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Hi, @Matt_Noyes @ntnsndr @clayton @mike_hales @GeorgeCheney @appleseed ! Loggin on after a long hiatus; glad to see there's so much to catch up on. I came here because I'm thinking about where to direct my brother, a coder nerd in Boulder who has worked in Silicon Valley, politically opposed to that paradigm, but doesn't know how to act on it. Where in the world should I send him? Bonus points for a local project.

@natstein @ntnsndr @clayton @mike_hales @GeorgeCheney @appleseed

Hey Nat! Hopefully social.coop will soon be accepting new members, so that's a start. Hoping others will chime in...

@natstein @Matt_Noyes @ntnsndr @mike_hales @GeorgeCheney @appleseed

welcome back! A project I'm working on is a platformcoop to serve as a free software alternative to Squarespace/Nationbuilder/Wix etc. I'd love to have someone local to work on that with. If that doesn't end up a good fit for his interests/skills I can connect him to other progressive tech folks here.

@clayton That Squarespace/Wix alternative would be GOOD to have! Operated as a platform coop, yes :) Are you open for comments on design, d'you have a webspace for discussion?
I have a Wix site and must say am very satisfied with how the tools work - a benchmark I'd say. But would be glad to get great tools thro a coop, and have some stake in durability of the platform. Also to not be hosted on a mega server farm somewhere. More info?

@natstein @Matt_Noyes @ntnsndr @GeorgeCheney @appleseed

@mike_hales @natstein @Matt_Noyes @ntnsndr @GeorgeCheney @appleseed glad to hear the need resonated with you! You can read more about the project at drutopia.org

We're working out the details of our business model right now and hope to start taking on members in April.

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