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Our #openscience dataset from live human brain cells, which contains electrophysiological, morphological & transcriptomic properties gathered from individual cells, is publicly available to accelerate #neuroscience research worldwide. Access via
Let me introduce two groups.
First, OceanEditors.com (OE).
OE isn't software, but Fosstodon may still find it interesting.
OE is an English #language editing service for scholars. We're able to serve Chinese scholars (WeChat pay).
Our main challenge is finding clients. Any help in that regard would be appreciated.
OE does not pursue profit maximization for shareholders. Instead we provide better compensation for our editors. We aim to exit as a #workercoop.
Just had a great chat with @Openwords about their progress and cooperative aspirations. Sharing this guide to multistakeholder #coops was a next action, and figured it might be of interest to #socialcoop peeps: https://community-wealth.org/content/solidarity-business-model-multi-stakeholder-cooperatives-manual
"University of California terminates subscriptions with world’s largest scientific publisher in push for open access to publicly funded research"
Context for those not in the US: this is huge. UC is a uniquely enormous and influential university system in our country. When they do things, many other universities follow suit.
The first #WorkerCoop conversion in #Vermont to be partially financed by my organization's revolving loan fund, Vermont Computing Cooperative, has just paid that loan back in full with interest, so it will be available to the next group of employees of modest means seeking to #GoCoop... 💖
"The Fund for Employee Ownership is a groundbreaking new investment fund that will acquire small and medium sized businesses, convert them to employee ownership, and support them for the long haul as part of the Evergreen's network. "
Draft guide I put together today for financing sources for #WorkerCoop conversions. It's tailored to #Vermont, but much of the material is more widely applicable. Comments are turned on and feedback is most welcome: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1r7O5U-ybj6bjx6e1evP_58fPC34WofOjmLB8IU2NrEo/edit?usp=sharing
What kinds of development methods have successful tech worker #coops adopted?
I'm assuming these methods look more like variants on #agile than "waterfall", but I also expect they're different from variants from outside the coop movement (Scrum, etc).
If that's true, has there been any effort to compare experiences and come up with some takeaways from them (if not actually formalize a new method and give it a name)?
This grant features the value of high speed internet & will support @Openwords tech development and connect classrooms across borders. Thank you for the opportunity!
@dansup When you take VC, you sell the company. No ifs, no buts. We keep getting surprised as the sale usually just takes several years to complete. C’est la “exit”.
This is why VC investment is incompatible with sustainable businesses with social missions. And why I keep harping on about how we must support projects that benefit the commons from the commons (https://ar.al/notes/encouraging-individual-sovereignty-and-a-healthy-commons/)
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