Platform Cooperativism: Challenging the Corporate Sharing Economy
The “sharing economy” wasn’t supposed to be this way. Aided by the tiny computers most of us carry with usRead more.
How the Digital Nomads of Social Media Squad Run a Distributed Co-Op
Alanna from Loomio met Romain Chanut at POC21, a 6 week innovation camp in France focused on open source hardwareRead more.
How Platform Coops Can Beat Death Stars Like Uber to Create a Real Sharing Economy
Image: The Battle of Yavin where the first Death Star was destroyed. Credit: Fanpop We have an epic choice before us betweenRead more.
Cooperativa Integral Catalana as a living model of open cooperativism
Enric Duran of the Catalan Integrated Cooperative has taken the time to comment on Michel Bauwens’ recent article on OpenRead more.
Let’s discuss Open Co-ops and Commons on Discourse!
At a recent Solidarity Economy event hosted by Locality and organised by Pat Conaty, Robin Murray put a tenner onRead more.
Owning is the New Sharing
By Nathan Schneider and originally published on Shareable Image from OpenSource.com’s post, “Don’t Build a Better Mousetrap. Change the Business Model.” One chilly morningRead more.
Cooperatives’ Uber Moment
Can Cooperatives Build Better Online Tools to Disrupt the Disrupters? by Nic Wistreich (and originally published on Grassroots Economic Organizing)Read more.
Toward an Open Co-operativism
NOTE: when I first re-launched this blog is was because people like @edmayo1 and @mbauwens had started to talk about ‘Open Co-ops’. NowRead more.
Should Tech Companies That Derive All Their Value from Users Be Co-ops?
NOTE: This great article by @kirstystyles1 links to this website with the text “plenty of resources”, which is flattering (and would beRead more.
‘Grunt Funds’ are trending in startup circles
David Hodgson from Humingbird Labs had lunch with Citizen Code co-founder Noah Thorp, found out about the concept of ‘Grunt Funds ofRead more.
The Case for a FairShares Model of Enterprise
The best thing about going to the Co-op Bank Crisis: Ways Foward for the Co-operative Movement conference organised by Co-operativeRead more.
Open State: Tomorrow Made Today
The best new thing I learnt about at OuiShare Fest 2014: The Age of Communities was Open State. Here isRead more.
Open : Data : Cooperatives – Synopsis
Originally published over at Open Data Manchester by Julian Tait This is a synopsis of the meeting held in Berlin thatRead more.
Why We Need a New Kind of Open Cooperatives for the P2P Age
this article originally appeared on the P2P Foundation Michel Bauwens: “The cooperative movement and cooperative enterprises are in the midstRead more.
Open Co-ops: Inspiration, Legal Structure and Tools
this article originally appeared in Stir Magazine illustration by Daksheeta Pattni In 2002 I described United Diversity as “a memberRead more.
Must hear trialogue: Bauwens, Restakis and Kleiner
UPDATE: The wonderful people over at Guerrilla Translation have now transcribed this must listen podcast into both Spanish and English.Read more.
Open Co-ops – an idea whose time has come?
Back in 2004, Gary Alexander from the Open University, Tom Salfield and Josef Davies-Coates from United Diversity, and Oliver Sylvester-Bradley fromRead more.