Timeline of Consumerium

    From Consumerium development wiki R&D Wiki

    This is one and incomplete timeline of the Consumerium effort.

    Another is at Troll Timeline and MediaWiki article has a timeline of MW developments.


    2000[edit | edit source]

    Information on w:Bluetooth and some other factors sparked the idea of Consumerium in the Lowest Troll's head.

    2001[edit | edit source]

    Greenpeace word mark

    Greenpeace gets it independently: Consumerium buying signal idea of green light for good products appears at act.greenpeace.org - lookup by barcodes.

    2002[edit | edit source]

    2002 highlights

    • Kalle Hallivuori sponsors the domain name Consumerium.org at Gandi.net and hosting at Pingviini.net after meeting Juho and hearing his raves about a future of consumism and browsing the handout the Lowest Troll had prepared just in case meet nice technically adept people:
    • Consumerium.org online (!) and first plan-of-intent of Consumerium in Finnish and English released.

    2002 elsewhere

    Adbusters begins discussing its Greenscan service - also based on barcodes. Neither Adbusters nor Greenpeace has proposed an architecture for delivery.

    2003[edit | edit source]

    January. Juho gets an internet connection :)

    Finnish version scrapped. Too much hassle.

    Copylefted everything in 2004 as I have no hidden ulterior motive.
    • 2003-03-10 Consumerium gets Wikified and GFDL'd (see: old articles for most of the original articles copied from the old site.)
    • 2003-03-15 First GPL'd DTDs released
    • 2003-06-08 Preparations for getting registered in Sourceforge get underway.
    • 2003-07-03 Added SA8000 certification to Indicators of ethical aspects and social responsibility of Features
    • 2003-10-13 Majority of TCE implementation moved to be the responsibility of The Opinion Wiki

    2003 highlights

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    Outside facing pages of a 2003 printed A6 leaflet, which I made for the November 2003 trip to the European Social Forum in Paris.
    Inside facing pages of a 2003 printed A6 leaflet,

    2004[edit | edit source]

    See Consumerium anticipated roll-out for planned future events and known scheduled events. Don't take those as seriously as you take the above!

    • By 2004-09-09 Main Page reaches 10.000 views and number of articles exceeds 1.000 unfortunately mostly due to some active participants diverging into useless wordplay and other activities which are not part of the main goal of this wiki
    • 2004-11-2 Nokia announces NFC enabled phone covers for Nokia 3220 (available 1st quarter 2005 in Europe and 2nd quarter 2005 in Americas and Asia

    2004 highlights

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    2005[edit | edit source]

    2005 highlights

    2005 elsewhere

    • UCC requires that by January 1, 2005 all retail scanning systems in the US must be able to accept EAN-13

    2005 lowlights

    Read more:

    2006[edit | edit source]

    2007[edit | edit source]

    The DBpedia.org logo
    • Switching from Escapebox.net's nice Semi-Managed FreeBSD in Germany to a w:Fedora Core (v5 lol) GNU/Linux at Kotisivut.com to have newer versions of stuff.

    2007 highlights

    • DBpedia, a pioneer in formalizing information from Wikipedia and other wikis comes online

    2008[edit | edit source]

    2008 highlights

    2009[edit | edit source]

    2010[edit | edit source]

    2011[edit | edit source]

    2012[edit | edit source]

    2012 highlights

    2012 elsewhere

    Open Food Facts is founded by Stéphane Gigandet in France. OFF clearly and conscientiously stays clear of anything political.

    Open Food Facts (.org), a crowdsourced non-profit open database, web app and mobile apps of food products initiated in 2012 by French programmer Stéphane Gigandet. It is limited to foodstuffs only by the contract, others will be removed and clearly seeks not to be political.

    The database is copylefted under w:Open Database License, database entries under Database Contents License and the uploaded photos under CC-BY-3.0 Creative Commons so the database and the photos can be reused in other services so it would seem a good place to contribute as open data is available in various formats.

    2012 confusion

    more from

    2013[edit | edit source]

    2013 highlights

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    and other sources.

    2014[edit | edit source]

    To be constructed from User:Juboxi/Blog/2014 and other sources.

    2015[edit | edit source]

    To be constructed from User:Juboxi/Blog/2015 and other sources.

    2016[edit | edit source]

    A hybrid bilingual (English & Finnish) card from 2016 marketing both Consumerium.org and d.consumium.org (the free social media spin-off diaspora* pod). The w:QR code contains a link to a valid URL kuluttajien.yhteinen.asia which currently redirects to kuluttajisto.consumerium.org. This marketing domain kuluttajien.yhteinen asia is a wordplay in Finnish fi."kuluttajien" == en."of consumers" fi."yhteinen" == en."joint, common" fi."asia" == en."cause, matter, thing" You can find the other .yhteinen.asia Consumerium.org marketing redirecting subdomains at start of the Consumerium:Executive summary.

    Consumerium-y going-ons in 2016

    • Consumium free social grew to a quartet in the spring of 2016 with the addition of Hubzilla, Friendica and GNU social.
    • Wikimedia Commons was activated on Saturday 2016-09-10 as a media source. Dig in.

    Lowest Troll's blog for year 2016

    2017[edit | edit source]

    2018[edit | edit source]

    2019[edit | edit source]

    Open Food Facts (.org) is a strictly non-political effort to chart out our nutrition. Logo from Wikimedia Commons, licensed CC-BY-SA.

    2020[edit | edit source]

    The new bilingual (English && Finnish) A6 cards for Consumerium.org arrived in July 2020.

    2021[edit | edit source]

    2022[edit | edit source]

    • Purchased domain Kuluttajisto.fi on Tuesday 2022-11-15 and subsequently setup a Finnish lanaguage wiki there kuluttajistow:Etusivu is the Main Page.

    The plan is to migrate the wordpress at https://kuluttajisto.consumerium.org to a subdirectory /wp/ there

    2023[edit | edit source]

    Consumerium development wiki turns 20 on Friday 2023-02-24.