I've been thinking of writing a blog post comparing the Find It Platform to Yelp. Because Find It is free and open source software, built between a cooperative ( @agaric ) and the City of Cambridge, co-designed with and for city residents, it serves local organizations in a truly beneficial way
as opposed to Yelp, which "serves" local businesses in a predatory way.
There are aspirations of Find It being a platform coop. I'll DM you to chat further! /cc @mlncn
@therealraccoon sure! @agaric is in the North American network https://techworker.coop/ (website out of date, but the group has re-activated and is actively adding members). We're also in the Boston Chamber of Cooperatives https://www.boston.coop/ which is for all kinds of cooperatives and i think is meant to include WORC’N, Worker-Owned and Run Cooperative Network of Greater Boston, https://worcn.org/ .. which we're also in and paying for the domain name & meetup group but it isn't active.
Great case study of a democratic elementary school:
Back on the fediverse after a while to write some toots for @karrot , I remembered that I wrote a text for food saving/sharing groups making a case for them not to use Facebook for organizing and to choose free and open-source tools instead.
I make not only an ethical argument, but also explain why other tools are much better suited for these communities to grow and work properly:
Karen Miller, an old friend, comrade, and CUNY prof started a co-op online homeschool a few months ago. Thousands of kids have participated. I plan to interview her for GEO... http://www.homeschoolcoop2020.com/
Wow, there is a whole public conversation going on inside the Creative Commons copy of 'Twitter & Teargas' via hypothes.is
Now that's what I call hypertext
yes everyone on Mastodon can still get the discount
Considering upgrading Drupal or moving to Drupal 9? Just two days away!
If you or someone you know has been affected by layoffs at #mozilla, please know that 1) you/the person are brilliant and valuable regardless of employment status and 2) we are hiring for lotsa roles here at Nylas https://boards.greenhouse.io/nylas
In praise of Ella Jo Baker:
Yesterday, @firstname.lastname@example.org launched the course Who Owns the World? https://www.whoownstheworld.org/
Next week's lecture by New York Times labor correspondent @email@example.com will be about unions!
Watch the live stream on January 29, 6 pm ET.
We want to help as many people as possible upgrade from #Drupal 7 to 8 this year, which is why we have five upcoming trainings (with more to be scheduled!) and a list of free resources to help people get started.
We're helping PortsideOrg@twitter.com
deepen their coverage of #Labor and social justice movements in 2020 by improving their issue pages and related content algorithm.
All work is done as #FreeSoftware, free for others to use and benefit from.
Of course, because we're so f'cking cool, we've already got social.coop and GEO people working on this 😎
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