Last week I was talking about how awesome it would be if some of the people who have been laid off recently from 'Big Tech' jobs decided to form #coops.
Pleased to show MVP site as a result of this at https://start.coops.tech
There are five of us - including @KingMob - volunteering initially. Please share widely!
Or it's just doing what you can with the currently available resources.
Like creating technical debt during the early phase of a start-up.
You know that you're going to have to get the wrinkles out of the duct tape eventually... :D
@BillySmith @dajb @lwriemen @tutormentor1 @chrislowis @Graham_Mitchell @KingMob the only problem with 'those wrinkles', is if they put off the people whose capabilities you needed at a crucial time. I know I've avoided/dropped out of "open" communities/businesses who've made what I consider clanging tech decisions, e.g. https://davelane.nz/arresting-slide-open-fauxpen, https://davelane.nz/further-open-communities-using-closed-tools, and https://davelane.nz/folly-short-game-it
I've had similar reservations, myself, with some of housing co-operatives i've lived in. :D
And, yes, i watched the evolution of StarOffice after it was bought by Sun, then evolved into LibreOffice, and, Blender, as it started as proprietary software, then became one of the flagship FLOSS systems. :D
We can’t please all the people all the time. In creating this MVP the over-riding priority was to move quickly. If it gains some traction we can put some effort into changing and improving the tools. Hey, you could even choose to help with that.
@lwriemen @KingMob @lightweight @chrislowis @BillySmith @tutormentor1 @dajb