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September 5th, 2019 07:56

Digital Democracy - Options for ICA to Advance Platform Cooperatives

Here is Ed Mayo's discussion paper Digital democracy?
Options for the International Cooperative Alliance to advance Platform Coops
. The ICA are seeking feedback. You can respond here

Note - the links above have been changed so as not to require a MS login. The actual PDF docs are also posted below.

Oli SB

Oli SB September 5th, 2019 08:24

The link to the paper doesn't work :( well, not without a Micro$oft login...
Do you have another link that is open?

Graham

Graham September 5th, 2019 08:27

Oh, the irony. Hiding a discussion paper on digital cooperation behind a corporate login.

Graham

Graham September 5th, 2019 08:41

Just spent 10 minutes trying and failing to jump through the M$ hoops.

Mark Simmonds  (Co-op Culture & Platform 6)

Mark Simmonds (Co-op Culture & Platform 6) September 5th, 2019 08:46

OK. I'll ask Ed if there is a more accessible link. Meanwhile here's a PDF

Mark Simmonds  (Co-op Culture & Platform 6)

Mark Simmonds (Co-op Culture & Platform 6) September 5th, 2019 08:46

It's weird that I can access, but I don't go anywhere near MS.

Graham

Graham September 5th, 2019 09:32

What sort of response are the ICA looking for?

Alex Worrad-Andrews

Alex Worrad-Andrews September 6th, 2019 05:45

We at Common Knowledge would be very much up for replying to this, so ask the same question as Graham.

Mark Simmonds  (Co-op Culture & Platform 6)

Mark Simmonds (Co-op Culture & Platform 6) September 6th, 2019 07:51

Here's the feedback form.

Graham

Graham September 6th, 2019 08:18

So what I'm seeing here appears to be an internal consultation exercise between the ICA and its members? I am concerned that people might put time and effort into a response that is simply ruled out as ineligible. Is there a clear channel for feedback that is acceptable to ICA? (For example, is Co-operatives UK as an ICA member open to receiving feedback and collating that).

Mark Simmonds  (Co-op Culture & Platform 6)

Mark Simmonds (Co-op Culture & Platform 6) September 6th, 2019 08:53

I'll check. Ed is happy to share this, but as you say @graham it could be that feedback does need to channel thru an ICA member -watch this space.

Alex Worrad-Andrews

Alex Worrad-Andrews September 6th, 2019 12:19

Please let me know on here how this has to operate. Cheers!

Michelle Parkin-Kelly

Michelle Parkin-Kelly September 9th, 2019 08:48

I can confirm Co-operatives UK is a direct member of the ICA on behalf of its members.

Michelle Parkin-Kelly

Michelle Parkin-Kelly September 9th, 2019 13:48

Hi all,

I've chased this up and the ICA are taking feedback from any source, but of course will be differentiating between member and non-member responses as this is designed for ICA members.

Anyone who is a direct member of the ICA should have access to the documents (we have fed back that the lack of open source sharing on this is as impractical as it is ironic) and may respond directly.

Anyone else who isn't an ICA member but is a member of Co-operatives UK, directly or indirectly, may respond to us and we will collate responses from UK co-ops. There will be a link on CUK social media shortly and of course you're welcome to contact me here or directly with questions or contributions.

Mark Simmonds  (Co-op Culture & Platform 6)

Mark Simmonds (Co-op Culture & Platform 6) September 10th, 2019 07:12

Cheers @michelleparkinkell . Thanks for offering to collate responses on this. If you could update this thread too when the Co-operatives UK link is live, that would be great.