@ntnsndr I just read (and loved!) your paper on Vanguard Stacks.
In the diagram on the different stacks it says that framasoft uses Hetzner and says that Hetzner is a coop. I can't find anywhere on Hetzner's site that says they're a coop. I'd be excited if they were, as I use them for my servers - I wondered if you have a source for that?
Looking forward to this -- what will @ntnsndr and Jessica Gordon-Nembhard choose to read?
"A global celebration of the the Reflections of Fr. José María Arizmendiarrieta, founder of the Mondragon Cooperatives, in a new translation"
The lead translator is @Steve
Thursday, April 22
Why has the number of worker-owned cooperatives grown 20 fold in the UK since 1970?
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what do people do for mobile phones these days.. The last one I bought that I liked was a google nexus 4 - that I could flash with Lineage..
but ever since that got stolen, I just buy cheapest android phones I ever find - and ignore the spyware/crudware apps on them
Is it possible to get a decent phone for less than £100 ?
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This has been on my mind for a long time, and now it's a real thing!
Once imagined as a space of liberation, the internet today is a rabble of corporate monopolies, oppressive governments and hate mobs. Much of its empowering potential has faded or been trampled. But perhaps there is a way forward.
#Freedombone is a home server system which enables you to run your own internet services, individually or as a household. It includes all of the things you'd expect such as email, chat, VoIP, wikis, blogs, social networks, and more. You can run Freedombone on an old laptop or single board computer. You can also run it on an onion address. Reclaim the internet, one server at a time.
This is a great article in @compost on the role of the client-server model in the enclosure of the digital commons, and how peer-to-peer can punch some cracks in the big tech pavement.
I think there's some space for reflection on the other aspect of the article, the use of nature analogies for technological concepts. I like them (e.g. digital garden) but I think need to think about what they might hide or distort, too.
Free software becomes a standard in Dortmund, Germany
#Pine64 donating 100+ original 11.6” Pinebooks ... Seeking your suggestions
@flancian Wanted to let you know that I'm spiking on an org-export backend to let me export my org-roam garden to Agora-suitable Markdown.
Work-in-progress at the moment, but looking promising!
I wonder if you have a reference of expected formatting for the Agora?
Did I mention that we at Igalia are hiring? We're hiring! Join our respectful egalitarian flat cooperative structure and let's build free open source software together. ❤️
For students we also offer a CE programme:
Several areas of work are possible.
We're very remote-friendly.
I imagine this has been shared already, but... a panel on the future of digital co-operatives this Friday:
Analysis of the decline of social democracy focuses too much on policies and not enough on organising methods.
The analysis of organising methods focuses too much on unions and not enough on the equally important role that cooperative and mutual businesses used to play.
The three pillars of Labour organising, that were most successfully implemented in the Nordic countries consisted of organising:
- Workers into unions
- Consumers into cooperatives
- Voters into social democratic parties
Go slow and fix things.
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