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Community Infrastructure Research Co-Operative

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Suddenly, off-grid.

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Suddenly, off-grid.

Unexpectedly, we landed off-grid, in the last traditional Greek house around, with hardly any local support and bleeding money at a serious rate. But itself it presents an opportunity: Creating a livable traditional Greek eco-house, organic garden and educational facility in one. A unique attraction in the area where everything is converted into rental estates.Continue reading "Suddenly, off-grid."
 Fundraising  Kerveli Space Program  crowdfunding  photostory  archival
  
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Kerveli Space Program

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Kerveli Space Program

Kerveli, Samos. Our space for next months, years...
 Kerveli Space Program  Samos  archival
Before Samos

 
Before Samos

Brief history of my work in Greece before moving to Samos.
 Varia  About Us  People  Petros  archival
Our workplace is getting shape

 
Our workplace is getting shape

Short photostory showing how our workshop in Agios Dimitrios is getting shape. What is left to do: Central operating table (for assembling constructions). Storage for wood and metal Storage for cardboard More drawer racks! Dust remover for the power saw. Camera system for documentation purposes. Sound system. Advertisements
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House of Cardboard — impact of the project

 
House of Cardboard — impact of the project

many ways we hope to change the world (for better) through the House of Cards activity.
 House of Cardboard  archival
House of Cardboard seed budget

 
House of Cardboard seed budget

prognosed budget (deliverables vs. expenses) for House of Cardboard crowdfunding at
 Fundraising  House of Cardboard  budget  archival
Brochure ver. 1.0

 
Brochure ver. 1.0

Please kindly have a look at it and be invited to suggest improvements.
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Waste not, Samos!

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Waste not, Samos!

general outline of our plans to tackle three major challenges, regarding waste management
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Seed money crowdfunding campaign for the House of Cardboard.

 
Seed money crowdfunding campaign for the House of Cardboard.

On the Greek island of Samos, we set up the pilot facility to reclaim, upcycle and reuse creatively tons of cardboard that are wasted every day here. We have approximately half of the equipment needed to do it. But we need your help to get the other half, to start activity and to go throughContinue reading "Seed money crowdfunding campaign for the House of Cardboard."
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We open House of Cardboard!

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We open House of Cardboard!

Hereby we announce the beginning of our first (small and modest) environmental project on Samos.
 House of Cardboard  Samos  Waste Busters!  cardboard  create  reclaim  recycle  upcycle  archival
New and updated articles

 
New and updated articles

Hello, here is the list of recently updated (or brand new) pages/articles:
Our line of work
by cnicoop on CNI Coop / CIRCo
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Doomsday Devices
by Petros Kanenas on CNI Coop / CIRCo
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How OSAT works?
by Petros Kanenas on CNI Coop / CIRCo
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Community Supported Manufacturing
by Petros Kanenas on CNI Coop / CIRCo
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Broomstick Chariot

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Broomstick Chariot

I give you Broomstick Chariot aka WitchMobile -- a lo-tec bicycle trailer made within Eur 50-100 budget (depends how posh you want to go).
 Doomsday Devices  bike  Lo-tec  trailer  transport  archival
Soft reset

 
Soft reset

Political writing and discussions will not cease. They will move to PIP (Political is Personal) -- minimalist blog I update irregularly.

So, for the time being, CNI will concentrate on tangible actions and results. Propaagnda of deed, so to speak...
 Varia  About Us  archival
CNI / CIRCo situation now and in closest future

  últim editat: Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:51:59 +0300  

Situation Report


1. The process of formation of political community based on radical political contract (https://cmapscloud.ihmc.us/viewer/cmap/1SLD30WDB-1VK1N63-DK) stopped. My anecdotal observations tell me that people involved in radical political activity are not very well equipped for long-term technical infrastructural work and people who are technically-oriented tend to avoid political discussions. This way or another, some people who were initially interested in co-creating the community left or declared they would not take full time position. Other people, interested in technical projects, showed no interest in political discussion. That reduced the number of politically AND technologically involved members to 2 humans and 2 non-humans.

