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BigBlueButton video chat server

Agaric has been gifted a video chat server and we are hosting chatrooms for meetings and events. We are sharing this gift with you as a way for you to grow your audience and membership. We can host up to 1000 chatters in multiple rooms, 150...
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Published on December 22, 2020 by Micky Metts

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Funding learning opportunites for those that have no budget.

Published on June 12, 2020 by Micky Metts

Hosting online learning platforms for teachers, trainers, coaches and independent scholars to engage with students remotely - is my goal. I am using http://communitybridge.com to host BigBlueButto...

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I am Micky of Agaric and I work at the intersection of Free Software, Cooperatives, Collaborative Technology Development and Solidarity Economy.
Here are some links I have to share

2020 has seen many companies and organizations, de-funded, de-platformed
(kicked off of popular platforms like Facebook and Twitter), scared,
broke and confused as to the future financial health of their goals.
Many developers have lost projects because their client's income has
been cut off. This is Capitalism - working as designed.

There are tactical and logistical efforts we can use to create value
within our communities, and we do that by cooperating, not competing.

Agaric is a worker-owned web technology cooperative since 2006 -
One member = One vote
website: https://agaric.coop

Platforms we have built with the community -
"Find It Program Locator" on GitLab:
https://gitlab.com/find-it-program-locator/findit

Website built on the Find It Platform with the City of Cambridge, MA -
http://finditcambridge.org

Recommended blog post - Free software that Agaric uses daily:
https://agaric.coop/blog/daily-business-operations-using-free-software

Weekly Show and Tell with Agaric - skillshare and discussions:
http://agaric.coop/show

Books Agaric has contributed to:
Ours to Hack and to Own - the Rise of Platform Cooperativism (Chapter 34)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31548242-ours-to-hack-and-to-own

The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7
http://dgd7.org

Cooperative links to connect with networks:

United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives:
https://www.usworker.coop

Democracy At Work Institute - DAWI:
https://institute.coop

Start.coop - An accelerator and incubator for coops and they help
non-profits transition to coops:
https://start.coop

May First Movement Technology - (Agaric's preferred hosting provider):
https://mayfirst.coop

"FACT[TIC]" Argentinian worker coop network:
https://facttic.org.ar

The Platform Coop Consortium:
https://platform.coop

Internet Of Ownership - a directory of platforms being built:
https://ioo.coop/directory

The 7 Coop Principals:
https://ncbaclusa.coop/resources/7-cooperative-principles

Nice repository collection of tech coop links:
https://github.com/hng/tech-coops#networks

Solidarity Economy Network:
https://ussen.org

Co-opLaw - Legal information:
https://www.co-oplaw.org

Sustainable Economies Law Center, helps with coop formation/operation:
https://theselc.org

Highlander Center:
https://highlandercenter.org/our-impact/solidarity-economy-in-the-south/

Mailing lists to join:

Tech Workers Coop:
https://npogroups.org/lists/info/tech-coop

Platform Cooperativism discussion list:
platformcoop-discuss[email protected]

Get Involved with ieee.org:
https://saopen.ieee.org/getting-started/
A newly formed Community Advisory Group, starting the process to set
standards for free and open source software. Tech and Organic people are
necessary!

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