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This is – we're making a recipe to set up a community server provider, and cooking up our own dog-food by offering Virtual Private Server space.

We'll be starting out on donated hardware, powered by renewable energy, in Ashton-under-Lyme in the UK.

We'll be launching a crowdfunding campaign shortly to make sure costs are covered for the first year – follow us on here, join our Matrix space!bDeUsKuqTQwBjBEAu , or look out for details of our upcoming e-mail list.

#ServersCoop #Hosting #Servers

(PS thanks to for hosting us on here)

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Session#5 post-meeting notes and resources

Regionalising and infrastructuring the coop economy - A federated vision for digital infrastructure - discussion starter by @Graham_Mitchell , great discussion, great contributors. Thank you all, community 👏

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a bit about the #ServersCoop tech stack

Our current plan is to use Cyberia's capsul-flask, which is a web interface for the well-tested libvirtd / KVM stack

capsul-flask is simple enough for humans to hack on, and handles the whole process from "user buying hosting credits" to "self-managing virtual servers". It's been powering for a while, and also our own pre-alpha service on

We also looked into OpenNebula, which has a lot more features, but there's a big gap where a payments / billing system needs to be.

What tech would you like to see in the platform? Do you have experience running virtual servers for your community which you'd like to share? Reply here, send us a DM, or join our #serverscoop-tech Matrix channel 🤙

#CapsulFlask #LibreSoftware #FreeSoftware

I’m going to give a short talk at this event in London to hopefully kick off a discussion about the potential for cooperative models to offer sustainable solutions for open source software and hardware projects. It ties in with our initiative to set up a co-op host on Open Collective - a platform used by hundreds of open source projects.

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The 'sensible course for the manager is not to try to change the system's internal behaviour... but to change its structure - so that its natural systemic behavior becomes different.'

Good advice, Stafford Beer, good advice...

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Dear beloved toots,
in september i will give a very short talk on "There won't be any bosses in the future." I hereby request your input, i have some ideas (#platforms, #collectives, #coops, reestablishment of crafting), but i wish to get more input by others. feel free to retoot, and share, show some #followerpower

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. Things are not always what they seem. The deer is not crossing the road. The road is crossing the forest.

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Alright everyone, the International #ExtinctionRebellion Week begins Monday! 🔥 I'll be heading to Berlin for antics on Monday, then to Leipzig for the rest of the week.

Join in a local action if you can 🙂 You'll find a lot of friendly, motivated people. If XR isn't for you, that's fine—do what your good at. All actions, everywhere. In the words of the Lorax:

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not.”

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Hello everyone !

📢 🔴 URGENT 🔴

An awesome software is dying, because its #developper has not time anymore to care of it.

It's an alternative of Adobe AfterEffect : Natron (

Please, can Mastodon community search for a C++ dev, which want to maintain it ? or search for a company which work with free software ? It's very important.

Boost very appreciated

Thanks in advance for your contribution !

#Dev #Mastodon #C++ #Python

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climate change politics, parents for future, contact me, redrafted without twitter link 

There's a group ( formed to support kids in their #ClimateStrike, I think I was waiting for this. Saw (but can't re-find) a rumour there will be a call from students for solidarity action on May 3rd.
This video is clearly doing the "think of the children!" thing but, given that it's true and I've spent a lot of time trying to visualise this recently, I'll let them off. Watch it.

Would like to carry on a conversation about this; plz boost to help me find fellow parents / tired relics of failed campaigns hoping for one last shot at redemption. (Is that the plot of The Expendables?)

@SocialCoop Someone I know has just asked whether their account here may have been disabled or deleted as a result of inactivity. They are confident of their login credentials, but couldn't log in when they tried recently. I think they've been inactive for some considerable time.

Looking for FLOSS tools to support Buurtzorg style social care cooperative operations.

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The university is being transformed by the technologies & companies of platform capitalism - software platforms have been inside HE for years, but now HE is moving inside the software platform too


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So, my co-op's fundraising campaign is up!

If you would like to help support a member owned and run, independent, fair trade, sustainable and low/zero waste produce and grocery co-op, please chip a little bit of money in:

Will happily set up a new Linux based service, fix a Geary bug, or boost your toot as a custom perk for you, by prior negotiation of course. ;)

#CoOp #FairTrade #Sustainability #ZeroWaste #AlfalfaHouse

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Co-op Investment Oppty 

If you're in the US, the Community Loan Fund is aiming to raise $12MM in new social investment capital by June 30 to help finance their largest mobile home park conversion to date (more than 1k units of affordable housing). Our is currently voting on investing a few $k, and details on investment terms are here for those interested:

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1960's soviet environmental poster.

“do not desecrate nature!”

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UK mutual credit network is launching -

The Open Credit Network

Plans to incorporate as a multistakeholder .

Software will be free/open source.

Local nodes will be supported, that could be nested into the national scheme.

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It's simple: If you buy it, you own it, and you should be able to repair it yourself.

The @nytimes agrees: "An open marketplace for repairs benefits consumers, independent retailers and the environment."

Went to the 'Ways Forward' conference in Manchester on Friday, which brought together a hundred or so people from across the UK and beyond - @LeoSammallahti - to talk about the state of play in the cooperative economy, learn about new developments, and discuss strategy and tactics for expansion. Great feedback from other participants, and pleased to play a small role in making this event happen.

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A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.