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==Tech Week London==
     &nbsp;* Event to link CoTech with Tech Week London - next steps and assessment whether this can go ahead [POLLY]<br>
     &nbsp;* Event to link CoTech with Tech Week London - next steps and assessment whether this can go ahead [POLLY]<br>
     &nbsp;Response did not meet target of &#163;300<br>
     &nbsp;Response did not meet target of &#163;300<br>

Revision as of 15:25, 31 March 2018


  • Laura (we are open)
  • Luke (Aptivate)
  • Fabian (Digital Liberties)
  • David & James (Co-operative Web)
  • Simon (Cetis LLP)
  • Roy (Gildedsplinters)
  • Aaron (Agile Collective)
  • Polly Robbins (Outlandish)
  • Leo (Autonomic)

Agenda Overview

  • Welcome and connecting
  • Is this call valuable? Or how to make these calls more valuable!
    • Fabian - need to have made some progress by the next Wortley Hall in November 2018
    • Aaron: We should talk about people are doing! (Polly +1 on this)
    • Luke: I find it already useful that we're meeting and get a chance to talk about stuff
  • Our next call is April 25th!!

Agenda items?

  • Testing for Next cloud group: <a href="https://community.coops.tech/t/cotech-nextcloud-talk/638/4">https://community.coops.tech/t/cotech-nextcloud-talk/638/4</a>
    • Start using it! They did some testing and it works. 

  • Using the Viable Systems Model to analyse CoTech as an emergent Viable organisation: <a href="https://wiki.coops.tech/wiki/Viable_Systems_Model">https://wiki.coops.tech/wiki/Viable_Systems_Model</a>
    • been using it inside of digital liberties. Had a session at space4. 
    • Basically - it's how do you make sure that something like cotech is viable. 
      • Fabian's sense is that we need a stronger identity amongst cotech. To what extent is the membership engaging and then looking at the future. What kind of possibilities are arising.
    • From discussion of this the CoTech Holochain group has been set up: see Bill' Olivier's presentation at last weeks London CoTech meet up:
    • <a href="https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10EnrhvJdTBKdjZy7ghioNC43HixsJEFzcpCQXrGqZFE/edit#slide=id.g34f1e96374701bdd_5">https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10EnrhvJdTBKdjZy7ghioNC43HixsJEFzcpCQXrGqZFE/edit#slide=id.g34f1e96374701bdd_5</a>
    • Aaron - oh helpful to hear in Human Talk because the wiki is kind of difficult to understand. We're talking about human's, so need the text in a more humany kind of thing. Lol.
    • ACTION Fabian will edit it to be more human understandable.
    • ACTION: Fabian to share via the CoTech Newsletter
    • What are the factors that enable to create cotech so that it has a life of it's own. Framework for realizing our potential.
    • Aaron - as we talked about last time, we need to be more responsible about our contributions.

  • Graham Mitchell is putting in a bid to Unfound (<a href="http://unfound.coop/)">http://unfound.coop/)</a> as regards developing a Platform Co-op and invites other people from CoTech to join them. deadline on Friday.
    • See <a href="https://community.coops.tech/t/invitation-new-platform-cooperative-project/675">https://community.coops.tech/t/invitation-new-platform-cooperative-project/675</a>
    • A few coops are getting involved and YOU can too!
    • ACTION: Read the thread, think about if you want to get involved, if yes answer the thread!

Cotech Organiser

See: CoTech Network Coordinator

Can we make these calls develop coordination?

  • OR: How can we make this viable and easy for a few humans with 1/2 hours a week participation
  • Can we identify actions, self organise and try to just keep the wheels turning for cotech wide stuff

For example, in the newsletter, we identified:

Outlandish initiative

  • setting up knowledge transfer partnership (research used in industry and vice versa: knowledge transfer partnership
  • informal discussions with London Met
we talked about scoping the position down to get it moving. Even if it's just someone who moves forward with Wortley Hall 2018.
Digital Liberties is willing to put time, but maybe not money. Different co-ops contribute in different ways.
  • Maybe we create working groups?

Wortley Hall2018

  • Budget exists (where?). Can we cobudget it?

"ACTION: Create event to talk about Wortley Hall! Chris, Aaron and Polly to meetup to talk about process.

Working groups


  • Already happening. Not clear who is in or out or what we do
  • Community calls: Laura facilitating these
  • Wiki

ACTION: Three key questions

    • questions: 
      • how we make it clear which groups exist
      • how we show what needs to be done in which group
      • how do we make it easy for people to jump in/out to these groups that interest them

  • Tech Week London

        * Event to link CoTech with Tech Week London - next steps and assessment whether this can go ahead [POLLY]
     Response did not meet target of £300
     Action: Polly to contact all co-ops who expressed interest to discuss whether to take these things forward
     * Comms: @CoTechUK Twitter channel - to share responsibility [POLLY]
    •  * ACTION: Polly to create a new slack channel and push it out there

       Any Other Business
    Could this etherpad server be setup to use https? - Leo (i filed a ticket: <a href="https://github.com/weareopen/AllTheThings/issues/50">https://github.com/weareopen/AllTheThings/issues/50</a> )
    * Commons Transition UK (on Loomio) -- Simon (Cetis LLP) see <a href="https://www.loomio.org/g/Hf1qrvoY/commons-transition-uk">https://www.loomio.org/g/Hf1qrvoY/commons-transition-uk</a>
      • intended to help discuss the coordination and set up of regional connections around Commons thinking and P2P 
      • invitation: <a href="https://www.loomio.org/invitations/4e5a51c7ae14bd2f38da">https://www.loomio.org/invitations/4e5a51c7ae14bd2f38da</a> 
    • See also: <a href="http://commonstransition.org/">http://commonstransition.org/</a>
    • Co-ops, creative Commons and Open Source all seem to overlap and can develop these relationships.
    • Action: Read and discuss Laura commits to helping with the overlap :D

       Actions (outside agenda items):
      * People who aren't in CoTech: Can they join here? Unknown, let's talk about it. Everyone seems fine with the idea of an open call. 
    ACTION: Maybe we should put the community call on the site?
    ACTION Laura add standing community call item: Anyone who is not in the CoTech Network on the call?