Supporting the collective: Co-ops, CoTech and Anti-capitalism

For a while now, since realizing that co-op values and principles and open source ones overlap quite extensively, I’ve been noticing something interesting capitalism (or just our Western culture?) tries to convince us of. It involves a pseudo-humanist state of mind, and I can’t quite figure out where or how the norm is established. We […]

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Supporting the collective: Co-ops, CoTech and Anti-capitalism

How to handle criticism of your open project

originally posted on Opensource.com Remaining empathetic when people criticize your project can be difficult. Here’s how my team did it recently. Over the course of the past year, the project I’m working on has been using open organizational principles as the cornerstone of the work. It’s the first attempt at using open methodologies inside of […]

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How to handle criticism of your open project

The Badge Wiki barn raising gave us a frame…

Originally posted on the We Are Open Co-op blog On July 26, 2017, an amazing community of more than 35 people came together to participate in our first Barn Raising session for Badge Wiki. If you want to skip straight to what we managed to create, head to the etherpad for the session, or check […]

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The Badge Wiki barn raising gave us a frame…

Designing the Planet 4 style tile: An Open Call for Creatives

In the redesign of the new greenpeace.org, we’ve been exploring a variety of ways that allow people to contribute to what we’re building, an engagement platform which will drive people to action and, in the long term, lead the way towards greater change in online activism. We want people to be passionate and take ownership […]

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Designing the Planet 4 style tile: An Open Call for Creatives

Planet 4 Design Brief: Refining the Concept

Over the past month, the Planet 4 Design team focused on the refinement of the initial Concept, taking both qualitative and quantitative feedback to prioritize, contextualize and identify which design direction and features should be included in the first product release. The result of this piece of work is the Refined Concept Deck, which, beside […]

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Planet 4 Design Brief: Refining the Concept

What to do when your open team has impostor syndrome

Originally posted on Opensource.com Want to overcome your team’s feelings of inadequacy? Start by making different language choices. Recently I facilitated a creative work week for my colleagues working on the Planet 4 project at Greenpeace. One evening, when we came together in a closing circle after a day of intense creative work, I asked […]

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What to do when your open team has impostor syndrome

The Future of the Commons is an Open Planet

originally posted on the Creative Commons blog At the end of April, I’ll be joining hundreds of open culture advocates at the Creative Commons Summit in Toronto. The program is looking amazing and I’m looking forward to meeting up with friends and colleagues, both old and new. I’ll be wearing several hats at the Summit, […]

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The Future of the Commons is an Open Planet

Change is Everywhere: The Planet 4 Creative Concept

(originally posted in the Planet 4 publication on Medium) With bated breath, the Planet 4 team has been sharing the creative concept for Greenpeace global web presences. We’ve been presenting the concept, answering questions, asking for feedback. This post is a brief outline of the ideas* that are being presented. * please keep in mind […]

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Change is Everywhere: The Planet 4 Creative Concept

3 tips for helping creative people work openly

Leading offline groups can be challenging. These three tips make it easier. Participants in open source communities collaborate in online environments differently than they do offline. Online, we open source enthusiasts tend to think participation is easy—as long as we’re using open tools and have documented how people might get involved. We create structures, strategies, […]

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3 tips for helping creative people work openly

Developing the Creative Concept

The week of February 6th, the core team working on the Planet 4 Project got together in Amsterdam. The goal of the meetup was to move the project from Research to Ideation. We made huge strides in the Creative Concept for the new Greenpeace.org and over 50 National and Regional sites. The research we’ve done […]

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Developing the Creative Concept