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.@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:

blender.org/media-exposure/you

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:

joinpeertube.org/en/

#DeleteYouTube

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@bhaugen @cwebber @strypey

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

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@bhaugen @mayel @cwebber AP is a common standard used by apps, so your "having your own AP" usage is a bit confusing, unless you add "instance" or maybe "app" on the end ;)

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The brewery network in the US is rumbling about starting up a yearly conference/gathering.

There are two in , so thinking of trying to align it with the inter-club gathering that sounds like it will be taking place there the weekend of October 6-7, as well as with the conference.

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Reading @aral's blog. We should be trying to move away from centralized systems in a time frame faster than 25 years. What I think we're experiencing now is the end of the second wave of the web (web 2.0) in which silos were considered to be the universal solution to digital service access. The problems of centralization and extractive economics are now becoming much clearer, including to people who are not normally obsessed with these kinds of topics before.

I'm pretty confident that whatever web 3.0 is, it's going to be a lot more decentralized, most likely with a mixture of client/server and mesh. It won't be merely a return to Web 1.0 because we've learned a lot in the intervening time.
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This morning we reached 42%, now we've just raised over the 50% bar! Y'all are wonderful! \o/
Keep sharing and talking about #PeerTube: together, we have 15 days left to make it happen!
frama.link/joinpeertube

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Update: #PeerTube instances can now federate with video.blender.org! Just confirmed that it's working now. 😁

#Blender

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@bhaugen My 1st experiment was , 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 ) and very noisy web interface. Actually, 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.

@wakest

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...

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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.

upstreampodcast.org/workercoop

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Check out my home page matslats.net to see what I'm about.

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"we're not just trying to build cooperatives for cooperatives' sake. We're trying to build vehicles, very explicitly and very intentionally, of social transformation."

Nice Q&A with Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson.

shareable.net/blog/kali-akuno-

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New blog post/video exploring the gap between small scale deliberation and large scale democratic transformation.

cc: @Loomio@twitter.com @sanfudai@twitter.com @UsePolis@twitter.com @audreyt@twitter.com @iacocoba@twitter.com @MattCropp@twitter.com @ntnsndr@twitter.com medium.com/enspiral-tales/towa

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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..

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Wondering whether the mvmt should be looking hard at daemo.org/home as a potential chunk of digital infrastructure on which to build fair work platforms?

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It's official, #GetTogether now supports ActivityPub!

gettogether.community/activity

This is my first attempt at AP/AS, so somebody please let me know if I'm doing it wrong.

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@bhaugen It's a good shout, but to be GDPR-compliant each user would have to be anonymous (which we don't want) or have to login to a system with a compliant privacy policy.

<sigh>