Inorder, to use certain services helping to run Coopon itself are essential and required to enable its technical and non-technical members alike to participate in day to day activities. This Wiki is one such example where we collaborate together to document our efforts, create accountability, track our status, etc…
|Purpose/Service||Source Project||Service Link||Status|
|Wiki||Doku Wiki||Coopon Wiki||Operational, Used|
|Productive Chat||Zulip Chat||Coopon Zulip||Not Used|
|Meta Management||Metabase||Not yet Deployed|
|Mail Server||Mail in a Box||Mail Server (doc)||Operational, Used|
|Database Servers||Maria, PostGIS||Used|
|Application Server||Mindmap||Used. Seldom|
For now the git repositories for the development are hosted on Gitlab. Zulip Chat, connects with Gitlab notifications, to enable streamlined - informed collaboration between members contributing to any particular project.
The cost of running the server accounts to around Rs. 1000/- per month - as informed earlier - beared by Kamalavelan mostly. Any round robin or mutual sharing the cost might be fruitful.
As a small business alternative model, generating a scalable, copyable business model such that other communities, coops, can kickstart a similar social business model depends upon what kind of tools, frameworks are used with what kind of licensing terms, community support, stability, features, portability, extensibility, etc… Along with other such features, one of the important property that an infrastructure, framework, tools must not have is vendor-lockin. For instance, one can learn from this article, why it is necessary to avoid such locks for building a local first, sustainable coop, with almost no capital expenditure in hand.
It is very much equally important to weigh the reasons for social, economic, market conditions against the technology available in the market. One must understand every product is a project of labour. Ownership and enclosure tactics through cultural, legal structures creates injustice. Thus clearly vendor lock-in is a model to monopolize every user and service to a particular giant forever, the business will oscillate between its ethical goals and dependency factors to serve its user base without interruption, even if decided to migrate. Thus deciding before deploying the service is necessary and everyone must understand the reasons so that a common consensus can be reached.
Since we evolved from Free Software & Hardware movments, flocked together now to create alternative-economic model platform for collective self sstenance, our tool and technological spectrum must also align and bear towards community generated and managed software, hardware design, or atleast for the tools that have beter community support. We are also proud about using Free Software tools. Fortunately we are in an era, where openness, transparency, accessibility are relatively abundant than past decade. We avoid using proprietary software/hardware almost at all times. Only during situations of dire consequences that would affect the cooperativ,e we compromise our operating philosophy if no other neighbours, friends, relatives does not have a proprietary technology.
The purpose of this page is to equip and augment learning/skill development through planned organization, reducing the information overload while exploring to study and program information. Although Coop members can help learn or mentor newmembers, about any technology or process that they are already aware of, it is overwhelming to expect complete hand dragged guidance from the coop. All the necessary tools, links, licenses are provided for those who are willing to learn. It is expected to self learn with available listed resources here.
Feel free to edit the deprecated links, add new tool, process, tech. We are trying to keep a learnable infrastructure instead of a black box model. This reduces the skill shock, thus easing the learning curve, save time in exploring the diverse set of tools - for the newcomers. Again this is a cooperative effort to keep the knowledge base update.
|2.||Coding||Development/Coding||* * * * *|
|3.||Desktop||Desktop App. Development||* *|
|4.||Mobile||Mobile App. Development||* *|
|5.||Web||Web App. Development||* * * * *|
|6.||Database||Database Management||* *|
|7.||Communications||Communications & Signal Processing||* *|
|8.||Instrumentation||Embedded System Development||* *|
|9.||UX & UI Design||Interaction Designing||* * * * *|
|10.||Graphics||Graphic Designing||* * * * *|
|12.||Typesetting||Typography Designing||* * * *|
|13.||GIS/RS||GIS/RS Design, Development & Analysis||* * *|
|14.||NLP||NLP, Speech, Text, Linguistics, Transliterate||*|
|15.||Statistics & Machine Learning||Statistics & Learning||* *|
|17.||Health Care||Health Care System||*|
|18.||Finance||Finance/Cash Mgmt.||* *|
|19.||Publishing||Publishing Frameworks||* *|
|20.||Digital Humanities||Digital Humanities||* *|
We know that cooperative self sustenance and mutual benefit will come from sharing labour, skill and knowledge. And to be as independent as possible we pool together individually acquired digial resources manifesting art, technology, knowledge in terms of digital files, code repositories, which will be immensely helpful in designing and developing tools and applications that are interactive, engaging, pleasing with aesthetics and ergonomics. Thus importance must be equally provided to tools and resources of both art and technology creating equal parts of developer and designer in a member.