some #introductions -
come say hi if you're in any of our neighborhoods. ;)
we build and love #freesoftware
and believers in the #SolidarityEconomy
@agaric Are you both a worker co-op and unionized? Can you please expand on that?
A Mondragon - United Steelworkers collaboration to help unionized businesses adopt a cooperative model.
@mayel good question - yes we are both. The logic there is fourfold:
* be part of a larger formation that could coordinate benefits and services we as a smaller coop can't do alone
* more effectively participate in the growing #techunion movement needed to insist on ethical tech
* better lend solidarity to workers in other industries
* ensure our own coop stays democratic with a formal mechanism of worker control (we've seen other coops grow to become reformist/exploitative of workers)
@Nixfreak very good! are you involved in freesoftware, union or coop spaces?
@agaric all I do is use open software. Linux, FreeBSD. What are coop spaces , sorry for being ignorant
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