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…
Only if digital sources are made freely available on the Web, only if the same tools can be applied because they share compatible structures, only if diverse digital collections can be integrated to yield an interconnected whole, and only if it is possible to combine the power of computing with the power of the human mind in the analysis of sources, will a set of data turn into a meaningful representation of human knowledge.
Planning involves imagining meaningful areas of exploration, providing key solutions, with proper roadmap accounting every step of the process and procedure. Documenting every learning, skill, experience, becomes essential to stay reliable to the clients as well as to the collective itself and broadly to the movement itself. Thus exploration involves knowing the knowns and unknowns, aspiration, courage, confidence, critical thinking and Organizational Roadmaps.
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 (the 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 labor. 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 favor to generate more mutual benefit or revenue - by participating in self-managing and organizing, allowing them to practice principles of cooperative in reality, by upholding transparency.
Above management requirements necessitates proper self organized, self paced, self disciplinary strategies and habits among each member of the cooperative. Organizing policies must guide the cooperative and its members to stay healthy on organizational track and roadmap. Such as:
We like to self-finance ourself through some investment strategy. However we are also open for collaborative funding, crowdsourcing 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 beforehand. 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, Real-time, 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 grassroots 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|
|8.||Alfred P. Sloan Foundation||Sloan Foundation||Eligibility||Science, Digital Tech, Energy & Environment, Higher Studies, Economics, Working Longer, Public Understanding||Not Applied|
Current Full-time or Part-time members can contribute to the financial supply along with their labour contribution whenever they feel comfortable with it. Every payment will be routed to coopon's account, as cobudget, which will then be routed to the respective member who works as a full-timer for coopon - as they have natural priority as full-timer.
A project that addressing both social/economic problem because of technological disruption requires both intellectual labour and capital supply
We are not a cooperative business that works with the capitalistic enterprise fueling their goals. We commonly agreed to work on projects that has to be connected with the people, to a degree making the solution usable. Thus our revenue is not the only returns we will have. Based on our degree of engagement with the people movements, unions, cooperatives, etc… we will have to worry about the following returns :
Bank accounts of individual members will be helpful for other members of Coopon, to be beneficiaries, to credit shared salaries, benefits.
Members who would like to take up projects of cooperative, or in the name of the cooperative, must have an invoice generated to prove transparent in accountability. This requires a standard document to create an invoice for projects that we cover. Such a document can be accessed from the meta repository.
|1.||IT Support with Wordpress||Infact Media||Infact Pvt. Ltd.||Mr.Prasanna||1st-July-2018 + maintenance||3,000/-||Received|
|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||25,000/-||Received|
|3.||IndoWeb||Dr.SenthilBabu||IFP India||Mr.Kamalavelan, Mr.Ganesh||31st-August-2018 to 31st-December-2018||25,000/-||Received|
|4.||Post Pregnancy||Dr.R.Jayalakshmi||JIPMER Hospital||Mr.Prasanna, Mr.Ganesh||3rd-December-2018 to 20th-February-2019||98,100/-||20,000/- Advance|
|5.||Techblue (2 assignments)||Mr.Dhanesh Sabane||Techblue||Mr.Ganesh||Jan - Feb 2019||20,160/-||Received|
|6.||Techblue (4 assignments)||Mr.Dhanesh Sabane||Techblue||Mr.Maniraj||Feb 2019||18,419/-||Recieved|
|7.||IT Support with Wordpress||Ms. Ramya & Mr. Nidheesh||OJAS Eduland||Mr.Maniraj, Mr.Prasanna||Jan, Feb 2019||1971/-||Received|
|8.||Techblue (1 assignments)||Mr.Dhanesh Sabane||Techblue||Kamalavelan||April 2019||2,076/-||Received|
|9.||LDAP Installation||Mr.Sundhar||ApsiLabs||Mr.Manimaran, Mr.Ragulkanth, Mr.Prasanna||29th-March-2019 to 19th-April-2019||6000/-||Received|
|10.||Website||Mr. Kasi Thiagu||Hygo Engineering Pte. Ltd||Mr.Maniraj||May 8, 2019||5,000/-||Received|
|11.||IT Support with Wordpress||Mrs. Jothi||MSUM||Mr.Maniraj||August 1, 2019||3,600/-||Due|
|12.||Poster Design||Mrs. Krishna||IFP India||Mr.Maniraj||September 22, 2019||800/-||Received|
|13.||PiDoor||Mrs. Vik Tara||Tech Blue||Mr.Ragulkanth||May and July, 2019||23350/-||Received|
|14.||Chennai Map Project||Bhavani Raman||Toronto University||Mr.Ragulkanth||August, 2019||20000/-||Received|