Two villagers cross the longest-known living-root bridge on a misty morning. The bridge is over 160 feet long and hangs over a 230-foot-deep river valley.
Right now I see two potential models for this in a not-for-profit software co-op: members are those who pitch in a small amount of money which is used to pay for infrastructure and services (the way platform co-ops normally work), or members are contributors that have shown dedication to the project and money comes from donations (like most OSS). Maybe there are others?
To be clear, this is about a small open source project that is trying to get people together to solve a problem they have collectively. This is not about a business that's trying to extract value from the software and convert it to capital.
If you were trying to develop software cooperatively, how would you bring in new cooperators? Everyone who writes even a small patch gets copyright and voting power? Everyone gets copyright but voting requires a more substantial time investment? I'm not even sure if it makes sense or not to distinguish between someone who owns the copyright to the published work and someone who owns a share of the organization (and in turn a share of the capital, if there ever is any).
Mellium Co-op create Go-based resources for the @xmpp instant messaging protocol. You can follow them at:
The resources are on their website at https://mellium.im
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Minor Star Trek Discovery spoilers
Star Trek Discovery Season 3 was okay, but the implied plot that they left out would have been way better. Because warp no longer works they're using impulse engines and it takes months to get anywhere. However, relativistic velocities in normal space means kinetic time dilation, so a month for a ship on a mission is a lot longer for Star Fleet Command. The entire series should have been about the operational and logistical hurdles in coordinating the fleet.
After a brief server outage earlier caused by me being the only admin and using low-budget hardware I decided to see if anyone else had this problem and also try to start a platform co-op providing #XMPP compatible chat accounts (actual chat server TBD). If you're interested, join us at xmpp:email@example.com?join
Hypothesis: maybe the effect is related and measuring presbycusis can be an indicator of whether or not you can see Totoro's?
Good news! The XSF (@xmpp) can now act as a fiscal host for #XMPP related projects! https://xmpp.org/2021/09/the-xsf-as-a-fiscal-host/ /cc @firstname.lastname@example.org
I've really wanted to use Codeberg for more stuff, but the lack of CI (I know it's coming, but for now that doesn't help me) and the difficulty in joining if you're not in the Eurozone (you have to email them if you want some payment method other than IBAN transfer) makes it difficult to transition. Once federation is implemented having more distributed Git hosting seems good too, so I think there's room for a non-EU Codeberg alternative.
Cooperator , Atlantan, probably wants to be out backpacking ⛺🥾, climbing 🧗, or mountain biking 🚵.
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