Re: [board-discuss] Agenda for TDF board meeting on Friday, August 14th at 1300 Berlin time (UTC+2)
thanks for sharing your idea, sounds interesting, if I understood it
right it is the "Genossenschaft" you are mentioning?
It is worth to think about and value it if such an organisation
could help to full fill the solution for handling app store
activities and get more code contributions financed, under control
What about discussing the idea in the public part of the meeting
tomorrow, are you available there? I would love to have your full
name then to ask you in the meeting to say a few sentence about the
Thanks again, hopefully speaking tomorrow a bit about the idea, all
Am 13.08.2020 um 16:19 schrieb Kev M:
I'm guessing based on the information
provided in the titles that the TDF is looking to set up a The
If it is the case you're setting up a
business entity, may I strongly plead towards setting up a
multi-stakeholder platform co-operative instead of a
1) CIB, Collabora, etc. would have
equal voting rights as organization members
2) Donor/subscribers would have voting
rights as personal members.
3) TDF/TDC staff would have voting
rights as worker members.
The weighting of votes could be
determined by contributions, so maybe (60% org weight, 30%
member weight, 10% worker weight).
Trebor Scholz, a german professor at
The New School in NYC is a proponent of platform co-ops and
would likely be quite interested in helping out.
There are a lot of other platform
co-op enthusiasts that would likely help with this work as well,
it would help with task 3113 (though I don't know why Heiko is
so resistant against creating an online forum like Discourse
considering the community is clamouring for it.)
There are also lots of resources online with templates, etc. to
set up a co-operative organization; in Europe the ICA (Belgium),
CICOPA (Italy), etc. would be excited to help I would imagine.
This also would be a potential revenue stream as voting
membership could be set as an annual requirement to maintain
good standing. Consider that Taz.de - a media co-op in Berlin,
is purely funded by it's members, despite the availability of
free news around the world and states.
If you'd be interested in going in this direction I'd be happy
to provide some volunteer time to assist in creation/governance.
Lothar K. Becker, Member of the Board of Directors
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