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Raw Health And Happiness
Personal health & food blog by Patrizio Bekerle (who is also the creator of the QOwnNotes note-taking app for Nextcloud).
Recipes with focus on low-fat, raw and vegan diet.

HAG
Lifesnippets  food  health  Lifestyle  recipes  austria 
march 2019 by eocas
transversal
About:
"transversal is an anti-peer-review platform. We object to the increasing pressure to domesticate styles, forms and formats, to valorize and self-valorize through the usual mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion in the publication industries.

transversal explicitly supports copyleft practices. All contents, both original texts and translations, are subject to the copyright of their authors, but may be copied and reproduced by any means for any kind of non-commercial and non-institutional use and distribution, whether private or public.

transversal also explicitly supports the use of gender-inclusive language, both in original texts and translations. Exceptions are the responsibility of the individual authors. However, due to the respective structures of the different languages, but also due to different ways in which linguistic gender-sensitivity is developed by authors and translators, a variety of gender-inclusive language usages may appear."

Their organisation was previously called eipcp (european institute for progressive cultural policies - http://eipcp.net).

Based in Vienna / Austria.

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Lifesnippets  Fashionmeetsorganic  Social  blog  Legal  Policy  Communication  Culture  semanticweb  Education  editorial  Ethics  Sustainability  via:frauchauchat 
march 2019 by eocas
naked capitalism
Seen by some as "socialist blog", by itself as "the world's most Influential finance & economics blog with trenchant commentary, tenacious investigation, insider political & regulatory analysis.".

Wiki:
"Naked Capitalism is an American financial news and analysis blog that "chronicles the large scale, concerted campaign to reduce the bargaining power and pay of ordinary workers relative to investors and elite technocrats".

Under the pen name Yves Smith, Susan Webber, the principal of Aurora Advisors Incorporated and author of ECONned, launched the site in December 2006. She focused on finance and economic news and analysis, with an emphasis on legal and ethical issues of the banking industry and the mortgage foreclosure process, the worldwide effects of the banking crisis of 2008, the 2007–2012 global financial crisis, and its aftermath."

HAG
Lifesnippets  Agrachina  blog  Politics  Policy  Finance  Economy  news  Analysis  SocialEntrepreneur  Social  Research  Ethics  via:frauchauchat 
march 2019 by eocas
ResArtis
Artist residency portal.

About:
"We are an association of over 650 centers, organisations, and individuals in over 70 countries. Each of our members is dedicated to offering artists, curators, and all manner of creative people the essential time and place away from the pressures and habits of every-day life, an experience framed within a unique geographic and cultural context.

Through Res Artis, organisations become part of a global community of colleagues engaged in dialogue through our face-to-face meetings and virtually through our online presence.

Those interested in attending a residency can use the information and resources on our website, gaining insights into the profiles of our members and staying informed about their events and application deadlines.

Since 1993, through the volunteer efforts of the Board of Directors, dedicated staff and countless partners and friends, Res Artis has grown to become the largest network of its kind, promoting the role of residential art programs as a vital part of the contemporary arts world, stimulating the creative development and mobility of artists, and furthering intercultural understanding."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Lifesnippets  Association  NGO_NPO  Netherlands  artist  community  Collaboration  events  Research  creation  Creative  Inspiration  Innovation  Culture  Directory_Database  curation  Art  Platform  residencies  grants 
march 2019 by eocas
Status as a Service (StaaS) — Remains of the Day
An in-depth analysis of social media platforms through the lens of social capital theory and why we should think of them as “Status as a Service” businesses.

Ironical title of a lengthy but brilliant, extremely comprehensive analysis of underlying psychological, societal and economical motives for using and operating social networks.

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Lifesnippets  Agrachina  Fashionmeetsorganic  Social_Networks  Social  Analysis  Research  Social_Media  Sociology  Psychology  Ecosystem  Business_Advisory_relevant  blog  Expert 
march 2019 by eocas
Joanna Macy
From Wiki:
"Joanna Rogers Macy is an environmental activist, author, scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology."

She is the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects (www.workthatreconnects.org), a ground-breaking theoretical framework and workshop methodology for personal and social change.

Based in California.

