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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.
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.
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...
Buy your copy of Ted Nelson's "Computer Lib/Dream Machines" while you can.
Only 1 week left to enjoy Youtube Annotated videos...
"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."
I started selfhosting my Known instance at https://
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.
I don't know much about co-ops and education. But this is an interesting development:
Wired UK with some good coverage of the #platformcoop movement including @resonatecoop