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Wednesday, July 1 • 4:30pm - 4:55pm
Co-operatives and Open Source are a Match Made in Heaven - W. Watson, Vulk Cooperative

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Why are cooperatives and open source a match made in heaven? Cooperatives and open source communities share major goals such as decentralization of power, democratization of workload and responsibility, flatter organizational hierarchies, and a commitment to fairness. In this talk we will reference numerous publications on open source communities, economics, and cooperatives. We will use this in conjunction with our personal experience of running a cooperative that develops, uses, and is part of, various open source communities to give a comprehensive view of the synergies between cooperatives and open source.

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W. Watson

Principal Developer, Vulk Cooperative
W. Watson has been professionally developing software for 25 years. He has spent the numerous years studying game theory and other business expertise in pursuit of the perfect organizational structure for software co-operatives. He also founded the Austin Software Cooperatives meetup... Read More →

Wednesday July 1, 2020 4:30pm - 4:55pm CDT
Community Leadership Theater