HAG
Agrachina  Lifesnippets  Environment  environmentalism  Expert  interview  Philosophy  Ecology  book  workshop  Framework  Social  changemanagement  Consultancy  USA 
january 2019 by eocas
GNU Kind Communications Guidelines
Excerpt:
"A code of conduct states rules, with punishments for anyone that violates them. It is the heavy-handed way of teaching people to behave differently, and since it only comes into action when people do something against the rules, it doesn't try to teach people to do better than what the rules require. To be sure, the appointed maintainer(s) of a GNU package can, if necessary, tell a contributor to go away; but we do not want to need to have recourse to that. The idea of the GNU Kind Communication Guidelines is to start guiding people towards kinder communication at a point well before one would even think of saying, "You are breaking the rules." The way we do this, rather than ordering people to be kind or else, is try to help people learn to make their communication more kind. I hope that kind communication guidelines will provide a kinder and less strict way of leading a project's discussions to be calmer, more welcoming to all participants of good will, and more effective."

HAG
Lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  Communication  Forum  community  Management  Psychology  Education  opensource  Culture 
october 2018 by eocas
P2PU - Peer learning community for developing and running free online courses
About:
"P2PU is a grassroots network of individuals who seek to create an equitable, empowering, and liberating alternative to mainstream higher education.

We work towards this vision by creating and sustaining learning communities in public spaces around the world. As librarians and community organizers, we bring neighborhoods together to learn with one another. As educators, we train facilitators to organize their own networks and we develop/curate open educational resources. As developers and designers, we build open source software tools that support flourishing learning communities. And as learners, we work together to improve upon and disseminate methods and practices for peer learning to flourish.

P2PU is a distributed organization, incorporated as a 501(c)3 in the United States. Our network stretches the globe, with our heaviest concentration of work currently happening in Canada, Kenya, South Africa, and the United States.
[...]
governance guidelines and policies on Github."

Closely affiliated with Creative Commons. Similar to other MOOC providers such as edX.

HAG
Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Fashionmeetsorganic  Lifesnippets  Education  Training  USA  opensource  Culture  community  Governance 
october 2018 by eocas
Grace Foundation
Mission:
"The Grace Foundation raises funds and engages people with resources (money, knowledge, influence) to invest in a system change. [...] We further the creation of Terra Nova by supporting a network of comprehensive cultural models which we call healing biotopes. These centers aim to be self-sufficient thus laying the base for an alternative economy, decentralized and free from the conventional mechanisms of interest, debt and exploitation. This alternative economy is key to humanizing money. We support the implementation of this network by funding education and knowledge-sharing."

About:
"Established in 2007 by Sabine Lichtenfels and Rainer Ehrenpreis (Schweibenalp). The original inspiration to create a conduit for diverting money into large-scale peace work came to Sabine Lichtenfels and Benjamin von Mendelssohn during a pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. The strategy of building models for bringing about system change is based upon a political theory developed by Dr. Dieter Duhm and brought to life in the community of Tamera in Southern Portugal which we recognize as the first model ‘healing biotope’."

Ethical Principles:
"1) Work towards decentralized regional self-sufficiency in water, food and energy thus providing the complicity-free material base for a new culture.

2) Give equal attention to inner and outer peace work. It is seldom that a project fails due to external pressure alone. Egoic structures like struggles for power and attention, jealousy and envy need to be addressed and transformed for the healing of our culture of separation. This work must be held in balance with the needs of and the service to the larger whole.

3) Accept and address love and sexuality as aspects of the dominant culture which are in particular need of healing. These issues must be released from the domain of privacy and brought into public discourse for the healing and learning of all.

4) Support a spiritual practice which places the sacredness of life at its center.

5) Create an economy based on reciprocity, communal sharing and giving. One in which economy and ecology are restored to their right relationship – with economy serving ecology."

HAG
Agrachina  Lifesnippets  Investor_Relations  Fundraising  Switzerland  Spain  Culture  decentralization  water  food  Energy  health  Philosophy  community  Economy  Ecology  Permaculture 
october 2018 by eocas
Obama's policy on Bush's crimes is how Kavanaugh got to the Supreme Court
Editorial by Cory Doctorow lamenting how Obama's systematic unwillingness to investigate George W. Bush administration's alleged crimes (Iraq war, etc.).

His conclusion:
"There's a good chance that Donald Trump is going to be out in 2020, and a Democrat will end up in his seat. If that Democrat follows the example of Obama and the Dem establishment, then Trump's planet-cooking program of looting and racism and misogyny and oligarchic fattening will go unpunished.

