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I'm based in the UK and into food, land, tech and people collaborating to manage them.
I'm involved in a few projects - 40 people using online tools to collaborate managing a field is a mobile hackspace/workshop set up to help environmental & community projects build & fix tools and infrastructure Soilhack is a peer 2 peer learning network

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@neil i have a major problem with this article: It assumes that Housing Coops in general are neither capitalist not state-driven actors. Here in germany that is really wrong, the very much liberalised the conditions under which housing coops can act, so a few big ones do act as normal profit driven actors in bigger cities. It matters what is written in the Coop Laws and in the statutes of the coops...

@Torrone @dazinism @wion

False. the #Pinephone is fully functional on mainline Linux.

There's also developers from several of the main Linux mobile distributions (PostmarketOS, Maemo Leste, LuneOS, Ubuntu Touch, Sailfish) onboard with the project and most of those already have feature-complete builds on dev hardware.

We had our first #VOICE group chat testing session today. Here's a quick write-up:

Join us for future sessions. We're coordinating at:


Our Networks 2019 | RE: Infrastructures
β–· September 20–22, 2019
β–· Toronto, Ontario

A conference about the past, present, & future of building our own
network infrastructures. RE: Infrastructures explores the collective
care & maintenance of alternative networking practicesβ€”new protocols,
peer-to-peer connections, offline-first computing, and community-based
governance. Join us in imagining infrastructures of regeneration,
repair, & resistance

Earlier this month, the New York Times published a rare, beautifully illustrated piece on the importance of organic, open source seeds for the future of food. Well worth the read:

#Michabo is a native desktop client for Pleroma/Mastodon (not Electron). Nice work (in progress) by @kaniini

"Civil rights groups have called it β€œperhaps the most dangerous surveillance technology ever developed”, and called for Amazon to stop selling it to government agencies, particularly police forces."

"Mr Vogels doesn’t feel it's Amazon’s responsibility to make sure Rekognition is used accurately or ethically.

β€œThat’s not my decision to make,” he tells me."

Murky AF. I guess this kind of moral self-absolution is a necessity if you're in charge of Amazon.

"It doesn’t have to be this way. We can call a halt to the madness – throw a wrench in the juggernaut. By de-enclosing social goods and restoring the commons, we can ensure that people are able to access the things that they need to live a good life without having to generate piles of income in order to do so, and without feeding the never-ending growth machine"

Degrowth: A Call for Radical Abundance β€”

Oh wow. So that really famous centralized vs decentralized vs distributed diagram that I quote above? Well, in one of the companion papers, Baran provides this iteration on it, which in my opinion is far superior and I'm going to start using in my presentations.

Full paper:

Halfway through the translation & serial publication of Solidarity Economy Roads.

I have a liberapay account if you'd like to support my work.

Wanting to organise a group to meet up. Corporate surveillance silos like and Facebook are dominant, but not an option.

What non-corporate service can I use that won't suck for people, including those people I don't know yet?

@prydt Hey um, your profile says history, have you tried the Hardcore History podcast? Their "Kings of Kings" and "Death throes of the republic" series are really good.

Just thought you might like it. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ πŸ’š

GrapheneOS is an open source privacy and security focused mobile OS with Android app compatibility.

Contributors are wanted!

Quote: "there is funding to hire other developers too"
"the hardest part is finding good people"

If you're interested come say hi f.e. in #grapheneos on freenode.

An academic talk in , and via webinar on environmental diplomacy and water conflicts given by Professor Asim Zia (my husband) on Thursday at 6 am EDT (New York City time). He will cover , , , , and Rivers
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