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africanCOMMONS

A platform to showcase re-useable tools built across Africa and the people & organizations building them. Accessible at https://commons.africa/

Build Status

Why is everyone reinventing the wheel? Massive amounts of money and time are being wasted on rebuilding solutions for digital democracies and open data. africanCOMMONS showcases carefully selected best-of-breed open source civic technologies that have already been ‘battle tested’ elsewhere, for possible re-use in countries across the continent.

africanCOMMONS is a carefully curated collection of the world’s best open source software for civic technologies, compatible with our environment, along with a tactical CivicPatterns ‘playbook’ to help digital activists save time, money, and effort. The collection is designed to help citizens, organizations, and governments re-use both code and data for their own projects, free-of-charge, in the most cost-effective way possible to ensure that the bulk of their project budgets are reserved for actual civic engagement rather than technology.

Installation

Requirements

To run this site you need:

To install the yarn requirements;

yarn

Development

From inside the root directory;

  1. Serve using Jekyll;
$ jekyll s -s dist
  1. On a separate terminal window, watch for JS/CSS changes using Webpack;
$ yarn run watch

Data Update/Import

To update the projects:

$ yarn run commons --download

If you don't want to download, can leave out the --download flag/argument.

After updating the data, push the repository and the raw users data will be available at:

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/CodeForAfrica/commons.AFRICA/develop/dist/_data/users.csv

Deployment

Currently we deploy using Github pages. To publish, run:

$ yarn run commons --publish

Contributing

Please read CONTRIBUTING.md for more on this.

Tests

To run style guide tests, you can run

$ yarn run stardard

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2017 Code for Africa.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.