Trump's capos and dukes will lurk on the sidelines through the next Democratic administration, able to amass power thanks to a lack of official recognition of their crimes (against America, against humanity, against the Earth). Their programs of disenfranchisement, theft and brutality will never be named, never be reckoned with, and will thus never be extinguished."

HAG
Lifesnippets  Politics  Legal 
october 2018 by eocas
Why Open Source Failed – John Mark
Excerpts:
"I say that as someone who has built a career out of convincing companies to use open source platforms as a means of growing large ecosystems in order to establish and maintain hegemony over various industry segments.
[...]
not only did open source not stem or stall the redistribution of wealth and power upwards, but rather it aided and abetted the redistribution of wealth and power upwards.
[...]
Web App Loophole / Cloud Computing > GNU GPL version 2 or 3, is useless when it comes to prying open web applications written by Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Amazon
[...]
Before open source proliferation, when companies usually had to pay something for every line of software, that income was at least distributed through many parts of the economy, resulting in less concentration of wealth.
[...]
that programming is often in the context of making products for your employer, which you do not own the intellectual property of.
[...]
The dream of open source software was that democratization of software would result in shared ownership of its intellectual property. ... Unfortunately, this failed to take into account patent law and software's copyright. ... This failure strikes at the very essence of open source’s raison d’etre.
[...]
there has been a decided lack of enthusiasm by open source-friendly companies to tackle or confront our intellectual property laws.

\ \ \ \ \ \ / / / / / /

Reforming patent and copyright laws would be a good start. Reforming employee ownership of patents and intellectual property would be another. Mandating that web applications follow open source practices and allow more competition would be wonderful. Mandating that government agencies only use services that don’t lead to further consolidation of wealth from proprietary services would be a feather in the cap."

Note:
For whole context and differentiation between terms like Free Software, Open Source Software, FOSS, democratization of software don't miss the Comments section


- - -

And here Mike Overby's counterplea to before article (by John Mark):

https://dev.to/lethargilistic/open-source-has-not-failed-dont-cover-up-corporate-abuse-of-open-source-3ffe

Excerpts:
"The engine of inequality Mark is trying and failing to address is corporate abuse of open source, and corporate abandonment of good business sense in pursuit of pure profit without consideration for the larger tech ecosystem of which they and open source project are parts.
[...]
Shame them for attacking the copyright system and lobbying to restrict our rightful access to works held within that system. The corporations made the establishment of open source as a counterculture a necessity in the first place.
[...]
The fact that these people are releasing their contributions for free use is not the driver of inequality, because their contributions are deserving and, in fact, demand support from users as part of the transaction. Corporations refusing to assist the groups on whose labors they build drives inequality—tithing some funds is but the most trivial of ways to rectify that situation.
[...]
Secondly, corporations have no right to devalue junior developers by not hiring them and outsourcing their training to open source maintainers without compensation.
[...]
filter for open source contributors today, you are filtering out women and people of color and share some direct responsibility for their under-representation in the field. None of this means open source is bad, or is even a reflection upon open source. Contrary to Mark's article, sharing free software is a public good.
[...]
Corporate abuse of the open source paradigm is one among so many other ways that corporations are engines of inequality in the world. We should condemn that abuse and seek accountability and reform. Blaming the exploited in this part of the scenario—the open source maintainers and contributors, and even non-contributors via discrimination—and declaring that they have "failed" when they have so clearly succeeded will not get us anywhere in the pursuit of a more equitable world."
Startupinthecloud  Agrachina  Lifesnippets  Legal  opensource  Governance  government  Intellectual_Property  democracy  Social  SocialEntrepreneur  CSR_Corporate-Social-Responsibility  Programming 
august 2018 by eocas
ubermix
About:
"The ubermix is an all-free, specially built, Linux-based operating system designed from the ground up with the needs of education in mind.
[...]
more than 60 free applications pre-installed
[...]
What we endeavor to do is configure a pre-optimized environment (reduced complexity), create a turn-key installation process (ease of deployment, scalability), build in a self-recovery mechanism (ease of management, reliability), and construct a custom interface that is as easy to use as a cell phone (easy-to-use, device-centric model). In short we compile a configuration and combination of applications that we believe to be ideal for a student in a learning environment.

