Posts Tagged ‘commons’

Linz pflückt: Fruits for free

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

simple_leaf_xxhdpiLinz Pflückt shows more than 2000 public fruit trees in the city of Linz. The basic data comes from the open data portal which was launched as part of the Open Commons Region Linz. The dataset contains information on species, genus, tree height, etc. which we extended with information such as maturity and fruit category.

The fruits of the trees are freely available public domain, which may be picked and eaten by every person! Look at the trees and enjoy the taste of the fruits!

You as fruit fan are invited to evaluate the fruits, comment on the trees and to enrich them with photos. With your submissions, the project is gaining usability and usefulness.

Linz Pflückt is also available as app for Android devices. Owners of other phones can use the mobile version of the website.

The project was built using free software frameworks as OpenStreetMaps, leafletjs and WordPress.

Linz se declara región “Open Commons”

Thursday, August 5th, 2010


La ciudad austriaca de Linz comienza -según ella- una iniciativa única en Europa para el uso libre de datos digitales. El proyecto “Open Commons” fomenta, además del software libre, los contenidos, datos y medios para el uso y la distribución libre. La finalidad es, sobre todo, económica: reducir costes, evitar dependencias, fomentar la iniciativa propia, crear valor añadido y fortalecer la economía, aumentar la transparencia y establecer seguridad jurídica.