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Grant Potter

Building publicly accountable broadband networks via: @communitynets and @ilsr https://muninetworks.org/content/about-us

Grant Potter

http://www.lcdc.ca/updates "the Village decided that it would build its own Community Broadband infrastructure and then it would be owned by the community. The Village also decided that rather than compete directly with the private sector it would form a community Co-operative to run the Broadband service on behalf of the Village."

Grant Potter

Users should be able to own the businesses they love instead of investors https://qz.com/940876/sell-businesses-to-their-users-instead-of-investors/

Grant Potter

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/magazine/platform-companies-are-becoming-more-powerful-but-what-exactly-do-they-want.html "Platforms are, in a sense, capitalism distilled to its essence. They are proudly experimental and maximally consequential, prone to creating externalities and especially disinclined to address or even acknowledge what happens beyond their rising walls. And accordingly, platforms are the underlying trend that ties together popular narratives about technology and the economy in general."

Grant Potter

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Grant Potter

https://www.opendemocracy.net/digitaliberties/michel-bauwens-vasilis-kostakis/cooperativism-in-digital-era-or-how-to-form-global-counter-economy "The aim is to go beyond the classical corporate paradigm, and its extractive profit-maximizing practices, toward the establishment of open cooperatives that cultivate a commons-oriented economy."

Grant Potter

"At its heart, is not about any particular technology but the politics of lived acts of cooperation." http://novaramedia.com/2017/02/19/how-platform-cooperativism-can-unleash-the-network/

Grant Potter

alternative to Uber/Lyft connecting passengers and drivers http://libretaxi.org/

Grant Potter

"Platforms aren’t just software applications and the companies that administer them. What gives a platform value, in most cases, is the community of users that employ the platform, along with the networks, data, and ideas they create. In other words, what makes platforms so valuable is what we put into them. Second, platforms don’t need to be treated as commodities." http://www.orbooks.com/catalog/ours-to-hack-and-to-own/