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. https://www.meetup.com/London-CoTech-Meetup/events/260565717/attendees/ It ties in with our https://platform6.coop initiative to set up a co-op host on Open Collective - a platform used by hundreds of open source projects.
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
#Perspective. Things are not always what they seem. The deer is not crossing the road. The road is crossing the forest.
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.”
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 (https://natrongithub.github.io/)
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 !
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There's a group (https://www.parentsforfuture.org.uk/) 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.
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 https://wonkhe.com/blogs/the-platform-university-a-new-data-driven-business-model-for-profiting-from-he/
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. ;)
Weird new project super-super draft-y: https://medlabboulder.gitlab.io/democraticmediums/ Anyone want to help?
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If you're in the US, the #NH Community Loan Fund is aiming to raise $12MM in new social investment capital by June 30 to help finance their largest mobile home park #coop conversion to date (more than 1k units of affordable housing). Our #CoopInvestmentClub is currently voting on investing a few $k, and details on investment terms are here for those interested: https://www.communityloanfund.org/how-you-can-help/invest
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.
Are your employees using #GoogleDrive? You just lost complete control over that data: Google reserves the right to publish & make derivative works of anything uploaded.
We suggest #selfhosting!
https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-dropbox-google-drive-and-google-docs/ #Privacy #DeleteGoogle @SwitchingSocial@twitter.com
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here