Thursday, July 28, 2016

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 Melançon, 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 Melançon 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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