comrade-license
Comrade License
< RFC >
#communiques

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.

Revisions:
    202011xx initial: for KHG as a "lab"
    20201206 MO + overview
    20201225 <d ping
    20201226 D+L ping
    20210104 D+L →D+
    20210106 D+L →D++
    20210118 D →RFC
    20210201 (fellow travellers)

Ties to:
    XXX: export, protocol-ext, etc
    → 🔗communique-comradelicense — "A letter to a Fellow Traveller"
    → 🔗puzzles — general economics instruments
    → 🔗postmarket — an expanded version of the CL

Table of Contents
1 *** INTRODUCTION
1.1 Basics
1.1.1     * We need a new type of non-whimsical, integrative, consequential, caring, consolidative form of economic interaction
1.1.2     * The CL applies to the collectives, as well as all their individual persons
1.1.3     * First:Collect & Evaluate standing of all involved
1.1.4     * Second: Prescribe steps towards consolidation
1.2 What CL is NOT
1.3 Relation to "Communist Conspiracy"
2 *** As applied at CHT
3 *** PROCESS: PREPARATION
3.1 #) ESTABLISH INTEGRATOR
3.2 #) GENERAL PRESENTATION
3.3 #) DECISIONING
3.3.1     * base logic
3.3.2     * common direction
3.3.3     * assesement of ties
3.4 #) ELABORATE PRESENTATION
3.4.1     * financial resources
3.4.2     * material resources
3.4.3     * (politics / values)
3.4.4     * (roles / skillset)
3.4.5     * (connections and peers)
3.5 #) ESTABLISH MEMORANDUM
3.5.1     * mutual recognition
3.5.2     * disclosure agreement
3.5.3     * public announcement
3.5.4     * dissolution protocols
4 *** PROCESS: IMPLEMENTATION
4.1 * Resource flow
4.1.1     * material
4.1.2     * tech
4.1.3     * financial 
4.1.4     * ###
4.2 * Keep general contact
4.2.1     * common workflow
4.2.2     * meetings
4.2.3     * following updates
4.3 * Common activities
4.3.1     * shared projects
4.3.2     * reading materials
4.4 * Maintain alignment
4.4.1     * generally follow "memorandum"
4.4.2     * keep updates about newcomers & their profiles
4.5 * Extend alignment
5 *** PROCESS: CONSOLIDATION
5.1 →→→


*** INTRODUCTION



Basics


    * We need a new type of non-whimsical, integrative, consequential, caring, consolidative form of economic interaction
### include: copyright→copyleft→copyfarleft context / references

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
### 1) PREPARATION

Establish a shared image of the political & financial standings, and enter in conversation.


    * Second: Prescribe steps towards consolidation
### 2) IMPLEMENTATION

Carefully direct all involved to an involved & lasting commoning:
    * subsistence & work resources (financial, material, social, etc)
    * workflow and tools
    * knowledge (from processes to archives)
    (etc)




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
    (ETC)

________________






*** PROCESS: PREPARATION

###as an example for all, and a test drive, writeup all template forms for CHT !!!!!!


#) ESTABLISH INTEGRATOR

### integrators should be "certified" roles, not unlike other financial pattern certifiers: civil or catholic marriage, barristers, etc
An Integrator takes personal responsibility for participation of all parties in the success of the commoning/comrading plan.
###L: AWK: DELETE or specify "personal" 
what does that mean, what are the "personal" consequences of a failed commoning plan for the Integrator?
It sounds threathening cause it is obscured. → more on this in aux
--yes, if doing work and having integrity sounds "threatening" then sure

More specificaly:
    * 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
        (more: 🔗workflow-ethering)
    * [...]



#) GENERAL PRESENTATION

Quickly:
    Who are we?
    (For all organizations & individually the people in them)



#) DECISIONING

At the highest-possible level, engage a consensus evaluation to go forward with the CL.
### we need consensus, since this ties the organization and ALL INDIVIDUALS
### the goal is to become an integral part of the organization

By:
    * affinity
    * capacity
    * ###
_______________________
ties to 🔗postmarket "comrade recognition"

    * base logic

Can ensuring the subsistence & work-means support of fellow travellers be recognized as a fundamental (and tactical) objective?
Can we recognize ensuring the subsistence & work-means for fellow travellers is a fundamental (and tactical) objective?
### ties to @@🔗postmarket ~ Necessity of absolute redistribution !


    * common charter
    * common direction

### #totalism in a nutshell (#epistemology also)
Based on existing directions (ideals / mision / vision / goals) of everyone involved - co-develop a fitting shared charter.
Related: 🔗goals, →🔗why-how-what, XXX🔗whatistobedone, 🔗what


    * 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)
### potentially co-optive, expropriative, competing, hostile, opposite





#) ELABORATE PRESENTATION
PROFILES / DISCLOSURES / OVERVIEWS
ties to XXX🔗survey, #questionnaire !

For all involved:


    * financial resources

see → 🔗template-financials
### !!! ADD OPTION FOR "SIMPLE FINANCIALS (MINIMUM)"
    (<L> see draft proposal via 🔗comrade-license, under "b. template lite (aka "simple financials")")


    * material resources

see → 🔗postmarket-stuff


    * (politics / values)

→ ###
Surveying, sharing, learning !
... XXX🔗survey


    * (roles / skillset)

see → 🔗fields


    * (connections and peers)
aka "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.


Contains:
###

    * mutual recognition

    * disclosure agreement
###

    * public announcement

    * dissolution protocols
###







*** PROCESS: IMPLEMENTATION
###



* Resource flow


    * material

Commonize enabling subsistence & work means.
Refer to 🔗postmarket-stuff, 🔗stuff, etc.


    * tech

Spread & commonize enabling technology.
Refer to 🔗real-hacks, 🔗workflow, etc.


    * financial 

Also referred to as "Pizza Clause".

    From "A letter to a Fellow Traveller":
        🔗communique-comradelicense
            "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 you're not supported financially in any way:

_______

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

Co-develop processes.
Share infrastructure.
Share systematics.
###


    * meetings

Maintain agenda.
###


    * 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 →:
    🔗intersub
    🔗postmarket

###separate workgroup from implementation?




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