Hi I´m Jan-Peter from Hostsharing eG. A german based Web- and Cloud Hosting cooperative owned both by workers and customers. We are an registered Coop since 2000 and run our own server hardware in two different data centers.
I´m part of the non technical coop members and I´m here because the platform.coop mailinglist recommended coops.tech as nice place to meet other tech coops. Im in the coop area since round about 30 years as member in several different coops. E.g. a coop linking eco-farmers and customers in cities, my ethical bank GLS-Bank e.g. my webhoster hostsharing and my marketplace fairmondo.
I had a voluntary leading position for several years ion a coop and learned a lot about conflicts between voluntary and workers in coops. At hostsharing I´m active on voluntary basis and mainly interested on platform coops and sustainability.
Beside my voluntary coop activities I work as graphic arts IT specialist (colormanagement) and live with my family in Berlin.
Concerning CoTech I have following questions:
- What I have to do for hostsharing eG to be listed as an CoTech member ?
- any formal membership and membership fees ?
I´m also interested to meet people from other coops, which are running their own server hardware to exchange experiences ans strategies on coop owned hardware and coop owned data centers.
(Owning hardware servers seems to be for several people - even in the coop tech scene - quite old fashioned…)