The Pirate Care platform is set up on gitea, an open-source forge software package. The contributors follow a manual written by the developers of the page to upload their contents. This means that everyone is required to engage with the (hacker) technologies the platform runs on. In this respect, doing open access is not about learning technologies or skills to use e.g. corporate platforms. It is not about, as illustrated previously by reference to the database Scielo, surrendering to Western- and andro-centric policies and their globalising and totalising rationale: instead it means co-developing the technologies that hold up to what consistently organising a decentralised struggle attentive to the intersectional hierarchies of place in knowledge production affords. And it means commonly acquiring literacy about how and when to employ which tool.