Because we are a Cooperative, the themes, and films we screen are
voted on by members. We make no profit of course and are run in the Cooperatives alternative model. We screen films in the upstairs venue of the fabulous Kings Arms with interested
people: activitists, people on the left, concerned citizens and more.
We'd love to get the Free Software community involved in the screening
on the 29th June, since it is also part of an initiative to get the
Cooperative movement to speak to the Free Software communities. The last
weeks of June are this year's official Cooperatives Fortnightly. You
see the connection.
I have, personally, written about the ecologies of free software
(final section of book to be published as soon as I get these proofs finished, it's
called the International Political Economy of Work and Employability,
with Palgrave), a piece with Paul A Taylor (2009) ‘Exploitation of the
Community-Based Software Production: Workers’ Freedoms or Firm
Foundations?’, Capital and Class 97: 99-120, and I put on the
event Media Ecologies and Postindustrial Production last November http://www.espach.salford.ac.uk/sssi/p2p/
which brought practitioners and thinkers from across the world to sunny
Salford! I'd love to get more involved in your community as well so am
happy to see the events you guys put on.
Anyway hope this sounds interesting and hope to see you at the King's Arms on the 29th June. We need a speaker too if anyone is interested--all this requires is a chair for the discussions we hold at the end, complete with delicious King's Arms beers.