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
Notes from Sept 4th Meeting with Meet.Coop are here: https://cloud.owncube.com/s/GBPZYYDssykKJtn
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.
Matt Noyes started a check Tue 21 Jul
Do you want to join in a Social.Coop - Meet.Coop meeting? Closed Tue 28 Jul
Okay, so I count six people interested in participating. I will confer with Mike Hales about setting up a meeting and get back to everyone who voted with possible dates. I think we should also post a notice on Social.Coop, asking people to DM if they are interested, in case there are others who would like to join the call.
After discussion on Loomio (https://www.loomio.org/d/Ci7uHcyG/should-social-coop-join-the-online-meeting-cooperative-) we agreed to seek a meeting with people involve in Meet.Coop to explore the possibilities of joining Meet.Coop.
We need a couple of people from Meet.Coop who can answer questions about how Social.Coop might join, what it would entail, the process, the responsibilities involved, etc. On the Social.Coop side (of course these is overlap), it would be good to have people who might be prepared to play an active role. After we get a sense who wants to participate we can do a time poll.
|6 - Yes|
|5 - No|