Onaicul’s update as of Nov. 11, 2015: continued evolution SFBACE.org the fork of OS CURRENCy so this topic / article is active again.
peg the value of the BACE currency to internationally accepted tribal digital cryptocurrency like: mazacoin.org
or peg the value of BACE currency to actual real food and herbs that are intrisically valuable and multiply by the factors of human work and time via fractal exponential growth networks of food, herbs, healing plants and “surthrivability”(sic).
I’m leaving this text here for historical analysis and detailed evolution of the sudoroom hive / collective structure and model…
to be continued.
As a continuing learner of all things HTML, CSS and web design, usability and UX (User Experience analysis and UI User Interface design related) I wanted to post about a couple interesting web server and communication projects being developed in the aether:
- Lorea.org ( http://lorea.org/?page_id=43)
- N-1.Cc ( https://n-1.cc/g/hacklabs ) n-1.cc/g/lorea,
- Pump dot io: a source code version of IDENTI.CA (This site runs pump.io, the high-performance Open Source social engine. It pumps your life in and out of your friends, family and colleagues.) https://github.com/e14n/pump.io
- Ideas about our organizing and collective democratic workplace . I.e. Pay model and work / class share model equality work place safe and equal profit sharing suggestions:
No BAWC http://nobawc.live.radicaldesigns.org/article.php?id=35
” The organizational materials include bylaws and policies from democratic workplaces. The purpose of this collection is to help existing and start-up democratic workplaces develop their structures by providing real-world examples from other democratic workplaces.”
I am a single entity (one person) who also happens to work on designs that aren’t just for “non profits” or social “change” yet I envy / would like to replicate the egalitarian profit sharing structure of such entities as the cheeseboard collective in berkeley, the Arizmendi Bakery in oakland and the Design Action.org organisation in Oakland: http://designaction.org/services/
I was also doing some research on Grassroots Economic Organizing vis a vis a model of structural worker bees (technology workers union, wobblies or IWW) and or a labor pool of skilled, willing and eager and fun and friendly workers who know tech and can also do skilled work (that pays) without a boss/ employee hierarchical structure:
these are some other ideas that I found:
“Grassroots Economic Organizing (GEO) is a decentralized collective of educators, researchers and grassroots activists working to promote an economy based on democratic participation, worker and community ownership, social and economic justice, and ecological sustainability–a “solidarity economy”–through grassroots journalism, organizing support, cross-sector networking and movement-building and the publication of educational and organizational resources. Since 1991, GEO has edited and printed a bi-monthly publication called GEO Newsletter, providing news, analysis and an open forum on grassroots organizing to build and finance worker- and community-owned, democratically run, solidarity-based, ecologically sustainable enterprises and organizations. In 2007, due to the increasing challenges of print publication and our desire to reach a wider audience, we shifted to an all web-based publication here at www.geo.coop. GEO is a founding organizational member of the Data Commons Project, a collaborative effort to create a shared, public database of the cooperative economy in North America”
The replication of Arizmendi:
“steps : )
1)Establish an organizing group. This group will facilitate replication, but will not necessarily own the developed cooperative. In our current case the organizing group, the DSC, started as a volunteer study group. The DSC still works only part time on development, as our financial capacity to start a new business is not constant. One of the four of our current group has worked in a member bakery; the others have legal, financial, and organizational expertise.
2) Choose a business model to replicate. This involves not only choosing the right cooperative business, but also convincing its members to allow you to replicate it. What’s in it for them? Would the replication compete with their business? Would it increase their visibility and therefore revenue? Is there any financial return? In our case the Cheese Board had the financial strength to request very little in return. The creation of more democratic jobs did align with their values, and the Association can now offer support services to them, but their willingness was primarily an act of solidarity and generosity. For other replications, including future business models the Arizmendi Association may pursue, the organizers may not be so lucky.”
p.s. please accept my lack of proof reading as it’s late and I have alot of ideas i just didn’t want to throw away in the browser cache also: I wanted to share this and open the discussion up. Also : I have some minor ideas for weekly music/dancing/fund (FUN) raising ideas that would highly supplement the living and working stipends of those involved in the entity that is SR as it is and help ease the financial pinch of the Cost of Rent and Cost of Existing in DT Oak. (email me off list for a suggested idea and proposal).
-“perhaps the only chance for the survival of humanity is the cultivation of subversive thought”