today uber and lyft drivers are striking and of course those companies are trying to tempt you and the drivers to scab so please don't fall for it, and show solidarity!
Y’know, someone should have hacked together a temporary website/app thingy that connects striking drivers and passengers. Basically, a quick and dirty competitor. That would have scarred the crap out of them.
@suetanvil you know what if there was like, a federated version of uber and lyft where people just run their own websites and got all the money
The thing uber et. al. bring to the table is that they (sort of) vet the drivers. A federated clone would allow bad actors to spoof good reviews.
I’m thinking turnkey FOSS infrastructure that (e.g.) a co-op of former Uber drivers could just deploy and use.
@suetanvil yeah like it would be difficult to bootstrap, to say the least. it might even necessitate authenticating against uber/lyft until better infrastructure is in place to do vetting, and figure out proper web of trust shit standalone
it'd be a big problem to solve, theres a reason that people who do all that effort want to chase unicorns, but damn it'd be cool
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