OX does facilitate coordination of different groups with differing goals. This is a list of some currently active projects. By no means is this a complete list, nor does OX claim any ownership of the ones listed here.
Allow people with Dynamic IPs to have servers.
Allow permanent e-mail addresses for people in ottawa without requiring any particular server to be permanent.
Using idle CPU cycles as part of a worldwide distributed effort to crack 64 bit RC5 encryption, to encourage legalization of stronger encryption. OX has yoked together under a common address to facilitate gauging members' collective contribution, and will use the prize money ($1000) for one or more of its other projects.
This is a non-associated group that manages Ottawa area newsgroups.
To build a calendar that people can use to advertize community events.
To build a database of entities in the Ottawa area. Whether the entities are people, groups, organizations, etc.. is still up for debate.
To get online verions of all regional maps: bus maps, sewer maps, road maps, cycling maps, etc.. both for the present, the past (to establish trends), and for the future: to allow average citizens to participate in the planning process.
To provide some form of IP connectivity to interested parties in the Ottawa area.
To provide a place for people to discuss the creation of a network to link people and organizations together without requiring Internet access.
To provide communication and/or internet facilities for people that can not afford the facilities themselves.
Get all your FreePort menus onto the WEB... automatically, on the fly.
The global IRC servers are too busy. This is a smaller local network.
The www.ox.org pages are hosted on several machines, with updates coordinated with CVS and SSH.
Last update: $Date: 1998/12/31 18:22:02 $