It is not just another ‘knowledge base’. We are proposing our members a knowledge base developed with cooperatives and cooperation in mind.
The Knowledge Base is a unique opportunity for the cooperative movement
worldwide to capitalize on its 5th principle: providing education, training and
information to the public. The design also fosters cooperation between cooperatives and new global networks with key actors like universities, local authorities and civil society organizations interested in cooperatives.
Funding and collaborations
This open-source software has been built in collaboration with Cooperatives Europe, through the #coops4dev initiative and the two associated mentoring programs GCE and CoopStarter.
This software has been co-funded by the European Union.
The contents of this software are the sole responsibility of Cooperatives Europe and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.
The technology used : Startin'blox
Startin'blox is a technology based of the last stardards of the web that provide free, modular and easy-to-use tools to build decentralized application.
The documentation is still under development. If it hasn't allowed you to find your answers, come and tell us, your feedback is precious :) Thanks!
How does it work ?
All the Knowledge base application has been developed in Startin'blox. In this application, we've developed a standalone component that retrieves the resource and which can be integrated in any interface and plugged to the Knowledge Base federation.
When we started Knowledge Base project, we were on the 0.8 version of the core of the framework. So we've patch a lot of things on the application to get the fonctionnement needed.
As we were patching, we were telling to the framework team all we were doing. At the end of the project, many of our feedbacks were duly noted and had served to release the 0.9 version.
If we have had the 0.9 at the start of the project, development would have been so much faster! It's the game of innovation.
We want to inform you about this little history so that you won't be surprised to see tips and tricks, we've coded that are now a thing of the past for Startin'blox technology.
It would be interesting to rewrite the code in light of the latest improvements of the framework.
If the job tempts you, contact us. We'll do everything we can to give you all the marbles you need ;)