Toronto Workers Co-op Meeting 7 Nov 2018

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Time: 7 Nov 2018 5:30 pm EST
Location: https://appear.in/offline
Attending: udit, yurko, dcwalk, benhylau, garry

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Agenda

Our collective history

Sep 00 ansuz: manifesto, that’s the word you’re looking for
Sep 26 yurko: bridge riot to the mailing list
Oct 03 dcwalk: minimal computing, reuse every hash
Oct 04 dcwalk: Also, buuuuy iiiit benhylau! Add to the hoard
Oct 31 yurko: we can then become ONE with the coop…

Funding leads

  1. H2020 with XWiki + MaZi/NetCommons + Guifi (benhylau to pitch the idea)
  2. H2020 with XWiki + zelf (benhylau + ansuz spoke with zelf briefly)
  3. Mozilla Foundation (benhylau got details from Mehan, community networks + open-source project areas)
  4. Norway national grants (benhylau spoke with Stig about possible collaborative project ideas)

Domain name

Schedule Dec retreat

Meeting Notes

Our collective history

Funding leads

  1. H2020 with XWiki + MaZi/NetCommons + Guifi (benhylau to pitch the idea)
    • Opportunity for more tech
    • Seems like there is a fit with how they work with Guifi folks (see: http://nethood.org/slides/barcelona_currencies/antoniadis_et_al_barcelona_paper_draft.pdf)
    • They have grant admin and writing expertise
    • Maybe a good fit with granting trends and their current roadmap and planning
    • Next step… set up a meeting?
    • dcwalk: Make clear what do we want to get out of this, and be mindful of extractive practices
    • dcwalk: can this wait until after dec?
    • dcwalk: what is xwiki role?
      • xwiki already in 2020 horizon grant partnership
    • dcwalk: what is our capacity?
  2. H2020 with XWiki + zelf (benhylau + ansuz spoke with zelf briefly)
    • Did not discuss, wait for ansuz
  3. Mozilla Foundation (benhylau got details from Mehan, community networks + open-source project areas)
    • “active community contributing and using the project”
    • “path to sustainability”
    • low overhead review process
    • benhylau: what would be the pitch
      • could make a case that tomesh is there?
      • meshable device
      • p2p workshops
  4. Norway national grants (benhylau spoke with Stig about possible collaborative project ideas)
    • Did not discuss, wait for ansuz - Keep a long-list for leads - If any applications are being formulated before the visioning retreat, should think through very carefully who is able to work - This seems like the outcome of the end of a year (e.g., we want to level up/ladder up) - dcwalk: Can we defer as much as possible until after retreat? - Hook into existing ecosystems:
    • Join Data Together reading group
    • Do a lot of coordination on SSB
    • Use Loomio so we can relate to processes of other groups - Meeting became domains of mushrooms, and having space (dcwalk stuff basically) - In Barcelona, the city gave space + funding for this initiative:
    • El LleialTec: Pla de Sobirania Tecnològica als equipaments municipals
    • Workshops, meetings about open-source software, community processes for deciding digital tools, document extensively so the model for “Technological Sovereignty Plan for municipal facilities” can be reproducible
    • benhylau thinks the analysis in the doc is very solid - Cira:
    • End-of-Feb deadline, benhylau thinks the fit is excellent
    • udit thinks ethnographic research (as a pitch) should be a pre-requisite for mesh tech
    • udit super interested, garry pretty interested, benhylau think ansuz could be interested
    • benhylau raised that in other projects there are parallel efforts, but it’d be nice for Toronto to have local efforts funded through Cira
      • e.g. Nico’s work documenting indigenous community needs, MaZi project documenting communities in previous H2020 cycle

TODO