RELATIVELY NON-BULLSHIT LABOUR
An open-editable but curated list, by @dcht00/CHT Hackbase
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(From an email)
"I'm trying to compile a list of "non-shitty" jobs that pay some money. Are you currently employed somewhere for any € whatsoever minimal, were so in the past, or have heard of somebody that did a job that wasn't for a typical corpo-crap institution? Please let me know here or on PM. It doesn't need to be utopia-grade "non-shitty", just "non-shitty". Stuff like cooperatives, self-managed, activist NGOs, open knowledge, free software, next to of course best practices in engaged education/healthcare/art ... (Plus points if not technical!)"
Useful for somebody:
Looking for labour, Looking for partners, Deciding where to spend money.
Table of Contents
Organize supply chains, do services.
Clusters / Umbrella
Cooperatives of Cooperatives.
Cooperative Integral Catalana (CIC) (Catalonia):
* "What is CIC?"
* FreedomCoop (Can self-employ through them, and more)
Enspiral Ventures (New Zealand):
* Enspiral Handbook
* Loomio, see:
* Loomio Coop Handbook
* Inspiration & Resources
Cooperative Technologists (UK):
"Building a tech industry that's better for its workers and customers through co-operation, democracy and worker ownership."
20 coops and a long list of clients, services and technologies
United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives / USFWC (USA)
Technology worker cooperatives.
🔗coop-index(R/W) Totalism Hacker Cooperative (EU)
Producer and Consumer (Supply chains) cooperative, since 2017.
For more info, email email@example.com.
Launching now (2017-03)!
Agile Collective (Oxford/UK) "Web development co-operative specialising in Drupal development for socially motivated organisations."
Bits coop (Hawaii/US) "As a worker cooperative, we all have a direct stake in the success of our business.. We use democracy to make decisions, not a management hierarchy. In our work, we partner with clients to match their more immediate needs with our grander ambitions for open ecosystems of high quality, modular code."
Open Data Services Cooperative (UK) "We provide technologies, support, and services relating to the production, standardisation and use of open data. We support activities that promote social impacts from open data."
Outlandish (UK) "Outlandish is made up of around 20 collaborators and co-owners who love humour, quality code, and apps that challenge the status quo."
Colab Cooperative (USA) a worker-owned digital agency "mission is to contribute to a new economy of justice and cooperation while bringing clients beautiful, cutting-edge technology."
Co-op Source Foundation "Co-op Source applies the seven cooperative principles to software development projects to provide a sustainable community."
"a sustainable funding platform for freely-licensed works. Our innovative matching pledge creates a network effect where we all work together to support these public goods."
Fairy Dust (Berlin/EU) "A worker cooperative that provides tech consulting services to progressive nonprofit, social justice, activist and community organizations. Our own projects that explores coop for communities in practice are http://www.refugeeswork.com and http://wizardamigos.com"
Tech (support sites)
Technology worker cooperatives:
a mailing list for tech cooperatives. "This list is about tech worker cooperatives: how to start them, how to sustain them, and how we can help each other."
The Internet of Ownership A directory of "Tools for the emerging online democratic economy" "platform cooperatives"
Standards for inclusion
North American Tech Coop Network:
Lots more North American Tech coops can be found here... "network of North American tech worker co-ops: worker cooperatives that provide media, communications, and computer technology goods and services.":
* A Technology Freelancer's Guide to Starting a Worker Cooperative
Consultancy for coops. "the types of organisation we work with but it boils down to three things: that there is trading activity, they have a social purpose and there is some form of collective ownership."
Non-(mainly)-technology worker cooperatives.
Resonate a music streaming cooperative of artists, labels, fans, and developers.
Coffee Cranks Cooperative (Manchester/UK) a cooperative selling coffee from cargo bikes "aim to use our coffee sales to fund interesting sustainable projects in our community"
Stocksy a stock photography cooperative
Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery (Austin/USA) "the world’s first cooperatively-owned and worker self-managed brewpub"
Guerrilla Translation "a P2P translation collective and cooperative founded in Spain", "building our own innovative cooperative business model which “walks the talk” of much contemporary writing on the new economy and its power to change."
Interpreters Coop (Madison/USA) "Interpretation (and translation) for your business, organization, or community."
Swindon Music Co-operative "is a not-for-profit association of over 50 self-employed specialist music teachers."
