The third thread of the evolution project is to migrate meet. coop’s members safely and transparently to another multistakeholder coop, maintaining and developing the social relations of digital commons. This thread below contains the brief, job list, actions log and discussion.
Background and overall project notes are here Evolution of meet.coop - Background and framework. This thread has parallel threads:
It has a sub-thread:
Brief - Migrate the membership
As a multistakeholder federation of coops in the digital media sector, and a commons of digital capability, meet. coop aims to facilitate the formaciòn and prefigurative capability of activist movements and groups in the coop-commons economy, the solidarity economy and civil-society rank-&-file organising. Thus, in a major evolutionary step like the present one, there is a need to:
Engage members in an open way (through the forum) for comment, insight and the identification of productive steps that might be taken.
Specifically there is a need to:
- Engage multi-user members - organisations that are themselves organising and facilitating communities of practice, and relying on our platform as an element of this practice.
To respect the trust that members are placing in meet. coop we need to:
- Transparently migrate member subscriptions to a new coop host organisation; and/or give clear pointers to alternative platform coops with similar ethics and service provisions.
To guarantee our service to members during the transition, when Tech circle hours will be needed to engage with platform-transition tasks, we need to:
Freeze the service at ‘plain vanilla rooms’ in BigBlueButton (no ‘specials’ like streaming services, event servers). -
Done: as of now.
To ensure that the privacy of our members is preserved and the continuity of their practice is ensured, we need to:
- Make a plan for data privacy through the migration, and into the platform regime of the new host organisation. This includes:
- Safely and securely migrate members’ account data
- Safely and securely migrate members’ files held in Greenlight (ie, recordings of meetings).
The four following posts are updates following the mar21st meeting of meet. coop & WebTV @evolution @gcotnoir