I just posted a proposal about adding services other than Mastodon to our #platformcoop, please check it out and share your thoughts! https://www.loomio.org/d/5yW7iCsJ/new-social-coop-services-
Anyone heard of #buysmart - an ethical consumption platform?
I reached out to them on birbsite - nudged them in the direction of #platformcoop and they are now in a co-op co-working space, and offering user ownership :) [Though likely they were on that trajectory anyway].
Maybe a story in it? @ntnsndr
It takes quite a bit of funds (even with significant open source / volunteer development) to build these platforms.
When you think of potential #platformcoop/s (like a audiobook platform for instance) you first need to think - how are current users underserved by existing solutions - not governance but product.
I haven't had the time to organise one - but (i) I know there are plenty of people interested, (ii) I know some #PlatformCoops that would participate, (iii) I have a venue and (iv) I might have a sponsor...
What I don't have is time haha.
I also set up a meetup page months ago https://www.meetup.com/PlatformCoop-Meetup/
"Let us consider a question posed by McKenzie Wark: “What if this is not still #capitalism but something worse?” Wark wonders whether today a new economic class has become #hegemonic. Perhaps, in passive revolution, the once-dominant #capitalist finds himself subordinate to a new economic actor who exploits an emerging set of #extractive processes."
For those attending the #PlatformCoop conference in #NYC in November, it looks like there will be free Sunday event organized along #OpenSpace lines at #CivicHall. Just left a note asking if the in-person #socialcoop hack session we've been discussing would be appropriate for that venue. Details and registration:
Anyone know of examples of #coop #CEOs/ General Managers who have moved laterally between sectors? Like, started as a food co-op GM, then went on the lead a food co-op, or an Ag co-op and an electric co-op? #Leadership career paths tend to be pretty siloed in my observation, at least among US #coops...
"Co-opting the University: Can the Cooperative Model Bring Economic Justice to the Ivory Tower?"