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FAQ: ABC Open Projects

ABC Open is a participation project for communities. ABC Open would like to assist people in creating and distributing their ideas, work and experiences. We would like people to feel that they have created something and that they have spent their time doing something worthwhile; that they have attained new skills and found an appreciative audience to share their stories and experiences with.

We wish to help people realise their dreams and would like to help people share their experiences and ideas with the local and global community. Though we welcome people with skills, ABC Open is not merely concentrated on professionals, but on all individuals interested in sharing their ideas.

Additionally, the ABC doesn't own the content you submit –we are not telling you what to do with the content you created; you are free to use it for their own purposes, and the ABC does not make money out of it - unlike other sites which raise revenue through advertising.

In short what we offer is: Skills development - distribution - context - community
Anyone who would like to be involved can be.
There is neither a minimum age nor an age limit for contributors
Of course! It’s your story we would like to hear about, and welcome all contributions as long as they comply with our guidelines. If you don’t see anything of interest at the moment, come back later to see the latest options. We are a work-in-progress and as such update new and exciting options regularly. Also, you have the possibility for a direct approach- just get in touch with your local ABC Open Editor to bring forth your own suggestions and ideas. Our ABC Open Editors are always happy to help in whichever way they can.
No, ABC Open does not provide equipment to people. However, we are ready to help people achieve optimal results with their own equipment and we have contacts to organisations who can provide any equipment needed.
Follow the blog of your local ABC Open Editor on Apex Portal to read about the latest events and workshops.
Every project is open for contributions. There are clear guidelines for those contributions- e.g. the format (text, photos, video) as well as how to submit your contribution. We will also provide technical information- e.g. the length of your video or the maximum size of your photo.

When the work you submitted has been published on ABC Open we will inform you about where you can view your work and also see what other people’s opinions about your work are.
Contact your local ABC Open Editor. They are interested in new projects and your ideas as to how to contribute.
We’re sorry, that is absolutely NOT possible. However, you can of course say that you are creating the project FOR ABC Open if you are planning to upload it to ABC Open.
Of course. You can upload your work wherever you like. By agreeing to our terms and conditions, you are granting us a non-exclusive licence which means that all the rights to the work belong to you, but you are allowing us to publish your work across our platforms.
No, our terms and conditions state that by contributing to ABC Open, we are asking that you grant us the non-exclusive right to publish your work across our platforms but the copyright remains with the creator. So you still own the work and can publish it anywhere else you like, if you own all parts of that content. Read more here:
We wish to connect to the people already using these sites, too. They are popular because they are easy to use and offer easy ways to connect. And by joining in ABC Open groups you might also find a whole lot of new options in order to connect with your regional community and with the entire world.
The term"beta" means that a website or software is in its early stages of development. This version is the first vision of the ABC Open website, with only a few of the functions of the final version. Of course that final version may still be edited and upgraded for we are always striving to provide an excellent website to you. ABC Open is about you being able to contribute directly to the ABC, and to connect and work together with other people. Read more about the term 'Beta' at Wikipedia.

Jobs with ABC Open

Each producer works out of an ABC Local Office. These jobs are all based in specific regions..
Yes. It is possible to work from home.
Yes, that is possible but you have to understand that priority will be given to people who can demonstrate a strong connection with or have a high understanding of the local community in the region they are applying for. If local applicants do not meet our requirements, we will also consider other applications

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