TWO BIG THINGS.
Our new pamphlet is out today, "Community Rules: Simple Templates for Great Communities"
And our governance app CommunityRule just got a gorgeous facelift! Check em both out here: https://communityrule.info/book
Got to the scene in #Loki where they introduce the concept of branching and my partner was like,
"Oh. This is all just git."
Need to change browser. Android Firefox is too slow now. Need privacy, security, no bloat, tracking, ads, nor fingerprinting. Dark mode to save eyes & battery. Https everywhere. URL blocking. Clear all on exit. Sync bookmarks. Or at least export to something reusable. I'm using FF Focus for now, but it's lacking. Hope Mozilla doesn't spoil Focus too. Don't like deceptive Brave, might as well be Google. Prefer non-chromium. Or at least ungoogled chromium base.
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The GEO Weekly Newsletter is out! @GeorgeCheney & @Matt_Noyes interview #cooperative researcher and consultant E.G. Nadeau, & Dru Oja Jay talks to Evan Henshaw-Plath about tactics for a digital #commons.
Small win today amidst the generally dreary #climate news:
This has been an ongoing conversation/goal for the past few years, and it's exciting to see it coming to fruition!
Interesting article crossed my feed today that mentioned one of the #CooperationJackson founders is moving at least part-time to a lefty land project in #Vermont for climate refugee prep work. The article doesn't go into much detail, so I'll be curious to learn more: https://www.vice.com/en/article/wx5zb9/activists-are-buying-land-in-vermont-to-help-people-escape-climate-disaster
I just joined the Ampled Co-op as a community member. They are an artist-owned co-op for musicians with an economic model very similar to Cosmos. Good vibes from this gang...
Super interesting panel tonight!
Do we have free will? How much of our decision making, actions, reactions are conscious? Are we aware of consumer manipulation and the emerging ‘consciousness’ of the machine?
Watch it here 💙 ⚡ 👇
In particular, that means that thinking in terms of % of #ownership doesn't work, which throws many for a loop. Instead, value is delivered to members as the return of profits that would have otherwise been extracted from their labor or custom, but the value of the firm itself is generally not part of the equation.
It's quite simple, yet seemingly challenging to make conceptually sticky for many people, in my experience.
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