Next generation 'room' services and stewarding of digital tools infrastructure
An exchange around Big Blue Button in OpenCoop triggered this thread. Reposted here, as a starter. The questions are around . .
persistent shared video-mediated workspace ('rooms') as an element of digital infrastructure which has now become basic? but is (politically and functionally) flaky and incomplete?
affordances that collaborator-organiser-coproducers need to be provided with in this kind of workspace (=use cases? social intentions? genres and cultural modes of collaboration?); and
how 'public' versions of such infrastructure can be effectively stewarded, as commons, as ecosystems. Including stewarding the design, production and mobilisation of large bodies of FLOSS code that will be needed, to give the necessary affordances to an infrastructure of 'useful rooms' for ongoing collaboration within distributed practices of commons development?