Specific requirements include:

- Create an ideal mix of applications for student learning and creativity, while keeping the install as small as possible.
- Create a way for students to self-recover quickly in the event of a system problem
- Create a rapid installation mechanism for quickly deploying thousands (if not tens-of-thousands) of devices"

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Lifesnippets  Education  Linux  opensource  Software  Systems_Management 
august 2018 by eocas
Veyon (formerly: iTALC)
About:
"Veyon is a free and Open Source software for computer monitoring and classroom management supporting Windows and Linux. It enables teachers to view and control computer labs and interact with students. Veyon is available in different languages and provides lots of useful features:

- see what's going on in computer labs in overview mode and take screenshots
- remote control computers to support and help users
- broadcast teacher's screen to students in realtime by using demo mode (either in fullscreen or in a window)
- lock workstations for attracting attention to teacher
- send text messages to students
- powering on/off and rebooting computers remote
- remote logoff and remote execution of arbitrary commands/scripts
- home schooling - Veyon's network technology is not restricted to a subnet and therefore students at home can join lessons via VPN connections just by installing the Veyon service."

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Lifesnippets  Education  opensource  Linux  Monitoring  Management  Systems_Management  Software 
august 2018 by eocas
Sugar Labs
About:
"At Sugar Labs we make a collection of tools that learners use to explore, discover, create, and reflect.
[...]
It is a volunteer-driven member project of Software Freedom Conservancy, a nonprofit corporation. Originally part of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, Sugar Labs coordinates volunteers around the world who are passionate about providing educational opportunities to children through the Sugar Learning Platform."

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Lifesnippets  Education  NGO_NPO  opensource  Software  Platform  Python  Linux 
august 2018 by eocas
The 'New Open Source Licensing': Why the GPL's Heyday Is Over
The writer's conclusion:
"In short, the GPL's decline can be explained by the fact that choosing to join the open source ecosystem does not mean what it once did. Licenses other than the GPL offer an easy way for developers and companies to cultivate an open source image while avoiding the strong commitments required by the GPL.

If the GPL were still the only major open source licensing option around, it's hard to imagine open source software being so popular today. But, in an ironic way, the move away from the GPL is a reflection of just how successful the open source ecosystem has become: Open source is thriving so much that we no longer need the GPL."

Article by Christopher Tozzi who also wrote the book 'https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/fun-and-profit'.

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Lifesnippets  Legal  Marketing  Standardization  opensource  Policy  market  Trade  Software_Engineering 
july 2018 by eocas
Zero Hedge
Controversial blog about (global) system-critical issues written by a collective of often anonymous writers.

Their mission:
" to widen the scope of financial, economic and political information available to the professional investing public.
to skeptically examine and, where necessary, attack the flaccid institution that financial journalism has become.
to liberate oppressed knowledge.
to provide analysis uninhibited by political constraint.
to facilitate information's unending quest for freedom."

HAG
Lifesnippets  Economy  blog  Politics  Policy  Collective  Media  news  Investor_Relations  Financial 
july 2018 by eocas
Survival of the Richest – Future Human
Must-read opinion piece by author / futurist Douglas Rushkoff on the future of technology and human kind.

Excerpt:
"Of course, it wasn’t always this way. There was a brief moment, in the early 1990s, when the digital future felt open-ended and up for our invention. Technology was becoming a playground for the counterculture, who saw in it the opportunity to create a more inclusive, distributed, and pro-human future. But established business interests only saw new potentials for the same old extraction, and too many technologists were seduced by unicorn IPOs. Digital futures became understood more like stock futures or cotton futures — something to predict and make bets on. So nearly every speech, article, study, documentary, or white paper was seen as relevant only insofar as it pointed to a ticker symbol. The future became less a thing we create through our present-day choices or hopes for humankind than a predestined scenario we bet on with our venture capital but arrive at passively.

This freed everyone from the moral implications of their activities. Technology development became less a story of collective flourishing than personal survival. Worse, as I learned, to call attention to any of this was to unintentionally cast oneself as an enemy of the market or an anti-technology curmudgeon."

HAG
Lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  Technology  Ethics  Philosophy  Ecosystem  Report  Economy 
july 2018 by eocas
Douglas Rushkoff
About:
"Douglas Rushkoff is the author of Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity, as well as a dozen other bestselling books on media, technology, and culture, including Present Shock, Program or Be Programmed, Media Virus, Life Inc and the novel Ecstasy Club. He is Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens. He wrote the graphic novels Aleister & Adolf, Testament, and A.D.D., and made the television documentaries Generation Like, Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders, and Digital Nation. He lives in New York, and lectures about media, society, and economics around the world."

