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commons.hour session#6 - Contribution accounting - Why, how, who?

Lynn Foster & Bob Haugen (,

  1. Why contribution accounting?
    Cooperative economy and capitalist economy; use value & exchange value
    Contributions in commons and coops - Kinds of contributions (livelihood/care/love; labour/in-kind/money)
    Paid and unpaid work
    Income distribution
    Open value accounting
    Distributed organisations - the D in DisCO
    Cooperative practice - the C in DisCO
  2. What kind of tools? What kind of practice?
    Income distribution and value equations; credits; contribution logging; software tools and app ecosystems.
  3. Who does/did contribution accounting?
    Sensorica, Bettermeans, Guerrilla Media Collective, FairCoop, DisCO
  4. Issues
    Organisational culture, trust, historic investment in early development, ‘being fair’, best practice

Screenshot from 2021-09-06 13-20-43 28 March 2022 (Fourth Monday). Gathering starts 18:00 UTC, closes at 19:00.
Extra time runs from 19:00 for half an hour, for offers & wants, informal check-in and organiser-chat.

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Screenshot from 2021-09-06 13-20-58 The gathering is in the commons.hour room at meet. coop. For best performance, please use Firefox or Chrome browser, and a PC or laptop. The meeting will be recorded. If you wish to be anonymous you should join with an altered name, and leave your camera off.

Screenshot from 2021-09-06 13-55-18 Essential links

  • Background notes: To be posted xxx.
  • Discussion thread - Session#6 discussion Post-meeting links & resources (video recording, shared notes, take-home summary, etc) will be posted here. Feel free to open discussion on this topic at any time - even before the session would be great!

This call is just after the clocks change in the UK, i.e. we move from GMT/UTC to GMT +1. The post says that the commons.hour starts at 1800 UTC, which would therefore be 1900 in the UK on March 28th, and 2000 in Western Europe. Is that right? Seems a bit late. @mikemh


I regret I have a conflict at this time for the next two months.

Cheers @richjensen Look forward to seeing you again when your calendar opens up. Thanks. The recordings will be here: Session#6 discussion