FAQ

What is CivicSpace Labs? a company?

We don’t have “official legal status” yet but we will be a non-profit foundation. You can read about who we are here.

What do you guys do?

We are building a new kind civic infrastructure, tools and technologies to connect citizens and help them organize themselves. Specifically, we are building the “CivicSpace” platform. You can read about it here.

Well, that sounds nice, but who is paying for this?

Skyline Public Works and the Kapor foundation

So this stuff is open-source right?

Yes, it is all gpl’ed. And even better, it is built on top of an existing thriving open-source project, Drupal.

When will it be ready?

We are probably a few weeks away from our 1.0 release, but we are getting close. You can grab pre-releases from the Download page right now.

What’s a tarball? How can I get CivicSpace ?

Our hosting system is still in development. If you are interested in testing it in it’s early stages please get in touch with us. There are also a number of firms and contractors who offer CivicSpace services such as EchoDitto and Polycot.