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How the AWE Cooperative Model will Succeed (Kite Power Coop)

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  • dave santos
    Rod Read has taken the big step of forming the Kite Power Cooperative, a an AWE R&D business cooperative for us all. What does this mean, and why is it so
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 25, 2013
      Rod Read has taken the big step of forming the Kite Power Cooperative, a an AWE R&D business cooperative for us all. What does this mean, and why is it so exciting?

      Research by Claudia Sanchez Bajo and Bruno Roelants found that "cooperatives have on average performed better than traditional for-profit corporations." "Cooperatives seem on average to last longer and be more responsive to the needs of customers and the communities in which they operate, because their shared ownership and participative management generally makes labor more flexible while reducing the incentives of upper management to maximize short term performance at the expense of the long term."

      "The Rochdale Principles are a set of ideals for the operation of cooperatives. They were first set out by the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers in Rochdale, United Kingdom, in 1844, and have formed the basis for the principles on which co-operatives around the world operate to this day. The implications of the Rochdale Principles are a focus of study in co-operative economics."

      "In the Statement on the Co-operative Identity, a co-operative is defined as "an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprise." Co-operatives "are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of co-operative founders, co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others." *

      AWEIA is committed to cooperative progress, and will strive to coordinate AWE private ventures with the cooperative opportunities. Util LLC also embraces the AWE Cooperative model, and proposes to pioneer the licensing of CC IP under cooperative priniciples. This means Util will be the first IP player to ever publicly recognize and help compensate AWE CC IP creators. Roddy will be pleased to know that Util (via Ed Sapir) has approved funds for an initial CC IP R&D project with the Kite Power Cooperative, within Util's AWE Microcapital Program (AMP). The details will be announced soon.

      Its not too late to join the Kite Power Coop as a founding member, and help organize it. KPC has a great prospect to be the top player in global AWE, based on the superiority of modern cooperative principles.

      http://kitepowercoop.org/



      * mixed text sourced from Wikipedia
    • Rod Read
      Encouraging indeed! Loads of formalising still to be done. I can t take all the credit. And I certainly haven t done the most work towards the successful
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 25, 2013

        Encouraging indeed!
        Loads of formalising still to be done.
        I can't take all the credit. And I certainly haven't done the most work towards the successful cooperative outcome.
        I enjoy what I'm doing.
        Can't ask for much more than that.

        On Jan 25, 2013 6:50 PM, "dave santos" <santos137@...> wrote:
         


        Rod Read has taken the big step of forming the Kite Power Cooperative, a an AWE R&D business cooperative for us all. What does this mean, and why is it so exciting?

        Research by Claudia Sanchez Bajo and Bruno Roelants found that "cooperatives have on average performed better than traditional for-profit corporations." "Cooperatives seem on average to last longer and be more responsive to the needs of customers and the communities in which they operate, because their shared ownership and participative management generally makes labor more flexible while reducing the incentives of upper management to maximize short term performance at the expense of the long term."

        "The Rochdale Principles are a set of ideals for the operation of cooperatives. They were first set out by the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers in Rochdale, United Kingdom, in 1844, and have formed the basis for the principles on which co-operatives around the world operate to this day. The implications of the Rochdale Principles are a focus of study in co-operative economics."

        "In the Statement on the Co-operative Identity, a co-operative is defined as "an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprise." Co-operatives "are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of co-operative founders, co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others." *

        AWEIA is committed to cooperative progress, and will strive to coordinate AWE private ventures with the cooperative opportunities. Util LLC also embraces the AWE Cooperative model, and proposes to pioneer the licensing of CC IP under cooperative priniciples. This means Util will be the first IP player to ever publicly recognize and help compensate AWE CC IP creators. Roddy will be pleased to know that Util (via Ed Sapir) has approved funds for an initial CC IP R&D project with the Kite Power Cooperative, within Util's AWE Microcapital Program (AMP). The details will be announced soon.

        Its not too late to join the Kite Power Coop as a founding member, and help organize it. KPC has a great prospect to be the top player in global AWE, based on the superiority of modern cooperative principles.

        http://kitepowercoop.org/

        * mixed text sourced from Wikipedia

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