The worst thing about "official" cooperative principles is that there is inconsistent (often non-existent) structures for enforcing them. An objective auditing process would work wonders, but would cost resources and debates that few will tolerate.

Hi, everyone! I'm Matt Davis, tech founder, credit union purist, tinkerer, speaker, and builder.

social.coop

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.

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