A platform to enable communities to thrive
The Open Co-op has a vision that we have championed for some time: That an open source platform which providesRead more.
OPEN 2020 – Reinvented: Networked commons initiatives
OPEN 2020 is a collaborative online event for anyone that is interested in creating a world which places people andRead more.
Decentralizing power and value using blockchain
In the run up to OPEN 2020, which will now be an online event, we caught up with Samer HassanRead more.
OPEN 2020 – postponed
As event organisers the safety of our community is paramount and for the last few weeks we have been closelyRead more.
Charge My Street – platform co-op seeking investment
The following blog is a guest post from Daniel Heery, from Charge My Street – a platform co-op that installsRead more.
Introducing Fairbnb.coop – Q&A with Damiano Avellino
The main challenge we need to solve in the platform co-op community is how to reach critical mass… and howRead more.
Introducing The Democracy Collaborative – Q&A with Sarah McKinley
I see a real need for “scaled connectivity” to advance our work as part of a viable ecosystem. In theRead more.
The case for open protocols
In my previous post on making groups work I argued that a centralised, cooperatively owned platform could be one ofRead more.
OPEN 2020 partners with Redecentralize.org
We’re very excited to announce that OPEN 2020 has partnered with Redecentralize.org – a movement of people pioneering technologies andRead more.
Kate Raworth – A healthy economy should be designed to thrive not grow
What would a sustainable, universally beneficial economy look like? “Like a doughnut,” says Oxford economist Kate Raworth. In this eye-openingRead more.
Making groups work
There is a growing consensus that enabling groups, and networks of groups, to work together, is essential to delivering exponentialRead more.
The gathering #SWARM
This excellent animated video came out in 2010 in response to the failed 2009 Copenhagen Summit. It advocates a networkRead more.
An internet revolution of democracy
In his paper on ‘Democracy and E-Democracy – A discussion of the possibility of supplanting traditional representative democracy with e-democracy’,Read more.
Mutual credit – an alternative to the extractive economy
One of our key projects at The Open Co-op is The Open Credit Network, which evolved out of OPEN 2018Read more.
Paul Mason joins the OPEN 2019 Gathering
The Open Co-op is proud to announce Paul Mason will be attending at OPEN 2019. Paul wrote the important andRead more.
Defining a shared purpose for the progressive movement
*In this article I use the term ‘progressive movement’ to mean all the people and organisations that are working, orRead more.
The Key Themes of Collaboration
Having re-watched the webinar on Catalysing Collaboration at Scale I wondered if it might be possible to identify some ofRead more.