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  1. Oct 2018
  2. cloud.degrowth.net cloud.degrowth.net
    1. If we are so sick of war, we have to stop thinking of fighting against something. We cant fight the big system, but rather making visible all the small beautiful stuff, so that all the bad things would lose power. So observing our own pattern of seeing. The need for celebrating and sharing is so important. We can pass years without even knowing each other. So learning how to embrace diversities, and other ways of communicating

      Great thought.

  3. May 2017
    1. efforts can achieve great results in the relatively short term, transformational work requires prolonged, sustained collaboration. And it’s not only about projects or a technological fix, it’s also about advocacy, spreading the stories, hashing out critical ideas and being willing to learn together.
    1. Among the questions raised by translation is that of the classes of names: the Atikamekw language does not distinguish between the masculine and the feminine, but it distinguishes between animate and inanimate things. Is Wikipedia animated? The participants decided that it is.
  4. Apr 2017
    1. Maritime navigators and map-makers long ago standardized on the compass rose. But the compass echoes the clock face, which in turn mimics the direction of sweep of the sun across the sky when facing South in the Northern hemisphere, and the consequent sweep across the ground of any shadow as observed in the dominant culture of that hemisphere. Accordingly, navigational angles increase toward the right when facing out from any location, with zero usually at the top. Rotation (yaw) is thus positive "clockwise." This is a convention which is not to be contradicted.
  5. Mar 2017
    1. «Die Zersetzung der Demokratie beginnt mit der Zersetzung ihrer erkenntnistheoretischen Grundlagen.»
  6. Feb 2017
    1. Es handelt sich um eine Politik ohne Zwang, die biopolitische Interessen in die Individuen hineinverlagert. Der gesellschaftliche Zugriff auf den weiblichen Körper bleibt bestehen, es sieht aber nach Freiheit aus, argumentiert wird mit "optimalen Gesundheitsentscheiden" oder "Risikominimierung". Dieser individualisierte Optimierungsimperativ macht es letztendlich schwierig zu erkennen, dass Kinderbekommen kein privates Ereignis ist, sondern auch Teil von gesellschaftspolitischen Dynamiken. Auf diese Weise wird auch das große Thema Care-Arbeit ausgeblendet.
  7. Jan 2017
    1. Es ist also kein Wunder, dass sich Menschen ihre Arbeit als Identitätsbezug erwählen. Denn für andere Tätigkeiten haben sie keine Zeit mehr. Eignet sich der Beruf jedoch nicht als identitätsstiftend, sind Frustration und Unzufriedenheit häufig eine Folge.
    1. Und oft scheinen Mängel an Mitbestimmung und die schlechten Arbeitsbedingungen Basis des Erfolgs eines Unternehmens zu sein.
    1. Für immer langes Wochenende Arbeit Immer mehr Studien weisen auf die ungesunden Kehrseiten ständigen Arbeitens hin. Es ist an der Zeit, auf alternative Lebensmodelle zu pochen
    1. Contestations/ Dualities of PowerExamples of questions about (T)SI phenomena 32Power ‘over’ <> power ‘to’Dahl, Parsons, Foucault, Morriss How are structures of domination and oppression (re)produced / challenged by/in TSI? How do actors exercise power (capacity, authority, force)(possibly over others) to achieve TSI-goals? Centred <> diffusedDahl, Bachrach & Baratz, Lukes, Mann, FoucaultAre there ‘ruling (T)SI’ elitesor ‘(T)SI centres of power’, and if so, who/where arethey?How and by whom is the agendaof (T)SI decided, and which issues are kept of the agenda? How are preferences and interests underlying (T)SI shaped? What are processes of normalisation underlying (T)SI?Consensual <> conflictualWhat are the conflictualprocesses underlying (T)SI? What is productiveabout such conflict?What are the consensualprocesses underlying (T)SI? What is oppressiveabout such consensus?Constraining <> enablingHow and by what are actors constrainedin/for (T)SI?How and bywhat are actors enabled in/for (T)SI?Knowledge as <> prior to powerHow is (our) knowledge of and discourseon (T)SI co-evolving with (power dynamics in) (T)SI processes? Empowerment <> disempowerment33(How) can the capacityof actors for/in TSI be increased?What are disempowering (un)intended consequences of/in TSI?
    1. Decentralisation might fit the vision of the web’s founding father, but the internet became centralised for a reason.

      What does this mean?

