingbird content
  • Clayton Dewey
    • Aten
  • Colleen Dailey
    • Pegasystems
  • D Vargas
    • Webzina
  • Dan Feidt
    • Feidt Design LLC
  • Daniel Carvalhinho
  • Daniel Cerveny
    • CARE
  • Daniel Dalgo
    • Bluetent
  • Daniel Shearer
    • Tamarack Media Cooperative
  • Daniel Wehner
  • Danyl Strype
    • Disintermedia.net.nz
  • Darrel Branson
  • Dave Kopecek
    • Aisle8, Inc.
  • dave onion
    • radicante media
  • Dave Reid
    • Lullabot
  • David Crowell
  • David Picó
    • Luthiers De Webs
  • David Rothstein
  • David Snopek
    • myDropWizard, Inc.
  • David Valdez
  • Dawn Buie
    • Left Field
  • Dawn Jackson
    • Faulkner County Master Gardeners
  • dbt102
    • bacnet interest group - drupal
  • Derek DeRaps
    • Kalamuna
  • Diane Lefroy
    • coFoodYVR
  • Doug Vann
    • Synapticblue.com
  • Duffy
    • leche.is
  • Duncan Magidson
  • Dustin Boeger
    • Accellino
  • Dylan Clear
  • Dylan Portelance
    • Olio Culinary Collective
  • ed
    • gebnet
  • Ed Carlevale
    • HorizontalGenius.com
  • Ed Scholl
  • Edouard "DuaelFr" Cunibil
    • Happyculture
  • Eduardo Febres
    • Ejército Comunicacional de Liberación
  • Eladio Abquina
    • Tech Ops PH
  • Elaine Blakeman
    • Ucla
  • Eloy Cano
    • Psicoexcesos
  • Emmanuel Décarie
    • koumbit.org
  • Eric Aitala
    • IPMS/USA
  • Erin Fogel
    • DevCollaborative
  • Erin Holloway
    • Aten
  • Eugene Flynn
    • 54 Degrees
  • Ewoud
    • co-creative universe
  • Fabian Bircher
    • Erasmus Student Network
  • Felip Manyer i Ballester
    • Res Telæ
  • Fernando León Romero
  • Fernando Paredes García
    • Dilygent
  • Fernando Paredes García
    • Dilygent
  • Frank S
  • Franz Heinzmann
  • Garrett Dawson
    • VictorOps
  • Gaus Surahman
    • gausarts
  • George Baev
  • Graham Mitchell
    • MC3
  • Greg Schnippel
  • Gualter Barbas Baptista
    • Ecobytes e. V.
  • Guillaume Boudrias
    • Praxis
  • Gus Austin
    • OpenProducer Collective
  • Helyx
    • helyx@mediamobilizing.org
  • huizache
    • anima la red
  • Ian Noah
    • ProgressiveTV
  • Isaac Horton
    • Qode One
  • Isidro Pimentel
  • Ivan Boothe
    • CoLab Coop / Rootwork.org
  • Ivan Stegic
    • TEN7
  • Jack Haas
  • Jacob Ineichen
    • Madison Public Library
  • Jacques R. Blier
    • xMac info
  • James Lau
    • Kor Group
  • James Lau
  • Janez Urevc
  • javier lopez
  • Jeffrey Elkner
    • NOVA Web Development
  • Jewel Lee
  • Jim Whitescarver
    • DivvyDAO.org
  • Jimmy Elias
    • Choice Multimedia
  • Joaquin Bravo Contreras
    • Axei
  • Johanna Bates
    • DevCollaborative
  • john gieryn
    • Enspiral
  • John Kibuuka
    • Rural ICT
  • Joko Wibawa
    • Oxiware Media
  • jon pollard
    • turtlereality web design
  • Jon Pugh
    • OpenDevShop Inc
  • Jonathan Cloud
    • Possible Planet
  • Jonathan Kissam
    • Vermont Workers' Center
  • Jorge Lopez-Lago
  • Jose
  • Josef
    • Amazee Labs
  • Josef Davies-Coates
    • United Diversity
  • June Holley
    • Network Weaver Institute/MNL
  • Justin Toupin
    • Aten
  • K Armstrong
    • Green Corner
  • k054
    • mazorca / servidorxs autónomxs
  • Kappaluppa
    • Kappaluppa Company
  • Karol Bryksa
    • Ratio Web
  • Karyn Cassio
    • TechGirlGeek
  • Kelly Albrecht
    • Last Call Media
  • Kelly Lucas
    • Pegasystems, In.c
  • Kendra Williams
    • People Who Give A Damn
  • Kent Richards
    • Kent Richards Consulting
  • Kevin Schmidt
    • CommentOutline
  • Klaas Van Waesberghe
    • ONE Agency
  • Kris Khaira
    • Socialist Party of Malaysia
  • Lanette MIller
    • Acquia
  • Larry Dunn
    • Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center
  • Lauro Sollero
  • Leina Mestrovic
    • EC
  • Leo Sammallahti
    • We Collective
  • Leonardo Forero
  • Leslie Glynn
  • levmyshkin
    • CimpleO
  • Lillian Hetet
    • Miro Associates
  • Logan West
  • Lucy Boyd
    • Mencap
  • Lyndsey Jackson
    • WeCollaborate
  • Madalin Ignisca
    • Numiko Ltd.
