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
"And so it should not be a surprise that the field of civic tech is also littered with failed start-ups, projects and tools. For the last six months, as Matt Stempeck and I have worked to curate and expand the Civic Tech Field Guide, we’ve been keeping track of civic tech failures, in the hopes of learning more about what didn’t work, to help the field better understand what does."
Micah Sifry, The Civic Graveyard
#WeCo is a #platformcoop Reddit with:
- Better categorization (on Reddit physics and science are separate subreddits, on WeCo physics is a childbranch of science).
We'll be a legal coop soon, allowing equal co-ownership to all.
We got a 680£ grant to to recruit users and want to fund individuals and groups that share our values and want to grow WeCo. We're open to all ideas.
If you're interested, toot me or join our discord:
I've been trying to plan a little UK co-op hitchhiking tour, better start this week!
Will start in Glasgow and slowly make my way down south. Looking for sofas/floors to sleep on and co-ops to visit of any kind, but especially digital-y/software ones...
Would like to talk about saving food (esp. with https://karrot.world), web hosting, platform co-ops, volunteers, grassroots, open source, CoTech, social.coop, etc...
Should start in the next couple of days. Lemme know if I should swing by!
If only the #FSF has been named the "Software Freedom Foundation", and the FSD had been named the "Software Freedom Directory". This would have vastly reduced the number of person-hours spent explaining "free speech not free beer" to people.
hello my name is diana and i make bad software 👋 #introductions
i like to work with p2p tech like dat and ipfs and stellar, and distributed databases like couchdb. i really like mesh networks but i haven't had the chance to work on one -- yet!
i believe there is enough for everyone. scarcity is a fiction and poverty is inflicted. we can be a better world for each other. we can be the change ✊ ❤
@ntnsndr s article "Populism Of Hope"* is my favorite article of all time.
The concept of "democratic countereconomy of mutual self-help" articulated something that really hit me hard.
Been reading about the refugee crisis, and one of the proven solutions is for the rich countries to give reduced tariffs for imports from special economic areas that employ refugees near crisis areas.
It's removing obstacles for mutually beneficial relationship than asymmetric "aid".
I'm from the Philippines. Everyone is scared here. When I speak against the current governtment my family/friends are concerned for my life. People who believe the government's propaganda thinks I'm crazy.
I guess I just needed a place to share my thoughts.
I used to not care about these things, though my parents were strong activists during Marcos' time.
Now I think I'm slowly waking up to the harsh reality that our country is now being run by a dictator.
New #disintermedia blog post on the #RightToEncrypt, 'Privacy is Not Terrorism, But Governments Violating Privacy is Despotism':
We're really worried that this could affect services like ActivePub/Mastodon instances, opening them up to lawsuits or requiring expensive filters.
Today's fun fact: Forests are inherently socialist. Seriously.
In a forest, most plants are linked together by an underground network of mycorrhizal fungi. Via the fungi, the plants share resources around so that they can all benefit. Wha's more, the plants contribute more or less depending on how much they have. Plants with more resources contribute more to their community, helping to nurture the small, young, and weak ones.
This is one of my favourite random pieces of knowledge!
We are pleased to announce our new partnership with @Inrego_swe@twitter.com. Sweden’s largest retailer of used computers, mobiles and other IT products. The long-lasting design of the Fairphone 2 ties fully fits their philosophy, making this the perfect partnership! http://bit.ly/2Q0faoh
I just want to reiterate that Sunbeam City is explicitly anti/post-Capitalist and I will try to make sure that is always that way. Other systems might have pros and cons compared to to it, but there are no shortage of green-oriented spaces that are accepting of Capitalism, and Sunbeam City is a space for those of us who don't want to support it.
social.coop is a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]