Timeline of Consumerium

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This is one and incomplete timeline of the Consumerium effort.

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




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


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.


January. Juho gets an internet connection :)

Finnish version scrapped. Too much hassle.

10.3. Consumerium gets Wikified and GFDL'd (see: old articles for most of the original articles copied from the old site.)

15.3. First GPL'd DTDs released

15.3. Added monopoly to features

16.3. Started researching in Wikipedia to benefit all.

5.6. The First Ever Bluetooth Barcode Scanner (Baracoda Pencil) added to Hardware Requirements

6.6. Track record of Charitable contributions or Social services added to section Indicators of ethical aspects and social responsibility of Features

6.6. Added distinction between functional packaging and decorative packaging to section Indicators of Environmental Friendliness of Features

6.6. Added Bluetooth keyboards to the optional requirements subsection of the Store's hardware requirements section of Hardware Requirements

8.6. Preparations for getting registered in Sourceforge get underway.

12.6. Added Product substitution to Other services section of Features.

15.6. Added Consumerium to the InterWiki map from MeatballWiki

19.6. Added Inter-shop navigation to section Other services of Features

3.7. Added SA8000 certification to Indicators of ethical aspects and social responsibility of Features

23.7. Registered XML development project under GPL at http://consuml.sourceforge.net

31.8. The Design paradigm revisioned from using ConsuML (XML) to store the content to using a Wiki as the content platform

22.9. The principles of The Consumerium Exchange outlined

13.10. Majority of TCE implementation moved to be the responsibility of The Opinion Wiki

6.11. The concept of Fairtrade On Demand is introduced

29.11. Workplace Upgrade Requests added to Indicators of ethical aspects and social responsibility of Features

29.11. Fairtrade On Demand is added to new section Future features of features

3.12. Translation work initiated in Wiktionary

2003 highlights

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10.3. Added Checkout Consumerium to section Other services Features

10.3. Consumerium Development Wiki has been available for One Year!

18.3. Nokia, Sony and Phillips form NFC-forum to advance NFC development, implementation and interoperability, which is great news for Checkout Consumerium designated as one of the first instore Consumerium Services

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

By 9.9. Main Page reaches 10.000 views and number of articles exeeds 1.000 unfortunatelly mostly due to some active participants diverging into useless wordplay and other activities which are not part of the main goal of this wiki

2.11. 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

How Consumerium differs from Wikipedia in a nutshell gets written, desteams conflict with Wikimedia.

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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

  • Disarray and vandalism sets in. Hard times are about.

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  • 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


2008 highlights





2012 highlights

2012 elsewhere

2012 confusion

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2013 highlights

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and other sources.


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


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


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



It is the year 2018.