"I sold my users' privacy to a larger benefit," Acton told Forbes. "I made a choice and a compromise. And I live with that every day."
Isn't it a bit late to be sorry, dear mr. Acton?
@tao https://outlandish.com/blog/a-call-for-the-creation-of-a-trades-unions-digital-service/ sounds like a call for wobbly 👍
Upcoming #Farmhack events in North Wales
Evening 25th Sep
Farm Hack Taster https://www.meetup.com/NorthWalesTech/events/254570262/
Community Farm Hack Wales 5th & 6th Oct
Next weekly update entry :)
I decided not to strictly compare what I wanted to do last week with what I actually did.
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)
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...
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.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here