M3iT CoLab Portal DEVS
If you are interested, willing, and able to invest time and talent in functional community development; that would be entirely unexpected, but welcomed by me. Otherwise, I’ll keep going slow and when I hit a wall, using my personal funds for talent on UpWork https://upwork.com. CoLab self-registration won’t be activated until the organization and decision-making framework is set up, so participation requires an invitation from me. Discourse does have an invitation code system like Bluesky, but it’s not a high priority for me right now.

About Discourse, the FOSS platform by Civilized Discourse Construction Kit, Inc.

Self-Hosted Instance @ DigitalOcean

Transactional Email dependency, currently hosted by https://brevo.com (formerly Sendinblue), though I intend migrating to ZOHO for SMTP and Transactional, for cost/benefits primarily superior administrative tools and responsive support.

Microsoft isn’t a consideration • ZOHO vs Google

ZeptoMail Transactional Email

ZOHO Workspace or Just SMTP Email

The Dis`Root´ Platform Alternative
Online services based on principles of freedom, privacy, federation and decentralization. No tracking, no ads, no profiling, no data mining.

Co-Conspirator Access
◪ Email/Passphrase Login
◪ GitHub OAuth 2.0 SSO Login
◪ Google OAuth 2.0 SSO Login

Pending: Requires a paid Apple Dev Account https://developer.apple.com/support/enrollment/
◪ Apple ID SSO Login https://github.com/discourse/discourse-apple-auth

Future Plugin Installations
◪ Akismet Anti-SPAM https://github.com/discourse/discourse-akismet
◪ Discourse Encrypt https://github.com/discourse/discourse-encrypt
◪ Discourse Reactions https://github.com/discourse/discourse-reactions
◪  Discourse Follow https://github.com/discourse/discourse-follow
◪  Discourse MathJax https://github.com/discourse/discourse-math
◪  Mastodon Fediverse https://github.com/discourse/discourse-activity-pub

Plugin Development
◪ Makers need to be able to embedded viewable 3D files in posts, so I’m paying for an STL plugin
◪ Discourse Mobile Rebuild https://github.com/discourse/DiscourseMobile

Sociocratic Group Decision-Making
Sociocratic DSS or Decision Support Systems https://maptio.com and https://hylo.com
➤ Decision logs
➤ Roles Repository
➤ Circle Identity Visualization
➤ Policy Design and Generation
➤ Co-operative Decision-Making
➤ Circle Data + Communications (Metrics, Pay Rates)

Note: Each ArtScience discipline (textiles, electronics, additive and subtractive manufacturing, food science, biology, et cetera) will have its own group membership, membership donation, materials fees for courses, event tickets, and online store will be enabled by Stripe Gateway.