I am part of sunbeam.city, a co-operative solarpunk Mastodon social network server with around 400 active users and around 1600 users overall from all over the world. We’re looking to setup some sort of legal co-operative entity to ensure the assets of the co-op remain collective even as individual members come and go.
Does anyone have any advice in this area or know anyone who might be interested in helping? Could be a unique opportunity for the movement to help support an emerging platform co-op.
Not sure how much I’d actually be able to contribute, but it’s quite co-incidental as I’ve been thinking of creating a Mastodon server specifically for Co-operators (unless there’s one around that i’ve missed?). How have you found the running of it?
In terms of advice I would encourage you to contact @coopsmark who will be able to suggest relevant low cost UK co-op legal options. If you want to register the legal entity somewhere else I’m not sure. A good list of relevant resources is at https://platform6.coop/resources
I have some relevant experience/expertise and interest in this area. You can see me at https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickandrews1/ Happy to have a chat if you think it useful. Good luck - what you are trying to do presents some interesting (!) challenges.