This is the beginning of an effort to build web community software specifically designed to support information collection and reflection; which will include tools for the delivery of activist knowledge as a sort of non-violent weapon of change.
Since, in the Information Society today,
computer communication technology communicaiont is so important,
and free and open software is so important to natural freedom
we will need to support activists in becoming technologically free.
For the purposes of building an action (and tech support site) I have created a deliberately short list of building tools:
CSS and HTML
PHP and Python (WikiPedia uses it, for instance)
My SQL, when we get to the point of a portal
Perl: text processing and web searching (industrial strength)
and, of course, Linux
of the problem with development of free projects (in my life) has been
that they get scattered all over the place. I want to determine a good
location to anchor the effort, whether it be in a discussion thread
here, or in the Katrina group or on the development site itself.
are a huge number of support projects can can be hosted to support
action activism. I can list that out some other time. I am under the
gun to finish research and start creating text about the disaster and
action activism in general.