Anyone know of a platform on which individuals with money to contribute (donors) can find a list of projects with multiple specific expense submissions and choose which one(s) to reimburse?
Like #opencollective but with contributors able to donate directly to one or more organizations in order to cover particular expenses...?
open-source low-cost ventilator (covid)(pls boost)
Here's the MIT E-Vent, an open source ventilator (costs $100 from parts on hand), which company Newport was going to build for USA pandemic reserves, until rival company Covidien (yes, real name) bought them out to stop competition with their own more expensive ventilator unit.
I wish there was an easy way to start and wind down a company virtually in India.
Some of my friends have an idea in mind that they believe would get paid customers. But they are all working in dayjobs already.
They want to build a simple version of an app and launch it where they can get paid users. But this is where things get complicated.
You cannot receive money without as a company it seems.
Even One Person Companies can't be created without CAs. We need a totally online easy solution.
@LeoSammallahti @ntnsndr Transcribing scanned library books/scientific papers, to create public domain digital libraries? Dictating them to create accessible audiobooks.
Assisting with identifying objects in images for public domain datasets, for things the "market" doesn't care about: identifying bird species, mosquitoes, litter, sources of pollution, plant and weed species..
Assisting with machine understanding of natural language text?
@ntnsndr posted a great idea about "public remote works" programs.
Public work programs like building roads were big part of the New Deal.
What could be similar projects that could be done remotely during this crisis?
- Gathering Census data and doing other phone interviews for surveys.
- Translations, transcriptions, recording audiobooks.
Writing an article about this to Mutual Interest media co-op.
Any ideas and retoots appreciated!!
Glad to be here at social.coop with my first Mastodon account!
I'm an activist and community organizer based in Gothenburg, Sweden, and I want to connect with people who are somehow active and interested in the following topics:
so much for my #introduction ... Get in touch!
I'm bumping this because I didn't have the setting to really allow comments. I was alerted to this when one of my mentors attempted to comment and was unable to do so. His comment is now there and I would love to hear from you as well! https://workersparadise.org/2020/03/17/co-ops-in-the-time-of-corona/ #coops
iFixit is building a repair database for medical equipment, and it needs your help - A call for service manuals https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/20/21187981/ifixit-medical-device-repair-database-guides-ventilators-coronavirus-covid-19
I am currently writing a list of good #FreeSoftware solutions for #remote #working in the @fsfe wiki:
I still need to polish the wording but if you already have input for me about what is missing, more sources or any other feedback is very welcome.
Just focus please on software that in particular facilitates remote working not any other usual work-procedures.
Does anybody know #collectivetools and where they're coming from?
> Developing new methods for citizen participation with the support of Vinnova
Free no-signup video chat rooms (jitsi)
Subscription accounts for . . kanban task management (Trelloish), messaging in channels (Slackish), cloud storage/calendar (NextCloud). Under coop ownership.
Developers are DigidemLab Gothenburg
Platform cooperative replacements that allow anyone from anywhere to join at anytime below:
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