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the cloud is safe bro it's totally fine you can put all your data in there bro it's fine it's secure trust me bro

Another Co-op Cloud Kite-Flying hour is almost upon us! 3pm CEST today (15 minutes from now)

Come hang out, chat, co-work or lurk! It's a public moment for anyone curious about the project to pop by. We'll be in meet.jit.si/CoopCloudKiteFlyin 🚀 ☀️ 💻

@Ged
No, xmpp.org is the XMPP Standards Foundation. The Modern XMPP project is a separate initiative.

Well, as separate as can be - I'm heavily involved in the XSF as well. But the XSF is focused on matters of protocols, and it grew increasingly clear to me that we needed a less official space for collaborating on non-protocol issues such as user interfaces.

@hund

this is the kind of wild bullshit that M$ are putting out, "last year vowed to remove all the greenhouse gases it has ever emitted - and more - by 2050"

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reading an article in the economist (magazine for capitalists) august edition called "climate tech's netscape moment" and can confirm the tech greenwashing is escalating! and i quote "there is no longer a trade-off between tackling greenhouse gases and making a profit. On the contrary, he says, firms can reduce emissions while earning big returns"

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a handful of students organised a seminar to teach themselves about ecology, the arts and design and called themselves Klasse Klima: branch.climateaction.tech/issu

Something like 25 years ago, I was involved in the selection process for my second in command, as IT (and so much more, everything tech, infrastructure) manager. I insisted on the young woman with no qualifications, who didn't play sport (don't even get me going on that) BECAUSE SHE ASKED THE RIGHT QUESTIONS. I saw someone who wanted to, and was capable of learning.

So I taught her computers, from Boolean algebra up. Because she wanted to learn. When I left the country, she took my job...

There is unexplored potential to create guild software which would not be libre in a universalist sense, but would still be free enough not to prevent use/study/sharing/remixing by average users. You would be using the software under the terms of the guild, which might forbid certain sorts of activities and ban uses by megacorps.

@bob yep, assuming your idea of guilds are publicly regulated, this seems like a good enough approximation. this license is vetted by coop-aware french lawyers and in use today

Does anyone have recommendations for green energy Virtual Private Server which is certified to be green? Renewable, clean, reduced greenhouse gases (e.g. carbon, methane). Solar, wind, geothermal.

Not wood, not natural gas, not nuclear.

"Bibliotecha is a framework to facilitate the local distribution of digital publications within a small community. It relies on a microcomputer running open-source software to serve books over a local wifi hotspot. Using the browser to connect to the library one can retrieve or donate texts. Bibliotecha proposes an alternative model of distribution of digital texts that allows specific communities to form and share their own collections."

bibliotecha.info/
found while browsing #varia~

The day is Thursday, August 12, 2021 – time for another Co-op Cloud Kite-Flying hour! 3pm CEST today (just over 15 minutes from now)

Come hang out, chat, co-work or lurk! It's a public moment for anyone curious about the project to pop by. We'll be in meet.jit.si/CoopCloudKiteFlyin 🚀 ☀️ 💻

@edsu
"What would Luddism look like today? It won’t necessarily (or only) be a movement that takes up hammers against smart fridges, data servers and e-commerce warehouses. Instead, it would treat technology as a political and economic phenomenon that deserves to be critically scrutinised and democratically governed, rather than a grab bag of neat apps and gadgets. "

----- Count me in!
From boosted article: "I’m a Luddite. You should be one too" Jathan Sadowski

I spent a little time this morning learning about coopcloud.tech & their approach to describing open source apps with compose-spec.io/ geared for deployment on co-op run infrastructure using Docker Swarm instead of Kubernetes.

docs.coopcloud.tech/faq/#why-d

I got scared off of Docker a bit because it seemed like Kubernetes was the only way forward, so it is great to hear there is another way.

I'm an old-school Linux admin. With cloud systems becoming the OS of our time, I think it's important that the FOSS community have an alternative to proprietary clouds.

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