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_Finally_ got around to putting the operating agreement publicly online: zinc.coop/operating-agreement/

It's not perfect, but it's reasonably fair. We're planning to apply a number of patches throughout 2020; including one which more broadly opens up consumer membership.

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Re-toot from @VillanuevaEdgar@twitter.com:

"I’ll going live at 3pm EST today to talk about the virus - the ! Join me and ⁦
@Zebras_Unite
⁩ - info at link! "

crowdcast.io/e/zebras-unite-li

Building accountability into startups and avoiding user-serving companies becoming zombies to investors. Strategies:
* user buyout: a trust or co-ops buys all shares on behalf of users. User representation and/or shared profits. #NIO gave shares to user trust.
* federation: #VISA as cooperative of user businesses. Voluntary (#ActivityPub etc.) or through AntiTrust action.
* tokenization: ownership is traded as crypto-tokens, under company control, or permisionless.
#ZebrasUnite.com

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One of the bootstrapped founders community I'm in () is converting to a !

Super exciting to see the movement growing!

medium.com/@sexandstartups/new

The popularity of Wikipedia article about seems to be going up a lot - last month was by far the best month since records began!

work / business 

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uspol, email, monopoly 

Coinbase "Free OXT" link 

@mattcropp @redoak There's another in the works here in I'll meet one of the organizers tomorrow as it turns out.

chinookcenter.org/about/

@funwhilelost
> Consensus decision-making means this fits small groups well.

This seems to be a common assumption, but with good facilitation, I've seen consensus process can be used effectively with live meeting of hundreds of people. When online tools like #Loomio are used, allowing people to participate when they have time, it can also work with large organizations.
@mattcropp

@funwhilelost are you familiar with #SavingsPools?:
livingeconomies.nz/solutions/s

In #Aotearoa savings pools have helped people clear interest-bearing debt, including in some cases paying off mortgates. We use P2P relationships between many smaller pools to raise the savings necessary for larger loans. In one case our pool funded publication of a kid's book written by a member. In principle, savings pools could lend startup and expansion funds to coops.
@mattcropp

#Loomio 2.0 is being beta tested. I've only just started playing around but I'd told the final release will includes a number of #UX improvements, including a more mobile-friendly UI and a containerized mobile app. If you have a Loomio account, join the fun!
loomio.org/g/QOeoycxP/loomio-c

It's a bit rough around the edges, there's still a lot of work to be done before it's ready to become the default UI. But so far, it's looking like a big step forward from 1.0.

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