Realizing the current legal and economic limitations, we have democratically decided to register Coopon SciTech, as LLP firm, under Ministry of Corporate Affairs, India. We desire to operate with Cooperative principles, with a Free Software and Hardware Ethos, making us a Worker Owned Cooperative, in particular a operational cooperative.
Apart from working members, Coopon requires proper material and immaterial infrastructure to operate and function properly. This includes Place to work, Tools, Services, Learning Resources, Tutorials, Books, Guides etc…
It is fundamental to know that the ownership of the cooperative is equal for its registered members (legal and organizational). To properly manage labour and revenue we need to have proper understanding of :
Quantification means measuring something and representing that measurement with a number and a unit. For example, 10 commits, 5 hours of work, etc.,
Experience dictates that without a system of measurement of contributed labour, it is cumbersome and impossible for a member to self manage so that they could not effectively get better at what they are interested or skilled in. With time when we engage in more number of projects as a business firm, we are going to get more entangled with tasks, time and revenue missharing.To avoid this dirty situation (tragedy of commons) and unnecessary confusions and keep things simple, there is a need for:
The strategy illustrated above not only allows us to normalize revenue based on projects, duration and labour. This reinforces, that any particular member is not isolated and always has influence in collective sustenance, which in turn will influence their sustenance. This will eradicate/minimize the incentive/greed for any member to freeload or think selfishly, while also act in favour to generate more mutual benefit or revenue - by participating in self managing and organizing, allowing them to practice principles of cooperativism in reality, by uphelding transparency.
We like to self finance ourself through some exvestment strategy. However we are also open for collaborative funding, crowd sourcing for a common cause, Government or Institutional or Foundation fundings that does not seek any profit maximizing goals. We shall be answerable and accountable to the promised deliverables and reasonable returns but any preemptive strategy from the funder to extract profit from us or using Coopon as scape goat, we must terminate such contracts before hand. If sensed late, we must adopt protocols to terminate for good.
|No.||Organization Name||Funding Program||Prerequisite/Intent||Applicable Fields||Status|
|1.||International Coop Alliance||ICA Fund||Cooperative||Cooperative||Not Applied|
|2.||UNICEF||UNICEF Innovation Fund||Opensource, Youth, Realtime, Infrastructure||Children||Not Applied|
|3.||Knight Foundation||Knight Foundation Fund||Opensource, Journalism, Communities, Arts||Journalism||Not Applied|
|4.||Moore Foundation||Moore Foundation Grant||Founders Intent||Science, Environmental Conservation, Patient Care||Not Applied|
|5.||DST SEED, India||DST SEED||SEED||Upliftment of Poor, disadvantaged, S&T linking with grassroot initiatives||Not Applied|
|6.||DST NSTE, India||DST NSTED||NSTED||Energy, Water, Sanitation, Housing, Healthcare, waste management, upscaling (or) local challenges||Not Applied|
|7.||Nesta, UK||NESTA||Healthcare||Deadline expired|
Bank accounts of individual members will be helpful for other members of Coopon, to be benefeciaries, to credit shared salaries, benefits.
|1.||IT Support with Wordpress||Infact Media||Infact Pvt. Ltd.||Mr.Prasanna||1st-July-2018 + maintenance||Rs.3,000/-||Recieved|
|2.||Vernacular Math||Dr.SenthilBabu||IFP India||Mr.Maniraj, Mr.Ragulkanth, Mr.Kamalavelan, Mr.Ganesh, Mr.Prasanna, Mr.Balaji||31st-August-2018 to 31st-December-2018||Rs.25,000/-||Recieved|
|3.||IndoWeb||Dr.SenthilBabu||IFP India||Mr.Kamalavelan, Mr.Ganesh||31st-August-2018 to 31st-December-2018||Rs.25,000/-||Recieved|
|4.||Post Pregnancy||Dr.R.Jayalakshmi||JIPMER Hospital||Mr.Prasanna, Mr.Ganesh||3rd-December-2018 to 20th-February-2019||Rs.98,100/-||Due|
|5.||Techblue (2 assignments)||Mr.VikThara||Techblue||Mr.Ganesh||Jan - Feb 2019||Rs.20,160/-||Recieved|
|10% for Coop:||Rs.7316/-|