Inspiring! From The Guardian: "The cleanup operation is under way across the Caribbean. One organisation that is trying to help is the Humanitarian Open Street Map Team which compiles open sourced maps of disaster zones. So far they’ve mapped 150,000 homes affected by the storm and their information is being used by The Dutch red Cross and Map Action to determine what needs to be done. They’re also on the case for the Mexican earthquake and Bangladesh floods."
#Cooperatives: #TheHive Show more
Building better co-operative businesses
"The Hive is a new business support programme from Co-operatives UK and The Co-operative Bank, for people wanting to start or grow co-operative or community enterprises. Our mix of online resources, advice and training can help you build a better co-operative business."
Robots taking jobs isn't the problem. Living in a society that only values people if they are doing something that gives them money is the problem.
Living in a world where 'nazis are bad' has somehow become controversial is also a problem.
Cooperatives; support for #conversion Show more
Another City Comes Out for Converting Local Businesses into Worker Cooperatives
"Last week, the city council said that establishment of cooperatives keeps wealth flowing more broadly within the community. They suggested that when local business owners begin to consider if they may want to retire, conversions to worker cooperatives should be encouraged."
#Cooperatives; Internet Show more
A people-owned internet exists. Here is what it looks like
"Up in the mountains west of me, a decade and a half ago, the commercial internet service providers weren’t bringing high-speed connectivity to residents, so a group of neighbors banded together and created their own internet cooperative."
I'm so tired of living in a cyberpunk dystopia without all the cool things
Of course it is available at https://f-droid.org/packages/eu.siacs.conversations/ as well.
I know it sucks to use one's mobile data when wifi should suffice, but whatcha gonna do (aside from self-hosting a web client...)?
Software of the day: