This twitter thread where the #FreeSoftware Foundation sought out opinions of their logo update brings up so many thoughts, including:
* How shitty many free software enthusiasts are to designers
* How simply asking "what do you think?" to the random public rarely solicits helpful feedback
* How #opendesign is difficult to do and needs more experimentation and practitioners to grow and improve
gang injunctions Show more
When the state of California tried to classify antifascist symbols and logos as “street gang symbols,” the same line of “you can’t do that bc it’s not an official group” was trotted out, and only useful in evading that legal classification
But we have to stand in opposition to ALL gang injunctions, which can add YEARS to sentences and primarily target black and brown people.
Fuck the carceral state! Antifa Siempre!
Had another epic weekend in the mountains. It was absolutely perfect despite dire weather forecast. We cranked out 24 km and over 2400m of elevation gain. Body/spirit felt amazing. I’ve neglected work for the past two days though, and I worry I’ll never grow up to take my “real” responsibilities seriously. What is the balance between self care and selfishness? How much”contribution to society” is enough to permit some days of pure pleasure?
It's funny too bc kids have liked me ever since I can remember being not-a-kid myself, even when I was not very comfortable with them. I realized why - it's because I don't condescend to them. I often knew when older ppl were acting this way to me when I was small, and I haaated it.
I treat kids like they're full on human beings with agency, not Humans Lite who only get a subset of the consideration offered to Humans Pro. I find people respond positively to this regardless of age.
...the amount of time their capital has been in the fund. So, for instance, if I invest $50 in y1, and someone else invests $100 in y2, then, at the end of y2, each investor would get 50% of the return, because they each have 100 dollar years.
Still wrapping my head around all the implications, but it's quite the novel approach, and I'm curious to see if any of the other #coops nerds on here have thoughts.
Had a very interesting call with Blake Jones, the founder of #NamasteSolar, a successful and growing #WorkerCoop in #CO, about the Kachuwa Impact Fund he's organizing that is organized as a #coop and aims to invest in co-ops and "impact real estate" where the tenants are co-ops, b-corps, etc.
The most innovating piece of what he's doing is applying the logic of patronage to equity investment returns through the model of "dollar years." Bascially, the idea is that members get credit for... 1/
Thanks to @nathanielpopper's new article, I now know that @duckduckgo has an angel on its office, and other good things: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/15/technology/duckduckgo-private-search.html
CWG Ops Team Updates Show more
1. @alanz is stepping back from the operations team due to personal life changes. Thanks for your good work, Alan! this means we have two open seats on the Ops Team, so if you are a #SocialCoop interested in helping moderate our instance, please reach out!
2. As a follow-up to the recent survey, we will soon start posting questions to the general membership 2x/month on Loomio. Keep an eye out for the first one soon!
Sad to hear Johnny Clegg is dead. Saw him in NYC when #Mandela came to Yankee Stadium.
Median rent in San Jose now beats San Francisco: $3,760 vs $3,560. https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/07/18/after-lull-bay-area-rents-charge-back-up/ #siliconvalley #insane
Friends, I have a new draft paper that's inspired a bit by our challenges of governance on this platform: "Admins, Mods, and Benevolent Dictators for Life: The Implicit Feudalism of Online Communities" https://osf.io/gxu3a/?view_only=11c9e93011df4865951f2056a64f5938
I'd love any comments you might have.
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