mutual aid networks, covid-19, face masks
We joined a local mutual aid network for our precinct. @mlemweb is making masks to give away https://octodon.social/@mlemweb/103935298482340086
... which are modified from our friend Dan's (CC BY!) design to give away to people who need them: https://talldog.dozuki.com/Guide/How+to+make+a+respirator-style+face+mask/2
Now may be a good time to set up a mutual aid network. It can be as simple as a mailing list for your neighborhood where people post what they [HAVE] vs what they [NEED] and help each other out.
Is there any recommandation for a specific Peertube instance for activism content? I see a high potential during the next weeks and don't want to see all the content on Youtube, where it might get deleted. Are there also other good livestreaming platforms than twitch, Youtube or Facebook? Peertube doesn't have this feature yet.
#ForgeFed news 😀
We sent @NGIZero the funding plan, waiting for them to approve it. The funded work, by zPlus and me, will be the spec, reference implementation (Vervis), implementation in existing forge (Pagure), and an implementation guide.
Possibly work on Gitea will get funded too, we don't know yet.
The virus is slowing down my work, I hope it doesn't for the others! zPlus and I happen to be in countries where it's pretty crazy right now. Stay safe and strong ☮&❤
The idea is that your project's visibility and access to it won't depend on whether the user's account is on your forge or some other forge. You can create one account and participate everywhere. Project search, discovery, recommendations, etc. find stuff from the whole network. No single forge has more power over users than any other.
- Orgs/teams/groups can include users from different forges
- You can push commits to repos on different forges
- You can open issues, open merge requests, comment, send code review, etc. across forges
- Repos, CI servers, wikis, issue trackers etc. can be on different servers and still seamlessly work together
The current situation is that to interact with a repo hosted on a forge like Gitea or GitLab or githu8 etc. you need to have an account there. Each forge website is a separate island.
If you host your own forge, you get to make the rules etc. but you're isolated. It's harder to find you. Many people worry they'd get less contributions if they left githu8. It would also require contributors to create an account on each forge.
And githu8 is proprietary and centralized and isn't a community project by the people for the people.
1. Who wants this feature? Personal gitea user / Companies with private gitea / Git hosting website via gitea or others?
2. Why they need this feature?
3. How they want to use this feature?
Maybe you can help them and provide the answers.
I really like this idea by @LicenseZero@twitter.com -- coop-like orgs for your software that doesn't need the overhead of foundations or incorporation to build a sort of business that can do, say, dual-license software and have equal pay across all members for it! http://xlcollaborative.com
I' now view venture-funded vs. bootstrapped as just as important a distinction as proprietary vs FOSS.
VCs invest in companies that they think will either 1) fail or 2) as 10× as big. No one can grow 10× by organically growing their current user base with a good product—they have to change *something*. And those changes frequently harm/abuse current users.
h/t @schlink re: Wire