German non-profit organisation which helps ordinary people “de-Google” their phones by installing privacy-friendly operating systems. They run events to help with this including workshops, exhibitions, lectures etc.
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!)
France’s biggest non-profit organisation promoting free open source software. They have created many libre online projects including the Fediverse’s PeerTube, Mobilizon and the “Frama” series of servers.
Founder and Executive Director at the DAIR Institute, researching AI from an ethical starting point, encouraging safety processes to be built into AI from beginning to end, and bringing more diverse participation into AI research.
Multidisciplinary academic organisation founded in 1967, combining social and scientific approaches to environmental issues. Publishes the Landscape Research journal and runs the Landscape EXchange online resource.
Non-profit initiative helping people use technology in a more financially, socially and environmentally sustainable manner, mainly relying on FOSS wherever possible. Provides help to everyone, regardless of technical skill level. Based in South Yorkshire, UK.
Grassroots organisation campaigning in favour of environmentally sustainable and fair food systems that do not exploit animals, and against massive corporations controlling agriculture. Based in San Francisco, California, USA.
The memorial and museum at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp built during the Nazi occupation of Poland. Over a million people were murdered by the Nazis at the camp during the Second World War, most of them civilians including children. The memorial functions as a reminder of what can happen, and campaigns for it never to happen again.
Staff astronomer at the observatory in Leiden University in the Netherlands, studying the nuclear regions of active galaxies. Also co-founder of Astronomers For Planet Earth, a grassroots pressure group which campaigns to stop global warming.
Authority which provides HTTPS security certificates to websites free of charge. Run by the Internet Security Research Group, a US-based non-profit organisation. Let’s Encrypt certificates currently secure over 300 million websites.
Works at the medical NGO Doctors Without Borders / Medecins Sans Frontieres which helps people in conflicts and other hazardous areas get medical treatment. Also a solarpunk enthusiast, with a background in logistics, first response, journalism and hostile environments.
German branch of the campaign by scientists to save the planet from environmental destruction due to climate change. They are letting the world know the science of climate change, conducting research themselves and helping climate scientists to network.
Support group for people suffering or concerned about the effects of Long Covid, where Covid-19 infection causes long-term or chronic illness. Hosts regular discussions with patients, doctors, researchers and journalists.
Grassroots initiative to help people fix electrical, electronic and other devices instead of throwing them away. The project helps organise Restart Parties all around the world, where volunteers show how to fix broken gadgets and machines.
Non-profit organisation that maintains the Tor network, which allows people to communicate anonymously over the internet thanks to a special network that scrambles any attempts to trace connections. The easiest way to use Tor is with the Tor web browser, which you can download from their website.
Organisation rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned elephants, rhinos and other wildlife in Kenya. Also helps fight poaching of endangered species, and takes part in initiatives to improve the local environment and community living standards.
Massive non-profit archive website which includes digital copies of vast amounts of printed, audiovisual and interactive media. Perhaps most famous for its Wayback Machine which allows people to look at older versions of almost any website.
OONI – The Open Observatory of Network Interference
OONI monitors network-level blocking of internet access, which is usually by governments or ISPs, and flags up any mass internet blocks or other interference. They also develop FOSS tools for carrying out this monitoring.