We're relaunching OSCurrency our "code for #cooperation". http://oscurrency.org/2018/02/21/sarapis-foundation-partners-with-vermont-resilience-lab-to-relaunch-open-source-project/
what are the costs associated with setting up a mastodon instance?
"The Co-Op Group", a UK consumer co-operative, advertises in the Daily Mail, which is notorious for its anti-migrant and anti-gay rhetoric.
Lots of angry responses over on birdsite about this. Their social media manager just keeps pointing to a blog post from last year that characterizes it as a "proactive relationship". Very disappointing; conventional for-profits have been far quicker at severing ties with Daily Mail and other hate rags.
$250,000 "worth" of the previous iteration which was called Grantcoin was already given out (to 3,000 individuals in over 100 countries). They've undergone many updates lately, including the name change.
Weekly automated distributions due to start again March 1.
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Disappointing how much center-left media discourse of big tech focuses on antitrust / "break them up" fantasies and how little is about promoting alternatives like co-operative ownership and open source. Neoliberal "thought leaders" cannot seem to conceive of approaches other than "greed is good but let's add a layer of government regulation".
When #debt prevents you from talking with your elected representatives.
There needs to be a word like "leader" without implying hierarchy. A word for someone who is proactively collaborative.
Tired: we're all inside a massive simulation
Wired: we're all inside an Electron app
"Exposure to economic words might be enough to inhibit compassion and concern for others, even among experienced executives. (...) Executives who unscrambled sentences with economic words expressed significantly less compassion. (...) After thinking about economics, executives felt less empathy"
Just imagine what a 5yrs long economics couse does to a 20 something learning that stuff for the first time... Universities worldwide are basically sociopath factories.
I've been involved in open source, especially #fedora for a while, and have been passive members of co-op businesses before but would like to be more active this time round.
Thanks to @vmatekole for fixing the technical issues that were causing a backlog for new accounts!
Keeping the other account for general toots.
#socialcoop - governance stuff (avoid if you aren't interested :P) Show more
There's an ongoing discussion about our structure, whether it is time to consider incorporation or should be keep working with the current model (Open Collective + Bylaws + Loomio).
I have started a poll to help crystalise the conversation.