venture communism13 May 2006
Venture Communism is an investment model designed to be a form of revolutionary worker’s struggle. The Venture Commune is a type of voluntary worker’s association, designed to enclose the productivity of labour and enable the possibility of the collective accumulation of Land and Capital, which, in the endgame, will eventually allow the workers to buy the entire world from the Capitalists.
“The State is a condition, a certain relationship between human beings, a mode of human behavior; we destroy it by contracting other relationships, by behaving differently.” — Gustav Landauer
The first Venture Commune project is telekummunisten.net, something that is right up my alley, incidentally. (I’ve been doing a lot of VOIP work, lately). It doesn’t say as much, but I am assuming it’s powered by asterisk. They offer virtual PBX services, wherein the work is provided, evidently, by workers who own an equal share of the commune:
At only $145.00 per month for up to 89 extensions and 3 conference bridges, our hosted PBX is only a fraction of the cost of other hosted services and far less expensive than a traditional PBX. Plus, our calling rates are incredibly low, less than 2 cents a minute for most calls to international land lines. Inbound phone numbers (DIDs) for most countries cost under $12.
Kevin has more on this.