I am drawn more and more towards simply "communal software". It is simple and to the point without needing to bring in a lot of loaded political baggage. Sure capitalists might fund some of it, but I think it would be significantly more difficult for capitalists to co-opt "communal software" than the nebulous "open source" which has had its meaning intentionally diluted and stretched to absurdity.
Here is a first draft to articulate what a communal software movement could be. Let's continue the discussion on Codeberg: https://codeberg.org/CommunalSoftware/website/pulls/1
@be That non-owners control a server might not always be a good idea. Under that rule, trolls will claim that they are affected by your server and thus must be able to have control of it. Other dubious organisations would make similar claims about having a stake in what happens on your server.
In devising any new manifesto, you need to assume the existence of adversaries who will try to use your own rules against you.
@bob Good point. Do you have suggestions how to explain that better? Feel free to open a pull request https://codeberg.org/CooperativeTechnology/website
Technology is not just software.
The algorithms expressed in software, were originally expressed in hardware, and are continuing to be discovered in biology. :D
"Co-operative Infrastructure" might be a better way to describe it.
What sort of shared map do you see as being used as the axioms?
And the range of solution-spaces depends on the number of people that your solution is designed to help.
The ROEI-Per-Person for each solution will vary according to the number of people involved. :D
Also that too often when discussing technology, we think about how we use the components we have access to from the industrial supply chain, and not about how there's a large amount of complexity hidden by this level of abstraction.
Look at Aluminium, for example.
Louis 14th had a special set of cutlery used by honoured guests, that was made from Ally, when Ally was expensive and rare.
As soon as Ally became cheaper to make, it stopped being a luxury material. :D
But the level of technological development that was required for the price-drop to take place was large and hidden by the supply chain.
The combination of geothermal energy, next to the bauxite deposits in Iceland, or the use of energy from the Hoover Dam in the USA, lead to the availability of Aluminium increasing. :D
@be this is a very refreshing approach to a lot of the problems with free and open source software paradigms!
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