Rakontu is a Web application that small groups of people can use together to share and work with their stories. It's for any group of people with stories to share and a reason to share them. Members build shared "story museums" that they can draw upon to achieve common goals like promoting a cause, learning from each other, and finding solutions to problems. It is based on ten years of research and practice in the field of organizational and community narrative and is a companion to the free e-book workingwithstories.org, which helps people use narrative techniques to help their communities and organizations. It uses questions, annotations, and links to organize and connect stories in more meaningful and useful ways than is possible in other social media applications. Other features such as safe storytelling via fictional attribution, the bridging of online and offline worlds, and fluid contribution roles are designed for the unique situation of people sharing stories for a reason.
Objectify-Appengine is a thin Java wrapper around Google App Engine's low-level datastore API that allows you to persist type-safe POJO objects. It provides a human-friendly query interface, generified key, query, and prepared query classes, GWT-able entity objects, and transactions in one lightweight jar file with no dependencies.
Networked Decision Making is fun Web-based group decision making software to complement meetings and voting. There are many situations in which groups need to make decisions. Existing methods are inefficient, synchronous, and often overly influenced by politics, egos, and hierarchy. Hence the need for a new method without these limitations. Networked Decision Making is developed on the web2py platform and is fully compatible with Google App Engine and most SQL platforms.
BitWrk is creating a marketplace where participants can buy or sell computing power like stocks in a stock exchange, using Bitcoin as currency. The client software can be integrated with existing, compute-intensive applications (e.g. rendering software), creating a big boost by harnessing the combined computing power of the BitWrk network. Sellers earn money by putting their hardware to work, offering an alternative to Bitcoin mining.