Mon 18 Oct 2021 10:11AM

Proposal: that the Platform 6 Development Fund supports the first stage in the development of interactive online tools for co-operative development

AC Austen Cordasco Public Seen by 109

The attached proposal for funding support has been submitted to, considered and passed by P6 Mission Circle and is now presented here for consideration by the P6 Community. Please raise any issues that you may have with it, requests for clarity, suggestions for improvement etc. The proposal may be modified or withdrawn as a result of our discussion. Assuming that it isn't laughed out of court, once all issues are resolved it will then go to the P6 Members Group, which is a subset of this group, for approval by vote, as per the P6 procedure for dealing with such applications.


Sion Whellens (Principle Six/Calverts) Mon 18 Oct 2021 10:17AM

I'll vote for this. I still use and refer to CAN's development needs analysis spreadsheets, sometimes sharing them with groups if I think they can cope with it, so a developed and interactive tool will be a worthwhile thing.


Mark Simmonds (Co-op Culture) Mon 18 Oct 2021 10:54AM

Just to clarify that this was a formal proposal for funding received by P6. In line with our protocol for dealing with funding proposals, once the Mission Circle was happy it met our funding criteria, we passed it on to this forum for discussion/decision. I just didn't want people to take away the idea that any such proposal had to have the permission of the Mission Circle before you could start a discussion.


Mark Simmonds (Co-op Culture) Mon 18 Oct 2021 10:55AM

Further clarification the Mission Circle have not passed this proposal (that's your job). We have just passed it on.


Mark Simmonds (Co-op Culture) Mon 18 Oct 2021 10:57AM

On the proposal itself. The critical issues for me, before deciding, are:

1) Who owns the IP? I would rather that anything P6 funded be open source.

2) Who is responsible for the data collected? - issues around GDPR.

Can someone linked to the proposal pick up these points.


Austen Cordasco Mon 18 Oct 2021 11:55AM

Thanks, Mark. Issues around IP rights and data protection have not been fully expounded in the proposal and I will take this back to the team.


Austen Cordasco Tue 26 Oct 2021 10:21AM

Does v11 address your concerns?

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Mark Simmonds (Co-op Culture) Tue 26 Oct 2021 10:31AM

Hi @austen it does address my concerns around GDPR, but not IP. I don't think that P6 funds should be used to create something that is then the IP of CAN. I would only support this if the product is Free and Open Source (FOSS).


Austen Cordasco Tue 26 Oct 2021 12:14PM

Thanks @Mark Simmonds (Co-op Culture & Platform 6) . I will take your points back to the team. For clarity, when you say "free" do you mean free to use, i.e. do you want subscriptions removed as an income stream?

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