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"since 2013 Fab Lab Barcelona has developed Fablabs.io (fablabs.io), the online social network and official platform of the global Fab Lab Network, where Fab Labs are mapped, knowledge is shared, projects are developed and where the community discuss these topics. Fablabs.io is an exchange platform for people, labs, projects, machines, events and groups that operate around the Fab Lab Network, which collaboration and communication tools in order to align interests and to expand the global scale of this community. Fablabs.io is an open, creative community of more than 10,000 registered users who are fabricators, artists, scientists, engineers, educators, students, amateurs, professionals, ages 5 to 75+, located in more than 40 countries in more than 1,000 Fab Labs. By using Fablabs.io all Fab Labs are mapped and connected globally, and their knowledge and technical and design innovations become embedded in the larger ecosystem of the Fab Lab Network. Such a platform is developed and released as open source software, enabling thus its adoption for any network of distributed labs, places, events, organizations and projects, making this development available to all the stakeholders. Fablabs.io also hosts the DDMP (Distributed Design Market Project, at http://market.fablabs.io/), which enable makers and independent designers to commercialize their projects with the help of the global Fab Lab Network."