@schlink "If all people were exactly like me, then more free software, more open standards and more open hardware would automatically empower everybody." This is not the case, though.

@schlink Yes, I believe there is often a certain - unacknowledged - degree of elitism in the hacking community. Which is problematic.

"Yes, much of the internet is and should be commercial — but it is important that significant parts of the internet also remain dedicated to the public interest. The current dot org ecosystem is clearly one of these parts" - Mark Surman, executive director of the Mozilla Foundation, on the sale of : blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/12/

@bortzmeyer @dredmorbius Of course, since they are a cooperative (and a member of my employer, Genossenschaftsverband). No, I was referring to ISOC‘s views, as described in the tweet: Is it true that they generally prefer for-profit companies to take care of top level domains?

@bortzmeyer @dredmorbius It's interesting to note that Verisign (.com, .net) is for profit, and that ISOC allegedly favors this approach (not sure whether it's true what Malthouse is saying here, though): twitter.com/jacobmalthouse/sta

@dredmorbius It's also interesting to note that unlike PIR, Denic, the manager of the .de domain, is organized as a . I don't think such a sale would be possible here without the agreement of the majority of members.

@mattcropp

Interesting idea.

However, that might also be one of the things that makes people suspicious of #fediverse like Mastodon as it's currently is.

If I remember correctly there has been cases of instances shutting down due to various reasons, and users losing social capital they have built there as a result.

I'm sure we can come up with ways to address these risks.

One thing that's kinda fascinating to watch in the birdsite conversations among the latest wave of the masto-curious is the hand-wringing angst over the potential loss of the #socialcapital they've built on Twitter.

This has me thinking that a key tipping point in the victory of the #fediverse might have a fear-driven component, with such folks worrying that staying too long on a sinking ship will mean having to work harder to re-constitute their social capital on the successor platform.

Das "Programm" für das Barcämpchen "Gemeinschaftliche Infrastruktur" in Raum C119 auf der #froscon13 ist jetzt online.

programm.froscon.de/2018/sched

Damn it, we're in the fucking Washington Post!!!

*The new technology that aspires to #DeleteFacebook for good*

"But the backlash has had at least one major beneficiary. That's #Mastodon, a Twitter-like social network that's had a massive spike in sign-ups this week. As the #DeleteFacebook movement has gained steam, people are registering for Mastodon at four times the rate that they normally do, according to Eugen Rochko, the service's creator."

washingtonpost.com/news/the-sw

Web designers need to know of this exchange between my parents:

Father: Ah - they've updated their web site!

Mother: Oh no.

Father: It looks good ...

Mother: Can you find the things we need?

... (long pause) ...

Father: No ...

Hello Social.Coop! 👋 I'm a 🇱🇷 Regulatory Compliance Attorney working for America's credit unions in Washington, DC. Excited to see passion about the #CooperativeMovement #CreditUnions and working towards a more #Cooperative Economy.

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/elizabethmyoun

Twitter: twitter.com/EMYLaBerge

#Introduction

For my German-speaking followers: Podcast by Holger Klein about "Nordstadt braut!", a new brewery in Hannover: wrint.de/2018/01/13/wr775-brau

More information about "Nordstadt braut!": nordstadt-braut.de/

#Socialcoop - German Co-op Peeps? 

@syndikalista Our GenoAkademie provides various trainings for managers and supervisory board members of cooperatives (e. g. management skills, sales, accounting etc.). I'll give you their contact info in a separate post. If you are considering to start a cooperative in Germany, you can contact our startup team as well: genossenschaftsverband.de/geno

#Socialcoop - German Co-op Peeps? 

@samtoland @dazinism I've talked to my colleagues from our GenoAkademie. They are happy to provide trainings for non-members (including co-ops headquartered outside Germany, of course). I'm going to send you their contact info in a private message!

#Socialcoop - German Co-op Peeps? 

@samtoland @dazinism As a member-financed organization which is regulated as an auditor, we are subject to some restrictions. On the other hand, we provide a number of services to third parties as well. Therefore I need to check with my colleagues about this particular case!

#Socialcoop - German Co-op Peeps? 

@samtoland @dazinism I can't give you a definitive answer here, but I think it partly depends on the kind of support they seek.

#Socialcoop - German Co-op Peeps? 

@samtoland @dazinism Hi, we audit and represent cooperatives according to German law (and European Cooperative Society). What are you asking for specifically?

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