i don't have the free time to pursue it but a thought that hasn't let me go since it popped up a couple weeks ago, is that it sounds like a much more feasible ambition to build a cooperative coworking space in my town, than to build a web dev cooperative from scratch either locally or distributed.
wouldn't be quite the same as having co-owners in my software work but it'd scratch a lot of the same itches, i'd bet
Haha, there couldn't be a more flattering compliment!
Nice being back here btw.
There is the Top 300 Coop Monitor that is updated each year, it lists the 300 biggest coops in the world.
I'm currently working on a list of all the retail cooperatives around the world - goal is to include them all in an accessible list.
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here