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In europe several flavors of CSA emerged from the various regions. In France various solutions are competing for the users attention. The most notable are:
- [AMAPJ](http://amapj.fr/) is a development from an AMAP of the Drôme written in Java. Well done documentation is available on the website.
- [Cagette.net](https://www.cagette.net/) had been developed by the agency for training producers in digital skills and communication for food short circuit projects [Alilo](https://www.alilo.fr/). It is written in the language from gaming industry [HAXE](https://haxe.org/) which produces a very clean GUI. As only one instance is used for all groups it can offer a good mapping functionality out of the box. On the website you can find a tour through the application.
- [Cagette.net](https://www.cagette.net/) had been developed by the agency for training producers in digital skills and communication for food short circuit projects [Alilo](https://www.alilo.fr/). It is written in the language from gaming industry [HAXE](https://haxe.org/) which produces a very clean GUI. As only one instance is used for all groups, it can offer a good mapping functionality out of the box. On the website you can find a tour through the application.
- [AMAPress](http://amapress.fr/) is a WordPress plugin for enabling the easy organisation of AMAPs
From the AMAP sister CSA-concept GASAP in Belgium originates the interesting foodcoop software derivative [RePanier](https://repanier.be). This uses the Django framework and has thus support for i18n.
From the AMAP sister CSA-concept GASAP in Belgium originates the interesting foodcoop software derivative [RePanier](https://repanier.be) [(demo)](https://demo.repanier.be/en/). This uses the Django framework and has thus support for i18n.
Interestingly all other investigated tools have origins in Switzerland. But [sunu](http://www.sunu.eu), which is now coordinated by an association spread over Germany, is working on the adaptation of the Swiss development [OpenOlitor](http://www.openolitor.ch) to global applicabiltiy. In the first phase they concentrate on implementing features special to german circumstances. The coding is done by the professional Swiss software company [Tegonal](https://www.tegonal.com/) in [Scala](https://www.scala-lang.org/).
Interestingly all other investigated tools have origins in Switzerland. But [sunu](http://www.sunu.eu) [(demo)](https://sunuwwwtest.applicationcloud.io), which is coordinated by an association spread over Germany, is working on the adaptation of the Swiss development [OpenOlitor](http://www.openolitor.ch) [(demo)](https://wwwtest.openolitor.ch) to global applicability. In the first phase they concentrate on implementing features special to German circumstances, i.e. the ability to map monetary contributions to the Solawi of individual height and the ability to generate direct debit lists compatible with bank standards. Another intriguing feature is the complete adaptability with direct access to the database using SQL queries. The coding is done by the professional Swiss software company [Tegonal](https://www.tegonal.com/) in [Scala](https://www.scala-lang.org/).
A very complete solution which leave no need for ACPs from the [FRACP](https://www.fracp.ch) network unfullfilled is the development done by a member of [Rage de Vert](https://www.ragedevert.ch/) is [ACPAdmin](https://github.com/ragedevert/acp-admin). Some more ACPs are now using it, one german speaking ACP is testing it.
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## Garden/farm planners
The field of market gardener / farm management tools is old and a lot of money circulates in the conventional farming industry. The biggest players in agrotechnology united to create [365FarmNet](https://www.365farmnet.com). It is a complete solution for managing all aspects of farming, free for small farms. If you don't care about data souvereignty this is the way to go.
For organic farmers a tool from the US emerged that seems to fullfill the needs of the farmers very well: [Tend](https://www.tend.ag) It's applicability in european context is untested yet although.
For organic farmers a tool from the US emerged that seems to fullfill the needs of the farmers very well: [Tend](https://www.tend.ag). It's applicability in european context is although not given yet, due to non existant support for the metric system.
Two offline MS-Windows based tools for the management of the first wave of box delivery services starting in the 1980's are still of notability: The [PC Gärtner](https://www.pcgaertner.de) is a all in one solution from crop planning to door delivery Box schemes. The [AboBote](http://www.abobote.de) only has the delivery planning functionality but in a well elaborated fashion.
Two offline MS-Windows based tools for the management of the first wave of box delivery services starting in the 1980's are still of notability: The [PC Gärtner](https://www.pcgaertner.de) is a all in one solution from crop planning to door delivery Box schemes. The [AboBote](http://www.abobote.de) only has delivery planning functionality but in a well elaborated fashion.
Only one (which is good, as concentration could be put onto it) **FLOSS tool** seems to be active in the field of farm management: [Farm OS]( https://farmos.org)
## Members administration
In the association management category there had been no report about any FLOSS web tool that is used in production. Altgough [Galette](http://galette.eu/) has good prospects to become a membership administrative tool of global applicability. Another French development could be of interest for french SFS: [Garradin](https://garradin.eu/).
In the association management category there had been no report about any FLOSS web tool that is used in production. Altgough [Galette](http://galette.eu/) has good prospects to become a membership administrative tool of global applicability. Another similar development could be of interest for French SFS: [Garradin](https://garradin.eu/).
One tool that is used in germany by some Solawis is the Java based offline tool [JVerein](http://www.jverein.de).
One tool that is used in Germany by some Solawis is the Java based offline tool [JVerein](http://www.jverein.de).
In Finland a members adminstrative tool became common, called [Flo members](https://flomembers.fi).
An very well elaborated free but not libre association management tool for German speaking areas is [Campai]( https://campai.com).
A very well elaborated free but not libre association management tool for German speaking areas is [Campai]( https://campai.com).
## Bookkeeping
The world of bookkeeping and accounting is one of the first realms that became digitalised. Hundreds of commercial bookkeeping and enterprise ressource planning solutions are competing at the market. Only few FLOSS tools have emerged in this highly capitalized field. One very powerful tool from the [GNU](https://www.gnu.org/software/) network is [GNUCash](https://www.gnucash.org/). It sticks to the basics and has complete double-entry accounting functionality. You should be trained in basic concepts of accounting before using it.
