.@Blender's videos on #YouTube have now come back, but they are also being told by Google/YT that they HAVE to monetise them. #Blender are considering refusing, which presumably would mean the videos being taken down again:
Whatever they once stood for, #Google's aim now is exploiting their users' content for maximum profit.
If you don't want your videos to be exploited, it is important to switch to an independent alternative:
I'm an advocate of self-hosting, but I also think supporting a form of "delegated identity" would be more inclusive and slightly more user-friendly (like for example OpenID did, where you could configure your personal domain name to indicate what OpenID provider you're using, and can switch at any time) so users can both self-host and move their identity between providers
The #Coop brewery network in the US is rumbling about starting up a yearly conference/gathering.
There are two #CoopBreweries in #Minneapolis, so thinking of trying to align it with the #CoopPrincipal inter-club gathering that sounds like it will be taking place there the weekend of October 6-7, as well as with the #blackonomics conference.
@bhaugen My 1st experiment was #scuttlebutt, after @richdecibels promoted it last new year. It wouldn't work for me, I was invisible it seems? Chatty and casual, knowable community? Mastodon is 2nd experiment. Noisy wider environment (tells me why I never wanted to use #birdsite) and very noisy web interface. Actually, #loomio was 2nd experiment (thanks again rich), and like it very much. Want to discuss, engage, do joint work, not very interested in broadcasting sound bites. Mastodon is minor.
I asked you this question before, maybe in scuttlebutt, when I noticed you were tasting the various decentralized social networks. But now it looks like I see you much more in mastadon, so I assume you like that better?
I'm tasting, too, but probly have different reasons and comfort zones.
Lotsa sorta interesting comparisons in SSB about Mastadon. Not so may re SSB here, which figures, Mastadon is hugely more popular.
I don't yet have a pithy diff. If you ever do...
Another great episode of Upstream. It discusses the coops of Mondragon, and the challenges they faced as they got bigger and brushed up against the global capitalist system. And discusses Cooperation Jackson and their learnings from Mondragon. Emphasises the need for strong political direction in addition to forming coops.
I like the metaphor of islands of coops forming in the sea of capitalism, and eventually they all join up.
New blog post/video exploring the gap between small scale deliberation and large scale democratic transformation.
cc: @Loomio@twitter.com @email@example.com @UsePolis@twitter.com @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com @MattCropp@twitter.com @firstname.lastname@example.org https://medium.com/enspiral-tales/towards-a-politics-of-listening-ff5173f35260
As an aside to other things I've been talking about lately, I do have thoughts on what good governance may mean and it's been on my mind lately regardless of other conversations happening on the fediverse. I thought about starting a thread but I didn't really want to get pulled into debates about a project that isn't mine... I don't think that's necessarily helpful.
But maybe I'll write up something soon. Governance in free software is a tough subject, but one with much history to learn from..
It's official, #GetTogether now supports ActivityPub!
This is my first attempt at AP/AS, so somebody please let me know if I'm doing it wrong.
@sivy UPDATE: GetTogether has an ActivityPub feed now: https://gettogether.community/activity_pub/events.json