Should we switch Open Collective "hosts" to Sarapis?
This is a thread to discuss a potential transition of our Open Collective host organization.
Poll Created Tue 27 Mar 2018 2:44AM
Should we switch Open Collective "hosts" to Sarapis? Closed Mon 2 Apr 2018 2:01AM
Since this proposal has been approved by more than 50% of voting members, it has passed. I will begin the process of transferring our OC host to Sarapis.
In the meantime, we need someone to represent Social.coop in the IoO project council. I'll post a separate proposal about that.
Currently, Social.coop uses the legal structure of Open Collective (OC)'s company Open Source Collective. We pay 5% on all income for this, in addition to a 5% service fee. But OC also allows groups like ours to use a separate "host" legal structure, if it is registered to provide that service on OC.
It turns out that one of our new members, Devin Balkind (@devin, I believe), runs an organization, Sarapis.org, which acts as a host on OC. Devin has offered to let Social.coop operate on this host—at no cost, as long as the operating complexity remains relatively low. This would save us 50% of our overhead.
He has also asked that, if we do this, we do it through the governance structure of the Internet of Ownership Project Council, by making Social.coop an affiliate project of IoO and having a representative in the council (also a Loomio group). So if we move forward with this change, we should also choose someone to play that role. It can't be me because I am already on the council through my work running the ioo.coop website.
This proposal has already passed in the Finance Working Group, and I am now bringing it here for final approval.
|Results||Option||% of points||Voters|
|Undecided||0%||56||RB AW @ GSF W|
15 of 71 people have voted (21%)
Poll Created Mon 2 Apr 2018 3:46AM
Who is willing to serve as the Social.coop representative on the Internet of Ownership Project Council? Closed Thu 5 Apr 2018 3:01AM
Based on this response, I think it's fair to nominate @mattnoyes as the initial representative.
Following the recent decision to switch Open Collective "hosts" to Sarapis, which will proceed through the Internet of Ownership co-governance framework, we need to appoint a representative for Social.coop to the IoO Project Council. This is a very low-intensity role; it mainly just involves some occasional participation in the Loomio group. Details are here and here.
All are welcome, but people who are part of groups historically underrepresented in dominant structures of power are especially invited to join. If there are multiple self-nominations, we'll hold a Ranked Choice vote.
Will you nominate yourself?
|Results||Option||% of voters||Voters|
||Undecided||88%||63||AW @ GSF W|
9 of 72 people have voted (12%)
Mon 2 Apr 2018 4:34AM
To get the ball rolling, yes. BUT despite my own precarious economic status my people have been and continue to be over-represented in dominant structures of power. So consider me a possible last resort.
Mon 2 Apr 2018 3:51PM
I would like to be considered after those that have been involved with social.coop longer have been tapped. I've been interested in what the council does for a while.
Poll Created Thu 5 Apr 2018 4:51AM
URGENT: Appoint Matt Noyes as Social.coop's rep on the Internet of Ownership Project Council Closed Sun 8 Apr 2018 4:02AM
I will submit a formal application for Social.coop's admission to the IoO project council, and then proceed with switching Open Collective hosts.
Based on this poll the most willing candidate for the Social.coop rep for the IoO Project Council is @mattnoyes. Based on previous discussion, I propose that he serve a one-year term, after which we will cast the net again for additional volunteers.
I have labeled this URGENT, per the bylaws, to move this process forward more quickly, since it has already taken several weeks.
|Results||Option||% of points||Voters|
||Agree||100.0%||19||RB AW GSF|
|Undecided||0%||55||@ W DU DU|
19 of 74 people have voted (25%)
Sun 8 Apr 2018 1:31AM
I wonder if 1 year is too long. I've seen a 1 year term work well in in-person volunteer organizations, buy it feels like an eternity in online time. I'd favor 6 months, but am not going to impede this appointment for my opinion.