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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.

There seemed to be a need for more info around this, so I had a meeting with CoTech colleagues @BillySmith @chrislowis & @Graham_Mitchell to figure out something practical.

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!

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The Computer History Museum has released the source code for the Apple Lisa, today, on the Lisa's 40th anniversary. The whole thing.

https://info.computerhistory.org/apple-lisa-code

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“The #fediverse is like #email.”

Yes.

Now read this and understand it:

“I have been self-hosting my email since I got my first broadband connection at home in 1999 … But my emails are just not delivered anymore. I might as well not have an email server.

Email is now an oligopoly, a service gatekept by a few big companies which does not follow the principles of net neutrality … I lost. We lost. One cannot reliably deploy independent email servers.“

https://cfenollosa.com/blog/after-self-hosting-my-email-for-twenty-three-years-i-have-thrown-in-the-towel-the-oligopoly-has-won.html

Via @cancel

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