Ethical Resources

Huge repository of ethical alternatives to mainstream stuff

#4 Product of the WeekMarch 26, 2019
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An open, growing list of 150+ vetted resources for ethical living — from books to browser extensions, TED talks to apps – and ethical alternatives to projects from the big five nasty tech giants, including alternatives to Chrome, Drive, Maps, Fa$ebook, and much more.
Reviews
  • Pros: 

    Beautiful design, easy to browse and find companies that share my own ethic values.

    Cons: 

    I'd probably leverage reddit as a community vs. self hosted.

    In my particular case, it's an alternative from browsing G2Crowd and instead support companies that relate to my cause. Curious how this is going to scale up when more companies will join the list and whether an upvote system like PH would happen.

    Sergiu Poenaru has used this product for one week.
  • Ben Lang
    Ben LangShipping
    Pros: 

    Lots of useful resources I didn't know about!

    Cons: 

    Would love to see an option for people to leave reviews or comments to each one

    I am happy to see more and more ethical projects in the tech space. We definitely need them!

    Ben Lang has used this product for one week.
Discussion
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Ben Lang
Ben LangHunter@benln · Shipping
Great work! Very accurate selection and smooth user experience. Hope the list will continue to grow 👌👌
Catalin Zorzini
Catalin ZorziniMaker@zorzini · human
@benln Thanks a lot Ben! 😊
Lui Kohl
Lui Kohl@luikohl · JUNIQE
ProtonMail and Tutanota could be added as email options.
Catalin Zorzini
Catalin ZorziniMaker@zorzini · human
@luikohl Good point, on it!
Catalin Zorzini
Catalin ZorziniMaker@zorzini · human
@luikohl Added :)
Catalin Zorzini
Catalin ZorziniMaker@zorzini · human
Thanks for the hunt Ben! Hey everyone, we're excited to do our bit in mainstreaming ethics and common sense both in the tech space and in our lifestyles. Any feedback or ideas on how how to achieve this more effectively, please hit us up 🙌
Akke 🧐
Akke 🧐@thatakke
I couldn't find how you defined ethical. After all, this is a philosophical term, there's a vast literature on just the question of "What is ethics?" Would Microsoft's undersea servers make it an ethical company? Does open source intrinsically mean ethical? How did you pick the resources? How did you define what goes in what stay out?
Catalin Zorzini
Catalin ZorziniMaker@zorzini · human
@thatakke Hey Akke, great observation, thanks for reaching out. This has been on our mind a lot and philosophers have indeed been debating ethics for millenia. Long story short, we've been postponing launching our main platform for a long time because we're still fine-tuning a system which aggregates ratings of a certain company / item from a variety of external review bodies and watchdogs, while also offering our community options for reviews, flags etc. It's not easy but we're on it. More about what we consider ethical in Cennyd's posts, who literally wrote the book on ethics: https://ethical.net/ethical/futu... https://ethical.net/ethical/ethi... https://www.future-ethics.com/ 🙏
Dax Dax
Dax Dax@batmanx
@thatakke Hi, I'm agree with you it's not very clear. Google ethical???? @zorzini you suggest on analytics services Matomo, Fathom or simple analytics and finally you use Google analytics...
Catalin Zorzini
Catalin ZorziniMaker@zorzini · human
@thatakke @batmanx Hey Dan, good call! Everything is a work in progress and this project is no exception. We're in the process of replacing all the nasties, probably by the end of the week. We're still trying to find the right ethical hosting as well; tested a couple of options and had to switch back to AWS because they didn't handle traffic spikes well. Will keep testing and document our findings on the blog. We're getting there! 🙏
Catalin Zorzini
Catalin ZorziniMaker@zorzini · human
Great compilation of open-source alternatives, I didn't know about most of them! And I'll definitely come back often. Thanks!
Catalin Zorzini
Catalin ZorziniMaker@zorzini · human
@han_p Glad you like it Hania!