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The big diff of protocol vs platform is that several different platforms (as in different apps using the same protocol) are now federated right here using the same protocol.
If you want, for example, to have a cooperative economic system, it better use a protocol so all the cooperatives can interact with each other.
We're actually working on that at https://docs.opencoopecosystem.net/ (slowly) looking at ActivityPub for the protocol.
This mediocre new Italian government is refusing to help more than 50 people, that are dying on the Mediterranean sea, only to prove a point to Europe...
The same Europe that never helped migrants, because they are already comfortable in letting thousands human beings die.
Migrants are not a problem of Europe, we're a problem for them...
I'm very much "protocols over platforms". As the protocols empower people, especially if they're unaware of them, whereas platforms end up locking them in.
Though it is sad the hype is the other way around.
Today, we're opening up the great library of source code https://www.softwareheritage.org/2018/06/07/opening-the-door/
Live from @unesco headquarters in Paris.
@swheritage @rdicosmo @webmink
"As you know, I am stronly against goal oriented entities bigger than ~30 people, intentional communities bigger than ~150-250 people and general communities bigger than ~2500 people (exact number pending scientific verifications)."
From another conversation, on another medium
social.coop folks with an interest in agriculture might enjoy Robert Biel's open access book "Sustainable Food Systems":
It's a primer on a radical approach to the problem of food insecurity. Its call to "unleash the associative and co-operative traditions of the working class" is one of the many interesting strands it brings together.
An interview with the author about it: http://climateandcapitalism.com/2018/04/08/sustainable-food-systems-an-interview-with-robert-biel/
of course, it would be awesome if the news was about github becoming a cooperative 🤔 😀
github is an Inc. with its own set of VCs who cares little about OSS and a lot about revenues (same as GitLab afaik). Now Github has one major VC, who cares more about revenue than OSS too (although in the latest years we had typescript, VisualStudio, ReactiveX, thanks to it)
I am not able to see the tragedy about all of it.
What would be interesting for me,is if we could end up with new business models that would enhance cooperation and mutualism, as well as sustainability and investments
We just released #oce website.
It contains links to our documentation, to our app used inside #faircoop to manage economic activities inside the ecosystem and a link to our little, fresh component library ( https://kit.opencoopecosystem.net/ )
All is evolving - all is precarius <3
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