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Leah Velleman on "Finite State Transducers and the Two Kinds of Suck": http://www.velleman.org/posts/fstssuck.html
The poor state of tooling Velleman points out & the general lack of active work in this area are serious problems.
FSTs are the gold standard for building efficient morphological analyzers. Without these, it's next to impossible to build any kind of language tech for many (most?) Indigenous languages of the Americas and Australia (among others).
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@nmashton This might also be of interest: http://www.geo.coop/story/project-management-worker-co-ops
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What kinds of development methods have successful tech worker #coops adopted?
I'm assuming these methods look more like variants on #agile than "waterfall", but I also expect they're different from variants from outside the coop movement (Scrum, etc).
If that's true, has there been any effort to compare experiences and come up with some takeaways from them (if not actually formalize a new method and give it a name)?
Some context to my question re carrying out a coop conversion when some number of workers don't want to buy in:
I work at a software consultancy with around 20 workers. We're big enough that achieving total consensus is hard at best, but we're small enough that losing even a small number of people would seriously hurt the company.
I don't think I've read *any* case studies on tech companies on this scale becoming coops—I'm interested most of all in takes rooted in similar experiences.
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We're discussing a cooperative conversion at my workplace, and there are people who aren't interested who are afraid they'd be forced to leave.
How normal is it for worker coops to leave employees the option of *not* becoming members but still staying on as employees? (I'm assuming all employees always *have* that option, mind you.)
How does it work out when they do? Does it create informal pressures that undermine workplace democracy, or is it functional?
@tbeckett @BeechMtn "Work it, Own it: Worker-owned coop learning circle", taking place in Durham this Wednesday evening—y'all coming? :) https://usworker.coop/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/register&reset=1&id=155
A couple of places jump to mind. Although neither of them are exactly what you are looking for.
Privivera del Ixcan which I visited 6 years back. Was created with #coops rolled-in.
Also the Cooperative Intergral Catalonia/Fair Co-op related resettled industrial colony