Should Social.Coop join The Online Meeting Cooperative?
The purpose of this thread is to consider whether Social.Coop should offer an online meeting service to its members by joining The Online Meeting Cooperative. https://org.meet.coop/ We would probably want to join as a Member Organization:
Member organisation: Commons and/or Social and Solidarity Economy organisation committed to contribute an annual membership in the form of time and/or money valued at 500 - 1000€. After start up, membership contributions for the second year are expected to be lower.
Here is a pad for comparing options: https://pad.disroot.org/p/Social.Coop_Video_Call_Options
Matt Noyes started a proposal Sun 21 Jun
Social.Coop will ask Meet.Coop to host a video meeting, using BBB, to discuss the possibility of our joining Meet.Coop as an organization. Closed Sat 27 Jun
We have consent (no objections), so the next step is to ask Meet.Coop folks (several of whom are social.coop members) to figure out who can meet with us and some possible dates/times. chriscroome who is a founding member offered to help. @freescholar and @Yasuaki Kudo are also members, I think.
This proposal assumes that we believe it is worth taking the first step toward joining Meet.Coop, but it does not commit us to joining.
If you object, please indicate why. The goal here is minimum viability -- good enough to try. Does this proposal harm Social.Coop? Do people have experience with BBB or the member co-ops in Meet.Coop that suggests it is unsafe for us to meet with them?
|Consent - 27|
|Abstain - 5|
|Objection - 0|
Mon 22 Jun
To check for user-friendliness as an older person, I went through the process of signing up for a free personal space on BigBlueButton (BBB) and it went off without incident.
Chris Croome (Webarchitects Co-operative)
Tue 23 Jun
As one of the founders of
meet.coop and someone who doesn't use
social.coop I think it would be appropriate for me to abstain! However I'd be happy to answer any questions and I'm keen to help make this happen.