Wow, this is really interesting. Strikes me as akin to Associated Press—a media co-op made up of corporate members. But could be really, really important. On the other hand, it's not clear that there's any actual co-op ownership or governance involved. We might need to mount a campaign against this. I just wrote to Adobe to find out more.
I'm so impressed by this example of a worker using #open #data to hack their almost-#platformcoop. This is from RideAustin: http://www.eosmath.co/2017/06/k-means-clustering-of-rideshare.html
Hopefully next year we'll have a book in English on co-op management from this guy: http://ccr.ica.coop/en/daniel-c%C3%B4t%C3%A9-wins-casc-merit-award
@samtoland @pre Running the business is something Wolff's book is virtually silent on. It's focused on the purity of a certain political economy, not at all on what kinds of enterprise might a) activate human initative and creativity, b) thrive under market conditions, c) transform those markets to enable more democratic enterprises to thrive as well.
@pre @samtoland I find his fixation on "productive" workers (who somehow do not include custodians and marketers and other necessary contributors) to be profoundly mistaken. And in general the workerist point of view is depressing for anyone who wants to live for anything other than waged labor someday.
Is the new air-traffic controller privatization scheme a multistakeholder cooperative?