Thanks for sending, happy to see this list is a little bit active still
Just for kicks, I'm going to share my dormant idea that I've been
holding on to for a while.
I don't know how many of you attended the Students for Free Culture
conference in Berkley 2008, but there was this idea called the "Wheeler
Declaration" that was formulated at Wheeler Hall which basically came up
with a plan for students to audit their academic institutions for how
"free" the research conducted there was to the general public.
I still think that's a cool and feasible idea. We could set up a site
like the Terms of Service Did Not Read - https://tosdr.org/
Where each academic institution is graded based on a set of criteria for
the level of freedom behind their research.
Just a thought.
Hope you're all doing well!
On Tue, Aug 29, 2017, at 11:48 PM, Erik Moeller wrote:
> Hi all,
> I thought members of the free culture crowd might be interested in
> this -- there's a new social network that's run as a not-for-profit
> co-op. It uses the popular Mastodon software, which also means that
> it's part of the federated GNU Social / Mastodon universe (i.e.
> there's not just one big uber-service like Facebook).
> The OpenCollective folks wrote up a nice case study here:
> I just signed up - the signal/noise ratio is pretty high so far, and
> it's nice to see that they're using Loomio for democratic
> decision-making as well.
> Not quite a Facebook/Twitter killer yet but if you're not on a
> Mastodon/GNU Social instance yet, I encourage you to check it out:
> PS: Yes, the freeculture.org
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