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Sounds like the long awaited Real Genius reboot... Who will play the Val Kilmer role is an open question...

 

Hmm, maybe mimic Ethereum?

https://github.com/ethereum/wiki/wiki/Licensing

- Reusable libraries/components MIT or Apache?
- Resonate-specific frontends/backends, AGPL? (like Mastodon?)

Note: AGPL would restrict participation by corp contributors (like myself)

@mattl wdyt?

 

Is Utopia a Hospital?

Fred Turner --

A hospital is a place where people get together, work very hard over very long periods of time in defined roles, checking and rechecking each other’s work, and they work toward a benevolent goal of saving lives.

https://032c.com/fred-turner-silicon-valley-thinks-politics-doesnt-exist

 

One solution; treat open source like a VC.

Companies take a "FOSS/FLOSS" round -- in exchange for using community property firms would put ~7% of equity in escrow, that would be used exclusively to fund these efforts.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/43zak3/the-internet-was-built-on-the-free-labor-of-open-s...

 

Authors: would you recommend Medium membership for someone that wants to support good writing? Any alternatives? As always concerned that Medium took $132m in venture funding that will have to be paid...

https://medium.com/membership

 

The book is out, and very very good. A must read. If you have more time than money I have some paid-for Play Books gifts I can give. DM me.

https://rushkoff.com/books/team-human-book/

 

Buy your copy of Ted Nelson's "Computer Lib/Dream Machines" while you can.

https://computerlibbook.com/

 

Only 1 week left to enjoy Youtube Annotated videos...

https://waxy.org/2018/11/a-tribute-to-youtube-annotations/

 

"Without the efforts of the workers the company would not have value so the idea that the workers and owners ought to be the same cohort has a great deal of attraction."

https://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2019/1/233510-a-people-centered-economy/fulltext

 

Finally! a way to re-platform your Google+ data before the April 2019 shutdown.

https://gplus-exporter.friendsplus.me/ exports to Wordpress, Blogger and other places. Hoping that this allows for communities to transition to new hosting or for individuals to go

 

I started selfhosting my Known instance at https://1500wordmtu.com

The folks at withknown.com are nice, but their focus isn't on end-users these days and I need to get this on SSL, plus would like to use more plugins. [And if all goes well this posts to my social.coop mastodon account!]

 

The @worldbrain Memex system is working well for me. Full text index of all the pages I visit. Injects search results in Google/DuckDuckGo. Recommended.

 

Before there was Commons Clause or Affero the University of Minnesota Gopher team tried to license the server code with carve-outs for non-commercial use.

http://www.nic.funet.fi/pub/vms/networking/gopher/gopher-software-licensing-policy.ancient

 

I don't know much about co-ops and education. But this is an interesting development:

https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/24/google-opens-its-g-suite-for-education-to-home-school-co-ops/

 

Wired UK with some good coverage of the movement including @resonatecoop

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/the-tech-cooperatives-changing-the-way-startups-do-business