Links to Worker Cooperative Resources

Started by Tony Budak, June 22, 2012, 05:02:29 pm

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Happy Labor Day

There are several written guides for starting worker cooperatives, and many more for starting cooperatives in general that include sections on worker cooperatives.  Having a good organizer or consultant, or mentor, surely makes any of the guides more useful. 

A few examples are:

http://american.coop/node/119

http://american.coop/
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Tiberius Brastaviceanu writes:

SENSORICA is starting to show a nice pattern. After one year, the value network model shows the expected behavior: it enables economic activities with very little dependence on financial capital. In other words, individuals with no financial capital can leverage their skills and participate in economic activities, to create and distribute value. The biggest investment in SENSORICA, by far, is in time. There is some financial investment, but negligible compared to time. We can also see that members share materials they own to facilitate R&D and product development. See the emerging picture here http://www.sensorica.co/home/working-space/value-reputation-roles/value-accounting 
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This Forum site that you are reading is an example of network collaboration and free to use software the application is called, Simple Machines, . Check out the organization's design features, http://www.simplemachines.org/

If you know of other models, please post them.



Simple Machines started as a project under Lewis Media, LLC. In 2007, the Simple Machines Forum project was split off and formed its own company, organized as Simple Machines, LLC. In June of 2010, Simple Machines reformed as a not-for-profit organization (NPO) registered in Nevada. The transfer of assets from LLC to NPO was completed in April of 2011 and in May of 2011, Simple Machines, LLC was dissolved.
Present

Simple Machines is a member run organization. We are led by an elected Board of Directors as indicated in our Bylaws. The people who form the Simple Machines organization are a diverse group of individuals from around the world. Each project that is under the Simple Machines umbrella has its own teams, such as Customization, Development, Documentation, Localization and Support. Additionally, there are two corporate level teams that span multiple projects; Marketing and Project Support (site and server administration). All team members from all involved projects make up the membership of the Simple Machines organization.

The organization currently includes one project: Simple Machines Forum, our root and flagship product.
Future

Simple Machines plans to expand our project portfolio, by inviting and accepting additonal projects into our organizational structure.
At this time we do not hold 501 status with the IRS, but we are actively pursuing it and expect to obtain it in the very near future.
Additionally, although membership in the NPO is currently limited to current and former project team members, we have plans to eventually allow enrollment of other individuals into the membership.





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The social web is based, argues Michel Bauwens, on an underlying, but unstable social contract. From the point of view of the users this social contract stipulates that their attention is to be monetized through advertising, as long as it does not interfere with their sharing. If the interference crosses a certain line of acceptability, users will either revolt, or go elsewhere.


When we talk about the social web, we have to be careful about which aspect it is that we are talking about:

    Are we talking about its technological affordances: the new levels of participation that it allows
    Are we talking about the social web as a process of direct creation of value by produser communities?
    Are we talking about the associated business models?

READ MORE AT  http://www.re-public.gr/en/?p=261
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