After reading and discussing chapter 28 of Ours Yo Hack And To Own, I feel like though we're onto something big here at social.coop, we still need to figure out a key aspect of platform cooperation: how to orgnize the divion of labour.
Some jobs are self-evident (eg. maintaining the software and the machines), others a bit less so (eg. facilitation, onboarding, editorial etc.).
Bauwens suggests open coops use open-value accounting, like #Sensorica, maybe we should look into it?
Totally awesome discussion tonight with #readinggroup re: Ours to Hack and Own
So awesome that we want to do round two.
Notes from tonight's discussion: https://scalar.vector.im/etherpad/p/!IOUzXVGKiEdvSEsCAd_matrix.org
Looking forward to engaging on some of these topics again!
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Actually legit not in reaction to anything immediately specific right now, but the ideas in this article are very relevant to many of the #fediverse flare-ups that happen from time to time, and the more people who have a nuanced understanding of the currents, eddies, and dynamics of #socialcapital/social power, the more resilient this space will be:
social.coop "Standing Jury" for the Community Working Group? Show more
Would love feedback on this idea: https://www.loomio.org/d/9ebf1Fyl/-standing-jury-for-reviewing-reports-etc-
Social.Coop CoC Show more
The 1st step of #SocialCoop's #CodeOfConduct development passed! We approved using the International #Cooperative Alliance's statement of #Coop values as our starting point & will be asking for more input soon!
"Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others."
As always, a little social.coop reading brings a sprinkle of inspiration before bedtime.
Really like the structure of the Snowdrift CoC that was brought up in loomio discussion of social.coop CoC. I'm not sure it would work for social.coop verbatim but a good example of how much you can communicate in terms of tone/intention with very few words.
There is a vote and associated discussion going on about a proposed Code of Conduct for social.coop, closing in 6 days. As a coop member, everyone's eyes, minds, and voices are important in matters of governance, especially where things like this are concerned.
Please engage with the draft document itself:
and the discussion thread for the vote on Loomio:
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After a productive and enjoyable call with @Manuela @emi @Matt_Noyes @jakebeamish and @paregorios, the vote to ratify the #socialcoop code of conduct that has been under development for a number of months is now live in the full member group!
Per our bylaws, voting will be live for 6 days, to please weigh in!
I feel that once we have this important framework in place, forming the Community Ops Team will be a big immediate next step I will put some time into.
Friends! We have been busy here on social.coop & Loomio. The issues we are dealing with make our #readinggroup choice incredibly relevant: Ours to Hack and To Own, A New Vision for the Future Of Work and a Fairer Internet.
We meet on June 22nd. Feel free to participate!
After a day of feeling frustrated under gross fluorescent lights of a windowless grad student office...
5 charming, co-op minded, supportive and efficient people working on a Code of Conduct for social.coop have totally re-inspired and re-energized me! Thank you!
now time for bed...
@Matt_Noyes @GuerillaOntologist @richdecibels @mattcropp @emi @risabee @ntnsndr @appleseed I asked Nick Srnicek a question about platform coops at an event a couple of years back (https://www.versobooks.com/events/1487-technology-capitalism-class-nick-srnicek-in-conversation) - his answer is here at 1:26:08 (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8MzGPpDv_F3ZVZncTVOQUN6RzQ/view - apologies for the Google link, that's where the event host posted the recording).
Summed up at the end: "I like them, I support them, but I don't think they're going to transform capitalism." 🤔
Anyone in Tokyo tonight? Journey to the End of the Night: dash around the city and complete challenges at five checkpoints while evading pursuit.
We have over 250 people registered. It's free! We've been organizing for months!
@appleseed I find his pessimism helpful -- it is good to have a clear sense of just how big the problems are -- but his treatment of alternatives is superficial and he doesn't have an eye for points of leverage and opportunity. A good contrast is Kim Moody's book On New Terrain which sees the logistics industry (very platform intensive) in terms of the opportunities if offers for worker organizing and collective action. Others?
@ntnsndr @risabee @emi @mattcropp @richdecibels @GuerillaOntologist
social.coop folks with an interest in agriculture might enjoy Robert Biel's open access book "Sustainable Food Systems":
It's a primer on a radical approach to the problem of food insecurity. Its call to "unleash the associative and co-operative traditions of the working class" is one of the many interesting strands it brings together.
An interview with the author about it: http://climateandcapitalism.com/2018/04/08/sustainable-food-systems-an-interview-with-robert-biel/