June 10th saw the public launch of connec+ipedia, a wiki+database tool that I have been working on for the last 18+ months with the Meyer Memorial Trust. As much as I enjoy talking about the functionality and possibilities that exist with this new kind of wiki, I think it is also important to recognize such a tool has been offered to the community for free by a private foundation.
It’s great to see more and more foundations adopting policies around open source software and grantmaking and using/developing with open source themselves. I wrote about some of the decision-making around connec+ipedia as a guest spot over at Tactical Philanthropy.
Head over there to read and comment on what you think about this process and project.