The GEO newsletter is late getting out today, but it's finally done!
> Consensus decision-making means this fits small groups well.
This seems to be a common assumption, but with good facilitation, I've seen consensus process can be used effectively with live meeting of hundreds of people. When online tools like #Loomio are used, allowing people to participate when they have time, it can also work with large organizations.
@funwhilelost are you familiar with #SavingsPools?:
In #Aotearoa savings pools have helped people clear interest-bearing debt, including in some cases paying off mortgates. We use P2P relationships between many smaller pools to raise the savings necessary for larger loans. In one case our pool funded publication of a kid's book written by a member. In principle, savings pools could lend startup and expansion funds to coops.
#Loomio 2.0 is being beta tested. I've only just started playing around but I'd told the final release will includes a number of #UX improvements, including a more mobile-friendly UI and a containerized mobile app. If you have a Loomio account, join the fun!
It's a bit rough around the edges, there's still a lot of work to be done before it's ready to become the default UI. But so far, it's looking like a big step forward from 1.0.
DWeb Camp attendees: come learn about the IndieWeb at my workshop on Saturday at 10:15 in the Mesh Hall. Take your blog to the next level by posting to other social networks, syndicating your comments and likes back to your site, and owning all your data!
#decentralize #DWeb #indieweb #distributed #blog
Loved the "Kurt Russo on the People Under the Sea" episode of For the Wild Podcast. Very emotional to hear the Lummi telling of the orcas captured in the 70's, the current state of the southern resident pods and how it reflects our current world. #sustainability https://forthewild.world/listen/kurt-russo-on-the-people-under-the-sea-encore-127
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The Trees for Neighborhoods program wants to give up to four free tree saplings per household to Seattle residents. Evergreen and deciduous available. They even help evaluate what will work best, and have species that are good for sidewalk locations or under power lines.
I'm lucky to have a local seed cooperative that has awesome resources for seed saving and local heirloom varieties from our seed shed. https://www.snakeriverseeds.com/
Great NYT piece to "Save our Food. Free the Seed."
The Sixth Stage of Grief Is Retro-computing
@sicko Just checked out the FreeTube and I'm curious if there are plans to integrate payments to channels I enjoy. I am currently using Brave and tipping in BAT. I also subscribe to a few channels' Patreons.
Jony Ive, designer of the iPhone, left Apple earlier today. Major reasons:
• Tired of having to shave two weeks before video shoots
• Wants to use a different shade of white in his designs
• There are only so many shapes that can be carved out of a single block of aluminium
#SocialCoop meta Show more
@wu_lee This looks like a good place for an introduction. I'm an #NYC-based computer science student and long-time public educator looking to collaborate to create education software that belongs to the commons and keeps capitalist "innovation" from pressuring schools to sell students' private data and the fruits of student labour. Among other things. #holochain looks interesting.
It didn’t take Amazon too long to find something evil to do with their purchase of Ring https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/06/police-offer-amazon-ring-free-exchange-access/592243/
Web developer and cooperative cofounder in the inland NW
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here