I'm based in northern Poland, hoping to connect with likeminded people in the area and around the world.
I'm into distributed resilient communities for open-source tech advancement, software and hardware. So far it's all on paper, still a noob skill-wise, but slowly getting there.
@shpuld Why? Please explain.
A Decentralised Web Primer using IPFS (git book in progress)
"Culture Eats #Coops for Breakfast" https://medium.com/enspiral-tales/culture-eats-coops-for-breakfast-4555560154cb
@dajbelshaw I read the article. In short that means, they give the code to those who buy #Totara as an on-premise installation? I would say they have no choice but call that #opensource, because web technologies rarely can be distributed as binaries. What does the EULA between Totara and the customer look like? Is the customer allowed to publish the code if they want to?
I see the arguments on how difficult it is to make money with enterprise applications, but questions remain.
@dajbelshaw Really enjoyed reading your article!
At the university insitute where I work, me and colleagues established a weekly #hackerspace-like three hours event where we come together to learn the way you vote for.
We follow a Bring Your Own Problem approach and use #Mattermost for asynchronous conversation about topics. But the physical presence and helping, sharing and inspiring each other in an informal atmosphere seems to be important for those coming.
@aaron @ntnsndr I'm also interested. Already found the publication mentioned, see https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/social-media-archeology-and-poetics Have to get the book from my library.
@ntnsndr Bought and read your book "Ours to Hack and to Own" (http://www.orbooks.com/catalog/ours-to-hack-and-to-own/) on #platformcoops and #cooperatives/#cooperativism
@ntnsndr Thank you, didn't know that site!
@ntnsndr You could also have a look at this list for self-hosted software https://github.com/Kickball/awesome-selfhosted#social-networks-and-forums
@urbanohumano Another book on that topic is Raval, S. (2016). Decentralized Applications. Harnessing Bitcoin’s Blockchain Technology (1. Ed.). Sebastopol: O’Reilly. It contains ideas of combining #blockchain and #IPFS. It's an early book and probably no longer up to date, but nevertheless inspiring.
2/2 of #introduction. My interest for #cooperatives was sparked again after joining #Mastodon, meeting @dajbelshaw here and reading the magazine https://www.stirtoaction.com/. I also try to figure out how to develop #social and not #neoliberal stuff with the #blockchain and other #decentralized tech. Looks like the combination with #coops could be a reboot of #liquid #democracy and the #opengovernment approach.
1/2 Now that I spent one week on this instance it's time for an #introduction.
In 2006 I was lucky to meet the union workers of Euzkadi Company, Guadalajara, Mexico, when they visited Hannover, Germany. For me this was a very inspiring experience, as the workers finally succeeded building a sustainable #cooperative (see full story: http://www.ideassonline.org/public/pdf/CooperativaTRADOCMeI_xico-ENG.pdf and http://germanwatch.org/tw/euz06spe.pdf). Unfortunately I have no contact any more as I do not speak Spanish.
@beko Das kann ich nachvollziehen. Ich habe mit Windows 3.1 angefangen, bis Windows XP durchgehalten, dann auf Mac gewechselt und bin aus all den Gründen, die Du nennst, vor vier Jahren komplett auf Linux umgestiegen. Ich habe es bisher nicht bereut.
@beko Frage nur aus Neugier: Warum hast Du gewechselt?
@beko Willkommen! Von welchem OS kommste denn her?
Will there be alternative ways of supporting this instance (social.coop) financially besides paying via Stripe? Talking about #decentralization I feel that I do not want to leave my credit card in that place.
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