  8. publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu
    1.  the  questions  that  need  to  be  investigated  in  order  to  resolve  societal  challenges,  as  well  as  make  space  for  different  epistemologies  and  ontologies  with  regards  to  knowledge  production,  assessment  and  go
  9. Dec 2016
  10. Oct 2016
    1. Jeder Wissenschaft liegen Annahmen zugrunde, etwa darüber, ob, was und wie wir erkennen können. Das zu negieren, das ist schlicht Unfug. In der Wirtschaft wird Ethik immer da wichtig, wo Entscheidungen über die Wirklichkeit getroffen werden.
    2. Außerdem sind viele heterodoxe Ansätze noch im Aufbau. Es gibt zwar Grundsteine, aber nicht immer ein konsistentes Theoriegebäude.
  11. Sep 2016
    1. Commoning Open Infrastructures for Open Science Opening the scientific process for creating knowledge needs opening the access to a number of diverse resources like scientific instruments, scientific data, digital services, software tools, knowledge and expertise, all needed in some form to conduct research. These elements can be regarded as infrastructural resources that are essential inputs to the research process. Making these resources open and shareable require the adoption of standards, the right legal frameworks and license, and clear rules for access. There is also the crucial aspect of defining the appropriate governance and management mechanisms that ensure their long term maintenance and availability. This presentation tackles commoning as the social practice suitable to create systems to manage these shared resources and provides examples in the area of open science. It also identifies some of the current challenges with particular focus on the digital infrastructures.
    1. Ultimately we need to create our own army of coders that have the sovereign attitude and can come up with a different social media architecture.
  12. Aug 2016
    1. The answer to this depends on how much you care. Immigrant neighbourhoods definitely care enough to mobilise real resistance movements to gentrification, but who wants to protect the hacker ethic? For some, the spirit of hacking is stupid and pointless anyway, an individualistic self-help impulse, not an authentic political movement. What does it matter if it gets gentrified?
    2. The countercultural trickster has been pressed into the service of the preppy tech entrepreneur class.
    1. The role of ‘boundary objects’ in facilitating work across disciplinary boundaries. How a lack of clarity about mutual definitions can both support and hinder interdisciplinary collaboration. The importance of reclaiming ‘the human’ as a shared focus in interdisciplinary research. Coping with the challenge of an imperialistic naturalism i.e. forceful assertions of the failure of the social sciences and the necessity of remaking them along the lines of the natural sciences. The messy reality of working in interdisciplinary teams. What does conceptual development mean in collaborative work across disciplinary boundaries? The role of personal relationships in facilitating succesful interdisciplinary work. Failures and frustrations of interdisciplinarity. Getting beyond the motif of the ‘attic scholar’ and socialising the research process. The role of doctoral pedagogy in hindering succesful interdisciplinary collaboration. Organisational helps and hindrances to working across disciplinary boundaries.
    1. information is to be used as a service to empower people, to help them innovate, to learn, to discover, to earn a living

      An alternative formulation of this sentence would replace service with Commons and to earn a living with to satisfy basic needs.

    2. how it’s going to be managed – how the world is going to be managed

      To note: Management is a very anglophonic notion of understanding how human processes can be shaped.

    3. As a metaphor, the double-sided coin, where you have on one side public data or government data – the data open for everyone, and on the flip side there is your personal data, which you should be choosing how to share and how it’s used.

      Can we assume this metaphor is flawed?

    4. I’m not only waiting for policy and business side, but also the society and research side, there clearly is a lot of value coming from researchers. Think of healthcare and genomic data not only coming from individuals but from a wider population.

      I feel there is an inbetween to big organisational bodies like public administration or corporations and society at large and academia. We could probably refer to this space as communities?

    5. opportunity
    6. innovate
    7. what the business is looking at
    1. Foundation, tax, and donation-supported services are great, but we shouldn’t confuse price with cost, or lack of venture-capital uncertainty with a guarantee of longevity.
  13. May 2016
    1. Noel Gough (2012) writes, “complexity invites us to understand that many of the processes and activities that shape the worlds we inhabit are open, recursive, organic, nonlinear and emergent. It also invites us to be skeptical of mechanistic and reductionist explanations, which assume that these processes and activities are linear, deterministic and/or predictable and, therefore, that they can be controlled (at least in principle).”
    1. · These can either be "main categories", if the are "subclass_of" of the "root" element "Q1234#SSEDAS_TAX_UUID" · or are "subcategories", if the are "subclass_of" of one of the main categories.
  14. Apr 2016
  15. Mar 2016
    1. Hopefully it’s true to say that the next few months should be quite transformational :D

      Please also include the social side of Matrix: Which example communities exist, how is it used, how do the users respond to the varying interfaces?

    1. what is right for the consumer

      Please help in deconstructing the consumer <> producer dichotomy to use even less commercially sounding language in our everyday life.

