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 #platformcooperativism world should I send him? Bonus points for a local project.
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 Thanks! I'll email you :)
@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?
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here