Folks, I need to ask for some help.

Like many, I have some go-to examples of great communities. This includes Wikipedia, OpenStreetmap, Ubuntu, Debian, Linux, and others. Many of these are software related, many of them are Open Source.

I would like to ask your feedback for other examples of great communities. These don’t have to be software-related…in fact I would love to see examples of great communities in other areas and disciplines.

They could be collaborative communities, communities that share a common interest, communities that process big chunks of data, communities that inspire and educate certain groups (e.g. kids, under-privilaged), or anything else.

I am looking for inspiring examples that get to the heart of what makes communities beautiful. These don’t have to be huge and elaborate communities, they just need to demonstrate the power of people sharing a mission or ethos and doing interesting things.

Please share your examples in the comments, and in doing so, please share the following:

  • The name of the community
  • A web address / contact person
  • Overview of the community, what it does, and why you feel it is special

Thanks!

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