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#FollowFriday / #FF recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @mellium - Co-op creating Go-based XMPP resources

🌟 @karrot - FOSS platform for sharing real life resources such as food

🌟 @sylvia_ritter - Psychedelic detailed artwork inspired by animals and FOSS

🌟 @mayor & @magicians - Banjo musician, especially 19th/20th Century pieces

🌟 @spectravideo - New PeerTube instance with responsible moderation and federation

🌟 @david & @dadegroot - Pro photographer, photos of Australian wildlife

Need a floss Zoom alternative? I'm a big fan of Big Blue Button. Meet.Coop hosts it for me, on infrastructure powered by renewable energy, for quite a bit less than what a Zoom Pro account costs.

The XMPP office hours are starting right now! Today we're talking about the XSF's new role as a fiscal host and using Open Collective! Please join!

Tomorrow (Tuesday the 5th at 16:00 UTC) the Office Hours are back! This time we're showing off and the XSF's new fiscal hosting services! Projects interested in fiscal hosting are welcome to stop by and ask questions. See you there?

If you were trying to develop software cooperatively, how would you bring in new cooperators? Everyone who writes even a small patch gets copyright and voting power? Everyone gets copyright but voting requires a more substantial time investment? I'm not even sure if it makes sense or not to distinguish between someone who owns the copyright to the published work and someone who owns a share of the organization (and in turn a share of the capital, if there ever is any).

Something is different, but I can't quite put my finger on what…

After a brief server outage earlier caused by me being the only admin and using low-budget hardware I decided to see if anyone else had this problem and also try to start a platform co-op providing #XMPP compatible chat accounts (actual chat server TBD). If you're interested, join us at

WoodpeckerCI is now on Mastodon 🎉

We are an ommunity fork of the Drone.

Would anyone else want to start a U.S. based (or at least USD based) software forge co-op? I was thinking about starting up a Gitea instance and just opening it up to anyone who wanted to pay a nominal fee, then operating it co-operatively. It would be good to know if anyone else would actually use it or want to have voting rights from the start though.

Gitea (nightly edition) now has nodeinfo support. One (very tiny) step towards full federation. Thanks to @techknowlogick, @dachary @fedeproxy (and many others) for making this happen!

Today also (coincidentally) happened to be the day of the submission of the NLnet grant application for work on federation.

These are indeed very exciting times, and we are very proud and thankful of the community surrounding Gitea.

Are there any good fiscal hosts for open source software projects operating in USD that either don't charge a fee, or do charge but are operated cooperatively?

Welcome @gitea to the fediverse on their very own instance!

It’s here! ISSUE 02: Inoculate, hot off the distributed press. This issue contains eight creative pieces—(non)fiction, interactive media, and stories from the front lines of alternative networks built on care & solidarity.

Read it on the World Wide Web:

We're kicking off the commons.hour - a monthly open gathering to learn, share and co-design a governance model and handbook for #cooperative-#commons tech infra initiatives like #meetcoop

📆 Monday 27th at 18h UTC


Sign up & join us!

cc @Matt_Noyes @matslats @jdaviescoates @coopsmark @msavoritias @zkat @coopcloud @donestech @Stacco @jamiem @fredsultan @Sybille_Saint_Girons @disco_coop @agaric @strypey @flgnk @oli

The first beta version of an #xmpp @unifiedpush PushSystem is running.

A free #xmpp PushGateway is running under

The Source Code is here:

ATM only a DBUS / Linux Distribution exists - maybe we find somebody, how writes one for Android

A big thank to @karmanyaahm and @mellium

PS: It is not perfect yet, we are still working on some more privacy and functionality

starting a co-op; seeking guidance 

I and a few others around here are starting a software cooperative!

We (think we) generally have a handle on things but there are a few decisions and details we'd love to have some guidance on. I know there are plenty of folks around here who might have advice but I didn't want to impose on any of you. Sooo please reply or DM if you have the time/energy to answer a few questions?

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