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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
Estonia To Become The World’s First Free Public Transport Nation
a new vulnerability in Signal desktop allows remote attackers to inject malicious code on the recipients' Signal desktop app just by sending them a message without requiring any user interaction
GOSH (Gathering for Open Science Hardware) this year in Shenzhen on Oct 10-13.
Apply today for invitation and travel support!
Hello, we are People's Food Co-op from Portland, OR.
We are a values driven and community owned food co-op est. 1970. We value passionate community, sustainability, human rights, social justice, thriving co-ops, welcoming spaces, democratic workplaces, and of course healthy food!
We are excited about the future of co-ops both online and in person.
You can read more about us at http://peoples.coop or on wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Food_Co-op_(Portland)
Help the social.coop CoC development call not be all dudez! Show more
As the CoC will be a vital piece of infrastructure that operationalizes our community values, it's super important to have diverse voices contributing to its creation! So, share your availability here: https://www.loomio.org/p/6IOZ0C3U/next-code-of-conduct-development-call-scheduling
Can I emphasize one more time how cool Blokada is?
You don't know it but your phone is *full* of trackers. It's not better than the web. I thought that we don't have any tools to deal with it - after all, it's not a browser. But turns out there are!
Blokada works as a VPN but locally. It has a blacklist (which you can change) and it just blocks all connections to trackers or ads. It works wonderfully.
Of course Google wouldn't let it in the Play Store.
I've always liked this idea
I'm involved in travellingtoolbox.org.uk
I've also got a #solar power generator trailer (panels and batteries)
My partner runs thebookshelf.org.uk
"Concealed in regular safety helmets or uniform hats, these lightweight, wireless sensors constantly monitor the wearer’s brainwaves and stream the data to computers that use artificial intelligence algorithms to detect emotional spikes such as depression, anxiety or rage."
It looks like China will finally deliver on the cyberpunk dystopia we were promised...
I do not want to live on this planet anymore:
Nextcloud's App and #Davdroid keep files, contacts and calenders up to date on my Devices.
Nextcloud Notes gives me my Markdown Formatted Notes including my all important browser bookmarks - these I create with Firefox's "Copy as MarkDown" plugin.
Standard search machines on all systems are StartPage and DuckDuckGo.
Slowly but surely changing my reliance on the big operators.
Email is going to be the next big change.
The reason I like #CreativeCommons licenses, and CC-by-SA in particular, is that I can prevent others having a monopoly on derivatives of my work. Basically, until it becomes public domain, it's exploitation-proof.
You can't pay your singers £20 each to record it and then make squillions, because you can't forbid them to record it themselves and cut you out.
You can't print it, then go "out of print" and demand some ransom to give up the printing rights because those were never exclusive.
Keeping Social Coop happy, healthy, and in existence. Show more
Hey #socialcoop peeps.
Do you ever find yourself thinking things like;
How can we fund all the fun things members want to do with the platform?
How do we address accessibility?
How can we incentivize the tremendous volunteer work that goes into keeping the platform up and running?
What is efficiency of scale?
Well if you do (and you should) join the conversation in progress!
‘A Smart Doorbell Company Is Working With Cops to Report ‘Suspicious’ People and Activities’
“ill-conceived neighborhood-watch platforms can also be breeding grounds for racial profiling, giving people safe (and poorly moderated) spaces to discriminate”
(You’re installing a device that gives access to your family’s comings-and-goings to the corporation and any third parties with whom they choose to share that information.)
These are worth checking out - and sharing with non-coop techies and non-techy co-operators you know.
The aim is to help raise awareness amongst both these demographics - and to create simple and clear communications to assist #platformcoop advocates.
I'm involved in this project to create a commons around growing food.
The plan is to grow stuff that can be easily stored so that we dont have to live close to where the crops are grown and so that we can potentially provide a significant part of our diet.
Not everyone would be involved with their hands in the dirt, but together we'd organise and arrange the production.
Want to find out more?
Tweet from Jose Luis Vivero Pol (@JoseLViveroPol on Twitter) - Academia privileged the consideration of food as a commodity over commons. 70 references examined here. Economic valuation is rather ontological and blocked other meanings. Valuing food as a commons would unlock unpermitted food policies. Comments wlcm https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0743016716305551
"food could be guaranteed by State provision (like health or education in Europe) or collective exchanges
At the end of my PhD thesis (conclusions chapter) you can find a more detailed rationale that explains that in more detail https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320864109_How_do_people_value_food_Systematic_heuristic_and_normative_approaches_to_narratives_of_transition_in_food_systems valuing food as a commons does not deny food can be traded as a commodity, BUT not only so"
#food #commons #commoning
Jose Luis Vivero Pol (@JoseLViveroPol on Twitter)
"Food has many dimensions (not all of them valued in monetary terms),food is conceptually a commons if all dimensions are equally valued, & the price in the market does not obscures (denies) the others as it actually happens. Food can be traded, but not only: it is also a right
In political/practical terms, governing food as a commons means that it is not only the market (based on priced items and supply-demand) the only allocation mechanism" 1/2
This ecological land use technique reduces soil erosion and increases food security.