    2. It’s not actually incorporated anywhere at the moment but we are looking at the best legal structure for the future (and as of October 2015 we have hopefully found one). Whatever the legal structure, we are committed to keeping the Matrix project open.

      This is most interesting in law contexts of international or european order. How to maintain a Knowledge Commons?

    1. the broader community of practice in modern publishing technology

      This includes the Hybrid Publishing Toolkit as well as the work of substance.io

    1. Maintaining and moderating the forum and interlinking people and streams of conversations


      Non-regular members receive monthly digests into their inbox. E-Mail notifications to conversations act as ad-hoc mailing lists.

    2. 5mmm


    3. Partnerships, cooperations, and networks

      Would we have a circle for that? Who's heading its direction? And which strategy do we see emerging?

    4. Description of the problem

      Here we probably need a new consensus.

    5. Scale of the problem

      Interesting to escalate into a separate pad.

    6. Previous approaches to solving the problem

      What about the Buen Vivir map from Florian Ledermann or imagination.social?

    7. 2.2Your approach to solving the problem

      This whole section needs to be revised for the final report.

      We could have a pad for this.

    8. 2.2.2 Target groups

      Could get a separate pad.

    9. 2.3 Sustainability of your solution

      See sustainability pad and associated, removed critique.

    10. 2.4 Risks

      See risks pad.

    11. Recommendation: Stay between 2000 and 5000 characters.

      Could get its own social impact pad for the future.

    12. Deliverable
    13. Appendix 1
    14. Recommendation: In addition to assessing the values of the KPIs you measured, please stay between 3000 and 5000 characters in the description of your evaluation.
    15. 3.2User-based evaluation of your concept
    16. We will import the data of the 26 SSEDAS partners in the next 2 months. The template can also be used by other partners, as it is probably used for the next Shareable MapJam. The generated workflow will be manually tested and then automated. It can be used to integrate any type of POIs, that are in non-active data silos or get collected on the spot at onland-events, as the Shareable MapJam. Active data will be ported via the ETL.

      sic We should have talked about this. From the pad:

      I am challenging this statement, as we did never collectively agree on using CHEST resources to support the SSEDAS process. Also the evaluation of the mapping template is not backed by collective appreciation, as it has been created in an enclosed, intransparent process.

    17. As we are currently mainly focusing on the discussion in discourse

      Maybe the paragraph from above can be put here?

    18. and especially the forum is an active and very important tool for the development of the community. In“Discourse” we up to now have over150 people involved, which generated more than 550 topics and in total over 3500 posts up to now. Each week we have 3 – 5 new contributors coming in.

      Everything related to the Discourse has nothing to do with the Website, it is a separate service.

      Else we have to talk about the whole Web Services Infrastructure here, if "Website" is understood as the sum of its parts and not as Landing Page.

    19. We conducted 15mmm, mapping month may 2015, which involved partners from more than 9 countries, that mapped around 300 initiatives with our mapping tool. It helped us with user-feedback on the tools, lead to a pivoting in the taxonomy approach and helped to generate new tag-categories for the taxonomy development. It also generated a lot of attention and broadened our networks.

      Was marked for rework, but ignored.

      Is missing references to, at least:

      • Shareable Map Jam - April 2016
      • OSCE days - June 2016
    20. Given the complexity of deploying and maintaining non-core infrastructure, we might start with a very basic and lightweight solution

      This sentence is not mirrored in the pad.

    21. 3

      Let's rework this section for the final report by making use of the methodologies provided.

    22. the results of our first Scrum sprints

      I am wondering why the risks don't mention the threats to the Commoning process which we often documented and discussed.

    23. as agile and leading edge development can be planned in waterfall perspective, but needs to be agile in “nuts-and-bolts”-development.

      This is incomprehensible to me.

    24. To cope with that we follow reduce down to a minimal viable product (MVP), that is just good enough to deliver value and generate expectation towards the next iteration, and by that build in small tangible steps and organic growth to maturity. - Very often organizations fail, as the complexity of the tasks to process is growing much faster thanthe ability of the individuals, and the organizational body to handle that complexity.

      These paragraphs contain assumtions which can be challanged and informed by a shown deeper understanding of network theory.

    25. In the cycle of technological development and it ́s respective funding, there is an upwards-spiral interaction between funding and proof of concept. Each new funding unlocks the potential for a further elaborated proof of concept and maturity, which then enables to leverage further funding for investing in the further advancement, allowing the generation of further funds. That cycle must be completed until a certain maturity is reached, and the viable product turns into running operations. One of the biggest risks is, to not deliver in one iteration of this cyclical proof of concepts stages, which is often connected to the lack of focus or milestones and goals set too far to reach.

