What is a worker cooperative: Worker cooperatives are businesses owned and controlled by the people who work in them, the cooperative members. They are a time-tested way to create quality jobs, and are gaining momentum as a strategy to build and anchor wealth in communities.
Cooperatives and Collectives - Think Outside the Boss
As members of the USFWC (US Federation of Worker Cooperatives), Agaric is a group of worker/owners from around the globe, that work collectively on projects. Having attended the Worker National Cooperative Conference in Chicago (http://conference.coop/), I would like to present and discuss the options for cooperatives and collectives within technology. Developers cooperatives are an interesting and rewarding challenge!
As FreeScholar, I am a member of Agaric, a growing cooperative of Drupal Developers. Bringing new members to the community is my favorite thing to do. I also love building sites that can be useful to Drupal developers and beginners. Agaric is building PowerToConnect.org as a platform service to Organize a group, post a BoF and keep in touch with a topical group. Anyone who is interested can subscribe to updates by text and email. I also love to facilitate Drupal mentors, tutors and students, helping them connect. I work on the sub-local level - preparing people with the tools to take control of their lives, so they can contribute. I liberate people from factories and CEO's from boardrooms. I believe in autonomy.