HAG
Lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  blog  Economy  Technology  Culture  Media  book  USA  Sociology  Philosophy 
july 2018 by eocas
Sex & Liebe (1): Frauen und Männer ticken extrem unterschiedlich
Interview with sexual psychologist Christoph Joseph Ahlers.

Excerpts:
"Übergriffigen Männern gehe es gar nicht um Sex, sondern darum, ihr mangelndes Selbstwertgefühl zu kompensieren
[...]
Sex ist hier nur der Schauplatz, auf dem diese Leute versuchen, ihre Grundbedürfnisse zu erfüllen – Grundbedürfnisse, die alle Menschen gleichermassen haben: Sie wollen wahrgenommen, ernst genommen und angenommen werden.
[...]
Wenn ich einen anderen anfassen darf und der mich ebenfalls anfasst, dann kriege ich potenziell das Gefühl, richtig zu sein. Es bedeutet Einlassung – und nur darum gehts. Der Orgasmus ist lediglich der Zuckerguss auf diesem Kuchen.
[...]
Die #Metoo-Debatte erfüllt vor allem gesellschaftspolitische und ideologische Funktionen, echten Opfern von Sexualstraftätern hilft sie nicht. Echte Opfer verfolgen keine eigenen Motive, sondern werden überfallen mittels körperlicher und seelischer Gewalt.
[...]
ambivalentes Mischgeschehen; es existiert keine eindeutige Verteilung der Rollen Täter und Opfer. Vielmehr sind hier alle Beteiligten Partner des Geschehens. Alle sind kompromittiert und korrumpiert durch eigene Ziele und Motive: Die «Opfer» wollen gefallen, ankommen, gemocht und besetzt werden. Die «Täter» wollen gefallen, ankommen, gemocht und bestätigt werden. Toxisch ist dabei die Asymmetrie der Entscheidungsprozesse, die in der Debatte als «Macht» bezeichnet wird. Aber im Grunde findet hier zwischen Täter und Opfer ein wechselseitiger Prozess statt, beide Parteien wissen, dass man sich in einem Tauschgeschäft befindet. Im Bordell gibt es Orgasmus gegen Geld, in Hollywood Rolle gegen Gefälligkeit. Und die meisten «Opfer» der dargestellten Fälle hätten unbeschadet den Kontakt abbrechen und die Szene verlassen können. Aber dann hätten sie die Rolle nicht gekriegt."

HAG
Lifesnippets  Philosophy  health  Lifestyle 
july 2018 by eocas
Global Ecovillage Network - Community for a Regenerative World
About:
"The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) catalyzes communities for a regenerative world. GEN is a growing network of regenerative communities and initiatives that bridge cultures, countries, and continents.

GEN builds bridges between policy-makers, governments, NGOs, academics, entrepreneurs, activists, community networks and ecologically-minded individuals across the globe in order to develop strategies for a global transition to resilient communities and cultures.
[...]
An ecovillage is an intentional, traditional or urban community that is consciously designed through locally owned, participatory processes in all 5 dimensions of sustainability (social, culture, ecology, economy and whole systems design) to regenerate their social and natural environments.

Ecovillages are living laboratories pioneering beautiful alternatives and innovative solutions. They are rural or urban settlements with vibrant social structures, vastly diverse, yet united in their actions towards low-impact, high-quality lifestyles.
[...]
GEN is composed of 5 regional networks, spanning the globe. The network is made up of approximately 10,000 communities and related projects where people are living together in greater ecological harmony.

Some network members include large networks like Sarvodaya (2,000 active sustainable villages in Sri Lanka); the Federation of Damanhur in Italy and Nimbin in Australia; as well as small rural ecovillages like Gaia Asociación in Argentina and Huehuecoyotl in Mexico.

It also includes urban rejuvenation projects like Los Angeles EcoVillage and Christiania in Copenhagen; permaculture design sites such as Crystal Waters, Australia, Cochabamba, Bolivia and Barus, Brazil; and educational centres such as Findhorn in Scotland, Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales, Earthlands in Massachusetts, and many more."

Started in 1995. For example the Switzerland-based ecovillage Schweibenalp is member of GEN Europe.

HAG
Agrachina  Lifesnippets  ecological  Sustainability  community  Rural_Development  urban-rural  Permaculture  network  Culture  NGO_NPO 
july 2018 by eocas

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