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@clhendricksbc @rbenjamin @nev In that context, my personal preference is that we keep the "interested in/supportive of #coops" loose common bond and focus our instance on (1) continuing to grow our instance within the community of co-op peeps, while (2) supporting other instances (both existing and new) in adopting the co-op model. Rather than aspiring to be the 1 Big Instance, #SocialCoop is a governance dev lab that shares its best practices w/ the #fediverse.
A new site for people who want to protect their #privacy online, but who aren't that into technology:
It only covers sites and apps that most people need and can use.
Let me know what you think, any feedback welcome, positive or negative.
If you like it, please feel free to share the link, spread the word etc.
I've tried to make switching.social as simple and easy to use as possible.
GEO would like to host a #podcast miniseries on the working lives of #cooperative members drawing inspiration from Stud Terkel's book Working and done in the style of PRX's Love and Radio. The podcast would also feature fiction on the same theme to complement the nonfiction narratives. We’d like to crowdfund the project, but we’re looking for people that are interested in participating and cooperatively building the idea. Interest on any level would be greatly appreciated.
My day-job org recently did a marketing consultant thing, and one of the recommendations was to move from our aging drupal install to a platform more easily managed by non-technical peeps (Wordpress was their recc.).
Before doing that, my sense is that #Drutopia is looking to occupy that niche. @FreeScholar and others, any insights on resources to familiarize myself with that and learn enough to be able to pitch it as a Wordpress alternative to our board?
It really comes down to what you want to do with your site. If you want a higher ceiling, then Drutopia could be a better fit than Wordpress.
Here is what Drutopia currently offers - https://www.drutopia.org/about/drutopia-base
Wordpress could do much of this, but not as well as Drupal can. Also, we're working on a public roadmap. I'll ping you when that's ready.
Hey, #BayArea #platformcoop friends. Let's challenge our assumptions about equity and tech. Come a gathering in Oakland on May 2, "Users, Workers, Onwers!" @ntnsndr and @niloufar will be speaking, too!
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/users-workers-owners-bringing-democracy-to-work-tickets-45365886588
"Your Honor, years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind then that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; and while there is a criminal element, I am of it; and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free." - Eugene V. Debs
After exploring #NextCloud as an alternative to Google Drive, I have some ideas about another project we could host.
OnlyOffice and Collabora are decent replacements for the online shared document editing that Google provides, but they have heavy resource requirements. But both can be used by multiple NextCloud installs, requiring only a public-facing URL.
We could run one of these on a VPS and allow coop members to use these with their own NextCloud instances.
We didn't have to look far for our next Executive Director.
As Project Manager since 2015, Isabela Bagueros has led teams in collaborative strategy building and roadmapping unprecedented at Tor. 🥅
"Isa’s contributions to Tor are too many to name here."
A Community Guide to
by Jeff Conant and Pam Fadem (PDF)
Best 640 pages I can recommend. Teaches leadership and democratic process within a #commons frame, for a specific objective often fought tooth and nail by corporatism. Always gives examples. Hesperian lives on their book sales, so think of this as a preview of sorts. From the publisher of Where There Is No Doctor.
If you're into working with humans, free software & cryptography, and you love the idea of helping news organizations break their biggest stories based on submissions by whistleblowers, you may want to come work with me! New opening at Freedom of the Press Foundation just went up - boosts appreciated: