[BREAKING] Leaked Facebook emails reveal "number one threat" to its platform: decentralized platforms.
A Short History Of Coopon SciTech Show more
Legally we have registered ourselves as a Limited Liable Partnership (LLP). We wanted to register as a #Cooperative in #Puducherry #India. But the Cooperative Act for Puducherry states that there should be a minimum of 25 members to register as a #Cooperative
Unlike material production, we are a Software Engineering consulting services company therefore it was not suitable for us to register legally as Coop due to the number of members required. Therefore, we registered ourselves as an LLP and wrote our Deed like a Cooperative. i.e We are operating as if we are a cooperative but legally we are not.
Thanks to Nilenso the India’s first Software Cooperative from #Bangalore without whose help and guidance we wouldn’t know how to get this legal process done. It was their Deed document which helped us.
We strongly believe in workers self-management along with commitment to class struggle. We have regular sessions to educate ourselves on previous experiences of building cooperatives across centuries, we have knowledge sharing sessions, etc.,
We would like to contribute more in the sphere of #PlatformCooperativism
An essay by Trebor Scholz, titled Platform Cooperativism was the one that inspired us to start such a coop here.
We don’t take Venture Capital, for it is fundamentally against practising Economic Democracy and we don’t strive to become a Tech. Startup whose aims are to be either chewed away by big tech. giants or become another big brother, instead we would love to practice what @aral and @laura termed as Stayups
Like this Cooperative #Fediverse, let there be federation of workers cooperatives.
Come train for social change with us!
Now accepting applications for our @CUBoulderCMCI Media and Public Engagement MA program: https://www.colorado.edu/cmci/academics/media-studies/ma-media-and-public-engagement
Little #coop win of the day:
To secure the space for the #btv co-op brewery project that has been in the works for ~5 years, a group is forming a real estate co-op to buy the commercial condo that we'd like the co-op brewery to end up in.
We've set the minimum investment for the REC at $1k, and want the (future tenant) brewing co-op to be a members, but it's currently tight on cash, so we put the word out for new members & added equity from current members.
Raised the minimum $ needed today!
So. Uhhh. RATM is getting back together and touring the US/Mexico border. https://loudwire.com/rage-against-the-machine-2020-reunion-rumors/
Of interest for those looking for more responsible retirement investing:
"The Next Egg creates resources, builds communities, and shares tools necessary so that millions of us can move our retirement savings out of Wall Street and into our local communities. These tools include self-directed IRAs, solo 401(k)s, and employee-directed 401(k)s. [...] If we succeed, we will see trillions flow into our communities and out of the global corporations."
social.coop governance Show more
One of the next steps from the call was to kick off a discussion geared towards assessing and developing a proposal for an elected governing body for #SocialCoop. Check out this thread to weigh in and for a link to a document where I've started outlining the scope of responsibilities and election process for said body: https://www.loomio.org/d/DPONRFbU/discussion-and-development-of-an-elected-social-coop-governing-board
Brightly, a home cleaning worker coop, becomes a franchise - https://www.fastcompany.com/90370579/worker-owned-domestic-cleaning-businesses-are-gearing-up-for-a-massive-expansion
Home cleaners in the US earn $11/hour. Cleaners at Brightly worker cooperative get $21/hour
Theres a massive expansion of cleaner coops planned through a franchise model
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