@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 "clear and simple characteristics and goals that are impossible to misinterpret" i particularly like this one
@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.
@kaishin What's a good first step? Open source ovens for Si?
@aral are mastodon instances an example of Small Tech?
@aral "Encourages hitherto impractical non-hierarchial political organisation and agency at scale."
Do you mean that the organizations that manage small tech, should have an impractical structure on purpose?
Could you elaborate this point?
This is my personal Mastodon.