First off, if a moderator wants to move this to another category, please do.
As founder of Resonate, the streaming music coop, I’ve long thought about interoperability among coops but also the need for more technical collaboration across coops as perhaps the only way to counter the nearly endless resources that the silicon valley goliaths enjoy. So that’s a hard nut I’ve been trying to crack for years now.
2021 seems to be the year that blockchain related tech has finally started cracking into the mainstream in meaningful ways beyond simple asset ownership. One aspect of this explosion of interest in blockchain is DAOs. Typically referred to as Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, but in the co-op context, the A should be Accountable. (Kudos to Austin Robey for that language hack.)
So the notion occurred to me… why not create a DAO for software producing coops? And so, here’s a VERY rough draft on this idea:
Since CoTech is really the closest existing entity that has similar aims, it seems like this might be the best place to get feedback before starting to share it more widely.
Thanks for reading!