Être indépendant·e dans le #numérique sans se prendre la tête ? 🤔
En #CAE vous gérez vos clients et on se charge du reste!
Réunion d'information :
📅 Mardi 3 Oct à 12h30
📅 Jeudi 19 Oct à 18h30
Pour vous inscrire 👉 https://www.astrolabe.coop/posts/reu-info-2023-10/
I had to take a detour to improve file uploading for https://jam.coop. Good-quality lossless files can be pretty large so uploading them through the rails process was causing issues. Instead I followed the ActiveStorage rails guide (https://edgeguides.rubyonrails.org/active_storage_overview.html) and implemented direct uploading from the client to the cloud. I've implemented a very simple Stimulus controller to show progress for now. Once uploaded the file is transcoded in the background for playback.
Most importantly, every step of the way has included transparent discussions about the pros and cons of different approaches.
I see myself as a "caretaker" of the LLC more than the "owner" of the LLC. In fact, there are clauses where ownership transfers to the other cofounder in the case of someone leaving as an employee. We are trying to avoid scenarios where the legal owners are owed a payout.
We finally got Version 2 of our Cooptimize operating agreement completed. I wanted to share about the structure we ended up with and why.
Cooptimize is a #workercoop IT Consulting firm. I am the cofounder and we're now at 5 employees after a year and a half! 🥳
Some of the key corporation setup decisions we made in version 2 are:
• An LLC electing for C-Corp taxation.
• A Manager-Managed LLC
• Using our own version of profit sharing - not typical patronage.
@LaJandy A mi me parece que eres listilla y culta, se lee. Tengo confianza en que no encontrarás muchos problemas que no puedas resolver.
Me entusiasma imaginar que como parte dese patrimonio creas una cooperativa de desarrolladores de software y al rato andamos triunfando colectivamente.
These #union members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 663 are demanding the #consumer #cooperative stand behind its talk about equity and support "our need to lift up our communities, our member-owners, and the hard work that we do to keep Seward Coop running."
@siderea @shauna I think one of the key points missing in the pitch for a competitor is that it needs to not be purely a for-profit company, so that you don’t get the inevitable nickel-and-diming (AKA #enshittification) that Patreon wants to try. In other words, this kind of platform is a perfect fit for a platform co-op structure.
Attention à #coop il y a du raison en vrac avec un prix au KG mais du raison en barquette environ le même prix mais c'est pour 500g donc le double du prix.
J'ai faillit me faire avoir
Ils marque le prix en gros et 500g en tout petit c'est limite arnaque
Hey, what's some good #coop #games for couples? PC only, no split screen. Preferably LAN play but won't discount multiplayer. No competitive FPS or complicated board games, preferably just something cute with substance where we work together.
Currently we've done:
Minecraft, Stardew, HL2 multiplayer, Portal 2, Roblox, PokeMMO
A hat in time, terraria, don't starve together
#KarlMarx in the New York Tribune 1852 'Corruption at Elections' https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1852/08/20.htm
"If you follow up the history of British elections (written in 1852) for a century past or longer, you are tempted to ask, not why #British Parliaments were so bad, but on the contrary, how they managed to be even as good as they were and to represent as much as they did, though in a dim refraction, the actual movement of #British society"
A very interesting case study of how a worker #coop providing services around #foss, namely @igalia, can make 140 people work together across the globe without hierarchy : https://archive.org/details/fossy2023_Inside_Igalia_Scaling_a_CoOp_B
#BaldursGate3 #coop #ps5
Gestern war es endlich so weit. Das 4er Coop Abenteuer mit Frau D, ihrem Arbeitskollegen snuggles, meiner Liebsten und mir hat begonnen. 🥳
Nach ca 1stunde 45min waren wir auch schon mit der Charakter Erstellung fertig. Frau D und snuggles spielen Krieger. Frau D Mensch, snuggles drow. Meine Liebste spielt ihre waldelfische Schurkin, und ich, dank eurer votes einen Dragonborn Druiden. Werden in der nächsten Session entweder zum Hain oder den Ruinen gehen.
:TwinPines: Lancaster's Music #Coop is coming back after signing a 99 year lease with the city and getting funding for repairs.
Yutram and I set out as Lara Croft and Totec to see how many times we can die in a single playthrough! How many times? Enough that you don't want to make it into a drinking game...
The Co-op Hackathon is set to be amazing, 19 & 20 October in London.
We’ve received some excellent ideas for digital solutions that will be collaboratively developed at the event!
Just 2️⃣ days left to submit your idea. Deadline this Wed, 20 Sept. Find out more bit.ly/3OuzHA6
Jeg lager øl! Denne gangen er det en plommeøl, laget med 7kg Isaria malt, 5kg plommer fra #Hovelsrud gård*, Hallertau Blanc humle, og min egen huskultur av Raftevold kveik.
*) Da #Coop ikke ville betale dem prisen de hadde blitt enige om tidligere, så solgte de plommene til folket i 5kg esker. De ble utsolgt og vel så det!
Tonight I held a two player Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Session over Steam Remote Play! It was like we were in the same room! Either that or they had a USB cable that reaches across the the continent.
Heute habe ich mal wieder eine #Gaming #Empfehlung für euch. Wenn jemand von euch auf der Suche nach einem guten #2Player #CoOp #Game auf #Steam (auch auf diversen #Konsolen) Kann ich euch #WeWereHere und #WeWereHereExpeditionsTheFriendship ans Herz legen. Die beiden mit #Rätsel vollgepackten #Videospiele sind derzeit zudem #kostenlos in #Valves #OnlineShop erhältlich.
Ich hatte viel Spaß damit 😊👍
"At a palatial penthouse just off Savile Row, we drop off another order to a concierge. This one’s for a young Saudi man: dinner at £192 from the high-end Chinese restaurant Hakkasan, a stone’s throw away. Deliveroo will take £35-45 of the order, while the restaurant gets £150. Shaffi gets £2.90. No tip again."
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It’s weird to think that #chrome is a great browser, but that it’s a great browser only so that it’s true purpose - to track you and serve you ads - can be better realized. The whole goal of constant feature improvements is to make sure that other browsers are behind and the amount of work to create a competitive browser is so high that nobody takes it on. Firefox is fast but also must constantly play the catch up game so struggles to innovate as well, and literally takes the majority of its money from Google… um
If only there could be some free, open source, independent browser that was run by a sane and thoughtful #coop of developers.
This creates a sense of belonging, divides the work, and can often lead to positive ripple effects up to state or federal levels.
It sounds cliché, but changing big things is possible.
You just can’t do it alone.
HOW can energy cooperatives and community enterprises transform our economy to tackle urgent challenges for the transition to a circular and climate-neutral society? Free webinar and pre-event of the Global Coop Innovation Summit in Montreal! Register here for the webinar: https://rrecq.ca/en/les-evenements/calendrier-des-evenements/gics-pre-event/ #coop #energy
Just a thought about our wannabe corporate overlords
#ElonMusk says that he is a free-speech absolutist. But, he'd probably fire any of his #Twitter ("x") employees if they regularly tweeted something about Elon or Twitter that he doesn't personally like 🤬
The social relationship between employer & employee is the opposite of "free speech" & having a vote on how the company is managed
Think of an #economic system that nurtured civilised speech & freedom of choice
Coming up this Monday, 9/11, in #Longmont #Colorado: the next in a series of local meet-ups to talk about Cosmos #coop, a #creative community and member-owned publishing platform dedicated to visionary #art and #literature.
Please spread the word!
#Email and the #web made #google,
Google now landlords web and email but
what would google do and be
if half of its work force walk out?
What kind of innovation in the wake of
Google infra breakdown would ensue?
In the end all institutions depend on continued engagement and #walkaway is the most
existential threat for them.
Ask china regarding bailar (let it rot).
So let's see about a revival of web and email,
salvaging useful planetary scale #coop tech
in the coming breakdowns.
I've been working on transcoding uploaded tracks to MP3 this afternoon for https://jam.coop.
Conveniently both render and github actions make `ffmpeg` available in their ruby images, so I've been able to use ffmpeg fairly easily to generate variable bitrate mp3s (e.g. https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/Encode/MP3).
As we're prepping for our #CoSocialAGM2023 and are leaning into the members forum more fully, I ended up posting our official rules of the #coop https://members.cosocial.ca/t/rules-of-the-cosocial-community-cooperative/95
I _think_ we can take the PDF and turn it into a set of linked forum pages and it will be usefully indexed and searchable.
If you'd like to help with this, leave a comment.
Note: that is a #CoSocialCa members-only link. We might make it visible in the future, but for now, serving members.
how does one keep up motivation at art co-ops in the face of drastic funding cuts in the arts? actually curious about strategies here. Co-ops go from being semi-political orgs to feeling like we are "running a business" as funding gets tighter and tighter and income streams become important to keep the rent paid.
I’ve been serving as a board member at Modo, Vancouver’s car-sharing cooperative, since 2021. This is such an exciting point in time to be thinking about what decoupling car access from car ownership can do for the shape and form of transit-oriented, walkable communities - with #coop principles at the heart of it all.
