Sunbeam.city governance? Show more
software stewardship Show more
i’ve been thinking a lot about software stewardship and software cooperatives lately, in the context of taking responsibility for the craft as a class of craftspeople. i’ve got an essay on the subject on its third draft so maybe i’ll publish it soon but since im on the bus maybe i’ll just blither about it for a bit.
it’s one thing for workers to control the conditions of their toil but another for craftspeople to take responsibility for their craft, and we need to do both.
social.coop meta, request for feedback Show more
So, if for nothing else than to help people learn from our mistakes, I'd like to start compiling accounts of the unravelling/failure of social.coop.
I will be reaching out to particular people over the next few days, but if anyone out there left/chose not to join social.coop for Reasons and would be willing to talk about it (anonymously if you want), please DM.
Please boost for visibility.
I have a feeling the social.coop regeneration proposals/voting would have come to a better outcome by using the ideas outlined by @douginamug in https://douginamug.gitlab.io/slides/poco_coop_dm/#58 (summary page)
There seemed to be many good intentions and ideas, but not the right structure to turn them into an acceptable proposal.
Trying to get a little more structure in my life and wrote a few thoughts down.
Going for the "What I did last week" / "What I want to do next week" format initially. I like the idea to be part of a peer-supported community for this kind of thing.
I don't understand the enthusiasm for Open Collective, they are a for-profit, VC-backed, private company that take 10% of your money (+ 2.9% + 0.30c fee from stripe).
https://liberapay.com/ (specifically the "Teams" bit), seems like a great alternative to this - and fees can be as low as 0.6% / €0.59.
Liberapay is just missing the startup-style hubris :/ (and the sexy website)
Oh, I just realized my wording maybe sound like I wrote the article :) Bruno from Solikyl did.
Just published a nice article from Solikyl in Sweden about organising foodsaving groups (mostly) without facebook: https://foodsaving.today/en/blog/2018/07/24/organize-outside-facebook
Please come if you can or forward to anyone in central #Scotland you think might be interested 😗
I just published a writeup of our Summer Hackweek working on foodsharing.de code :)
Can someone recommend an approach to make a simple/lightweight/unincorporated co-op to turn our hosted foodsaving software (https://karrot.world/) into something like a platform co-op?
At the moment we administrate the server/instance without any clear structure... would like something more like social.coop.
A short constitution + a loomio group?
At least when one company screws up, capitalism ensures that customers can just switch to a competing service... oh, hang on...
Trying to survive London for a week without getting stressed, despairing, or depressed :)
Being at Outlandish HQ is nice though, interesting people to talk with from here, Space4 below, others passing through. A beacon of hope. Or something like that.
... and a really crappy photo of the whole solar setup:
- 20w panel from photonic universe
- Genasun GV-5 MPPT charge controller
- What's up power meter
- Deben Tracer LiPo 14Ah 12v battery
- RAVPower twin 5v USB adapter (and USB tester on the end)
- buck/boost DC-DC converter (set to 20v)
- ThinkPad power tip
social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]