Welcome to Fossbox
We specialise in open source web-based software including e-publishing, open access knowledge management and collaborative communities.
We use participatory design processes because we care about user experience and appropriate functionality for the universities, museums, non-profits, cooperatives and social enterprises we work with. We don't use technology to replace or control people but to promote genuinely cooperative working practices which make the most of available resources.
- Web-based software: e-publishing, information management, collaboration tools, membership and case tracking
- Consultancy and Research: Participatory Design and Action Research, communities of practice
- Training & Education: e-learning and peer training. Deskside and workshop training for users, administrators and developers.
We advocate and implement Free/Libre and Open Source Software because we feel it's a better fit with the culture of the non-profit sector and because it's more cost-effective to build on community-maintained applications as well as avoiding problems with interoperability and lock-in.
Fossbox selects open systems with active communities, implements, customises and extends them at reasonable cost with long-term support. We know how to make the best of limited resources without cutting corners.
We're a non-profit working with other non-profits in an agile way. We have a real commitment to the sector and an experienced understanding of the needs of academic, curatorial and non-profit organisations.