If you are unfamiliar with the group Equal Exchange, you should definitely go check them out. Great co-op that I heard about thanks to @Indigopenn and her folks.
> BuzzFeed News Is Unionizing
> And Honestly It’s About Damn Time ✊
Here is the technology policy @iwoc adopted. It could be instructive to these conversations happening on how to politicize the tech choices we make.
I ask this because I had a great chat with another radical tech coop organizer who is considering creating such a resource.
Also because I talked with someone at a large nonprofit that applies their politics to the coalitions they join, where they hold their staff retreats, etc. but are completely disconnected from the politics of tech. They have one web developer shouting in the wind while the rest of the organization holds strong to "just use the tool that 'works the best'"
do people know of good resources that break down the politics around technology and how tech choices can't be seen as simply a means to an end?
Audience would be radicals who still blindly use Google Suite, Facebook, Slack, Salesforce etc because their primary concern is "getting the job done."
These resources should also have an intersectional analysis b/c the tunnel vision free software purism response is a show stopper for me.
One practical way decentralization and ownership over our data would be helpful is w/ cars.
I'd like to give read permission of my car's history to a mechanic. I'd then like to allow them to add the work they did and status of the car to my record after they work in it. From that point it's back to just reading the history.
If I'm ever screwed over by a mechanic, I revoke read access from my file completely.
Right now, my car's records aren't even shareable between different Grease Monkeys
building free and open things with agaric.com
rabble rousing with the IWW
being a goofy dad
social.coop is 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]