Welcome at The Online Meeting Cooperative forum!

Hi All,
I’m Oli from The Open Co-op.
We have organised several conferences in London on platform co-ops and related subjects…
We’re hoping to hos this year’s OPEN event on BBB via meet.coop :wink:

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Hi,

I’m Ian from GreenNet. GreenNet is based in London, though I work for a distance for GreenNet from Valencia, Spain.

GreenNet is a workers’ collective that has provided hosting and connectivity services for almost 35 years. We provide web and email hosting, as well as NextCloud installs and other online services to organisations, activist groups, ethical businesses and individuals.

In the cotext of the Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve of course been seeing lots of demand for videoconferencing services. We have set up a public Jitsi Meet server at https://vc.greennet.org.uk. We are interested in further developing our video conferencing offerings, and so far have worked with Jitsi Meet because we are familiar with the software and it’s relatively easy to deploy. But we’re interested in exploring BBB, as we’ve heard that it works well in comparison with Jitsi Meet. BBB has much more demanding hosting requirements (‘bare metal’ server) than Jitsi, so I think that with BBB it really makes sense to collaborate with other organisations and groups like meet.coop is doing.

Anyway, I hope to be able to participate in this project and contribute some time and resources on behalf of GreenNet.

Best wishes,
-Ian

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I do GNU/Linux sysadmin and DevOps at Webarchitects Co-operative, we have been going since 1998 and have been a multi-stakeholder co-operative since 2011, these days I spend most of my time writing Ansible and almost all of this code is available here under the GPLv3. I also work a day a week for Agile Collective also writing Ansible and doing DevOps and sysadmin.

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Hi / I’m here as a user of platformed tools for community organising - where the community usually has some kind of radical research&development, practice&theory purpose: lots of document coproduction and sharing. You could say I’m a ‘methodologist’. Or anthropologist. Or codesigner of work infrastructures.

My orientation is commoning as distinct from (not opposed to!) coop - so: production of-and-in cultural commons is at the core. And stewarding in commons, at the core of that.

In recent years I’ve been co-convenor of a network around the vision and work of English radical economist Robin Murray (an inventor of Fairtrade, economics of waste, municipal-civil collaboration in regional economic development). So, ‘making the living economy’ is at the core of my work. And developing a distributed college - a cultural commons - of activist ‘formacion’, with a pattern language of activist practice at the heart: to be constructed. Would love to have folks talk to me about that :slightly_smiling_face:

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Hi all, I am Frédéric Sultan, member of Remix the commons. I am facilitating activities and networking for developing the culture and politicization of commoning, mostly in France and Europe. Remix started as a collective in 2009 and became a formal organization in 2018. commonscamp.cc and politiquesdescommuns.cc can give you a idea of what we are doing.

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Oh, nearly missed this one. I put a little in this comment but I’m Luke, currently working with Autonomic and trying to put some time into helping with the technical infrastructure work. Inspired by the project and seems like a good way to build more connections with other good people. Lots of info and links to chase up just in this thread :blush: Based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Also help organise local initiatives like Varia and BioBulkBende.

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Hi, I’m Sébastien G from Koumbit.org, we work on providing an alpha server to the meet.coop community. We’re please to be on board. :slight_smile:

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Hi all! I’m José Luis from Camba.coop, software development workers cooperative from Argentina. We are working and have worked with many cooperatives internationally and are federated in FACTTIC. Nice to hear about this project.

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Hey Sébastien,
Nice to here about you again, and your work on this infrastructure.

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Hola Josx!
Tanto tiempo! Yes, I’m glad that Koumbit can contribute to the project.
Abrazo,

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Hi Everyone - I’m Jamie from May First Movement Technology - we are an international membership based movement organization with a bi-national (US/Mexico) leadership. Altough we have operated democratically for many years we formalized our coop by-laws last year. We’re enthusiastic about a non-corporate meeting platform.

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Hi everyone,

I am Camille de Wit, working in Friends of the Earth International. We are a grassroots environmental network of 75 members in the world. As you can imagine we have an lot of online calls, and most of them need interpretation so I am happy to participate if it’s possible to a BBB platform that allows to have a smooth experience of simultaneous interpretation for our interpreters and participants.

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Here’s a link for Robin Murray

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Hi! I’m Shon Feder. I’ve been gradually working my way into the solidarity economy and cooperativism for several years (after reading the “Community, Democracy,and Mutual Aid” paper from the Next System essay competition in 2016). I attended the Fearless Cities summit in NYC in 2018, and try to keep with work and strategy coming out of BSA, Symbiosis, and Cooperation Jackson.

I now work with Informal Systems as a Software Engineering. We are a cooperatively owned, distributed team of technologists and engineers, and would be thrilled to move our conferencing into a cooperative, solidarity based space.

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Hi all! My name is Casey and I’m based in Brooklyn, NY.

I work in operations at a research institute. I have a background in art, as well as web design and development.

I am a member of several cooperatives including PSFC and social.coop.

I am currently taking a class via New School and Mondragon on Platform Cooperatives (with @Yasuaki among others :slight_smile:)

I’d love to help out and become a member here!

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Hi @Shon! Welcome here at Meet.coop - The Online Meeting Cooperative. It’d be great if you’d join as members. Since a few days we have now our membership channels opened through the OpenCollective platform: if you make your desired contribution here, we’ll make sure you get up and running asap: https://opencollective.com/meet-coop

Any queries, don’t worry to post here in the forum.
thanks again,
Wouter

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Hi @caseyg!
Welcome here at Meet.coop - The Online Meeting Cooperative.

Apart from @Yasuaki you may also have met my colleague Monica Garriga there, from femProcomuns.coop Very interesting programme isn’t it?

It’d be great if you’d join as members. Now that we have our membership channels opened through the OpenCollective platform: you can make your desired contribution here: https://opencollective.com/meet-coop

Any queries, don’t worry to post here in the forum.
thanks again,
Wouter

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More the merrier! Hi @caseyg and @shon,
there is absolutely no shortage of things we can do together!

Let me know if you would like to setup BigBlueButton on your own computer, I recently created a “VirtualBox” image :smile:

I am currently playing with this “FreeSwitch” software, that BigBlueButton relies on :smile:

I have no experience at all in Telephony (wait, I do have some experience with PBX admin from 20 years ago :sweat_smile: ), Video conference, and most other things I can think of but I hope we can learn together and you can teach me!

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Oh! I didn’t meet Monica yet but I will definitely reach out.

Just joined as a member on OpenCollective :slight_smile:

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Excellent, welcome @caseyg as a new meet.coop member!
BTW @mogams is also here if you’d like to reach out to her. She’s actively involved in femProcomuns.coop, and its cooperative projectsTeixidora.net, CommonsCloud.coop &o.

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