Aorta Coop (USA) Anti-oppression resource and training alliance
Roco Creative Coop (Sheffield/UK) Cooperative bookstore, deli, cafe bar, design store and creative studio.
environmental and facilitation in Madrid
Mostly organized as foundations around a single product.
Also see Wikipedia🔗Free_and_open-source_software(R/W), ...
Mozilla (.org, .com):
is a free-software community, created in 1998 by members of Netscape. The Mozilla community uses, develops, spreads and supports Mozilla products, thereby promoting exclusively free software and open standards, with only minor exceptions. The community is supported institutionally by the Mozilla Foundation and its tax-paying subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation. Mozilla produces many products such as the Firefox web browser, Thunderbird e-mail client, Firefox Mobile web browser, Firefox OS mobile operating system, Bugzilla bug tracking system and other projects.
Openings and Internships
Company behind Ubuntu. "Canonical was created alongside Ubuntu to help it reach a wider market. Our services help governments and businesses the world over with migrations, management and support for their Ubuntu deployments. Together with our partners, we ensure that Ubuntu runs reliably on every platform from the PC and the smartphone to the server and, crucially, the cloud."
* "world leading provider of opensource solutions"
* "Open source is more than just a way to create software. It's about building things without limitations. And it's about forming new communities without boundaries."
The KDE® Community is a free software community dedicated to creating an open and user-friendly computing experience, offering an advanced graphical desktop, a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment and a platform to easily build new applications upon. We have a strong focus on finding innovative solutions to old and new problems, creating a vibrant atmosphere open for experimentation.
is a mesh routing layer for end-to-end encrypted networking and a framework for distributed applications designed to replace the old insecure Internet protocol stack.
is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.
Jobs / Trac (code)
Ushahidi (Nairobi/Kenya, International):
is a non-profit software company that develops free and open-source software (LGPL) for information collection, visualisation, and interactive mapping.
Openings / GitHub
is an open, sustainable, and accessible mapping platform. Our tools let you display, search, and navigate your world.
Jobs / GitHub
is an open-source groupware project + support/focused development company behind it.
Free hardware projects / "products"
Mostly organized as corporations with "social responsibility".
* "We're producing a phone to improve the electronics value chain."
* Join the team / Code
Jolla (Finland + Hong Kong):
* Sailfish OS "True Independent Mobile OS"
* Careers / Github
Design SHIFT (USA + Taiwan):
* ORWL computer
* Careers / Github
Services ("development for hire")
Commissioned development + Services for customers + Deployments.
Thoughtworks (International) "is a community of passionate individuals whose purpose is to revolutionize software design, creation and delivery, while advocating for positive social change."
Jobs / Application process / Clients / GitHub
Aptivate (UK) "We make beautiful, accessible software for NGOs and development agencies"
Join us / Clients / GitHub
Framasoft (France) open-source deployment + support (?)
Non-profit internet service provider. "Collaborating to create shared platforms with open products and no vendor lock-in"
Catalpa: (East Timor) "is a nonprofit design and innovation organisation that builds amazing things to assist governments, NGOs, communities and donors to make decisions to improve the delivery of aid and services."
Jobs / Projects GitHub
In-house creative coding
Technology work as support for main mission.
-> Journalism/media support, Art institution support, ...
Guardian / "Open platform":
"from the Guardian, the world's leading liberal voice"
Jobs / GitHub
Also see 🔗grants(R/W)!
Google Summer of Code:
(students get a mentor and payment by google to work on FOSS projects for 3 months).
Registration is ~around march/early april every year (2017: April 3)
Inria (French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation):
* Decentralise (GnuNet) @Rennes
"The fundamental mission of IRCAM is to spark energetic interactions between scientific research, technological development, and contemporary musical creation. Since the founding of IRCAM in 1977, this articulation is the primary structural axis for the institute’s activities. One of the central issues is to contribute, through scientific and technological advances, to the renewal of artistic expression. "
Startups / Companies / Small companies
Specifically relatively non-shitty. Might move to "Products" if they're FLOSS. Examples: startups and corporations "harmless" or "beneficial" to "common causes", possibly with outstanding and politically active owners.
Radio streaming software
Blockchain based ethical Supply chains, ...
Github / News (sometimes has job posts)
NGO + some technology part
* "specialised internet service provider dedicated to supporting the needs of the research and education communities within a country"
* every country has one!
Creative teams / Medialabs / Education
Mostly small & local creative teams and labs, working on grants.
Medialab Prado (Madrid/ES):
How to participate / Open calls
Ljudmila medialab (Ljubljana/SI):
Either primarily do research in a field + coordinate development of several pieces of software, or take care of a collection of data (around which software is weaved)
Careers / Gerrit (code)
Wikimedia Deutschland (Berlin)
also see Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team / HOT
* coordinate people/communities, organize events
* do produce code!
* take care of international collections
* analyze & suggest policy
Jobs / List of projects / GitHub
Other grants-giving organisations at 🔗grants(R/W) page might also employ.
"Supporting organizations and people that contribute to an open information society. It funds those with ideas to fix the internet."
Employment / What NLnet can do for you / Current projects
Open call, #deadline 2017-06-01: http://www.nlnet.nl/news/2017/20170601-call-en.html
"Applications for the September 2017 fellowship intake are open. The application round will close on 14 May 2017." #deadline 2017-05-14
Flash Grants of $5000 via existing fellows: http://shuttleworthfoundation.org/fellows/flash-grants/
Activist politics & research, journalism, etc
Broad tech-activism and development support, actual development-second NGOs.
Free Software Foundation (FSF):
is a nonprofit with a worldwide mission to promote computer user freedom. We defend the rights of all software users.
fiscal sponsor of GNU project (with Richard Stallman)
List of priority projects / Jobs
(however: not all jobs at fsf, and: "Post a new job — usual price $250/30 days")
Tactical Tech Collective (Berlin/DE):
write code, participate in art exhibitions
EFF (USA + Brussels/EU):
research in privacy, also produces software
Jobs / GitHub
"Since 2005, the P2P Foundation has been researching, cataloging and advocating for the potential of P2P and Commons-based approaches to societal and consciousness change." The P2P Foundation (officially, The Foundation for P2P Alternatives) is a non-profit organization and global network dedicated to advocacy and research of commons-oriented peer to peer (P2P) dynamics in society.
legal support for different kinds of licenses
Jobs / GitHub
Freedom of the Press Foundation (San Francisco/USA):
Jobs / GitHub
International Centre for Journalists / ICFJ:
Jobs / Intership (paid and unpaid internships that require 15-20 hours a week)
Jobs / OpenNews Knight-Mozilla Fellowship (one year fellowships)
Software Freedom Conservancy:
"not-for-profit charity that helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects"
Cyber Peace Foundation (India + Germany?):
"With the growth in internet and use of technology the world is preparing for cyber war by raising its own cyber military and cyber weapons"
Has an internship form and careers under Contact us
Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom - CPBF:
"The Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom is an independent voice for media reform. We work to promote policies for diverse and democratic media." (Since 1979)
Progressive academia + para-academia
Teaching / Educating
--> Public/national education teacher, Alternative public programs, ...
* http://twitter.com/London_Learning ?
Highest point of consumer cooperatives!
Services (Maintenance, etc)
-> Post-profit hair dressers, car mechanics, ...
Institutional nature care
--> Forestry and environment protection, Park service...
CIPRA - International Commission for the Protection of the Alps CIPRA (international)
"since 1952. With its international executive office in Liechtenstein, its representatives in seven Alpine states and around one hundred member organisations and institutions CIPRA today represents an important alpine-wide network."
Activist environmental NGOs
Environment protection, political lobbying, representation...
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society / SSCS:
Sea Shepherd Global
--> Healthcare, Infants, Elders, Refugees, Disabled, [...]
Doctors Without Borders
International Red Cross / Red Crescent
Trans-national political organisations
* United Nations agencies, see here, like:
* WHO (health)
* UNICEF (kids),
* UNHCR (refugees),
* World Bank (?)
* FAO (food and agriculture)
* IAEA (atomic energy)
(Tied strongly to local state-actors.)
Consumer protection organisations
Progressive institutional politics
(To varying degrees) --> activist and government politics, ...
* European new left parties
* Pirate parties
* Akcja Demokracja (Poland)
(To varying degrees) --> public administration, bureocrats, ...?
--> Libraries, festival and event organisation, art galleries, museums, performing arts, ...
Media & journalism (global)
Critical and outstanding media, relatively.
--> National media, News agency, ...
Associated Press (AP)
Media & journalism (local)
Radio Študent (SLO):
Europe's first student radio. An indispensable Slovenian critical media.
Ethiopia Zone 9
Media Ninja (Brasil)
The Wire (India)
Journalism: Magazines, Newspapers, etc
--> Investigative journalism, ...
"READER-FUNDED, FIERCELY INDEPENDENT, VOLUNTEER-RUN: ROAR is an online magazine and quarterly print journal of the radical imagination, providing grassroots perspectives from the front-lines of the global struggle for real democracy."
"a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture. The print magazine is released quarterly and reaches over 25,000 subscribers, in addition to a web audience of 1,000,000 a month."
"is a bi-monthly magazine published in the United States that covers politics in a manner its editors describe as "muckraking with a radical attitude". ... Topics include critical coverage of both Democratic and Republican politicians and extensive reporting of environmental and trade union issues, American foreign policy, and the Israeli-Arab conflict."
New Internationalist (UK):
"a multi-award winning, independent, non-profit media co-operative. For over 40 years, we’ve specialized in investigative reporting, publishing ourmagazine and books on human rights, politics, social and environmental justice."
(as publisher): "The world's leading independent publisher of magazines and books on politics, global justice and equality"
"a platform for those involved in grassroots resistance, anti-oppression politics, and the philosophies and creative exspressions surrounding these movements."
Publishing (academic, activism, art, ...)
Also see: 🔗postuni(R/W) (Publishers).
"Freedom Publishing is a longstanding anarchist publisher based in Whitechapel, East London. Founded in 1886, it offered a much needed outlet for radical ideas and a meeting place for the anarchist thinkers of the day, and we seek to continue that tradition today along with promoting and supporting current social and political struggles. We are the largest anarchist publishing house in the nation and the oldest of its kind in the English speaking world."
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At the Center for Open Science, our mission is to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scholarly research. Promoting these practices within the research, funding, and publishing communities accelerates scientific progress.
European Digital Rights / EDRi (via CIRS):
"We defend rights and freedoms in the digital environment."
La Quadrature du Net / LQDN (via CIRS)
Aspiration Tech (SF/USA):
* "Helps nonprofits and foundations use software tools more effectively and sustainably. We serve as ally, coach, strategist, mentor and facilitator to those trying to make more impactful use of information technology in their social change efforts."
* "We're an NGO that helps organizations, foundations, and activists leverage technology in social change efforts."
* "Aspiration is a values-driven nonprofit technology organization"(Manifesto)
* We know +Beatrice there? :)
Young Feminist Fund
Edge Fund was formed in 2012 to raise money to support groups taking action for a just, equitable and sustainable world. We fund small, grassroots groups and individuals whose work challenges abuses of power and aims to bring an end to the systems that cause injustice. This could be our economic system, our political system, or any system that discriminates against people based on their identity or background. We are run by our members, who decide how we operate and what we fund.
Open Source Ecology / OSE:
looking for developers, documentation / content writers
develop tech foundation
Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights
GlobaLeaks, Tor2Web, LeakDirectory, ...
Open Technology Fund / OTF (USA):
tech development + activism fund
"The Internet Freedom Fund is OTF's primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks"
Funding / Requests (Open call #deadline 2017-05-01)
Open Source Initiative / OSI:
"The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit corporation with global scope formed to educate about and advocate for the benefits of open source and to build bridges among different constituencies in the open source community."
"ARTICLE 19 envisages a world where people are free to:
* speak their opinions
* participate in decision-making
* make informed choices about their lives.
ONCE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IS LOST, ALL OTHER FREEDOMS FALL"
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"We're a small company on a big mission to bring the Open Web Platform and open source principles to the world."
Nesta (formerly NESTA, National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) is an innovation foundation. The organisation acts through a combination of practical programmes, investment, policy and research, and the formation of partnerships to promote innovation across a broad range of sectors. Nesta was originally funded by a £250 million endowment from the UK National Lottery. The endowment is now kept in trust, and Nesta uses the interest from the trust to meet its charitable objects and to fund and support its projects.
Remote / New Zealand office.
http://sweetbridge.com/ : some sort of hypercapitalist, but also postcapitalist, blockchain based supply chains operations, feat Vinay Gupta
Adelphi independent think tank and public policy consultancy on climate, environment and development
Handicap International is an independent charity working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work tirelessly alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their basic needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
Global Climate Forum The Global Climate Forum initiates and performs innovative research on climate change and related global challenges. We are an association of institutes, companies, NGOs and individual researchers.
