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do folks have any recommendations for resources on the nitty gritty of structuring a collective or cooperative?

we are already incorporated, so this is less about articles and more about:
* defining what it means to be a collective/coop member
* what is the role of a board in a collective/coop
* what's the difference b/t collective/coop
* example operating, decisionmaking policies
* dos/don'ts
* relationship between collective/coop members and people who contribute that are not members

I'm looking for a free, open source and self hosting friendly project management tool. I'm thinking something flexible like Trello. To be used by a group of loosely connected queers to organize tasks.

Got some tips? How do you organize tasks within volunteer groups?

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People are realizing that their new "work from home" venture capitalist tools are not privacy friendly.

In my remote work guide, I've included ethical alternatives to Slack, Zoom etc. These are Matrix, Riot, Jitsi, Taiga, Basecamp.

I've used Jitsi Meet and Matrix/Riot extensively for video calls over the last few weeks and they are great alternatives 👇

markosaric.com/remote-work/

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For me, "social distancing" is a candidate for the worst word of the year because it totally puts the wrong emphasis. The most important thing we actually need to flatten the curve is physical distancing.

Please do not distance socially and do not isolate yourselves or others. Keep socialising remotely, stay in contact, look for and update each other. Especially if times get harder. Thank you.

#corona #socialdistancing

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Tonight was a good night to rewatch V for Vendetta, a story set in a dictatorship that was established by taking advantage of the fear of a virus.

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youtube views and instagram likes has really skewed with our perception of audience size. so many things arent considered a success unless they crack 100k or 1mil and like ????

a sold out game at Dodger Stadium is 56k seats

a sold out game at the Staples Center, 20k seats

The Greek Theater 5,800 seats

Orpheum Theater 2,000 seats

El Rey theater 200 seats

like.. even if you arent pulling a mil, there's still entire crammed buildings worth of people looking at your content

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New essay: Seven theses on the Fediverse and the becoming of FLOSS

Recently, @rra and I have been working on an essay highlighting questions about the #Fediverse and how these are getting entangled with #FLOSS practices. From software production to structure and governance within alternative social media, online communities and politics.

The text follows a multi theses model, to map the different things we've been looking at and publish the current state of our research.

It is the closing chapter of a new publication from INC/Transmediale (networkcultures.org/blog/publi)

PDF of the text: monoskop.org/images/c/cc/Manso

Feedback welcome. We're planning to publish an online version with more references!

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Holy shit

It's no wonder the U.S. wants backdoors into encryption so fucking bad. They had it once for half the world and now they want it again.

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

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Being white, cis and male I have many privileges many other people do not have. There are people who need the protection of anonymity, or who look for help on the internet. There are people who are threatened by racists, homophobes or sexists, who reinvent their identity or who struggle with psychological problems. If you force people to express themselves only under their real name, it excludes their perspective. Forcing people to use their real names is nonsense.

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Performance artist generates virtual traffic jams in Google Maps by pulling a wagon full of smartphones
simonweckert.com/googlemapshac

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Avast/Jumpshot have deleted some of their pages after it's been exposed that they steal user data and sell it to other brands.

"Incredibly detailed data. Track what users searched for, how they interacted with a particular brand and what they bought"

archive.is/l625E

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