November 2016 issue
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Welcome to the inaugural edition of the freeculture.org newsletter. It is intended to collect information about projects consistent with the vision of free culture realized by projects like Wikipedia and OpenStreetMap: a world where people can freely share in art and knowledge, entertainment and wisdom.
In this first edition, we're bringing you updates related to four projects: Common Search (a libre/nonprofit search engine), lib.reviews (a libre/nonprofit review database), freeyourstuff.cc (a tool to liberate data from proprietary websites), and Snowdrift (a libre/nonprofit platform for funding public goods).
If you're working on a project that could be relevant to the next edition, please join our wiki and add it, here: http://wiki.freeculture.org/Projects
A nonprofit search engine for the web
A content liberation tool for supported websites
As of November 2016, in addition to previously supported sites (Yelp, IMDB, Amazon.com, TripAdvisor, Goodreads, Quora), you can now download your reviews from the following international versions of Amazon.com: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, India, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, UK.
A community for free and open reviews of absolutely anything
A few days ago, we released a new screencast that demonstrates some of our recently added functionality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjUasbFfCbU or https://lib.reviews/static/uploads/screencast2.webm
Most importantly, lib.reviews is now localized on TranslateWiki.net, and we've already enabled Bengali, Esperanto, Spanish, French, Macedonian, Brazilian and European Portuguese, Swedish, and Simplified Chinese, in addition to English and German. If you want to help with translations, please see: https://lib.reviews/team/6bfc0390-e218-4cb7-a446-2046cb886435/post/013b873d-7f3e-4cd5-9d88-ce6c37482c73
lib.reviews now lets you upload media files to illustrate review subjects, and you can associate your reviews with teams to collaborate with others and make them discoverable. We've also added Atom feeds for the list of all reviews, all reviews by a user, all reviews by a team, and all reviews of a given subject.
Add this URL to your favorite feed reader to keep up with development: https://lib.reviews/team/6bfc0390-e218-4cb7-a446-2046cb886435/blog
Community funding for public goods