If you are interested in contributing to PlantingSpace projects, check out our bounties board: gitlab.com/plantingspace/broad We aim to post more there in the coming months (click the bell icon to add issue notifications).

Great that we had the chance to present the tech we built to bring reviews to the world at SotM 2020, OpenStreetMap's annual conference.

You can watch the speech online now:


We are announcing the foundation of the Open Reviews Association!

Non-profit, Swiss-based, it will serve as custodian for the Mangrove technology we developed, and for the set of reviews.

A place to connect and coordinate our activities.

Come join to support this movement: open-reviews.net

As we are discussing potential integrations for Mangrove open reviews, we have been also developing the first building blocks of Taiga infrastructure. Category theoretic concepts are essential to the design of the structure of these elements and the connections between them.

Breathtaking nature, hospitality, and culinary delights: check out our newest user's recommendations for Argentina and Uruguay: mangrove.reviews/list?kid=----

Join the community to share your insights and experiences freely in a global set for reviews.

Do you have an app or website that could benefit from allowing users to read/write reviews? Use Mangrove's free and open source infrastructure to do that :)

4 reasons for leaving proprietary review platforms behind, and 1 tool to make it happen. Check out our release blog post for the Mangrove beta web app:

Just released the first building blocks to make integration with Mangrove easy: 1) JS client library js.mangrove.reviews & 2) API documentation docs.mangrove.reviews. These two allow you to generate, submit, and retrieve reviews from the open dataset.

We just released the Mangrove demo web app 🚀

You can read and write reviews and upload pictures for restaurants, hotels, touristic sites and other places on the map, as well as for companies, websites and books.

Join the ecosystem for and integrate Mangrove into your application or website. mangrove.reviews

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.


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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