As part of the on going experiment to create a p2p economic network,
I'll start using a personal instance for my fediverse presence... you will find me at
Thanks a lot, social.coop for the awesome people and the warm environment...
Ill continue keeping this account live, at least for a while, just more silent
new blogpost on the first year of #Agent development
Ho appena pubblicato sul mio blog ( a soli 4mesi dall'ultimo post :)) un articolo sul primo anno di sviluppo di Agent , un software per la creazione di network economici federati...
(da tradurre in inglese, qualora lo vogliate, scavicchi ma non apra!)
folks i'm gonna be real honest with you...
i NEED this Mastodon thing to take off because i just ordered 80,000 of these bumper stickers from the printer, and i can't afford to be caught holdin' my junk if this whole thing fizzles.
please consider my personal commercial interests when choosing a social media platform, thk u!
Io non posso concepire una sana e vera democrazia se non come un aristocrazia aperta a tutti. Una democrazia che non fosse capace di affidare ai migliori le redini dello stato, non sarebbe una democrazia, ma una demagogia che finirebbe per farsi tiranneggiare da una oligarchia, cioè da un governo di pochi, più violenti e più furbi. - camillo Olivetti 1919
"E tante care cose"
The whole project will be #FOSS and you can work from home, what's not to love ;-) Please RT!
At the #faircoop summercamp, we just discussed about "community forming" - how to avoid creating boundaries among communities, how to be inclusive among different projects and how to approach people in your local neighborhood not with what you have to offer, but according what people need...
The way I see it, ActivityPub is the decentralised method we're paving the way for the distributed web.
People are educating themselves and with the fediverse having surpassed critical mass beyond the 1 million-user mark, it's now practically unstoppable.
In about a year from now we'll be seeing the beginning of the convergence between the decentralised-web, with the distributed-whatever that goes next.
It's not that those technologies are immature. It's that they haven't converged yet.
let's fork, not force Show more
In liquid, cooperative based organisations, several times I am experiencing that consensus is some how imposed by multiple factors (charisma, money, experience, money, power, money, factions, money, strategy) and forking is seen as a failure, ostracised or at least kept as last bullet.
What I am becoming conscious of, is that the ability of forking and most of all to manage forks and connect back together is a thermometer of the maturity level of any communities
As a product developer that wants to develop an alternative business model, based on solidarity and co-op values, I should rather think to my end users as network of communities I want to be part of, and customise the product to suit their specific needs, rather than develop a tool for generic customers pools.
In cooperative/solidarity economies, value is constantly generated and flows trough participants according their needs and ecosystem capacity.
This could mean to avoid fixed monthly income, in favour of a constant access to the flow of value.
It would also mean that communities should be aware of each participant needs.
This would likely bring as a result that each community would embed a welfare system - by default - at its core.
Capitalistic economies focus mostly on finding a way to accumulate the surplus inside a specific ecosystem, and when we plan a business, we're mostly accustomed to develop it in that way.
Cooperative-solidarity economies on the other way, focus on creating a **constant flow of value** based on participants needs and ecosystem capacity...
It is a pretty huge switch - at least for me - to focus on creating a value flow, instead that a value reserve for my projects and my life...
@bernini that is a big topic, but these zines about part of it come to my mind:
and i just found this collection that looks promising: https://batjc.wordpress.com/ipv-intervention-resources/
as well as this short explanation of what community accountability and transformative justice can mean: https://www.transformativejustice.eu/en/accountability-and-sexual-violence/what-are-ca-and-tj/
I've started putting together a list of #fediverse apps, focused on implementations of #ActivityPub, documenting their status and what tech stack they're (being) built with: https://ethercalc.org/fediverse-stacks
This is a publicly editable doc, so would appreciate corrections/additions, and feedback especially from fediverse devs, but also from instance admins and users:
- What app/implementation/stack did you try?
- Pros/cons you encountered
- What stack & libraries would you choose if starting today?
social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]