2. On the practical level, we are working towards creating sustainable income source to keep us alive, while preserving our values.

As a minimum, they include:
2.1. Our commitment to living in and contributing to solidarity economy, as defined in https://pip.cni-coop.net/Glossary/Solidarity_Economy.html
2.2. Our commitment to co-create and develop Community Supported Manufacturing (as described here: https://cni-coop.net/channel/csmadvocacy)
2.3. Our commitment to stimulate and support community-driven efforts to adapt to and survive in climate change era in a sustainable and resilient way.
2.4. Our commitment to develop and implement self-organised integral cooperative (see https://pip.cni-coop.net/Glossary/Integral_Cooperative.html) as economic framework for a community in hybrid environment (containing both capitalist and capitalism-free institutions).
2.5. Our commitment to sell our work and products within equitable and inclusive freemium open source economic model (as described here:thumbnail


Freemium Open Source Economic Model
by cnicoop on CIRCo

3.  We are also looking for very cheap or free (in exchange for taking care of the place) place to live and work. We are now located in Greece, on island of Samos, but (funding allowing), we are able to move if there is a reason.

Short-term plans and actions


1. We decided to suspend the process of creating radical political community, until there are more people interested in it. We will complete basic draft documents and keep them available for interested persons. For next three months (till the end of October 2018) we will keep the online presence of CNI/CIRCo in non-political mode. At the end of this period, we will decide whether to keep or to cancel it altogether.

2. We decided to keep all productive (technological and economic) activity going on, without presenting explicit political profile. Until we reach sustainable living situation (place to live and work for at least a year and viable source of income from our work), we will focus on this aspect of our activity.

3. We are now developing a series of low-tech sustainable products, following needs of our immediate social surroundings. First three of them will be available by the end of August.

4. From the beginning of September (August is generally a dead time in Greece) we will start actively looking for a place to live and work, starting from Samos island and gradually expanding the radius of search, as needed.

5. Our 3-year goal still is:
-- To create sustainable and resilient enterprise of solidarity economy.
-- To gather team of 15-30 people, fully involved in its activity.
-- To participate in a confederated network of such entities – islands of liberatory technology.

If you, Dear Reader, support our goals and commitments, talk to us and join our effort!

Petros & Natasha, Samos, 10.08.2018
  

https://cni-coop.net/channel/stonehead/&mid=34a72738c4bef770a69387865e68c18250bc4a4c0f875d45afc54252f2a5e9a7@cni-coop.net

Community Supported Manufacturing -- capitalism-free production sector

  

https://cni-coop.net/channel/pip/&mid=18311894dc3a8c6dd40350f69a49299980a2c213f362867c85af459c0dc67042@cni-coop.net

  

https://cni-coop.net/channel/harper/&mid=86c179ab12730f9ba73fcd38b290796ac5fa42ce983570d3523eac28b3b40b0c@cni-coop.net

yacy - distributed web crawler and search engine

  
Just learned from a PureOS (Beta) ticket that Debian is preparing a package for yacy, which sounds quite interesting! Has anybody experience with this?

And can Hubzilla be related to this approach some useful way?
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YaCy - The Peer to Peer Search Engine: Home
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A Peer to Peer Web Search Engine


#452422 - RFP: yacy -- distributed web crawler and search engine - Debian Bug report logs

PureOS
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With PureOS, you are the only one in control of your digital life. PureOS is a derivative of Debian GNU/Linux, with the best privacy-protecting software applications preinstalled. With GNOME 3 and Wayland, enjoy fluid high-framerate videos, frame-perfect animations and better power management. PureOS helps you surf the web safely, without being tra...


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Of course, you could modify your instance to return skewed results, but how much would that matter for other instances? It's much easier to control this in a centralised search engine than a distributed one.
  
It's a matter of trust.
  
I used to run one of these, it's fun if you want a custom search on some poorly indexed sites but most peers just seem to index random crap. You could search for wikipedia and wikipedia.org wouldn't even show up in the results.