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I'm an based software engineer who thinks co-operatives might be a better way to make a living, looking for like-minded collaborators.

Interested in P2P Foundation ideas, Rethinking Economics, member of

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Attention lovers of books 📚 developers of software 💻 and enthusiasts of #opendata! 🔓

You are invited to the first Inventaire & OpenData Week from the 18th to the 25th of July at Kanthaus (Germany) 🎉 is the Free book platform made by and for book lovers. It uses and contributes to #Wikidata, building our data commons 🌐

No charge. You don't need to be a dev, just enthusiastic. See you there?

More info & sign-up:

Inventaire on fediverse: @inventaire

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The big difference is that the consumers of package managers (i.e. developers) are empowered to build a decentralized solution. We're coders. We got this. I think entropic will take off.

I'm more concerned about the state of social media. Social media isn't like CPAN or RubyGems or npm – the muggles use it! Who is out there defending the muggles?

If federated social media is really going to be "the commons," then it has to be accessible to more than just geeks. We have to democratize it.

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Energy source.

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NoPlant19 Show more

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Amazon's warehouse-worker tracking system can automatically pick people to fire without a human supervisor's involvement.

Amazon employs a system that not only tracks warehouse workers' productivity but also can automatically generate the paperwork to fire them for failing to meet expectations.
They confirmed that it fired hundreds of people for productivity reasons in just one facility over one year's time.

#gigEconomy #surveillanceCapitalism

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IMO Kurt Vonnegut's attitude of humour and humanity in the face of holocaust-scale tragedy is pretty damn relevant. I love him.

@safenetwork @ajroach42

Just heard about this Platform Coop "roadshow" by <UnFound/>, a project of Coops Uk and , coming to to tomorrow, later , , , , , , , .

Blurb says:
- Hear about the potential for platform co-ops
- Hear how your platform or product could benefit from the co-op model
- Learn about next steps and support available
- Meet others exploring this space for their next platform idea

Possibly something interesting for people: a participatory budgeting webinar, 9 May, 9am to 10.30am UTC (10 - 11:30am UK time)

(HT Loomio Workers Coop group

And for people generally.

@switchingsocial - I don't see this on your Google Forms alternatives, but @mchlmc suggested this for a survey, and it seems pretty good. 10k free submissions/month (and unlimited for humanitarian orgs).

And it has visualisation and mapping tools.

Can you add it?

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Phil Niblock is playing a free concert in #Edinburgh on Saturday (27th April).
"Phill Niblock makes thick, loud drones of music, filled with microtones of instrumental timbres which generate many other tones in the performance space. Simultaneously, he presents films / videos which look at the movement of people working, or computer driven black and white abstract images floating through time."
#drone #experimental #concert

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RT @gretathunberg
Happy #EarthDay !
This is what’s needed to stay below 1,5°C of warming.

Note that this doesn’t include the aspect of equity, feedback loops or additional warming hidden by toxic air pollution.

Sorry to bother but it’s time to act.

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I'm hosting a full-day training about decentralised organising in on Friday.

rebels in , pls check it out and ask me for a discount/freebie if you need cc:

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climate change politics, parents for future, contact me, redrafted without twitter link Show more

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The Original Sin of Free Software

Someone asked me about this very recently so I felt it was worth writing out my thoughts in more detail. This isn’t a manifesto, or a declaration, its just an essay putting some structure on my thoughts.

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#Panopticlick is an #EFF service, where you can click a button on the website and get your browser tested to see how well it protects you against trackers on the web:

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This is clever*. I love Venn diagrams.

* Except it should be "The Handmaid's Tale". 😉


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For a uni project, my class needs native speakers of English who spent at least their childhood (ages 4 to 13) in the UK to do a quick survey!

If this is you, please consider helping us out: People love talking about how differently they talk from how other people talk, so I hope you have fun with it!

If it's not you, feel free to boost it.

We're actually going to be doing some cool science with the results we get, which I'm happy to talk about here once it's done.

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My #coop started to create a local first #federated #foss #ethical alternative to #uber or #ola.

I have found technical clarity over it only recently, after a year. However, the business plan to compete with a monopoly still isn't clear.

I am now resigned to believe that creating a walled garden is the only way to survive in today's market but it is no easy task, especially for an ethical cash starved worker coop.

Show more is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.

If you are interested in joining our community, please review our Bylaws and Code of Conduct. If you agree with them, you may apply for membership on our instance via this link

Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here