Suggestions for our Ethical Resources directory

Hi! I’m on the Community team at Mapbox. Our team supports non-profits and other positive impact / mission-driven organizations who want to use our tools. I’d like to suggest listing Mapbox (https://www.mapbox.com/) as a maps and location data service provider alternative (for developers and businesses/organizations, we are not a consumer-facing company).

  • Our mission is to change how people use location data and navigate.
  • We are proud of our open source roots and work in the open as much as possible, with active contributions across the open source geospatial ecosystem and open data initiatives like OpenStreetMap.
  • We are a privacy-first company with stringent protections in place for our telemetry data and any user data that we collect.
  • We have protections for human rights built into our Terms of Service.
  • Our community team regularly donates API services and pro-bono volunteering hours from employees across the company to support non-profits and other positive impact organizations. https://www.mapbox.com/community/

I’m happy to share more information if you have further questions (I am limited to sharing 2 links in this post). Thank you for considering us for the Ethical Resources directory - great initiative!

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Hi :slight_smile: I’d suggest putting delta chat with email services as well as messaging since it’s really an email client. Also, I was surprised the list doesn’t contain an actual open source mailserver… Unfortunately I don’t use any mail servers myself as yet, can anyone recommend one?

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I’d love to see The Minimalists Podcast added to the ethical podcast category! The Minimalists encourage people to consume mindfully. There are never any ads and they aim to add as much value to listeners’ lives as possible. https://www.theminimalists.com/podcast/

Let’s Know Things by Colin Wright is also a fantastic independent podcast. As described on the website, “LKT is a podcast about context and the news. Each week the host, [Colin Wright], expounds upon a news item, explains why it’s important, and shows how it connects to other current events, historical happenings, philosophical questions, economic considerations, and technological realities.” https://letsknowthings.com/ There are always a very limited number of ads, thoughtfully curated and kept very brief—the host wants to respect listeners’ time. It’s deliberately easy to skip past them as they are constrained to one small chunk of time.

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@argovaerts, @ecasado, @Phil, @megandolan, @jsper, @clare - thanks a million all: your suggestions will be added! :relaxed::rainbow:

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Hey Sarah!

Any chance we could get upRing added as well?

Yep, that’s going up too! :slight_smile:

Thanks, Sarah! You rock!

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Hi Saray! I’d like to suggest my app Hippo, which is a notes app to stay on top of relationships and become more attentive to the people around you. The data stays on your device, and I’ve already received a couple of compliments on my privacy policy (didn’t expect people to actually read it :slight_smile:
I use a couple of products from your directory in this project, like SimpleAnalytics on the marketing site and Matomo to track screens in the app.

ahhh @roel, what a lovely idea! :slight_smile: definitely worthy of a place on the list, i think! :relaxed:

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Hey there! I’d like to suggest shrtcode
It’s a free URL shortener which is very privacy friendly because it doesn’t track any short-link visitors. Additionally, it stores all shortened Links very securely and is very reliable and fast.
You can read more about it on the FAQ page: shrtco.de/hNe4Y

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Lovely stuff @A_n :relaxed:

Hi there guys.

Amazing collection of resources here! Wanted to also contribute one which is a website my friend worked on listing Europe based ethnical clothing brands:

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yo, I’d very much like to see a project management category opened and would suggest GNU Redmine and openproject as the first entries in that category

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Hi there, I’d like to suggest Wallabag as a viable Free/Libre/Open Source alternative to Pocket/Instapaper. It’s a self-hostable PHP/MySQL app (like Wordpress). There’s also a hosted version at wallabag.it.

-Adam

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I would like to suggest alternative, privacy focused video search engine Petey Vid , its multi-lingual and searches 50+ platforms other than YouTube, cheers!

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You could addIzarkom to broadband providers. It is a cooperative and democratic Basque project that emerges from the people, which has been created with the aim of providing a series of telecommunication services that would guarantee access to telephony and internet services, suitable for technical conditions and based on eligible costs through affordable tariffs. In short, Izarkom is a cooperative telecommunication operator from the Basque Country, whose purpose to get sovereignty over the infrastructure of telecommunication services.

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This is more of an edit than a submission. Firefox has now rebranded and it’s home to a suite of ethical and privacy-focused products like Firefox Browser, Firefox Send, Firefox Monitor, Firefox Listen, Pocket, and Firefox Lockwise hopefully with more to come. Firefox
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Would it be possible to add an Electric Vehicle Hire company - great alternative for those looking to commute around the UK, or tourists who want to visit and travel around the UK without any emissions? https://www.voltagehire.com/

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Consider adding ekoru.org, a search engine that donates part of its revenue to climate change causes such as animal welfare, reforestation, ocean conservation, and climate change policy. Its servers are housed in eco-friendly data centres to ensure that user searches have a minimal impact on the environment. The data centers used are cooled passively by airflow and water with zero reliance on air-conditioning. User searches are all anonymous, no search history is retained, and every search is private

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Hey everyone, I saw the documentary 2040: Regeneration in the cinema yesterday and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is dealing with eco-anxiety at the moment. The director wanted to make the film to show his daughter what an eco-friendly future might look like if we implemented the clean technologies we have available today.

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