Institute for applied Ecology (Germany)
New Climate Institute (Germany)
International Civil Society Centre The International Civil Society Centre helps the world’s leading international civil society organisations (ICSOs) maximise their impact for a sustainable and more equitable world.
Water Integrity Network / WIN is a network of organizations and individuals promoting water integrity to reduce corruption and improve water sector performance.
Henrich Böll Foundation The Green Political Foundation
Teilwerk and ewindow.org (Germany):
telepresence & service/consulting startups by strfry ... #TODO
Some coop in Madrid ?? (infrastructure, backoffice, space) <dps
ImpactStory non-for-profit open-source data-driven research tools. (e.g. Unpaywall):
DrivenData "we want to bring cutting-edge practices in data science and crowdsourcing to some of the world's biggest social challenges and the organizations taking them on."
Job board (not at DrivenData)
FAQ for partners / FAQ for competitors
BayesImpact "Our mission is to build the social services of the future. We leverage software and data science to deliver personalized and scalable interventions for millions of underserved people across the world."
Public Eye "Public Eye fights against injustices with a significant link to Switzerland."
Environmental Investigation Agency / EIA "EIA's investigations are a trademark of our work around the world, but we tackle environmental crime and defend the natural world strategically, operating in a number of different ways."
Drawdown creating a comprehensive plan to reverse global warming.
Careers / Fellowship program / Solutions to Climate change
List of ethical/unethical:
* Ethisphere World’s Most Ethical Companies® a proprietary list of most ethical companies...
___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ LIST BY LONDON BASED TECH RESEARCHER
(hey - didn't i reflow this once already?)
BBC in the Future Media & Technology
Ars Electronica Futurelab
Far Futures Lab at Phillips Design
http://theodi.org/ (ODI) open data institute
The Aspen Institute
The Machine Intelligence Research Institute / MIRI
The Global Catastrophic Risk Institute
The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at University of Cambridge
The Future of Life Institute
harvard institute for the internet
open society foundation
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Obviously, this is not objective
... assembling a number of curated lists?
* "labour" vs "work" distinction:
... in different languages
* is an institution more defined by:
* "what it does"
* "means to do", or by
* "who it benefits" or
* "benefits more" (shift of power relations)?
Definitely need to provide more "deterministic" criteria what makes it here, what doesn't.
... but at least it's open-editable
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Improving the entries' data
* find which specific skills / technologies they're using
* see the work models they're ready for
* consider information models for non-taxonomic representation
* sync representation with industrial classificatrions (example)
Finding new (Sources)
* http://www.fossjobs.net/ <gamambel
* http://www.glassdoor.com/ (but meh!)
* http://cleanwebjobs.com/ (software in the environmental sector)
* http://www.escapethecity.org/ (non-corporate jobs ads feed, tons of trash though)
* http://github.com/github/mentorships (internships/mentorships)
* http://www.sgr.org.uk/projects/ethical-employers-contacts-list (sciences, UK)
* http://www.devex.com/jobs (global developlent - mostly non-tech)
* http://opensourcedesign.net/jobs/ (open-source design)
* ask people:
* they already mostly work somewhere
* ask them where and why
* look at conference speakers (32c3, ...) <----- #TODO
* http://twitter.com/aspirationtech/following <----- #TODO this could include more
* dcht00🔗~~berlin notes
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Select "profitable" fields
"the real money is in security. do security."
"i am making a shit ton of money consulting in London"
Value Perspectivism Inspiration
* trivial / banal <-- neutral
Sanity check cases:
* probably just not as relevant?
* potentially relevant as an UI to org?
* government security officer?
Establish certifications / standards for companies:
* clear onboarding / hiring practices
* ownership political orientation
Ties to #intergroup:
* orgs need to acknowledge others
I like some listed above better than others:
* some have dubious hiring practices
* personal stuff with / feeling of people there
Criteria for inclusion
* who do they benefit?
* ... "is it contributing to rise or fall of corporate capitalism?"
* how do they treat workers, community?
* .. environment
* are they effective in using resources (important for charity, for example)
* is there a tradition / manifestative focus on "good"?
* is the work a goal, or a way (to make money)?
ORGANISATION AND CLASSIFICATION:
* is difficult right now
* should be based on a flow/QUESTIONNAIRE logic
* "is it a cooperative" -> "technology product or services" -> "mainly develops or mainly deploys?"
Seem to be a common way to make the point of this.
More than just "Military, Monsanto, etc".
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