Doing a social.coop tech call now join https://whereby.com/nicksellen
Sorry for neglecting to give proper notice but I've been traveling today and forgot.
🚗 I'm involved in organising a hackweek in April for https://trustroots.org - kind of an open source and free alternative to couchsurfing etc, that came out of the hitchwiki project (so lots of hitchhikers on it...).
👭 it kind of represents a bit of a reboot of the project, to get more active team again. and we're keen to make it more community-driven...
❓ feel free to ask me questions!
💻 you can register your interest here --> https://trustroots-hackathon.survey.fm/trustroots-hackweek-spring-2020
👍 pls boost!
'Freshare'—fresh, shared data—is a project idea I have about helping collectives to maintain data about themselves, in order to allow new, more resilient forms of cooperation :
I gave a presentation yesterday https://codi.kanthaus.online/p/freshareInitial#/ and have now set up a pad https://codi.kanthaus.online/fresharePad?both and gitlab repository https://gitlab.com/kanthaus/freshare
mental health, depression, capitalism
I've realised I'm probably teetering on the edges of depression and should get some "proper" counselling/therapy. after much pondering/resistance, I think it seems a good step.
what I am quite resentful about is that I believe the cause of much of it is bound up with capitalism but the solution is just more capitalism. it's got me both ways.
... but I think I have to give in this time 😩
189 commits merged, with the oldest dating from nov. 2017, 4689 lines added, 5523 lines removed: big inventaire update today!! feedback welcome :D
I just stumbled across this software to power food co-ops, I don't have any use for it myself now
It seems to be concentrated around Germany/Austria, maybe should get some wider use, seems to be in active development over a sustained period of time.
Call for Candidates: Coordination Working Group
Now that the proposal for the formation of the Coordination Working Group has passed, we'll looking for folks to step up. The group will start with 7 seats, meet monthly or bi-monthly as feels appropriate, and members will receive a $5 solidarity payment for each meeting attended.
To learn more and throw your hat in the ring, check out this poll: https://www.loomio.org/d/DPONRFbU/discussion-and-development-of-an-elected-social-coop-governing-board/31
Call for candidates for coordination working group.
Please consider joining this new working group to help coordinate the work of our cooperative instance.
🎉 We're happy to announce that, almost exactly four years after Liberapay's launch, we've deployed an important new feature: automatic payments! Read our anniversary blog post to learn more: https://medium.com/liberapay-blog/the-fourth-year-of-liberapay-bbb8563cfac8
A nice reminder about the United Fruit Company on the breakfast table this morning. A piece of neocolonial history sitting right there.
If you want to understand what happened with Shadow and the failure of the Iowa Caucus app you have to understand how electoral campaign tech work is done and funded. Let me tell you a story to make sense of it.
social.coop tech working group - reminder
We have our fortnightly video meeting today - 8:30 UK time, 3:30 EST - for the Social.coop tech working group.
@nicksellen will have an update on the continued process to get our Masto software up to date, and we'll check in on a couple other items (agenda is at: https://codi.kanthaus.online/social.coop?edit# ). We're still working on sustainably rebuilding the group's capacity and preventing another huge lapse in maintenance; if you're interested, please join!
Allegations against the Guardian, Der Spiegel et.al., strike a note of doom louder than print. If true, journalists are sunk. Thankful for sites like GEO.coop and Portside.org and others producing collaborative news with ethical leadership. Listen and weep. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8CVGAC_yb8&feature=youtu.be&t=4323
If you rewind a bit, Nafeez Ahmed tells his Guardian nightmare treatment for investigative journalism. Th whole panel is excellent and relevant to us all.
The Mastodon/Twitter crossposter is controversial. Quite a few Berners have set up accounts on Mastodon, hooked up this crossposter, then left, never to return.
They flood our feeds with their tweets and retweets, but never spend time on Mastodon getting to know other users, or building the community.
So if you decide to use this, please consider setting the options so your Mastodon toots go to Twitter, but NOT the other way around.
social.coop is now "connected" with keybase somehow, so if you're into that sort of thing, you can verify your social.coop account with keybase (or is it the other way around 🤔).
https://keybase.io/blog/keybase-proofs-for-mastodon-and-everyone explains a bit more, and @michel_slm is the first person to have done it.
Just another wandering soul
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.
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