"As SE organizers, we commit to... addressing the harm created by systemic oppression, including the ways we and our communities are both harmed by and benefit from dominance, privilege, and oppression. We understand this work takes place on a scale from the local and interpersonal level to that of global networks. Our... effort here is to begin collecting guidance on what practices are needed for this crucial work... Your contributions are welcome."


General advice/rant 

Stop trying to sell a vision. Build and sell the freaking, working thing!

If I really need you to build something for me, I'll come to you, not the other way around.

Karrot is a free open source platform for sharing real life resources (for example excess food, to prevent it going to waste).

You can follow the project at:

โžก๏ธ @karrot

The main instance is at karrot.world

You can find the source code at github.com/yunity

(The emphasis is on food, but the platform can be used to share anything.)

#Karrot #Activism #CoOp #CoOperative #FoodSharing #FoodAndDrink #FoodWaste #Food #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #NGOs #Environment

We've been having a bit of a summer (well, autumn soon) pause for Karrot, especially as I (@nicksellen) have been on a bike tour ๐Ÿšฒ ๐Ÿ•๏ธ

BUT we have very exciting news! ๐Ÿ“ฐ

We're through to the next round of the nlnet funding thing we applied for ๐Ÿค‘ ๐Ÿ’ฐ ๐Ÿ’ธ

Will be bigger celebration if we get all the way, but nice to celebrate for now! ๐ŸŽˆ ๐Ÿพ

Found an interesting free eBook site. Standard eBooks takes public domain books from sites like Gutenberg and Internet Archives an then gives them a massage; typeography, spelling check, real metadata, modern eBook formats and more.

Here is a link to Henry George,'s , 1881 'Progress and Poverty'. George was an influential economist and proposed a single tax on private property, to fund public transportation and a basic income.


See also: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progress

I'm using the wordpress activitypub plugin, posting over at @nick - but despite choosing to only use the excerpt and permalink as the activitypub content, it posts the whole post without formatting, and it looks a mess.

I am using the "more" block in each of my posts, usually after the first paragraph, and I'd assumed that "excerpt" is the bit before the "more" block?

any ideas?

I started a journey to fetch my bike that I had to abandon in Germany last year! ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿ•๏ธ

The first part is a campervan trip ๐Ÿš, then will migrate to a bike trip later.

Updates will be over on my new travel blog travels.nicksellen.co.uk (easier for non-fedi people) ๐Ÿ“

But you can also follow in here via @nick (thanks to activity pub wordpress plugin โ™ฅ๏ธ)

Will be happy for comments! (First level fedi replies come through as comments on the blog) ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ

Dating on the #fediverse ?

How cool would that be? Can we make it unique and much different and better than what regular #dating sites tend to offer? Much more than mindless swiping left of right, judging people like prize animals?

Participate in a brainstorm on #lemmy and let your imagination roam freely (well.. mind the CoC, though ๐Ÿ˜€ ).


Also, I wondered if @ntnsndr has connected with Cybernetics (anarchist or otherwise) at all?

There is some network/flow between co-ops, commons, anarchism, community organising, cybernetics, ... with some academic connection, some grassroots stuff...

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After reading Anarchist Cybernetics by Thomas Swann in our @karrot book club, he pointed us to the Anarchic Agreements 1&2 that he had worked on (see anarchyrules.info/publications) which had been used in some form in the creation of one of the groups that use Karrot (foodsharing Copenhagen). Nice circle!

I'm really happy to share that I've transfered the #ForkAwesome project to a group of very passionate individuals. Thanks to their patience and motivation, there is a future for set of #Icons that grew so important for a lot of people in the #floss community. Special thanks to @douginamug who made this transition process so smooth and for driving the community. Follow the project at @forkawesome and on forkaweso.me

Hey #Fediverse! There is a new #project: #OpenHospitalityNetwork (#OHN). It helps to connect travellers with those who want to host them. Like AirBnB but better, focusing on the core idea of it.

Website: openhospitalitynetwork.github.

Today's ๐Ÿ“… meeting 6pm CEST: pad.kanthaus.online/ohn

"Remember that stuff about crazy people and bad code? The internet is that except itโ€™s literally a billion times worse. Websites that are glorified shopping carts with maybe three dynamic pages are maintained by teams of people around the clock, because the truth is everything is breaking all the time, everywhere, for everyone. Right now someone who works for Facebook is getting tens of thousands of error messages and frantically trying to find the problem before the whole charade collapses. Thereโ€™s a team at a Google office that hasnโ€™t slept in three days. Somewhere thereโ€™s a database programmer surrounded by empty Mountain Dew bottles whose husband thinks sheโ€™s dead. And if these people stop, the world burns. Most people donโ€™t even know what sysadmins do, but trust me, if they all took a lunch break at the same time they wouldnโ€™t make it to the deli before you ran out of bullets protecting your canned goods from roving bands of mutants."


Must read by the creator of dogecoin ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡
RT @ummjackson
I am often asked if I will โ€œreturn to cryptocurrencyโ€ or begin regularly sharing my thoughts on the topic again. My answer is a wholehearted โ€œnoโ€, but to avoid repeating myself I figure it might be worthwhile briefly explaining why hereโ€ฆ

Would be amazing to have #QuadraticVoting integrated in code-forges (e.g. @codeberg, @gitea_blog_bot, github) so that people can indicate relative importance of issues **and be encouraged to review issues they've opened/voted upon**

This would be a big feature, but possibly an incredible feature, motivating the crowd to do its own triaging ๐Ÿค”

@karrot @Matt_Noyes @neil @dazinism @kawaiipunk @ntnsndr @mariha @bhaugen

Reminder: This is happening later today:

โฒ๏ธ 9am West Coast USA
โฒ๏ธ 12pm East Coast USA
โฒ๏ธ 5pm London
โฒ๏ธ 18:00 Central Europe

โ˜Ž๏ธ call link --> socialcoop.meet.coop/nic-djg-e

(or in info a fresh toot I made today social.coop/@nicksellen/106533)

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โ˜• today I'm holding a Community Cafe session:

๐Ÿฅ• Hands on introductory session about Karrot community organising tool: "Start a group, become a community" --> karrot.world @karrot

๐Ÿ“… 6th July (2021-07-06) - i.e. today!

โฒ๏ธ 9am West Coast USA
โฒ๏ธ 12pm East Coast USA
โฒ๏ธ 5pm London
โฒ๏ธ 18:00 Central Europe

โ˜Ž๏ธ call link --> socialcoop.meet.coop/nic-djg-e

๐ŸŽฒ have a play with karrot in advance --> karrot.world/#/groupPreview/27

Has anyone got any experience in relicensing a codebase from MIT to AGPL?

Ideally, an actually real case of it, with any of the complications or niggles that might arise.

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