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Accountability is another reason for doing this. Helping understanding where money is coming from and where it is going.

We do open source, open data, but often become more closed when it comes to finances. Why not also open funding, open finances, open culture....

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Funding applications are hard for small teams, and it really helps to have templates, examples, to see what other people did.

Not only the final documents, but also the communications between project and funder.

Access to funding is often depending on knowing how to communicate in a certain way, and this is very unevenly distributed.

Transparency can help to share these ways.

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I'm coming from the perspective of developer/maintainer (or "gardener" as @cj used as a term) of @karrot a community organising tool, mostly used by food saving groups right now.

@dachary invited me to present because we had done our recent nlnet funding application transparently (community.karrot.world/c/karro).

the transparency culture partly came from our history as part of the hippy project yunity (yunity.org).

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πŸ’» I did a presentation today on the topic of "Funding Free Software projects in a transparent way"

πŸ”— The presentation is available here github.com/nicksellen/funding-

🧡 I'll make a little thread here as a "fedi edition" of the presentation.

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I'm reminded of something David Graeber said:

"One thing that I’ve learned in academia is no one much cares what your politics are as long as you don’t do anything about them. You can espouse the most radical positions imaginable, as long as you’re willing to be a hypocrite about them."

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I see quite a lot of interesting things coming out of art and academic worlds.

But then it seems that's often where they stay.


"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."

solidarityeconomyprinciples.or

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:

➑️ @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 🚲 πŸ•οΈ

BUT we have very exciting news! πŸ“°

We're through to the next round of the nlnet funding thing we applied for πŸ€‘ πŸ’° πŸ’Έ

Will be bigger celebration if we get all the way, but nice to celebrate for now! 🎈 🍾

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.

standardebooks.org/ebooks?quer

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! πŸš΄πŸ•οΈ

The first part is a campervan trip 🚐, 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) πŸ“

But you can also follow in here via @nick (thanks to activity pub wordpress plugin β™₯️)

Will be happy for comments! (First level fedi replies come through as comments on the blog) πŸ—£οΈ

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 πŸ˜€ ).

lemmy.ml/post/71396

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 πŸ“… meeting 6pm CEST: pad.kanthaus.online/ohn

"Remember that stuff about crazy people and bad code? The internet is that except it’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. There’s a team at a Google office that hasn’t slept in three days. Somewhere there’s a database programmer surrounded by empty Mountain Dew bottles whose husband thinks she’s dead. And if these people stop, the world burns. Most people don’t even know what sysadmins do, but trust me, if they all took a lunch break at the same time they wouldn’t make it to the deli before you ran out of bullets protecting your canned goods from roving bands of mutants."

www.stilldrinking.org/programming-sucks

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