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So the question is: if/when we do incorporate some legal structure for the #coop - (i) does it need to have provision for formal investment and (ii) does it need provision for the returning of capital/surplus to members.
I can think of all sorts of reasons to have these in the bylaws - but only if #socialcoop is about using Mastodon as a starting point for something bigger... and not just maintaining an #instance of #Mastodon...
Curious of peoples thoughts...
@mayel @samtoland I only have access to some basic stats, but we currently have 243 user accounts on the #socialcoop #instance who've tooted 5,279 times, and we're federated with 669 other #instances.
I check the new user applications 2-3x a day, and I'd say we're averaging about 5 new a day, most of whom I let in as long as they provide a minimum amount of info beyond just user name and email...
This article misses the connection around the emergence of the #socialcoop #instance out of the #buytwitter campaign, but is otherwise a solid look into the rise of user-owned #socialmedia: http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Done-with-Facebook-Twitter-User-owned-social-11226613.php
Note to users new and old: There is a tabletop RPG instance at mastodon.weaponvsac.space and despite the name is not dominated by the OSR, all users are welcome. (I'm sure as hell not OSR. I play GURPS and Call of Cthulhu and modern editions of D&D) #RPG #Tabletop #NewUsers #Instance #instancepromotion #TTRPG #gameing #Gaming
@digits @ntnsndr I wonder if the "#instance as home for affinity" architecture is inherently transitional? For the moment, it's tactically key to create subcultural homes, but as we scale, people might gradually start prioritizing trustworthiness and reliability.
Once we hit that stage, my suspicion is that most users will be on a few largish instances w/ different business models (at least 1 #PlatformCoop!), w/ a smattering of subculture and personal instances mixed in...
Tweet for boosting: https://twitter.com/coopwatercooler/status/868902508453867521
Throwing some #socialcoop #instance process and structure proposals, especially around "Honorary Members" (non-dues paying) on #Loomio tonight. If you want to be cued in, the membership subgroup will be the place for much of the dialogue. Also thinking about where to place #moderation, both standards and enforcement? Potentially merged w/ membership, or make sense as standalone subgroup?
@Rushkoff - media theorist & #platformcoop advocate.
@KeithTaylor - academic #coops nerd & #Ostrom groupie.
@sheldrake - #DigitalLifeCollective
@corpgovnet - core #buytwitter shareholder resolution organizer.