      This wants to be reworked for the final report.

    26. s the open source editor system we fork from (uMap) has an active developer community, we will strategize our development to be useful for the whole community and the development of the base editor as well, and engage in the communication streams of the uMap community, which ultimately also enriches the OpenStreetMap community, as uMap is based on OpenStreetMap.

      Split up this sentence in many.

    27. that they perceive as useful in their work, and that usability is a crucial point in order to make editor and platform successful.
    28. filter categories / a taxonomy

      suitable vocabularies

    29. a broad community approach


    30. taxonomies/categories


    31. big topic

      central issue

    32. Even early adopters, that are interesting in engaging in this filed, are not able to get an overview of the mushrooming activities and possibilities.

      That's us.

    33. I am dreaming about

      we are also doing

    34. 1.How many people are affected by the problem? Please describe the European dimension of the problem. Depending on the type of problem you are dealing with, it may be useful to provide additional information concerning the scale of the problem (e.g. size of the area, percentage or number of people affected in the case of environmental protection activities). 2.Has the scale of the problem changed during the reporting period? If possible, please also provide estimates for the likely future development. 3.What social consequences have already occurred, and what costs have been incurred by society as a result? What do you expect to be the consequences and costs if the problem remains unsolved?

      This sounds like a proper impact assessment.

    35. 1.Which specific problem did you intent to solve? The social problem should be described as specifically as possible. If several problems can be identified, they should be prioritized based on importance. 2.Who is affected by the problem? Please describe in detail who is affected by the problem and how so. 3.How has your perception of the problem changed during the reporting period (lessons learned? 4.How has the social problem itself evolved over time? What is the current situation? How will the problem develop in the future if no action is taken? 5.What are the underlying causes of the problem? Please describe interdependencies of different causes.

      Did anyone actually ever read this?

    36. Network, supporting partners

      All CONFIRMED below seem a bit unneccesary.

    37. Non-funded Project Partnerships

      There are so many more which seem to be hard to remember:

      • Value Flows
      • Encommuns
      • pixelHumain
      • IndieHosters
      • OpenStreetMap France - uMap
      • Leerstandsmelder
      • grünanteil
      • BenE
      • Semeoz
      • Collaborative Software Technology Alliance

      Also see Discourse and https://metamaps.cc/maps/1938

    38. Mariana Curado Malta – Linked Open Data Amy Guy - W3C/IndieWebCamp Ellen Friedman – Commons Silke Helfrich – Commons Giuliana Giorgi - Forum Solidarische Ökonomie Alessa Heuser – Solidarische Ökonomie

      Interesting to watch the silent change of this list.

    39. overall project development as lead partner,


    40. taxonomy-development

      better: community building around taxonomy development

    41. implemented

      better: finalized, as not implemented would be contradictory to currently in programming

    1. But we as an industry are doing a far better job than ever of abiding by code standards and running our work through linters and validators.

      There will be a lot to discover. Mapbox is using a linter to ease the language in documentation, for example.

    2. state regulatory boards

      Which are these in self-organized contexts?

    3. Engineers must answer for their work legally and professionally.

      Interesting to consider in community-supported, federated economies of practice.

  16. Feb 2016
    1. Wikidata, in some sense, turns DBpedia around, in that Wikidata is intended to be a data source to populate Wikipedia infoboxes than the other way around.
    2. I read my first books on data mining back in the early 1990's and one thing I read was that "80% of the effort in a data mining project goes into data cleaning."
    1. The convention is to use a field called type to store document types, but many frameworks use other fields, as CouchDB itself doesn’t care which field you use.
  17. Jan 2016
  18. Dec 2015
    1. I have some candidates in mind; here’s one I’d put money on — Van Jacobson’s new internet protocol is a really big deal. I realize it sounds like overreach to claim that “Named Data Networking” could be fundamental to addressing climate change — that’s my point — but my thought is, how could it not?

      That's basically what I have been trying to convey since about two years, but it's hard for me to find a suitable language.

  19. Feb 2015
    1. But emails are widely understood AKA: "Vanity domains are a very small minority of nerds. Email addresses have the widest common understanding by the average internet user." Decades ago email addresses were a very small minority of nerds, fax machines had a wider common understanding. Email addresses are a more well established technology, just like fax numbers used to be before that, and home landline phone numbers before that. Each was subsequently eclipsed. Email is simply the current such transitional legacy technology.

      You cannot imagine how much I regularly suffer due to being part of this "very small minority of nerds". Unfortunately the will not to learn about these different ways is very strong.