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
hey :) I came here via https://www.loomio.org/d/r1KuYn6q/foss-cooperatives-a-white-paper via @douginamug.
I currently exist in two worlds: co-operative digital agencies in the UK (working with Outlandish, and maybe others in the future) and open-source community platforms (https://karrot.world/, https://foodsharing.de (not yet open source), and https://trustroots.org).
My dream = co-operative + remote + open source + community + platforms + "sharing" lifestyle.
Or, maybe just bike touring forever instead ;)
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]