@aral Thank you, this is great. I'll post to our community forum.
This can be elaborated to a workable framework. A manifesto for anyone setting up Small Tech initiatives. Each of the bullet points should have elaboration on how to effectively act on them (like not-for-profit --> earning a decent living, present the options).
@aral this is similar to zebrasunite.com - be a zebra, not a unicorn. But with some important differences, like non-profit, copyleft, etc.
I just gave a - I think glowing - follow-up to some misperceptions of the concepts, and was inspired both by Aral's article and the critical response of one of our valued members. Afraid it turned into a larger plea for #HumaneTechnology that I intend to blog about 😃
Check it out here: https://community.humanetech.com/t/3516/3
@aral I think the not-for-profit model is very important too, as it allows the non-profit to compete (or better: to have USP's) in ways that are impossible for a for-profit business entity.
@aral posted a link to the article to our community forum here:
@aral Great piece. I often think about this and I end up wondering about how hardware innovation could happen in this alternative model. Unlike software, it gets much harder to achieve without capital resources. But we need to start somewhere.
@aral are mastodon instances an example of Small Tech?
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