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"Our collective objective should be, to make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offence, or the disadvantage of anyone."
- Buckminster Fuller

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career activist and professional volunteer from Aotearoa (NZ). Co-founder of numerous community projects, including a community newspaper, space, station, , the Aotearoa sections of and , and the Aotearoa Permaculture Network. These days, I publish long-form blogs at . I'd love to hear from you about common interests, my contact info and more about my project history is here:

"The Subscription is a managed open source subscription providing all the capabilities you expect—and require—from commercial software. But now, for all of the key open source software you depend on."

This is the way to save the software from the corporate cloud clowns, not proprietary licenses that fragment the commons into incompatible islands.

Chances are everything Tidelift does could be done without any client-side scripting at all.

Come on , do you really need to serve from 12 third-party domains? Surely static HTML/CSS is all you need for this simple brochureware web page, for example:

I'm looking for some programmers and types willing to work on a fork of , aimed at orgs who might want to self-host a single Loomio group with subgroups, without the overhead of the full multi-group stack. It would need support for (using open standards like etc), so orgs can integrate their Loomio group with other self-hosted tools. Bonus points for achieving between instances. The existing Loomio stack is and :

I spoke too soon ;) I continued testing Jami and hit a number of problems with text messages delivery, even though the other user shows up as online, and with video message delivery. Something to do with the connection between the UI and the network daemon perhaps? Voice message was worked pretty reliably, but now it's giving me an error "unjoinable peer".

I'm trying to recondition a PC so old it can't boot from USB. Can anyone recommend a way to make an OS partition and install GNU/Linux from inside ? Bonus points for ways that involve installing and using tools on Windows ;)

I just forked a thread on for the first time. I proposed the feature back when the app was still in beta, so it's great to see it implemented by the Loomio team. The is a little bit non-intuitive though.

to @AmarOk and the rest of the @Jami team for all the great work they're doing :)

I've been testing again after a number of software updates. Text chat performance has improved markedly. It's delivering each message quickly, and in order. Users can now send both voice messages and video messages, which is great for doing voice/ video chat on patchy network connection. Now I'm excited for the group text chat feature to ship!

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Yes, NZ Parliamentary services - we have legitimate security concerns about Zoom. It's not like Zoom's our only option. An onshore, open source, community-run BigBlueButton's is available now, gratis. Just send us an email at - happy to help out democracy thrive without being compromised by overseas interests.

#COVID19 treatment development 

controls that go together in my imaginary fediverse .

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"... we should support the recommendations of the 250 scientists and medical doctors who signed the that calls for an immediate moratorium on the deployment of and demand that our government fund the research needed to adopt biologically based exposure limits that protect our and safety."
- , PhD, is "director of the Center for Family and in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley."

"Ships without sailors could keep humans out of harm’s way, and that possibility is not their only potential benefit. Without crews, shippers could save money normally spent on salaries, keep boats away from shore for longer and, without wasting room on accommodations, try more efficient designs that would emit less pollution."

How about redeploying all the salary spending to new, on-shore activities, instead of firing people because you can?

While I'm posting my stream of consciousness, here's a great album by , 'Nothing Lasts, But Nothing Is Lost'

The thread only appears in a group's thread list if at least a quorum of X group members (x pre-set in the group admin settings) has viewed the page and not voted that it's out of scope for their group. The default behaviour is the offer of discussion is accepted. Discussions not accepted by an group, remain in the creating user's private group, where they can be edited and offered again later in a more focused form. This allows groups to focus their collective attention, while nothing is lost.

proposal for an alternate approach to thread creation in .

All new threads are first created in a private group used only by the user starting the thread. The thread can then be offered to other Loomio groups;
privately - accessible only to members of those groups; cross-group private discussions
publicly - accessible by any user account; ie platform level public discussions.

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some people think they *punish* me by banning me for disagreeing with them. 🤦‍♂️

Bored and look for something to read? There's a good list of book recommendations here on political-economic the topics:

My wiki is still inaccessible ( is down and the admin isn't responding to email) but the list is notable books can be accessed via the wonders of the :

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