Last week, I was at this event in Bristol where we heard some interesting stories from other creative co-ops. I think the oldest had been running for about the same length as time as our co-op, but with a bit of a smoother history.
The organisers have posted their report on the event.
What did surprise me is that it seemed that the other tech co-ops weren’t as strong about free and open source software. I felt that the links between co-op values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, solidarity, honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others and the freedoms to use, study, adapt and share were obvious, but maybe I should try to write them out very clearly?