Totally. "Shared ownership" was chosen for the specific purpose of creating a certain kind of big tent. If we'd focused on more "solidarity economy" framing we wouldn't have gotten many of the legacy Colorado coop players for whom that language doesn't come naturally. The purpose was to create a particular kind of bridge with that event, not to say this language is better than other language.
So I guess this means now we're going to find practical, bipartisan, compromise solutions to all of our problems, right?
Don't miss this video on LGC Security, a Black-owned company growing fast thanks in part to being a vendor for @cpaCoop, a mission-driven DC-area purchasing group: https://www.cpa.coop/blog-1/2018/11/2/lgc-security-grows-like-wildfire-with-cpa-co-op
@Greg it might depend on what you look like. I once felt that way there but then wondered if others might have a different experience. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/31/portland-white-supremacy-racism-train-stabbing-murder
@bhaugen Thanks. To me, an upshot of this paper's argument is that we can't just have protocols. Or, we can't have decentralization without there also being centralization. And so we should design great decentralized protocols, but we also need great (accountable) centralized platforms.
Our own @ntnsndr and my friend Dan Hobbs, co-op farmer and developer for the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union.
Theme: Emerging Models for Cooperative Food Systems
Cooperatives Europe is circulating a call for proposals (€26,000) for a "knowledge base" platform on co-op development. Any takers? https://coopseurope.coop/resources/news/call-proposals-development-cooperative-knowledge-base #platformcoop
The Ubuntu release cycle is starting to feel like a liturgical calendar for me. Here we go, back into the desert of non-LTS.
social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]