Modo just celebrated ✨25 years, with 1000 vehicles serving 30k members✨. Lots of hurdles and opportunities to come - like zero emission fleet transition.
Je cherche des personnes travaillant dans le domaine du design et/ou du développement web en tant qu’entrepreneur·euse-salarié·e au sein d’une CAE (Coopérative d’Activité et d’Emploi) en France.
C'est pour un article que je suis en train d’écrire, j'aimerais recueillir vos témoignages et vous poser quelques questions, si vous avez un peu de temps à m’accorder.
Affordable Housing Has Become Unaffordable to Build
A ‘perfect storm’ of rising costs makes it hard to keep rents low, say non-profits
This is a Vancouver-centric story, but I have seen exactly the same things happen in Victoria through my work with #VicCoolAid
I wrote a little thing about the launch of 404 Media and tried to only slightly mention how the publishing coop Outpost I co-founded is helping.
I remember that some of us want to start a #coop for internet infrastructure....
I wonder if any of the savvy B2B #marketing wizards like @mariyadelano have described the value prop of an infrastructure provider that is immune from #enshittification and aligned with the customer's business model?
I wonder what infrastructure jam.coop uses?
We (@freerange) have started work on a new, co-operatively owned music platform https://jam.coop. We want to give musicians, fans and the people who work on the platform control, a share of the (eventual) profits and the confidence that we won't be enshittified by external investors.
I'm going to share some things here as we build it. If you're interested, especially if you're a musician willing to try it out, sign up for info at jam.coop - or contact me here!
Teaching Mrs. Knight how to play Modern Marisa in #StreetFighter6
She's starting from absolute 0, 0 Kelvin vibes, so this is slow and fun. Marisa combos are easy and her only goal is to be able to play world tour so her goals are modest.
Most fun we've had gaming together since the #HaloInfinite campaign
Novlr (a writing tool) just became co-owned. While I'm normally excited about businesses becoming more cooperative (even if it's a consumer co-op where the members have very little actual power), something about this is making me nervous. What do other co-op folks think, am I being silly? Maybe it's just the fact that the product isn't open source (and I don't see that as very cooperative). https://www.novlr.org/the-reading-room/a-new-journey-novlr-becomes-writer-owned #coop #cooperative
I think of co-ops as rafts of permeable-walled cells ecapsulated in capitalist seas. They have commercial interfaces for navigation, nourishment, giving back, and legitimacy. But they also re-translate business laws in ways that encode their emphases on mutual commons inside themselves and between each other.
Creada en els 70, la cooperativa d'habitatge en cessió d'ús de #Leicester (UK) ara és propietària de 378 habitatges: 254 cases, 115 pisos i nou més en altres formats.
Aquesta és una via alternativa a la propietat privada concentrada en rendistes i a la lentitud burocràtica de l'habitatge públic, que depèn del color polític del moment.
This is super exciting!
I've been of the belief for a while now that these kinds of orgs are better off doing things like this and making sure there is first an established business, slowly building up a community on the side, and only rolling out proper co-ownership once the org is "ready" for it and actually has a working product that exists. This is different from the approach of focusing mostly on the co-op/organizational stuff and treating the product and technology as a second priority.
What do y'all think?
I think coops have a tremendous possibility for social good, so If anyone is looking to set up a progressively-minded #coop under #Oklahoma law, I am willing to donate 2 hours of pro Bono time to help with the startup process.
It's a high risk investment. No profits expected for years with favourable track prices. No membership/voting rights under 26 k€ invested. Check bylaws etc. in "legal" and "community" tabs.
Paraphrased HN comment:
> If a collection of independent entities cannot get their act together to codevelop digital infastructure (that will benefit all of them), somebody else will do it for them and will be eating their lunch through extractive rent-seeking practices as dictated by the standard VC model.
Agreed! Cooperatively owned digital infrastructure, built to solve local problems first, can be scaled globally and equitably with #OpenSource practices.
I think some tokens of membership - both optional physical and digital - are a good idea.
We haven’t documented all the #coop rules, but part of your first year payment is buying a membership share for at least $5. As long as you hold a share you’ll be a member.
We’ll document the (annual) member services fees over time.
Someone needs to have a word with Next City about the difference between an ESOP and a #Coop :TwinPines:
#introduction Hello everyone! My name is Denman Rooke. I'm an illustrator, art director, & concept artist.
I'm the artist/owner at studio RÚCACH working with Sumo Digital, Magic the Gathering, and D&D. RÚCACH is just me at the moment, but I dream of transitioning it into a coop someday.
I'm an activist with People Before Profit & Game Workers Unite Ireland