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MayFirst Movement Technology
MayFirst Movement Technology (MFMT) is a cooperative, of movement organizations and activists, that also provides web hosting, email services and a suite of free software tools to its members. We support the organization by raising aware. Your web hosting does matter, and so does your voice!
The Online Meeting Co-operative
Meet.coop is an online meeting co-operative dedicated to hosting BigBlueButton video chat servers in multiple locations around the world. We meet weekly in different teams to work out the governance and member issues. There is an operational team that builds and maintains the hardware and software for providing an excellent video conference network structured in Sociocracy, also called dynamic governance. Meet.coop has forums where you can mingle with members and get up to date information on the development and learn more about the project.
MassMesh is a volunteer organization working to build community owned wireless networks across Boston. Using their custom routers, they advocate for neighborhoods to form internet buying clubs, essentially by purchasing a gigabit internet plan with your regular ISP, and sharing that plan with your neighbors by allowing them to connect to it via your peer to peer community network. This is a great way to cut the cost of internet, reduce your support of your ISP, and to more affordably build a community owned infrastructure in under-served communities that have limited internet access.
Drutopia is a flexible content management system with many features built specifically for grassroots organizations. It already helps groups share goals, call for action, collect donations, and report progress. Most important, Drutopia’s developers seek to design ongoing improvements and capabilities with groups organizing for a better world.
Tech Coop Network
The Tech Coop Network was formed at a USFWC conference in Los Angeles in 2017 by members of several worker-owned tech and web development cooperatives. We are currently discussing bylaws and governance to prepare for inviting other cooperatives to join us. We meet monthly and are establishing our communications infrastructure.
International Workers of the World
As IWW members, we stand marginalized people and communities. We represent the disenfranchised worker and support non-conforming individuals rights. An injury to one is an injury to all!
IEEE.org SA Open
The SA Open is a platform, by the IEEE and managed by LeadingBit, that
aims to create a set of agreed upon standards to help people, both technical and organic, co-work more effectively to build Free Software with proper documentation and support materials on using and changing it.
Mastodon is a federated social network made up of affinity groups. The functionality is much like Twitter, where you can message other members and share information or “Toots” as they are called, in a group or one-on-one. You can join a sub-community or create your own. The platform is collectively owned by the members.