Internet Freedom Projects
The Internet as a free and open space is under pressure every day. Greenhost regards the Internet as a medium for accessible information, a platform for partnerships and a forum to express and form opinions. As such, the distributed foundations of the Internet and the data and privacy of individual users should be safeguarded.
We actively participate in the following projects regarding digital security and human rights, by sharing knowledge, supporting partnerships and developing open source applications in-house.
Rapid Response Services
If you're looking for Rapid Response support, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organisations, activists, journalists and other human rights defenders can face digital attacks and emergencies of various kinds. If these problems concern the delivery of (hosting) services, the Greenhost Rapid Response team can assist you.
If your website is attacked frequently and you are a journalist, activist or part of an NGO, non-profit organisation or research institute the Rapid Response Fund might be a solution for you. The Rapid Response Fund aims to facilitate a strong digital emergency response to resolve digital threats in a timely and comprehensive manner. This service is initiated by the Open Technology Fund (OTF) and Greenhost is one of the providers.
Because of the nature of this funding, the support is only available when there is a clear time-sensitive digital emergency in which applicants are seeking short-term and urgent support.
Totem is an online learning platform that offers educational courses about digital security and privacy and related tools and tactics for journalists, activists and human rights defenders in a safe, online classroom environment. It is also developed to assist digital security trainers before, during and after an "off-line" training.
The Totem platform is built using the open-source Open edX MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) software. The platform has been carefully designed to be safe and privacy-preserving by collecting minimal data about the users and using secure, modern encryption to prevent any eavesdropping. Developed in collaboration by Greenhost and Free Press Unlimited, with help from the Internet Freedom community.
Stackspin is a value-aligned work suite for value-driven teams. It offers the best apps in open source cloud collaboration: installed with a click, managed simply, safe and secure.
Organisations and individuals that want to start using more secure communications and collaborations tools, as developed by the Internet Freedom community, often find that they lack the required system administration skills and time to securely set up and maintain such systems from scratch.
This project bridges value-driven individuals and value-aligned software, for the Internet Freedom community and beyond. We aspire at extending the reach of open, more secure software and at liberating organizations and individuals from having to turn to proprietary solutions every time they ‘just need to get the job done’.
When working with privacy-sensitive information it is not always wise to depend on (virtualised) hardware from big corporations like Amazon, Azure and Digital Ocean. You preferably want a trustworthy product with accessible, hands-on support, tailored for your cause.
eclips.is is a free, lightweight platform where developers of tools and services can launch virtual private servers to facilitate an easily accessible cloud infrastructure.
This means that you can deploy your own (encrypted) mail, chat and video services all around the world, or build your own applications on the platform. More info on this project can be found at eclips.is.
If you are interested in Eclips.is, but not working on a humanitarian project, that's no problem! Order a Greenhost VPS here instead!