Infrastructure and Communication

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Website (

Main public facing website to show off CoTech to potential clients and members (launched at the CoTech Social Feb 2017). There is a single login for each co-op. Each co-op is responsible for updating their profile on the website. See the CoTech WordPress wiki page for some help documentation. We welcome contributions to our Github repo and you can also check out the development branch of the site.

Wiki (

Documentation for CoTech.

To create an account on this wiki ask an existing admin to create an account for you by using the create account page (the account creation page only works for wiki admins).

Forum (

Publicly available Discourse forum, open to everybody interested in co-operatives and technology, please sign up and join in!

For more info, see Community

Loomio (

For decision making within CoTech. Viewable by anyone with a Loomio login. There are some guidelines for making decisions on the Loomio

Slack Channel (

For real time chat between individuals. Open to all CoTech members, ask for an invite.

Document sharing and office suite (

Doc sharing for use within CoTech and by CoTech members for group collaboration. Based on NextCloud it provides file sharing like Dropbox and Google Drive along with collaborative document editing similar to Google Docs. There are some notes evaluating it here: Nextcloud

To access this accounts need to be created on the system for each individual user, ask for an account in this thread.


To share code between CoTech members it is possible to use This is a GitLab instance run by WebArchitects. To get access you need to join Webarchitects, which can be done for as little as a pound.

The site code is currently hosted on GitHub where we have a CoTech organisation and that is the place to raise issues such as bugs and feature requests, see also the help documentation for the site if you need an account.

Deprecated channels

Mailing List

We have an open tech-coops email list with open archives. This has mostly been replaced by our Discourse Forum and will probably be shut down and archived.

Google Calendar

Google calendar. This will probably be shut down soon if we opt to go with Nextcloud.

Administration Management

Administration Responsibilities

The appointed persons for administration management of Co-Tech have the responsibility of maintaining the following areas of our digital space and services.

• Main website (

• The forum/Discourse (

• Loomio (

Wiki (

• NextCloud/Office (

• GitLab and GitHub (

• Slack (---)

• Members only area (to be determined)


The use case of maintenance and responsibilities in this context include but are not limited to services and server upkeep, accounts management for members of the network and content moderation in accordance to guidelines.