Interesting idea. Might not want to start with a legal cooperative, just figure out how you want all of the people who are involved with write.as to be engaged and maybe how to be involved differently than they are now.
Those aspects are more important than the legal formalities, especially stuff like dividends. (Or so I think...)
Might also fit your tiny size and worries about managing the org.
@bhaugen That's a great point. So maybe just coming up with a "membership," and putting things together that people can decide on, to start?
Several other people in social.coop have experience in starting cooperatives. They might have more advice.
But I would think figuring out who might be possible members, proposing some kind of co-op, and getting them into a discussion would be good first steps.
Not sure if you are asking a question here, sorry in case you did not.
(Transparency: deleted and retooted, as I had the mention wrong)
@matt @write_as Whatever you do, please don't involve cryptocurrency, DAOs etc. There's no shortcut to community. Adding tech that nobody really understands (and that is loathed by many) will not make it any easier to organize.
This post made some good points, including "Inscribing governance in code doesn’t resolve real-world conflicts over competing values" - https://networked.substack.com/p/web3-i-have-my-daots
@skyfaller Oh yeah, that's not happening lol. I've been looking into the space for the past couple months and already came to the conclusion. (https://write.as/matt/what-would-a-real-web3-look-like)
Thanks for sharing the article! I'll give it a read.
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