We're planning to support Stripe as well, especially since they have a $5 maximum charge for ACH transfers; however some of 's transfers are for investment capital, which are excluded by Stripe's terms of service.

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More progress on 's payment form furniture.

Our focus has been on supporting low-fee transaction methods; so that can take electronic payments without paying a significant percentage of the check-amount in transaction fees.

The MVP uses Plaid to select a bank account, confirm the person is an account holder, and retrieve the account and routing numbers.

From there, their bank allows them to schedule inbound ACH transfers via a webform.

They've been worker-stewarded / managed for the last year; with the CEO having stepped down 366 days ago today. The revenues are solid; the customers are lovely; the team is kind.

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An organization I am stewarding towards worker-ownership is looking to hire a full-stack developer to help steward their customer experience to a more accessible, usable, reliable, and mobile forward user experience.

If you'd like to learn more, please check out the job post they've written: docs.google.com/document/d/1ud

I'm available to answer any and all questions!

Perhaps this could also be an alternative to the privately owned, publicly funded school systems being funded by capitalists...

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So, we spend ~$13k per pupil in public school. The median teachers salary is ~$30k.

This... What.

Are any municipalities experimenting with democratically operated teacher-"owned" schools?

Do you work for an organization that prioritized the emotional, mental, and physical well-being of their team over growth or productivity during the pandemic?

Let me know! I'm publishing the Zinc 500; a list of 500 companies where business executives said "Oh, shit... maybe we should take care of each other while the world's on fire regardless of the impact on our growth or margin."

Is there a worker-owned online ticketing platform? (Think Meetup or Tito?)

I am apparently organizing _three_ communities and omg calendars and mailings are hard.

Can we update our bylaws to require votes to include the following GIF in order to be valid?

Looking like early 2022 for conversion of a 9-worker, single-owner, debt-free bootstrapped SaaS to worker-ownership (with a one-person one-vote policy!)

COVID threw my timeline off-track; was hoping to complete it by end-of-2020 but... yea...


I kinda wanna hack a piece of furniture for managing PagerDuty on call schedules by calendar invites…

Basically you tell it when you do the switchover, then it sets the schedule in PD based upon the people invited to the event; and you invite the escalation tier for the event…

Ugh someone do for me I r too burnt out

Hi all! We're the folks behind Co-op Cloud (coopcloud.tech), a project which aims to build out a digital configuration commons for tech co-ops and democratic tech collectives. Our approach aims to maximise sharing, co-operation and reuse for setting up and maintaining libre software infrastructure. We have a public matrix room at `:autonomic.zone`, feel welcome! The project is currently in public alpha and super young ☁️ 🎩 💻

The philosophic (ought/is), theoretic (can) and pragmatic (does) pull at each other in unpredictable ways; three bodies chaotically orbiting as they traverse the arc of time.

Federated social media is viable, but only if it plays well with centralized social media. Asking people to give up their existing social media use cases for an (arguably healthier) alternative is a hard sell.

Unfortunately, most of the cross-network social media tooling is focused on enterprise use cases, not personal ones.

But a personal cross-poster/reader that keeps long term storage and distribution in the hands of the original author could tip the scales towards federation.

For a while now, has had a open collective, and when people email about bugs or feature requests, I catalog the request by adding it to our issue tracker and respond with a link to the issue and an explanation that we're all basically volunteers; and link to the Open Collective.

We're now at ~$100/yr in recurring revenue from folks who are simply happy to support our continued maintenance efforts!

Would anyone be interested in reading and critiquing a draft of a hypothetical consumer ownership model for ?

May issue of Possible Futures with @clayton is on Current State of Open Source with resources about ethics, design, labor and what's next. possiblefutures.tech/

Who are the cooperators I should follow on bird site?

Thinking a lot about how the Each One Teach One programs quickly and effectively scaled literacy; and wondering if there’s an equivalent model for digital fluency.

The web would be so much better if we treated websites like a space we cared about making cozy or interesting or useful; instead of like random places to dump information.

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