The revolution may not be televised, but it's definitely going to be on the Internet and powered by lots of open source technology. Through a combination of the power of open source tools like Drupal, PHP, Apache, and MySQL and the awesome communication and distribution potential of the Internet, social networks and web communities can be created that have lasting and far reaching effects on society.
However, the mere availability of these tools and technologies is not enough to bring about the types of changes that I think are needed. Instead, it will take the work of many committed and dedicated people to develop the processes necessary for ordinary people to be able to use these open source tools to create the sort of changes they want to see in the world.
It is in this spirit that I, along with Zack Rosen and Josh Koenig, founded Chapter Three LLC as a web consulting firm specializing in open source development and grassroots online organizing. It is our hope that through a transparent and well documented set of work practices, Chapter Three can help our clients achieve their goals and allow others to use our work practices as a model for future successful projects.