Federated networks are not actually federalist, they're polycentric.

Discuss amongst yourselves.

Fascinating example of @exittocommunity as @owocki describes the process of handing @gitcoin over to its DAO and foundation: gov.gitcoin.co/t/passing-the-t

Really important real-talk with @austinrobey_ on @ownereconomy about what it is like to build a co-op in a startup ecosystem not yet adequate for supporting em.

Co-creation and Co-ownership in DAOs and Co-ops with Metalabel founder Austin Robey anchor.fm/theownershipeconomy/

One of so many such stories: trust, relationship, and values propping up nascent projects under the guise of barely-functional cryptoeconomics.

Cooperation protected Bitcoin during failures of decentralization - arxiv.org/abs/2206.02871

Here's @mZargham talking up @metagov_project research at ! Sensible mutability FTW.

Great to see this on Hacker News!

And no, law firms are not co-ops.

List of Worker-Owned Tech Cooperatives Worldwide - news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3

Fantastic from @maira on the DWeb north star.

The Debate Over DWeb vs. Web3 & The Decentralized Elephant in the Room hypha.coop/dripline/debate-ove

@owocki how hard would it be to redeploy downtown stimulus for a new purpose?

Glad to see @dsallentess @divyasiddarth @glenweyl taking up subsidiarity as a frame for network design! wired.com/story/web3-blockchai

@amyadele and I have been working along similar lines, learning from community accountability activists: ntnsndr.in/Scalability

Fantastic intro to the promise and practice of co-op unionism, via @iftf

Worker Cooperatives: A Model for Economic Empowerment and Social Change - youtube.com/watch?v=22lPOlmdcp

If you're like me and still can't believe people fill stadiums to watch video games, this new episode of the @MEDLabBoulder @KGNU podcast is a great way to get with it: news.kgnu.org/2022/04/looks-li

Is there even a point in self-hosting a newsletter system given how spam filters work these days?

@mattcropp I'm seeing an unusual number of new memberships appear on Open Collective. (I wonder why!) Are we getting those accounts set up? I know there has been some friction in the past.

"Vitalik Buterin’s 'Proof of Stake: The Making of Ethereum and the Philosophy of Blockchains.' That’s a title we probably won’t see as one of Reese Witherspoon’s book club picks."

We'll have to use that as a blurb.

What is the best way to create leverage to hold Elon Musk accountable to users?

Thanks to all those who participated in the strategy meeting, and @emi for your notes: loomio.org/d/NOkM3pH9/spring-2

I'm sorry I couldn't make it but it is so good to see the discussion that went on. Grateful for you, friends!

Fantastic articulation of anti-capitalist entrepreneurship.

Is Entrepreneurship Intrinsically Capitalist? | Grassroots Economic Organizing geo.coop/articles/entrepreneur

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