Commit 3f7efde3 authored by Johannes Winter's avatar Johannes Winter

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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 Drome 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
- [Clic'AMAP](https://clicamap.amap-aura.org/) which license status is unclear originates from the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and [is used now in 2020 throughout France](https://amap-aura.org/outil-de-gestion-amapk/).
Interestingly all other dedicated CSA 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/).
Interestingly all other dedicated CSA 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 European 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.
A very complete solution which leave no need for ACPs from the [FRACP](https://www.fracp.ch) network (Fédération Romande d’Agriculture Contractuelle de Proximité - French-speaking Federation of Contractual Agriculture of Proximity) 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.
[Juntagrico (JA)](https://github.com/juntagricojuntagrico) is an development by the german speaking CSA Ortoloco, more connected to the [solawi.ch](https://www.solawi.ch) network. It is quite a neat webtool for compulsory co-worker management, distributed members administration including their deposits and delivery planning.
[Juntagrico (JA)](https://github.com/juntagricojuntagrico) is a development by the german speaking CSA Ortoloco, more connected to the [solawi.ch](https://www.solawi.ch) network. It is quite a neat webtool for compulsory co-worker management, distributed members administration including their deposits and delivery planning.
Another interesting development out of this french speaking network is [CakeACP](https://gitlab.com/zpartakov/cakeACP/). It is build on top of the ERP [dolibarr](https://www.dolibarr.org/). This is an interesting concept as it allows for a quite complete administration of the ACP.
Another interesting development out of FRACP is [CakeACP](https://gitlab.com/zpartakov/cakeACP/). It is build on top of the ERP [dolibarr](https://www.dolibarr.org/). This is an interesting concept as it allows for a quite complete administration of the ACP.
Within the [Solawi network](https://www.solidarische-landwirtschaft.org) some custom tailored solution based on [drupal](https://www.drupal.org/) emerged that can fulfill even the administrative needs of a 1800 member Solawi. Alas these solutions are not yet publicly availbale. For details get into contact.
## Dedicated foodcoop tools
These tools differ from the CSA tools in the need of having a shopfront for offering pre-ordering functionality. The most remarkable tool in this category is the [OpenFoodNetwork (OFN)](https://openfoodnetwork.org/) with Australian roots. It has a large international [community](https://community.openfoodnetwork.org/) and a global steering organisation for it's development.
These tools differ from the CSA tools in the need of having a shopfront for offering pre-ordering functionality. The most remarkable tool in this category is the [OpenFoodNetwork (OFN)](https://openfoodnetwork.org/) with Australian roots. It has a large international [community](https://community.openfoodnetwork.org/) and a global steering committee for it's development.
In Europe, the longest established foodcoop tool is [Foodsoft](https://github.com/foodcoops/foodsoft) founded in Berlin and now maintained mainly from Amsterdam.
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## 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 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.
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/) universe 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/).
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 alas 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 alas not libre tool [volunteersignup](https://www.volunteersignup.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, 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 involve themselves, 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.
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 involve oneselve, 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 distributed protocols. You can keep your communications quite well in self-controlled space if you cooperate with a [librehoster](#lists-of-libre-hosters) for your inbox.
Email is the one of the oldest internet distributed protocols. You can keep your communications quite well in self-controlled space if you cooperate with a [librehoster](#lists-of-libre-hosters) for your inbox. People that are deep into current IT development usually don't use email as their preferred way for digital communication anymore, as aligned tools for different kinds of digital communication (chat, forum) now exists. Nonetheless email is still unbeaten for it's accessibility and outreach, it is the preferred way for sending push notifications for most SFS.
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.
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