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The COMRADE LICENSE (CL) regulates fair, consensual and mutually beneficial use of resources inbetween fellow travellers. If you are reading this, you are invited to comment and/or participate as a Comrade with CHT.
20210201 (fellow travellers)
Table of Contents
* We need a new type of non-whimsical, integrative, consequential, caring, consolidative form of economic interaction
We are drafting a regulated economic instrument, that supersedes the standard liberal paradigms of "exchanges" / "trade" as well as "gifts" / "solidarity" / "mutual aid" / "charity" / "donations".
* The CL applies to the collectives, as well as all their individual persons
We believe "the personal is political" and aim to truly enact this within our fellow traveller organizations, and their consenting participants.
"We need to all afford to eat pizza at about the same regularity!"
* First:Collect & Evaluate standing of all involved
Establish a shared image of the political & financial standings, and enter in conversation.
* Second: Prescribe steps towards consolidation
Carefully direct all involved to an involved & lasting commoning:
* subsistence & work resources (financial, material, social, etc)
* workflow and tools
* knowledge (from processes to archives)
What CL is NOT
🤡 CAPITALIST / MERCANTILIST:
"Product or service in exchange for money"
🤡 APOLITICAL / HIPPIE / INCONSEQUENTIAL:
"A gift economy / donation based service"
Used by anyone, "supported" "when there is a chance", by one-sided decisions.
Care should not be improvised or voluntary!
🤡 NO CRYPTO, NO CURRENCIES:
No tokens, blockchains, sidechains or cross-chains
Relation to "Communist Conspiracy"
Comrade License is a simplified & more accessible version of CHT's 🔗postmarket ("Communist Conspiracy"), and can be a first step in that direction.
*** As applied at CHT
Continued & expanded use of CHT utilities for any individual or collective involves the "Comrade License".
The license itself is sketched at https://totalism.org/comrade-license .
This relates to:
E2H (collaborative software)
PAD.LAND (public e2h instance)
EXTRA BODY VZW (co-operative fiscal entity)
CHT MATERIAL COMMONS
*** PROCESS: PREPARATION
#) ESTABLISH INTEGRATOR
An Integrator takes personal responsibility for participation of all parties in the success of the commoning/comrading plan.
* engage all through the processes
* lead and mediate the conversations
* coordinate key accomplices within the organisations
* track & report on common-set progress
* advance positive collaboration practices:
(so to not destabilize existing positive patterns on each side)
start with: no long chats or threaded email arrangements
#) GENERAL PRESENTATION
Who are we?
(For all organizations & individually the people in them)
At the highest-possible level, engage a consensus evaluation to go forward with the CL.
* base logic
Can we recognize ensuring the subsistence & work-means for fellow travellers is a fundamental (and tactical) objective?
* common direction
Based on existing directions (ideals / mision / vision / goals) of everyone involved - co-develop a fitting shared charter.
* assesement of ties
Disclose, dialogue and consolidate existing connections. This is sometimes simple (for example: to other recognized fellow travelers), sometimes challenging (for example: about self-interested, cryptic, problematically embedded or outright privileged collectives & institutions)
#) ELABORATE PRESENTATION
PROFILES / DISCLOSURES / OVERVIEWS
For all involved:
* financial resources
see → 🔗template-financials
* material resources
see → 🔗postmarket-stuff
* (politics / values)
Surveying, sharing, learning !
* (roles / skillset)
see → 🔗fields
* (connections and peers)
Connections — collaborators — influences:
* current / dream future
* dream future
* historic / current
* local / global
* well-known / should-be-better-known
#) ESTABLISH MEMORANDUM
Can we, are we interested in, and are we capable to co-developing these new practices?
Ensure a stated, clear intention of involvement, and a mechanism to frame future aspirations.
* mutual recognition
* disclosure agreement
* public announcement
* dissolution protocols
*** PROCESS: IMPLEMENTATION
* Resource flow
Commonize enabling subsistence & work means.
Refer to 🔗postmarket-stuff, 🔗stuff, etc.
Spread & commonize enabling technology.
Refer to 🔗real-hacks, 🔗workflow, etc.
Also referred to as "Pizza Clause".
From "A letter to a Fellow Traveller":
"if we recognize each other as contributors to a shared struggle,
as we appreciate each other's contributions ...
we need to all afford to eat pizza at about the same regularity."
At an agreed regular interval (weekly, biweekly, monthly?), based on whether you are comparatively well-off, you will either regulary contribute or receive a Pizza-equivalent from/to a shared pool.
If this seems too inconsequential, refer to 🔗postmarket, which is an expanded scheme that does not cap equilibrating contributions at pizza.
* Keep general contact
* common workflow
* following updates
* Common rooms
* [...] ###
* Common activities
* shared projects
Collaborate & engage fellow travellers on shared projects, including research, grant proposals, CFP applications, etc.
* reading materials
Maintain a common archive.
* Maintain alignment
Establish integration/consolidation of shared systems, to progress & upkeep relation in the future.
* generally follow "memorandum"
* keep updates about newcomers & their profiles
* Extend alignment
Towards stronger consolidation.
*** PROCESS: CONSOLIDATION
End result of a deliberate process.
Also see →:
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