Another month rolls by and here is our status update for July! Loads of stuff happened πŸš€

Today I heard from @handle that the next NLNet grant application deadline is in 4 days -- I also learned that this year they have a new category called "User Operated Internet". I got really excited about this because the last time I applied to the NLNet grant program, there wasn't really a good category for my project to fit under. But "User Operated Internet" is perfect!

I spent today throwing up a rough draft of a home page for my project. In the past I have called it Greenhouse, but I am thinking now I'm going to change the name to Server Garden, because the original thing that was going to be called Server Garden is now on hiatus.

Please take a look and let me know what you think! I know it has tons of issues, but I'm still interested to hear what folks think about it:

Want to talk about Co-op Cloud to some humans in real-time?

Join us for "Kite Flying Hour", in just over an hour at 3pm CEST:

The leaks show the practices of the disgusting industry of weaponised surveillance capitalism for all to see.

Those who seek to make the world a better place should use libre tech to resist surveillance.

@qubesos @torproject @matrix @securedrop

In our small corner of the movement, we offer security trainings and ongoing support for organisations or individuals.

We'll help you create effective safety models and help you learn to use the best tools to protect your data.

The #coop I work with is #hiring.

We do things with open data for public good and social change.

Equal pay (Β£40k/pa), flat structure, remote work. Flexible working with part time options. Lots of benefits.

Happy to answer questions here another way (

#coopjobs #cooplife #opendata

Can't stop thinking about a new model for community-based development where there's co-ownership between users and maintainers, hybrid coop-style.

Maintainers' buy-in is labor.
Users' buy-in is remuneration for maintainers.

And both get to participate in decision-making.

Critical security update required for the popular plug-in WooCommerce.

Don't forget to patch your s folks! πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ•΅οΈ

We are now sponsoring #gitea still small, but we are happy to be finally in a position to start supporting app projects financially as well.

Join us tomorrow, July 8th (and every Thursday) @ 1500 CEST / 1300 UTC for "Co-op Cloud Kite-Flying", an informal drop-in session to talk, hack, and plan! πŸ€™

Thanks to @aadil we now have a new and shiny blog!

We aim to publish monthly updates to keep folks informed on progress and how to get involved.

There are already two posts:

New blog, funding, beta bikemap and more announcements:

Our monthly progress in June:


Hi all! We're the folks behind Co-op Cloud (, a project which aims to build out a digital configuration commons for tech co-ops and democratic tech collectives. Our approach aims to maximise sharing, co-operation and reuse for setting up and maintaining libre software infrastructure. We have a public matrix room at ``, feel welcome! The project is currently in public alpha and super young ☁️ 🎩 πŸ’»
#introductions #tech #coops #coopcloud #commons

I renamed the essay to "Towards A Cooperative Technology Movement" and moved it to cooperativetechnology.codeberg

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Online talk by @rra and myself tomorrow 30.06, 6PMUK (7PMCEST), hosted by The Photographers Gallery, Centre for the Study of the Networked Image, and Fotomuseum Winterthur.

We'll talk about, and


The traffic caused by these distributed spam attacks is currently causing federation delays for servers which are participating in a targeted room; we are working on a performance fix for Synapse to address this.

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IMPORTANT: We're seeing a large scale attempt to bulk-register bot accounts across the public Matrix network (including captcha bypass) in order to perform spam flood attacks. If you're running a public homeserver please disable open registration, or require email for signups.

Due to ongoing spam attacks on the network we are closing open registrations on our server.

@zeh did you ever check out HomelabOS? Seems like the Ansible + Docker thing you were describing. Thoughts on it if so?

/cc @jalcine

@zeh thanks for the recommendation! ☺ @jalcine yeah, it sounds like can do a lot of what you're looking for – currently it only has a command-line interface, but we'd *love* for that to change 😍

More news (! We'll be giving an introduction at the Shared Digital Infrastructure session at the latest online gathering ( Feel welcome to join!

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