In germany another FLOSS tool is quite popular that uses the same platform ([Jamaica](https://www.willuhn.de/products/jameica/)) as the association management tool [JVerein](http://www.jverein.de): [Hibiscus](https://www.willuhn.de/products/hibiscus/) Although this is also an offline tool, it's quite practical to easily share information across this platform.
The world of bookkeeping and accounting is one of the first realms that became digitalised. Hundreds of commercial bookkeeping and enterprise ressource planning solutions are competing at the market. Only few FLOSS tools have emerged in this highly capitalized field. One very powerful tool from the [GNU](https://www.gnu.org/software/) network is [GNUCash](https://www.gnucash.org/). It sticks to the basics and has complete double-entry accounting functionality. You should be trained in essential concepts of accounting before using it.
In Germany another FLOSS tool is quite popular that uses the same platform ([Jamaica](https://www.willuhn.de/products/jameica/)) as the association management tool [JVerein](http://www.jverein.de): [Hibiscus](https://www.willuhn.de/products/hibiscus/). Although this is also an offline tool, it's quite simple to share information across this platform.
Notable free online tools are [Bokio](https://www.bokio.co.uk) from the UK and [Szlamlazz](https://www.szamlazz.hu) from hungary.
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For planning and recording the labor our the regular staff is doing, some SFS are experimenting with using the proprietary web app [Toggl](https://toggl.com).
In norway some CSA made good experience with using the volunteer coordinating tool [Rubic](https://rubic.no) out of the sports club world. From the US is coming the successful free but pitily not libre tool [volunteersignup](https://www.volunteersignup.org).
In Norway some CSA made good experience with using the volunteer coordinating tool [Rubic](https://rubic.no) out of the sports club world. From the US is coming the successful free but pitily not libre tool [volunteersignup](https://www.volunteersignup.org).
Here also belong these date finding and poll apps like [dudle](https://dudle.inf.tu-dresden.de) and [framadate](https://framadate.org/).
Here also belong date finding and poll apps like [dudle](https://dudle.inf.tu-dresden.de) and [framadate](https://framadate.org/).
## Communication
Almost all digital communications available needs some kind of intermediary in the internet to establish connections. This is done using *servers* that are run by organizations called *hosters*. That's why here the tool is even more closely related to the social environment that keps it running than in standalone software. As our organisations are based on communication, and all tools we use for communication influence the way we communicate it, the question on how we like to communicate digitally should be thoroughly deliberated.
Almost all digital communications available needs some kind of intermediary in the internet to establish connections. This is done using *servers* that are run by organizations called *hosters*. That's why here the tool is even more closely related to the social environment that keps it running than in standalone software. As our organisations are based on communication, and all tools we use for communication influence the way we communicate, the question on how we like to communicate digitally should be thoroughly deliberated.
The internet offers great possibilities for decentralized, federated communication. Some well known companies like to recentralize the net to gather all information about the citizen they can get for gaining profit and power. If we want to keep our data sovereignty we need to cooperate with hosters that stick to the key concepts of networking, that are decentralization, federation and transparency. Transparency is expressed by the strict use of FLOSS and the possibility to have a view inside the servers, to collaborate with the hosters. This is expressed by the *libre* within [librehoster](#lists-of-libre-hosters) and is well comparable to "volunteer" co-work on a CSA.
### Email
Email is the one of the oldest internet protocols. You can keep your communications with it quite well in self-controlled space if you cooperate with a [librehoster](#lists-of-libre-hosters) for your inbox.
According to the survey, the only offline client in use seems to be the libre software tool [Thunderbird](https://www.thunderbird.net) from [The Mozilla Foundation](https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/foundation/). The only named online mail client is [Roundcube](https://roundcube.net). It is recommended to use Thunderbird as client as it is much faster and has some additional features onlineclients can't offer, i.e. archiving functionality.
According to the survey, the only offline client in use seems to be the libre software tool [Thunderbird](https://www.thunderbird.net) from [The Mozilla Foundation](https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/foundation/). The only named online mail client is [Roundcube](https://roundcube.net). It is recommended to use [Thunderbird](https://www.thunderbird.net) as client as it is much faster and has some additional features onlineclients can't offer, i.e. archiving functionality.
### Emaillists
Next to googlegroups [Mailman](http://www.list.org/) and [Sympa](https://www.sympa.org) are used for mailinglist functionality.
Sending emails to all or parts of the membership is core funtionality of all dedicated SFS tools.
Mailchimp is a advanced all-in-one newsletter solution and is integrated by ACPAdmin for sending the weekling list of distributed vegetables.
Mailchimp is a advanced all-in-one newsletter solution and is integrated by [ACPAdmin](https://github.com/ragedevert/acp-admin) for sending the weekling list of distributed vegetables.
### Messaging
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### Cloud services
Next to the conventional gdrive and dropbox the FLOSS [Nextcloud](https://nextcloud.com/) is used by several CSAs. It not only enables filesharing (very soon also with end-to-end rncryption) but also for sharing of contacts, calendars and tasks. Even online collaborative document editing and video calls work on well set up servers. It is provided by [Nimmerland](https://nimmerland.berlin) and a core offer of most libre hosters.
Next to the conventional gdrive and dropbox the FLOSS [Nextcloud](https://nextcloud.com/) is used by several CSAs. It not only enables filesharing (very soon also with end-to-end rncryption) but also for sharing of contacts, calendars and tasks. Even online collaborative document editing and video calls work on well set up servers. It is provided by [Nimmerland](https://nimmerland.berlin) and is a core offer of most libre hosters.
## Providers for online communication
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