Discussion Points Forming
It is clear that everyone involved in this group is stimulated by the idea of a micro-blogging Platform Co-op, and were inspired by @ntnsndr #buytwitter call to action.
But obviously there are many ways to do this - and I am happy to note that some different point's of view are developing already. I think this is an eminently good thing.
I've decided to map them here for reference until we are using a more appropriate tool.
(1) Buy Twitter - organise, incorporate, fundraising, politicise, buy twitter. The original vision.
(2) Build capacity to buy a deathstar - build the legal, financial, and social structures so that when the next opportunity comes along there is a funded and democratically controlled org. in place to acquire. (@sureshfernando @chrisbeelby are discussing among others)
(3) Start a micro-blogging Platform Co-op - let's just start from scratch, organise, incorporate, raise capital and build the future platform co-op. (What @stevenpalmer @priscillagrim and @zbanshee are discussing).
Anything I have missed out let me know.
I think it would be most productive at this stage to engage with all options with an open mind - we have some time to tease out all the issues. :)