From Platform to Open Cooperativism
Hello! We always get a ton of questions about this: "What are Open Coops? Are they the same as Platform Coops? Is Open Cooperativism Utopian?" etc. So we thought hard about it and wrote this in-depth analysis of both approaches and why the matter.
Here is an extract:
> Rather than assuming a digital backbone, Open Cooperativism explores how open data, ecological stewardship, and the active production of Commons might expand and revive established cooperative traditions, even reclaim the idea of a Cooperative Commonwealth. Open Cooperativism argues that it’s not enough to have a better Uber or a more democratic AirBnB: we must tackle issues like housing and transportation head on. The root causes of our dysfunctional, destructive economies can’t be danced around.