- The knowledge base source code is already public and available
- Users will also be able to contribute to the Knowledge Base by sharing resources and information
According to a report by thenews.coop, Cooperatives Europe is developing a new open source software called Knowledge Base to allow users to index co-op information and resources in a standardised manner. The report also said that the software is in its final stage and is aimed at mentors and youth organisations that support young co-operative entrepreneurship.
The company added that the knowledge base source code is already public and available. As per the report, it has been built two main components which are front-end (interface) and back-end (the indexing system and management part). The company is developing a WordPress plugin and the code of the plugin is free and available.
The report said that the company said that through the software, co-op mentors will be able to reference existing material on co-operative entrepreneurship, find important publications in many languages in seconds. Users will also be able to contribute to the Knowledge Base by sharing resources and information.
As per the report, Co-operatives Europe said that making the resource open to all is in sync with the fifth cooperative principle of providing education, training and information. The software can be used and re-purposed by the public according to their needs and infrastructure.