Many people regard Linux today as the most successful operating system in the world. Just a few facts: Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Ebay etc. run their systems on Linux. 90% of today’s 500 fastest supercomputers run some variant of Linux, including the 10 fastest. That is what I call a success story!!! And the special thing about Linux: It is free and open source! But Linux does not stop there. You will find Linux in new televisions, in car entertainment systems and in telephones. This month saw the premiere of the Ubuntu Smart Phone Operating System at CES in Las Vegas. And Ubuntu (you guessed it) is based on Linux and it stands for: “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”. And of course this is what Linux, Wikipedia and Coworking are all about!
Today we celebrate 3 years of “CoWorking News”: Join us in the celebration by spreading the good newsVeröffentlicht am 2. Juni 2012 von Felix Schürholz in Kategorie: CoWorking Klatsch & Tratsch, CoWorking Kultur, CoWorking News International, Meinung, Praxisberichte, Beispiele, Best-Practice, Videos | Kommentieren »
This is article number 522 and we are still hungry for more ;-) Talking about food, we hope we have give you a lot of “food for thought” on coworking, and we like to continue to do so. This is not so much about our blog, but about what we can achieve together. That is why we like to talk about what you do, your coworking spaces and your projects!!! On this special day, our 3rd birthday, we like to share “Incredible Edible” with you, which has also been going for three years. We love the project and the people!!! There is so much in this project that the coworking community can use and develop!!! Enjoy the video and be inspired!!!
Zur besseren Kommunikation und effektiven Vernetzung möchte ich gerne auf die Protokolle der beiden Coworking Treffen aufmerksam machen, die am 5. bzw. 12 Mai 2012 in Düsseldorf bzw. Stuttgart stattfanden. Die Redaktion der CoWorking News freut sich sehr, dass diese Meetings, die wir damals (2009) in Meiningen gestartet haben, jetzt regional und regelmäßig stattfinden.
Für Interessierte, die nächsten Treffen in NRW sollen an folgenden Daten und Orten stattfinden: 18.08.2012 in Wuppertal (Utopiastadt), 08.12.2012 in Münster (produktivhaus), 16.03.2013 in Köln (Solution Space), 15.06.2013 in Düsseldorf (GarageBilk), siehe auch “Open International CoWorking Calendar“.
There are many ways in which free coworking is going to come about. One very important strand of development will be the transition of many paid coworking spaces that offer free coworking alongside paid coworking. One very interesting tool to do that is “sponsored coworking” or “grants for some coworkers”. To decide which coworker or coworking team deserves to be sponsored or to receive a grant you can use something like a business plan competition or any other tool you see fit. A current example is “Coworking Rochester” in NY/USA. As part of the upcoming start up weekend, they offer 3 months of free coworking for the top three teams. If you already operate a sponsored free coworking or intend to do so, please add your details to the “Free Coworking Directory” (Input, Output).
When I predicted in January, a little more than three months ago, that we would see a “marked increase in “Free Coworking” … offers” this year, I could not imagine how quickly this would happen. Of course we did not just sit back and see what would happen, we actively promoted the idea of “Free Coworking” with various tools and initiatives (see Free Coworking resource page). Now a little more than 100 days later I read that Anthony Marinos wrote in the Coworking Google Group that Loosecubes has for New York (USA) now “approximately 50%” of free spaces in their portfolio. Visiting the site, I can confirm that 36 of 77 offers for New York have a “$0 USD/d” price tag. That is what I call a fast evolution!!!