Evolving Bits

Sat Aug 16 2008

Mixing Cooperative Business and Open Source

Cooperative Businesses are relatively new in the consulting and services field, as compared with more well known producer coops.

We've spent the last two years forming and running a Cooperative Business, and hope others consider doing the same.

The combination of organizing as a Cooperative, being part of Plone and other Open Source software communities, and partnering with clients who share our values, have led to a strong year of collaboration and growth.

Here is a brief list of incentives and highlights for others thinking about alternative business models that may include Cooperatives and Open Source software.

Web Collective, Inc recently celebrated its one-year anniversary as a Washington State Cooperative Business.