Suggestions for our Ethical Resources directory

Hi everyone!
A suggestion for the analytics category:

Offen - Fair web analytics

Offen is an open source web analytics software that treats operators and users as equal parties.

Operators can gain valuable insights about how users interact with their services while ensuring that their users remain in full control over their data.

Offen is lightweight, self hosted and free.

Thanks for your time. Let me know if there are any questions.
Hendrik

Hi :wave:t2:
What about adding Mudita Pure phone to the ‘Phones’ category?

Mudita Pure is as environmentally and socially friendly device as we could achieve. Our mission was to use the most responsible options available. Our every choice reflects the pursuit to provide a more fair trade and ethical device.

All the best!

I think a lot of people get quite confused between Matomo (which used to be called Piwik) and Piwik Pro. I know I have before.

Thanks for adding a Design category. It’s still missing a few fantastic tools for graphics and illustration. In particular, I would add the desktop publication program Scribus, the digital negatives tool darktable, drawing software Krita (krita dot org).

Also, Pitivi for the video category.

Good suggestions. Additionally, if you add Krita then you should also add paint dot net (gimp like) and draw.io (for flow charts and mindmaps) to the design part. Also, meshroom can maybe be a nice addition: https://alicevision.org#meshroom

Please note that instance https://www.invidio.us has been closed. The link now refers to other instances that run invidio software. When a user clicks that link out of curiosity, it does no longer see immediately what invidio looks like but rather a page with other invidio instances.

I’d like to suggest adding Towards Sustainability to the magazines/newsletters category - you can find it here: https://platformaeko.com/towards-sustainability/

It’s a completely free newsletter about sustainability which we are publishing monthly, the third one will be out in about a week and we are trying to make sure that each issue is better than the one before. We have some new volunteer contributors joining over the next few issues and we publish it in English and Lithuanian (not sure how many Lithuanian readers there are on etchical.net).

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A couple of days ago we watched the movie ‘Kiss the Ground’.

It’s a beautifully made film about the importance of soil, how modern agriculture is causing desertification and what we need to do to stop it and to allow the soil to become the biggest carbon sink on the planet (as it always was before humanity).

I think it would be a really good addition to the ‘talks and films’ section of the directory.

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Suggesting cautionary removal of “Wire” on account of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wire_(software)#Privacy_policy_changes
insofar as it isn’t easy to tell the service from the software apart on said list.

Vimeo contacts Google servers, and should be purged. There are many alternatives in the video department nowadays.

In an effort to not self-promote, I will gladly implement any and all concerns against adding the Remmina remote desktop software :slight_smile:

Hello everyone!

Here to suggest some findings I did in the web hosting department.

freethought
GreenGeeks

Hope this is of help. :slight_smile:

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Hi, I’d like to suggest adding Tablerone browser extension to the list. It’s a 100% private tab manager.

Thank you for considering!

You can probably add qutebrowser into the browsers list because it is open-source, privacy respecting, and it’s main features include minimal graphical user interface and has vim keybindings.

Hi there, I’d like to suggest adding http://forpurposejobs.com/ to the search engine or the directory category. For Purpose Jobs is a job site that aggregates all the open jobs in impact companies who are fighting climate change & social injustice.

Never heard of it, haven’t had a chance to check it out now BUT I love the name :smiley:

Hi everybody! May I suggest my own app, Qbserve? It is a productivity and time tracker for macOS that I made because I couldn’t stand services like RescueTime sending all my computer usage history to their servers.

Qbserve stores everything in an SQLite database, 100% locally. It only collects basic anonymized info about the operating system and crashes + sends daily usage pings (see the privacy policy).

Hi,
a lovely project you are running, thanks !
I think the OS category would deserve a few more entries, such as:

  • https://pop.system76.com/
  • https://www.linuxmint.com/
  • and since those are based on ubuntu, why not that as well ? :slight_smile:
    I am not sure about the criteria used now for OSes, from the point of usability for non tech ppl (as mentioned in the thread), these 3 definitely shine and since they are open source, I believe they are ethical as well.
    thanks :slight_smile:

For mail I think hey.com would deserve to be added, see for example https://hey.com/the-hey-way/#money-not-privacy.

Also please add Center For Humane Technology into organizations:

We envision a world where technology is realigned with humanity’s best interests. Our work expands beyond tech addiction to the broader societal threats that the attention economy poses to our well-being, relationships, democracy, and shared information environment. We must address these threats to conquer our biggest global challenges like pandemics, inequality, and climate change.

thanks :slight_smile:

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