Let us not forget our working class revolutionaries: http://www.geo.coop/story/hidden-history-solidarity-economy-visions https://social.coop/media/VLjogxTYY3Vfn6j5tzI #SolidarityEconomy #Coops #BlackHistoryMonth
marshalling resources means making sure your friend hosting that nextcloud instance can eat all month. capital marshals resources with the poverty gun: obey or be fired, if you can get in the door at all. volunteer infrastructure is an alternative but we’ve still got rent and that remains an issue. i think we can subvert capital using software but that’s not the fix either. organizations matter here. logistics matters here. i dream of social infrastructure.
@blankideogram @jbond I think it's useful to support people like Corbyn when he's calling for re-nationalization of the railways, but I think nationalization isn't enough. It's just a first step. There needs to be a commons model where people have a real stake in the services which they're running. Something like running them as coops. State capitalism has the same kinds of failure modes as private ownership by corporations. We need to make systems public in a way where they can't easily be enclosed and sold off later on. A bit like the fediverse. People could sell off instances, but it would be hard for anyone to sell off the fediverse as a whole because it's "owned" by so many different people.
Really exciting to see peeps at @automattic getting excited about the open web and WordPress.
Was great learning about digital archaeology from
@jim_boulton, and what goes into preserving websites and the hardware/software they run on.