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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.

I have finished "Ours to hack and Own". I should write a proper review. It was an interesting overview, but it seemed like a collection of articles, which made it not as deep as I would have liked.

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Is there any sort of directory of coops (eG?) in Germany? So I could look up, for my city, which are the coop businesses?

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.
webarchitects.coop/

igalia is a worker-owned, employee run, Free Software/Open Source consultancy co-op.

They're hiring.

igalia.com/nc/igalia-247/news/

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@vfrmedia @jjg "Skill shortage" in an industry context usually just means "shortage of people with $skill willing to work for the substandard salaries we offer"

Unlike a lot of open-source-y projects, the (which *supports* but does not control the project) is still very community focused and controlled (often to the annoyance of US corps). 😀

The 11th AGM of the Foundation will be on 9th Dec 2017! There will be 2 board seats up for election (no candidates yet)

wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/An

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Just when I thought it could be good to go to bed... I got a brilliant idea!

You may have heard about (resonate.is), a cooperative music streaming platform.

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?

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How about a meetup in , ?

I haven't had the time to organise one - but (i) I know there are plenty of people interested, (ii) I know some that would participate, (iii) I have a venue and (iv) I might have a sponsor...

What I don't have is time haha.

Any or based peeps interested in organising this with me?

I also set up a meetup page months ago meetup.com/PlatformCoop-Meetup

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Though my favourite Reddit history moment might be

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The team are doing a training session in Dublin, Ireland next week!

"Patterns of Decentralised Organisation"

eventbrite.co.nz/e/patterns-fo

Can everyone please give it a boost - so that we might get the people on Mastodon to see it. :)



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@Angle @Laurelai I see UBI as a direction to push in when talking to people who aren't ready to consider public ownership (or whatever you want to call it) of the means of production.

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.

Source: twitter.com/existentialcoms/st

OK, plan to root my phone put on hold, Since my Nexus 5X only has USB C connection, all my cables are Micro B. 😡 Didn't the EU require all to be micro B? Ah well... Time to buy some connectors

Apparently LineageOS is the current open source Android thing. Try going to their website and figure out how to install it. 😠

OK, time to break out of thr closed corporate walled garden. Time to try to root my phone!

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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]