Nice little segment on #PlatformCoop on the Marketplace Morning Report today: https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-morning-report/gig-economy-juliet-schor-tiktok-chinese-government-export-rules-stayntouch-zoom-quarterly-earnings/
We've been given the opportunity for us to give a short (8 minutes) talk at the conference, and thinking it would be a good opportunity to do some community reflection and distill "lessons learned" from our journey thus-far that others might benefit from.
So, interested in social.coop folks' thoughts generally, and knowing who might be in the room and interested in co-presenting?
Was talking to someone who works with the Agency of Transportation in #Vermont who expressed great interest in the idea of a SaaS #coop owned by transportation authorities that would produce and maintain a standardized bus tracking, carpool coordinating, etc., app. At the moment there's a huge patchwork of different software being used.
#Patreon prepares to turn the screws for their VC owners:
I open Twitter dot com today and what do I find but him announcing that another one of his companies (a domain registration) has decided to platform #Gab. His hyper-generous reading of Gab's founder Andrew Torba's character is especially rich...
Some observations from @daspitzberg on the current state of #platformcoop: https://medium.com/@daspitzberg/where-next-for-platformcoop-70987b68a5a6
Don't write these days nearly as much as I used to, but somehow found the attention and time tonight to write out a scheme I've been developing pieces of for years for a universal #coop financial and governance platform.
This is a first draft, so comments are turned on and most welcome!
#SavvyCoop, a #platformcoop that connects (and represents) #patients to studies related to their conditions, has a call out for ambassadors as the #coop grows and matures. I met their cofounder last year, and have been impressed with their progress thus-far...
To determine how to deploy our funds best to strengthen the capacity, services, and sustainability of #SocialCoop, we should do a budgeting process soon.
Does anyone have ideas about how to do #ParticipatoryBudgeting well asynchronously?
The possibility of #Switter adopting a #PlatformCoop model has me remembering the saga of the #LustyLady #WorkerCoop peep show in SF years ago: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lusty_Lady#Worker_cooperative
A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.