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Puzzled . . @mako makes a clear pitch on "Free software production needs free tools"
And is very clear on and (though says most code comes from solo not collaboration!). Yet not a hint of coop ownership of to keep tools honest & open (GitHub!). Surely tools today become platforms? And platforms require collaboration even if code doesn't? So why doesn't follow automatically, as we talk tools? How does libre not equal coop in FLOSS world?

We see cyberpunk as humans having augmentations - but really cyberpunk would be *not* having augmentations in a world where most people do.

Because cyberpunk is rejecting the norm of letting big corps and the powerful few control your life.

Just like today where the _most_ cyberpunk people are those using Tor, coreboot, turning off the TPM, disabling WiFi and blowing open closed source firmware.
Not people with Google Glass & and an Internet connected toaster/car/watch.

@mako @oli @bhaugen @richdecibels @Graham_Mitchell @dajbelshaw @mayel
Is the rationalist ideology of free choice so embedded that we can’t acknowledge emergent properties of large aggregates of ppl?

Pls tell me these P2P self-reflecting data-analytic protocols and tools are actually out there, and I’m just listening to the wrong conversations!

@mako @oli @bhaugen @richdecibels @Graham_Mitchell @dajbelshaw @mayel
So why can I not see data analytic/pattern recognition toolsets being developed as intrinsic elements of P2P protocols?

Is the anarcho vision individualistic, like Margaret Thatcher, ‘there is no society’? Do FOSS folk fantasise that the only significant actions are the intentional ones, the connections we *mean* to make, with discrete materials we individually own and kontrol?

@mako @oli @bhaugen @richdecibels @Graham_Mitchell @dajbelshaw @mayel
Surely feds in the ‘verse need a mirror of their own *collective* acting/federating/publishing/sharing. Like birdsite shows ‘trending’ but more catholic. Like FarceBook sells profiles and target zones to marketers & alt-right ideologues. Don’t we need APIs that show ‘us’ to ourselves in the large? reveal emergent patterns in our tacit collective motion? help us see the movement in the movements?

@mako @oli @bhaugen @richdecibels @Graham_Mitchell @dajbelshaw @mayel
Puzzling again over why P2P and the fediverse seem uninterested in some of the core post-post-Fordist capabilities now exploited so horrendously against the Demos by silicon oligarchs, spy agencies and alt-right . .

@mike_hales @LeoSammallahti @Matt_Noyes @bhaugen

Looks like you can download a 30 minute version here: - but as for the full version, seems like you'd need to organise a screening somewhere..

Does anyone know of a Foss alternative to nVivo for qualitative data analysis? @switchingsocial
#nvivo #dataanalysis #foss

The website
is larded with colourful images of strong looking African women in markets. Heads up, sisters, market traders, smartphone users . . Zuckerberg was checking you out, in Nairobi in his executive jet a couple of years back, and the storm is now officially headed your way. Is this where the head-to-head conflict between Silicon Valley capital and Chinese capital will spark from?
@matslats @dilgreen

Here's a thing I wrote two summers back, around Zuckerberg's manifest ambitions, ravages of neoliberal finance capital and the everyday story of class war in the lovely West Sussex landscape. On the 100th anniversary of the Soviet Revolution!
@matslats @dilgreen

I've had an awareness for a couple of years, of Zuckerberg's intention to steal banking from the bankers, and pull the world's poorest smartphone users into a sticky platform-banking web. On cue, here comes !
See @matslats of the , on Libracoin

And more here on class war among the old and new bankers
Slugging it out soon with China?

What heretical software features can you imagine that would never fly at a growth oriented company but could totally work on free open source social media?

For example, algorithmic timelines are one way to deal with information overload. But what if instead your software offered suggestions for people to unfollow (this person posts a lot and you hardly ever interact with them)? Not necessarily a good idea but it's an idea we could implement that would NEVER happen on Twitter, Facebook, etc

@mattcropp I think you were checking out as an alternative to ? I’ve been trialing Jitsi in 1-2-1 meetings. Simplicity and free(-lunch) use are advantages. Audio & video less stable than Zoom? No screen share (tho etherpad is built in). Corporate owned, even though opensource code. On balance not inclined myself to use instead of Zoom - until I run out of ability to pay Zoom subscription. What’s your view? RU trialing other media too? Is Riot chatroom still in the running? Disroot? is another organization I'd love to see putting their videos on a #PeerTube channel, or even hosting their own instance. The question is, how to make this manageable for organizations that have great videos to share, but may have limited sysadmin capacity? One option is community-hosted instances that gather videos on particular themes (eg 'environmentalism' or 'conference talks'). What about mass training of activist sysadmins, who can run services for some orgs they support?

so recently github announced their own package registry, and today they announced their own opencollective type of thing. i think at this point it's safe to say microsoft is using github to try to take over the open source software world. (it was safe to say this when they acquired github, it's just very obvious now.)

>The focus of this paper [has] been on start-ups . . However, there is scope to engage existing tech businesses that are disillusioned with how traditional funding models are undermining their mission-oriented, purpose- driven goals. [p 37]
The report has very helpful classifications of - platform coop business types, good sectors for initiatives, stakeholder mix
@Matt_Noyes @mattcropp @ntnsndr

@enkiv2 I feel like the current situation is the worst of all possible worlds—where we're essentially just all carrying around disposable subsidized supercomputers that we don't have control over but that big corporations can use to track us, pester us, and temporarily offload their "compute" onto when it's convenient for them

Interesting development work afoot . . Recent startup by a small UK coop, of a (actually, a *trade* commons?) led by a hand-holding approach to the partnering of traders, rather than full-on launch of a software-led platform
Thus, perhaps, an actual commons-community in the making, not just platformed book-keeping? Could join up (?) with and . Here's to the end of , yay!
Interested businesses, please apply
@oli @matslats

A UK report on funding needs of platform coops, through 'the valley of death' in early startup phase . .
Coops UK has a fund for this now.
@Matt_Noyes @mattcropp @ntnsndr

Hey fediverse has anyone out there got any experience with fires and/or burning? My kitchen is currently engulfed in flames and from everything I've read that's generally a pretty bad thing. I really need some help or advice about this. I've been trying to inhale all the smoke myself to stop it ruining my furniture but there's just too much and it's actually pretty hot.
Boosts would be appreciated, this might be a long shot but I'm sure someone else out there has had this problem too.

Maybe the major difference is that the open-source (and free software) battles were born in an era when people who used computers and people who *programmed* computers were largely one and the same. So promoting OSS was a way to increase the sum total of human freedom, giving technicians control over their instruments.

Nowadays a much larger share of humanity is using computers, and most of them *aren't* programmers, so OSS is much less interesting to them. Instead, it's privacy/attention/etc.

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