  • Mantas
    • WEB Partners
  • Mantas
    • WEB Partners
  • Marc Isaacson
    • Isaacson Web Development
  • Marcos
  • Marcus Graetsch
    • Left Forum
  • Mario Martínez
  • Mark Conroy
    • Annertech
  • Mark Maxey
    • Oklahoma Communist Party
  • Martijn
    • Crowd Expedition
  • Matheus Seabra
    • matheuseabra
  • Matt Hamilton
  • Matt Sorenson
  • Flaack
  • Matthew Cropp
    • Vermont Employee Ownership Center
  • Matthew Slater
    • communityforge.net
  • Matthew Tift
    • Lullabot
  • Mauricio Buschinelli
    • Coop Cycle AlimenTerre
  • Megan Hustings
    • National Coalition for the Homeless
  • Merlin
    • geeks4change
  • Michael Murphy
  • Michael Smith
    • MAS Development
  • Michael Wojcik
    • Mediacurrent
  • Micky Metts
    • Agaric
  • Mike Chelen
  • Mike Gifford
    • OpenConcept Consulting Inc.
  • Mike McCaffrey
  • Mike Nescot
    • JBS International
  • Miljenko Vujaklija
    • CWF
  • Misha
  • Mladen Đurić
    • ]{oder professional development school
  • Mojzis Stupka
  • mudasir
    • bytra.org
  • Nathan Bunney
    • Inventaweb.net
  • Nathan Schneider
    • University of Colorado Boulder
  • Nedjo Rogers
    • Chocolate Lily
  • Nguyen Hoang Thien Quoc
  • Nicholas Ketchum
    • NK
  • Nicolas Tostin
  • Nikita Chudjakov
    • OpenAdviser
  • Nikki
  • Nikolaos Kostopoulos
    • PaperGo
  • Nina Smolyar
  • Nino
    • none
  • Oliver Sylvester-Bradley
    • The Open Co-op
  • Orkut Murat Yılmaz
    • Binbiriz
  • Paige Eaton
    • DevCollaborative
  • Patrick Jensen
  • Patrick Schanen
    • Patrick Schanen Consulting
  • Patrick Vézina
    • Croustille
  • Paul Free
    • yunity
  • Paul Mackay
    • Folk Labs
  • Pedro Rocha
    • Athene Digital
  • Peta
    • Rewilding Australia
  • Pete Land
    • Tamarack Media Cooperative
  • Peter Carrero
  • Peter Grond
    • Triquanta Web Solutions
  • Peter Lord
  • Phil Neal
  • philippe
    • OPEN QUARTIERS
  • Pieter De Clercq
    • Paddle
  • Quinn Webb
    • Green Party of the United States
  • Quique
  • Rahul Baisane
    • Proventeq
  • Rainer
  • Rajeev Kumar
  • Raphael Larrinaga
    • Tilt Factory
  • Ray Nimmo
    • Freelance Developer
  • Reed Lindsay
    • Belly of the Beast Films, LLC
  • Richard Moger
    • Claritis Limited
  • Rick Eyre
  • Rick Hood
    • Common Media Inc.
  • Rob Montero
    • Anexus LAT
  • Robert Phair
    • COSD
  • Robert Robinson
    • US Human Rights Network
  • Ron Mulero
    • Ron Mulero, LLC
  • Rosemary Mann
    • Chocolate Lily
  • Roy
  • Ruben Medina
    • City of Aurora Parks Recreation and open Space
  • Ruby Sinreich
  • Ryan Barolet-Fogarty
  • Ryan Price
    • DrupalEasy Podcast
  • Sam Boyer
  • Sam Rose
    • Holocene Systems LLC
  • Sam Stamport
    • Columbia Blooms
  • Sarah German
    • Advomatic
  • Scott Gaule
  • Scott Reynen
    • MoveOn.org
  • Sean Robertson
  • Sebastian Romero
    • Vientos.coop
  • Seth Viebrock
    • Origin Eight
  • Sibi
  • Sierk Beij
  • Silvano
    • Promarka
  • Spencer Brooks
    • Brooks Digital
  • Stanley Gould
    • Smart Era Ecosystems LLC
  • Stephan Luckow
  • Gesellschaft zur Entwicklung von Dingen
  • Stephen Cataldo
    • Cognitive Politics / Cross Partisan Press
  • Stephen Cross
    • Parallax Information Technology
  • Steve Hanson
    • Cruiskeen Consulting LLC
  • Steve Purkiss
    • Interdependent Free Software Consultant & Developer
  • Steve Swartz
  • Suren Moodliar
    • encuentro5
  • Susan MacPhee
    • MDG
  • Susan Mangold
    • Columbus House Rabbit Society
  • Suzi Grishpul
  • Talon Poole
    • talon@theghostin.me
  • Tayler Geiger
  • Washington University in St. Louis
    • technoblogia
  • technoblogia
  • TF
  • Thierry JARRIGE
    • Ekomundi
  • Thomas Heldmaier
    • BAFOEGINI
  • Tim Erickson
  • Tim Gummer
    • The Gribblehirst Hub
  • Todd
    • TAPOL
  • Tom B
  • Tom Corbett
    • Scarborough Public Library
  • Tom Inglis
    • Wildcat Applications Ltd
  • Tommy Cox
    • Independent Contractor
  • Tony Groff
    • Groffweb
  • Toto PB
  • Trebor Scholz
    • The New School
  • Trevor Smith
    • SendGrid
  • Trevor Twining
    • OpenProducer Collective
  • Tyler Schlichenmeyer
    • Mobilize Missouri
  • Vanessa Martins
    • Itelios
  • Vasilis Giannoulis
    • 2square
  • Walt Daniels
    • NY-NJ Trail Conference
  • Will Rico
    • CommonMind
  • William Cheung
    • Suntog Web Design
  • Wojciech Krzeszowski
    • Europacity Görlitz/Zgorzelec
  • Yalamber Tamot
    • Vajra Interactive
  • yogendra pal
    • Learn By Watch
  • Zakiya
  • Zakiya Brinson