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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 -
https://www.ourfieldproject.org/ 40 people using online tools to collaborate managing a field
http://travellingtoolbox.org.uk/ is a mobile hackspace/workshop set up to help environmental & community projects build & fix tools and infrastructure
http://farmhack.org/wiki/soilhack-wiki Soilhack is a peer 2 peer learning network
https://trustroots.org is an open source hosting exchange website (like couchsurfing) born in the hitchwiki.org community, and is an awesome one. The android app was in the play store only, but today platschi put the android app in a #fdroid repo:
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Recently there was this a world security conference in Munich.
Alex Younger, head of SIS/MI6 (UK secret service, portrayed in movies and TV by James Bond and DangerMouse 😉 ) made a speech about concerns of radicalised Islamic activists returning to UK.
I thought I saw Frau Merkel on a stream from there, she appeared to be comparing the "cyber radicalism" of the highschool climate protestors.
Did I really hear that or mistranslate something?
‘Facebook labelled 'digital gangsters' by [UK] report on fake news’
“Facebook deliberately broke privacy and competition law and should urgently be subject to statutory regulation, according to a devastating parliamentary report denouncing the company and its executives as ‘digital gangsters’.”
Access to Skills and Knowledge Open Tech Emergency Case' is a resource kit for community trainers, created for mobile field-use where there is neither easy power nor internet connectivity such as refugee camps, low-infrastructure regions or rural areas. Intended as ‘Open Tech for Good’ #ASKotec was created through workshops run by a community of young innovators intent on bringing skills training & peacebuilding together in the effort to end the South Sudan conflict
Open call for ideas: Open source agriculture workshop
The P2P Lab is happy to announce the launch of “Open source agriculture: Co-create with Tzoumakers” , celebrating the gathering of designers, makers and farmers who are adapting to the digitised world. The workshop will be hosted at the rural makerspace “Tzoumakers”, which is located in NW Greece.
Open source infrastructure conference-
Open Source Infrastructure
Scientific & Research Clouds
Open Source Storage
Thousands of Android apps are tracking user activities through MAC address or #Android ID
"We take these issues very seriously," a #Google spokesperson told CNET...
Yes, no-one should be doing that sort of thing except us
I propose to launch a campaign called #ShareATool.
Everyone can share their favorite #opensource tool(-s) that use on a daily basis as well as other interesting tools for your opinion.
No software categories. The main requirement is that the project must be open source.
And I think I'm gonna start.
Tea (camellia sinensis) shares thousands of years of history with humans, and is deeply rooted in East Asian culture. Most tea grows as small shrubs, but it can live for a long time – and it can grow up to be a very large tree!
The tree in this photo was the oldest known tea tree in the world, estimated to be 3200 years old. Before the tree died in 2012, its leaves were used to make pu-erh, a kind of fermented black tea which can be aged for many years before being drunk.
This is written for facilitators, but it's good advice for everyone involved in collective/#cooperative projects.
Funded places on New Economy Programme available - apply now.
Includes workshops on
Crowdfunding: Planning, Creating, and Running a Campaign
What If We Ran It Ourselves? Community Ownership
Worker Co-ops: How to Get Started
Media Training: Becoming a Spokesperson
Tech For Good: Design An App,
Workshops in London, Bristol, and Oxford
food, trees, land, tech and people collaborating to manage them
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