Professor of Chemistry, Computer Science, Materials Science and Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto. Founder of Zapata Computing and Kebotix. Directs Acceleration Consortium at University of Toronto. Editor-in-Chief of the Digital Discovery journal. Works on artificial intelligence and quantum computing.
Develops and promotes FOSS applications and open source hardware for professional filmmaking. One of their flagship products is the Axiom range of open hardware high end film cameras, produced in association with Magic Lantern (the makers of unofficial Canon firmware).
The most popular free open source office suite, it includes a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation software etc. It’s very widely used by businesses, governments, organisations and individuals, and is available for Linux, Mac and Windows.
European campaign group which defends people’s privacy. Noyb’s focus is on fighting privacy violations by companies and corporations. (In case you’re wondering, the name stands for None Of Your Business!)
Award-winning independent publisher founded in 1973. Its published authors are highly eclectic including Yann Martel, Irvine Welsh, Barack Obama, Scarlett Thomas, Matt Haig, Alasdair Gray, The Mighty Boosh, Miranda July, Simon’s Cat and many more. They also run their own Fediverse server at bookish.community
The E Foundation develops and maintains a free open source privacy-friendly de-Googled version of Android, which you can either install yourself on your existing phone or buy pre-installed on a new phone. They sell pre-installed phones through the Murena brand, all of which are manufactured by established companies like Fairphone, Samsung etc.
European company selling de-Googlised Android smartphones. The phones themselves are made by established manufacturers such as Fairphone and Samsung, and can be refurbished models if you want to reduce the impact on the environment (or if you just want a cheaper phone).
Popular managed hosting service for creating your own Mastodon server. Managed hosting means you don’t really need any technical knowledge as the hosting company does all the techy stuff behind the scenes for you (including installation, maintenance, upgrades etc).
Independent manufacturer of smartphones that are as ethical as possible, with fair wages and working conditions all the way down the supply chain. The phones are modular so users can replace or upgrade parts themselves.
French mobile phone network co-operative. The co-op is owned by its members who vote on the direction it should take. They are also part the FairtecEU group which campaigns for more ecologically sustainable and privacy-friendly digital services.
European Union fund which provides loans and guarantees to projects involved with development, climate change and the environment, infrastructure and small and medium businesses. Its aim is to promote the policy goals of the EU, and operates both within the EU and elsewhere. It focuses on projects that have difficulty getting loans within their own country.
(Note: Despite the similar names, this is not the European Central Bank which manages the Euro currency.)
Co-operative donation platform, sort of like a more democratic alternative to Patreon. Because it’s a co-op, everyone who uses the platform has a say in how it is run. It’s currently still in testing, but you can sign up for an invitation to take part in the test.
Open source hardware manufacturer based in the United States, making components, boards, accessories etc for computing and electronics projects. Certified as a minority and women owned business enterprise.
Free open source web analytics software, a privacy-friendly libre alternative to Google Analytics. It allows you to keep track of visits to your website without handing over visitors data to Google. There are third party paid hosting services, or you can self-host it for free.
German privacy-oriented digital agency providing advice on privacy-friendly technology, creating digital content and publishing Pyngu Magazine with articles about privacy, design and technology. They also run their own Mastodon server.