Hey Kev, thx a lot for taking the time & presenting your ideas during the board call on Friday! Kev M wrote:
The TDF could engage into a legal arrangement with the co-operative that implies control of actions based on a contractual service arrangement.. but theoretically the board of the co-op would be run independently. If it's the case that the TDF must control the entity then forming a co-op may be an overly complicated matter.
Yeah, as discussed - I guess for the immediate needs TDF has for a business entity, a cooperative would unnecessarily complicate matters. But - going forward their will be other & differently-structured challenges the community would want to tackle, and for that, a cooperative might well be a good match. And as Michael said during the board call, some more ptrs on how such a thing would look like in Canada, and also how a potential fully-owned subsidiary could be setup there, would be greatly appreciated! All the best, Thorsten -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Member of the Board The Document Foundation, Kurfürstendamm 188, 10707 Berlin, Germany Rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts Legal details: http://www.documentfoundation.org/imprint
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