End of the day we released v0.1.0.pre13: https://github.com/zinc-collective/compensated/commit/c0dda90119ddebfcc3dda1ab633391b3175815ff
#CommunitySource _shares ownership_ between customers, contributors, and maintainers.
It's an attempt to make a more equitable tech industry for everyone, not just the lucky few who get paid by their employer to contribute.
Working title is "#CodeAndCoops" and it's intended to be kind of like a talk show where we collaborate and casually move design, code, and documentation work forward in a friendly, thoughtful, and considerate way.
Would any of y'all be interested in that?
I wrote up a summary of how I've been investing in cooperatives over the past two years in answer to a question ont he /r/cooperatives sub-reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/cooperatives/comments/fyw2ph/financing_a_cooperative/fn3kq5e/
Super exciting to see the #Coops movement growing!
Economic Justice Barbarian - A social game that explores using privilege to take daily, small risks and help everyone get what they need.
It's not perfect, but it's reasonably fair. We're planning to apply a number of patches throughout 2020; including one which more broadly opens up consumer membership.
Did some infrastructure work this morning for #ZincCoop:
I added the #ghpages and #ncp node modules to the website so we have seams to apply templates / internationalize / etc when building the site.
Fixed a redirect loop caused by #Cloudflare/#GithubPages fighting
Discovered #ghpages wasn't working quite right and added some debug info:
Now it can handle _even more_ Apple In App Purchase event notifications! https://github.com/zinc-collective/compensated/issues/23
We had been waiting on adding support for these event them until we had real payloads; but eventually decided that it was probably worth adding in the support now since we're beginning to turn it on for production users.
If anyone is interested, here's a draft of the mechanisms #ZincCoop is using to operate as a multi-stakeholder cooperative
We're a worker-only cooperative at the moment ("directors") but I'm hoping to figure out the legal bits aorund contributor and community owners once I have a bit more bandwidth.
It's still early-alpha, but I'm hopeful to have a bit more bandwidth for defining features, accepting contributions, and driving features forward now that most of the finance and legal stuff has been ironed out for #ZincCoop.
The next release of the app will include the license text, as well as bring improved support for modern devices and iOS 13.
#ZincCoop believes customers have the right to exercise direct control of software they've purchased; and that sustainable economic models for user-facing software can include broadly permissive licensing.
Recommend me a CPA/Bookkeeping #Coop that works remote and has diverse leadership?
#bitcoin #finance #crypto #coop
The premise of <coin X> as a digital gold standard is almost as sound as gold being a reasonable standard; however the hybrid of FUD/Excitement about it makes it prime for a crash; and then the absurdity of ICOs mean Crypto is going to burst hard. If it bursts *before* 2018 that's good for everyone, if it bursts *after* 2018 it's bad for everyone because that's when public markets can buy into crypto; which will wipe out billions in retirement funds.
Partner at Cohere, a Tech/Engineering Coop
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