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[Discuss] BLU Desktop GNU/Linux SIG Meeting - Platform Cooperativism - Weds, Aug 3, 2016

When: Wednesday, August 3, 6:30 - 8:30PM

  Akamai, 150 Broadway (8 Cambridge Center), Cambridge, MA

  Also easily accessibly by T.


  1) Please note the location
     is different from BLU's
     standard MIT meeting location.

  2) Akamai has generously
     agreed to provide space and
     'free as in food' for this
     meeting.  Thank you to our

  3) RSVP is not required, but
     helps me plan food. You can
     RSVP by emailing me or
     RSVP'ing on


The Platform Cooperativism movement calls for an Internet of Ownership.
It is a vision for online platforms that share democratic ownership and
governance with their stakeholders, especially those who contribute
their labor and personal data.

* What is the role of the millions of people who contribute to social
networks in governing their behavior?

* What role can free software play in Platform Cooperativism?

* What other movements does it intersect with?

Join us as Benjamin Melan?on, leads us into a exploration of these
questions and the future of technology and cooperation, or as William
Gibson said:

"The future is already here? it?s just not very evenly distributed."


* Platform Cooperativism:

* The Internet of Ownership:

About Our Speaker

Benjamin Melan?on is a co-founder of Agaric, a web development and
strategy consultancy which helps people create and use powerful Internet
technology. The principals of Agaric, a worker-owned cooperative, live
and work to connect ideas, resources, and people.

Learn more about Agaric and Benjamin here:



Thank you to Akamai for providing space for this talk and pizza.  To
learn more about Akamai, please visit

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