Call for activists interested in Open Source Hardware Workers' Cooperatives Part I
The movement forming
If you're interested in open source hardware and workers' cooperatives come join us in #venturecommunism on irc.freenode.org. We'll be meeting there Saturdays (but drop in any time) from 3:00-6:00pm EST / 12:00-3:00pm PST. We will be selecting various open source hardware products from sources like instructables.com and diy.org that workers' cooperatives can start production on relatively quickly. We'll also be making up a community product selection metric and scoring all our collective/collaborative product pitches along various dimensions like life-cycle analysis, potential for localized production, etc. Product submissions should be made to the venturecommunism subreddit.
The movement forming -> The movement recruiting
Cardboard QR code pop-up retail outlets will be one major avenue of recruitment. Over time we will provide more and more resources to allow nascent cooperatives to get off the ground quickly. We will start handing out e-commerce stores, teach how it is we set them up and we'll maintain a basic guide on how to set up a retail presence out of cardboard using QR codes.
Coming in Part II:
The movement forming -> The movement recruiting -> The movement educating
The movement forming -> The movement recruiting -> The movement educating -> The movement politicized