i;m thinking about thos software cooperatives

i'm reading this "tech freelancer's guide to starting a worker cooperative" and getting simultaneously pumped and overwhelmed 😬

Fortunately, there are people on Masto who are veterans at this stuff and would probably answer any questions you happened to throw at 'em. Isn't that right @clayton and @FreeScholar ?

@GuerillaOntologist @garbados @FreeScholar

Definitely! In fact, it's part of our 2019 intention to blog about starting a tech coop.

That zine is awesome, but some more recent examples/info would be helpful.

Any specific questions or challenges you run into along the way would be good to know so we can try addressing those. Also, we'll release them as CC0 so anyone can use them/adapt them for any reason, no attribution necessary. This is collective wisdom after all.

@GuerillaOntologist @garbados @clayton @FreeScholar I started a worker co-op and have supported several more as they got under way. Send me all the questions you want!

@RangerMauve uhh! that's a big question! the short answer is yes, the long answer involves "not yet" 😬

@garbados well, if you ever do, I know someone that'd be super interested in joining if you need people. Wink wink nudge nudge 🤫

@garbados Cool find. Definitely going on tonight's reading list.

I've daydreamed about creating a rural-remote cooperative spanning the four corner's area of the Southwest.

Connect with the community and rez colleges to promote tech-based freelancing.

Pool resources to hire an urban based sales team to funnel work out of urban centers and into poorer rural and rez communities.

It's a pipe dream. I don't have the skills to pull it off.

@lordbowlich sounds great! i think that concept hits on a vital advantage that tech-as-a-craft can leverage under capitalism.

> I don't have the skills to pull it off.

i really identify with this. disability, etc., makes it hard. i'm trying to grow into the person i need to be to contribute to these goals ✊

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