We've got the ball rolling on the first on-demand Library of Things (in York, UK). Delivered by bike. A world first? facebook.com/lotyork
However, now stuck on how to cover the cost of incorporating the cooperative (~£400) to then put together a Community Share Offer. Hesitant to use the typical crowd funding platforms. Thoughts anyone?
40 years ago a small band of cab drivers, dispatchers, and mechanics set out to prove that the workers could run a taxicab company better than the bosses with a focus on living wages, a human and safe workplace, and a democratic environment. I spent almost 26 years there. Congratulations to all of the members of Union Cab past and present!
Hey! Looking for some 'library of things' related resources, any recommendations? Is anyone aware of any FOSS platforms in use/under development or is https://github.com/achimbo/leila/tree/master/leila unique?
Back from an awesome #FixFest in Berlin last weekend.
3 days of repair activists sharing knowledge, experience and advice.
As well as the launch of the European #RightToRepair campaign!
The overarching theme this year was Repair For Climate. Keeping devices lasting longer can have a huge effect on emissions, so we need to keep pressuring manufacturers and policy makers to let us do it.
And now can't wait for the Festival of Maintenance in Liverpool this Saturday....
Really great schedule of talks lined up - spanning maintenance of tech, infrastructure, clothing, data, our relationships with each other, everything.
Honestly, blind growth and productivity is dead. Forget the cult of disruption and 'innovation'. Repair and maintenance is where the cool kids are at these days.
Hi all! Do you know anyone within your network that's looking to take anyone on on a part-time basis? Remote working preferably but could travel. My background is in GIS/Geospatial Data/Surveying, but I'm looking for something a little more secure than current work, so I can dedicate more time to a fledgling co-op. Thanks!
http://player.lush.com/channels/soapbox/tv/code-rood-enough-enough-soapbox A film about the Code Rood action.
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