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Wed 12 Feb

Switching Open Collective Hosts

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Nathan Schneider Public Seen by 141

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Nathan Schneider started a proposal Wed 12 Feb

Should Social.coop switch its Open Collective "host" to Platform6? Closed Tue 18 Feb

Outcome
by Nathan Schneider Tue 18 Feb

This proposal has passed. We will now proceed with the transfer process!

The way our finance platform Open Collective works, every "collective" (that's us) is part of a "host," which provides the legal and financial backend for the collectives that are part of it. We're currently hosted by OC's default host, the Open Collective Host, a US C corp. It charges a 5% fee, in addition to OC's 5% software fee.

We now have another option. Platform6 is a new UK-based co-op in our network that offers host services on Open Collective. This would enable Social.coop to become legally a cooperative, and to support the broader co-op movement more directly. Platform6 also charges a smaller host fee: 2%.

Additional note: This is fairly urgent because Open Collective is shutting down the Open Collective Host, so soon we will not have a legal entity at all.

This proposal passed in the Finance Working Group, which has completed preparatory work and decided that this is the best option among our cchoices. We are ready to make the switch as soon as this is approved.

Results
Agree - 28
Abstain - 2
Disagree - 0
Block - 0
30 people have voted (14%)
NS

Nathan Schneider
Agree
Wed 12 Feb

NZ

Ned Zimmerman
Agree
Wed 12 Feb

DM

David Mynors
Agree
Wed 12 Feb

MC

Matthew Cropp
Agree
Wed 12 Feb

PL

Paul Lindner
Agree
Wed 12 Feb

M

mike_hales
Agree
Wed 12 Feb

NS

Nick Sellen
Agree
Wed 12 Feb

COT

Creature Of The Hill
Agree
Wed 12 Feb

BH

Bob Haugen
Agree
Wed 12 Feb

W

Will
Agree
Wed 12 Feb

LS

Leo Sammallahti
Abstain
Wed 12 Feb

Conflict of interest (humblebrag), I'm a co-director of Platform6.

MF

Mica Fisher
Agree
Wed 12 Feb

SJK

Stephanie Jo Kent
Agree
Wed 12 Feb

ED

emi do
Agree
Thu 13 Feb

AU

Ana Ulin
Agree
Thu 13 Feb

MB

Manuela Bosch
Agree
Thu 13 Feb

MN

Matt Noyes
Agree
Thu 13 Feb

GB

Gabby Bray
Agree
Fri 14 Feb

MAS

Michel Alexandre Salim
Agree
Fri 14 Feb

D

Darren
Agree
Fri 14 Feb

Z

Zee
Abstain
Fri 14 Feb

KT

KC Terry
Agree
Fri 14 Feb

M

Michael
Agree
Sat 15 Feb

K

kekorraelagua
Agree
Sat 15 Feb

DVN

Dave V. ND9JR
Agree
Sun 16 Feb

SH

Steve Herrick
Agree
Mon 17 Feb

D

Django
Agree
Mon 17 Feb

BMH

Benjamin Mako Hill
Agree
Mon 17 Feb

RD

Robert Dickey
Agree
Tue 18 Feb

MN

Matt Noyes Tue 18 Feb

Thanks for taking care of this!