Online reviews are increasingly powerful data that can help people make better decisions. It should be openly accessible so that more can benefit and develop new technologies without barriers to entry. In this article PlantingSpace founder Dina writes about its potential and how we are going about creating an open reviews ecosystem.

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Working hard on first Mangrove demo, allowing to test basic functionality soon: review restaurants and other places, companies, websites, and books. Move your earlier reviews from proprietary services to the commons with freeyourstuff.cc

Our first project, Mangrove, offers an alternative architecture for reviews and recommendations: we disentangle the data layer from the layer of value adding services, and thus enable reviews provided by people to be a commons, freely available to all.

See here our proposed standard for the open data set, and share with us what you think: gitlab.com/plantingspace/mangr

More about Mangrove: planting.space/mangrove.html

PlantingSpace is now up and running! All our initial projects are published on our website, and the company is set up. Visit us at planting.space

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