Business idea. Create a "company" that:
* does #freesoftware only, both consulting on existing software and developing new products
* primarily focuses on local governments, non-profits and the like
* has no office
* has no hierarchy and no bosses
* has no managers
* employs free software developers from the whole world
* maximize developer happiness
* minimize meetings and bureaucracy
The reason I quoted company is that it doesn't even have to be a legal entity. Call it community if you like.
#PlatformCoops + #Ireland Show more
I have long intended to host a #platformcoop meetup in Ireland - but with my existing commitments, I've never had the brain space.
Anyway, I still think it's something that should happen and I can contribute to finding speakers and venues (I believe I have both).
I've started to read "Ours to Hack and Own"
I've just come across this: Webarchitects Coop. They provide hosting, and software like gitlab, discourse, mediawiki. UK based. I'll have to check them out.
igalia is a worker-owned, employee run, Free Software/Open Source consultancy co-op.
The 11th AGM of the #OpenStreetMap Foundation will be on 9th Dec 2017! There will be 2 board seats up for election (no candidates yet)
Just when I thought it could be good to go to bed... I got a brilliant idea!
Now, I want a similar service, but for ebooks and audiobooks.
Of course, I can't code, I can only have visions. But I'm a member of a publishing coop, so we might already have one content provider already!
So how about it, who's in?
I haven't had the time to organise one - but (i) I know there are plenty of people interested, (ii) I know some #PlatformCoops that would participate, (iii) I have a venue and (iv) I might have a sponsor...
What I don't have is time haha.
I also set up a meetup page months ago https://www.meetup.com/PlatformCoop-Meetup/
The #Loomio team are doing a training session in Dublin, Ireland next week!
"Patterns of Decentralised Organisation"
Can everyone please give it a boost - so that we might get the #irish people on Mastodon to see it. :)
If nothing else, it flatly contradicts a lot of the basic tenets of capitalism. By seeing who agrees and who gets upset, you can get an idea of who your allies and enemies may be.
"Socialism is inherently authoritarian."
– person who thinks poor people should obey their boss or starve.
social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]