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Hi all! We're the folks behind Co-op Cloud (coopcloud.tech), a project which aims to build out a digital configuration commons for tech co-ops and democratic tech collectives. Our approach aims to maximise sharing, co-operation and reuse for setting up and maintaining libre software infrastructure. We have a public matrix room at `:autonomic.zone`, feel welcome! The project is currently in public alpha and super young ☁️ 🎩 💻

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If you'd like to learn more about the Co-op Cloud, we hold an online public moment each week, our kite flying hour, where you can drop by and have a chat! We're in meet.jit.si/CoopCloudKiteFlyin every Thursday at 15:00 CEST ☀️

Want to talk about Co-op Cloud to some humans in real-time?

Join us for "Kite Flying Hour", in just over an hour at 3pm CEST: meet.jit.si/CoopCloudKiteFlyin

I wrote an article about the need for low-carbon and #sustainable #computing and the path towards zero-carbon computing.

tl;dr:

** The problem:
* By 2040 emissions from computing alone will be close to half the emissions level acceptable to keep global warming below 2°C. This growth in computing emissions is unsustainable: it would make it virtually impossible to meet the emissions warming limit.
* The emissions from production of computing devices far exceed the emissions from operating them, so even if devices are more energy efficient producing more of them will make the emissions problem worse. Therefore we must extend the useful life of our computing devices.
** The solution:
As a society we need to start treating computational resources as finite and precious, to be utilised only when necessary, and as effectively as possible. We need frugal computing: achieving the same results for less energy.
** The vision: please read the article, I'm out of characters.

wimvanderbauwhede.github.io/ar

📣 due to reliability issues with meet.jit.si at the moment we'll be using meet.coop for the Kite-flying session in 20 minutes: ca.meet.coop/b/adm-if6-yyu

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Join us tomorrow, July 8th (and every Thursday) @ 1500 CEST / 1300 UTC for "Co-op Cloud Kite-Flying", an informal drop-in session to talk, hack, and plan! 🤙

meet.jit.si/CoopCloudKiteFlyin

Can't stop thinking about a new model for community-based development where there's co-ownership between users and maintainers, hybrid coop-style.

Maintainers' buy-in is labor.
Users' buy-in is remuneration for maintainers.

And both get to participate in decision-making.

Thanks to @aadil we now have a new and shiny blog!

We aim to publish monthly updates to keep folks informed on progress and how to get involved.

There are already two posts:

New blog, funding, beta bikemap and more announcements:
coopcloud.tech/blog/our-new-bl

Our monthly progress in June:
coopcloud.tech/blog/this-month

🎉

it turns out that free software is actually extremely awesome when people with resources use those resources to make it better.

let's remember that, please.

Hi all! We're the folks behind Co-op Cloud (coopcloud.tech), a project which aims to build out a digital configuration commons for tech co-ops and democratic tech collectives. Our approach aims to maximise sharing, co-operation and reuse for setting up and maintaining libre software infrastructure. We have a public matrix room at `:autonomic.zone`, feel welcome! The project is currently in public alpha and super young ☁️ 🎩 💻

If you'd like to learn more about the Co-op Cloud, we hold an online public moment each week, our kite flying hour, where you can drop by and have a chat! We're in meet.jit.si/CoopCloudKiteFlyin every Thursday at 15:00 CEST ☀️

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