Mon 5 Nov 2018 5:31PM

Institute outcomes: awesome-coops list of resources

AN Alli Nilles Public Seen by 17

One idea which popped up at institute was the need to know about what tools are already out there for cooperatives, especially ones that allow self-hosting and are free / open source.

"awesome" lists have become popular recently for this purpose - git repos which serve as references to all the awesome resources about specific topics. For example, here's a relevant one on tools for activists: https://github.com/drewrwilson/toolsforactivism

Perhaps tools that we have made or know about belong on that list, or a separate one that is more specifically for cooperatives.

Let's use this thread to start a collection of what should be on such a list, and anything you come across in your research!


Alli Nilles Mon 5 Nov 2018 5:34PM

A few other lists I found just now, specifically about tech cooperatives: https://github.com/hng/tech-coops/ https://github.com/mttmyr/awesome-tech-cooperatives


Jimmy Coyer Mon 5 Nov 2018 5:48PM


I made a Loomio account, but after signing in, I was unable to use the group invitation link in your email to access the group. Could you send it to me again?

Nikki Phan | Vice President of Facilities

MSU Student Housing Cooperative
541 E Grand River Ave Suite 203
East Lansing | Michigan 48823
Ph. 517.355.8313 ( tel:517.355.8313 )
Fax 517.355.9576 ( tel:517.355.9576 )
facilities@msu.coop ( facilities@msu.coop )


Alli Nilles Mon 5 Nov 2018 5:59PM

Hi Nikki,
Here's the invite link: https://www.loomio.org/join/group/ba61ef2dcf6c1a1fd918/
The group is also open, so you can go to https://www.loomio.org/explore and search for "Students of Cooperative Technologies" to join.


Captain Mon 5 Nov 2018 6:40PM

I've started collecting a few Awesome lists that I like under a GitLab repo titled Awesome Arrays; https://gitlab.com/shipsahoy/m/aa
Highlights include Self-Hosted, HTML, CSS, JS, Node.js, C, Python, Django, TCL, SysAdmin (2 of them), SSH, Shell, PenTesting, Lockpicking...


Captain Mon 5 Nov 2018 6:47PM

As for coop-specific FOSS... that may take some time... and perhaps deliberation on a "main language" for cloning/hacking these things. Naturally, I nominate Python for the job.


Captain Mon 5 Nov 2018 7:13PM

ActivityStreams and ScuttleButt seem like the most promising social network protocols I've seen so far. I'm not entirely sure which is easiest to implement, but there are a few implementations to learn from.

Linked: 1: Socialhome, 2: Activity Stream, 3: Federation, 4: Stream-Framework