The GDPR experience suggests some major harms (esp. Increased consolidation) from relying on external regulation alone: https://truthonthemarket.com/2019/05/24/gdpr-after-one-year-costs-and-unintended-consequences/
Could a cooperative conversion approach do better? https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3279629
We Own It is looking for fellows interested in organizing electric co-op member owners in the US: https://weown.it/fellowship
Sneak preview of the new approach to the platformcoop-discuss email list: https://ioo.coop/connect/
Platform co-ops for India! Don't miss it tomorrow at 10am ET. Namya Mahajan will join us for a community hangout. Register for our live Zoom call here and bring your comments and questions! https://tinyurl.com/namyaplatformcoops
This is the first time I've seen a "Share on Mastodon" button on a blog, so I did.
Well worth it. An operating system called TempleOS. And: "This is outsider art." ... "I want to use this blogpost series to break the genius down and separate it out from the insanity, bit by bit."
I just started a thread in the #SocialCoop Loomio on whether and how we might assist in the evolution underway on the platformcoop-discuss email list: https://www.loomio.org/d/ZH1Fdte4/teaming-up-with-platformcoop-discuss-
Some morning joy for you: opera in a @coopitalia grocery store. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLI3NyzwXr
Bonus: Louis Kelso's daughter sent me this.
Everyone on #SocialCoop should be sure to read Alyssa Rosenzweig's fantastic essay on "The Federation Fallacy": https://rosenzweig.io/blog/the-federation-fallacy.html
We need to have a talk about the politics of shoddy document software practices. The Mueller Report PDF is a great place to start: https://www.pdfa.org/a-technical-and-cultural-assessment-of-the-mueller-report-pdf/
@tbeckett @Graham_Mitchell I've just drafted an agreement for our new partnership with Platform6: https://www.loomio.org/p/Oe49qZLd/what-do-you-think-of-this-draft-agreement-with-platform-6-
I'd love your feedback.
Any ideas about why Samsung is investing in Mastodon and ActivityPub development? https://opencollective.com/samsung-next
#coop fact of the day!
Relevant article by @ntnsndr
"The Green New Deal Could Dramatically Expand Economic Democracy"
Had a break in tooting these, will be back tooting daily now.
I am glad that I've checked your profile that I learnt about platform coop
Oops! My bad. This website actually has #WorkerCoop jobs from the US and Canada as well!
New #SocialCoop proposal: "Should we move Social.coop's legal 'host' to Platform 6, a UK cooperative?" https://www.loomio.org/d/PCgSqLdA/switching-our-legal-entity-to-a-co-op
This is well worth your attention, I think.
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