Happy to see Uranium Club show up on @resonatecoop this morning.

resonate.is/profile/9203/

Always nice to see good stuff come out of Minneapolis.

In June 1995 I presented "Using Gopher with the World-Wide-Web" at GopherCon 95.

""Together the strengths of Gopher and WWW create a better, more integrated information system.""

ipfs.io/ipfs/QmNSeLizSGrHjpMZK

I ❤️ Standards

A long, long time ago I had an ISO bumper sticker with two cars colliding at equal heights. Can't seem to find any evidence of it existing anywhere, offline or online...

@resonatecoop Google and other companies restrict their employees from contributing to AGPL code.

I suggest giving some thought to negative/positive liberty., covered in "Decoding Liberation: the promise of free/open source sw"
sci.brooklyn.cuny.edu/~bcfoss/

Is Utopia a Hospital?

Fred Turner --

A hospital is a place where people get together, work very hard over very long periods of time in defined roles, checking and rechecking each other’s work, and they work toward a benevolent goal of saving lives.

032c.com/fred-turner-silicon-v

One solution; treat open source like a VC.

Companies take a "FOSS/FLOSS" round -- in exchange for using community property firms would put ~7% of equity in escrow, that would be used exclusively to fund these efforts.

motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art

Music videos with Javascript bugs -- Titles on MTV have been showing 'undefined' for over a week.. It's funny no one notices or cares that it's messed up....

Authors: would you recommend Medium membership for someone that wants to support good writing? Any alternatives? As always concerned that Medium took $132m in venture funding that will have to be paid...

medium.com/membership

The book is out, and very very good. A must read. If you have more time than money I have some paid-for Play Books gifts I can give. DM me.

rushkoff.com/books/team-human-

Buy your copy of Ted Nelson's "Computer Lib/Dream Machines" while you can.

computerlibbook.com/

If you really want to play games with the algorithms change your locale from en-US to en-GB. You'll soon be getting Royals, FIFA and Daily Mail clickbait.

medium.com/s/douglas-rushkoff/

You can find this engraved sign in the Shreve Jewelry Store elevator in San Francisco.

I asked the staff about it. They said that fixing the light would require replacing the entire panel. But that would trigger a building-code upgrade for the whole elevator system. Total cost? $80,000.

Cost of sign? $3

1500wordmtu.com/2019/known-iss

"Without the efforts of the workers the company would not have value so the idea that the workers and owners ought to be the same cohort has a great deal of attraction."

cacm.acm.org/magazines/2019/1/

Finally! a way to re-platform your Google+ data before the April 2019 shutdown.

gplus-exporter.friendsplus.me/ exports to Wordpress, Blogger and other places. Hoping that this allows for communities to transition to new hosting or for individuals to go

I started selfhosting my Known instance at 1500wordmtu.com

The folks at withknown.com are nice, but their focus isn't on end-users these days and I need to get this on SSL, plus would like to use more plugins. [And if all goes well this posts to my social.coop mastodon account!]

Another data point for @ntnsndr -- Six Apart Japan, who maintain the original Movable Type blogging platform had an employee buyout a couple years ago:

sixapart.jp/news/2016/07/04-15

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