DeanSpace generalized

Dan Gillmor has the latest on Zack Rosen’s doings:

With the help of a local venture capitalist, Rosen and several colleagues are bringing the “DeanSpace” online collaboration software they created for the former presidential candidate to a wider civic audience.

Called CivicSpace Labs (, their venture is building a software platform for activists. They envision a powerful and easy to use “grass-roots organizing tool kit” that gives people ways to organize campaigns and then connect with like-minded activists.

While CivicSpace is intended to support progressive and politically left-leaning organizations at the outset, the code will be openly available as time goes on.