First, I would like to introduce myself. I’m DonJon, an Artist, writer, and obsessive thinker. I have an epic novel in the works, a visual Art studio in Austin, Texas, and a background in the cooperative movement (not much movement).
Second, I’ve decided to withhold the long background story for now.
And third is the reality of our current social/economic order, and how the solutions bubbling up in the decentralized space can drive change.
For humanity to have a future there must be a consciousness shift away from excess competition toward organized cooperation. The excesses of the competitive economy have resulted in massive inefficiencies, maldistribution of resources, and systemic violence (not to mention the destruction of the planet).
I spent five years working and living in cooperatives and studying the philosophies and histories of the movement and found it severely lacking. In fact, they were more competitive than any organizations I had previously been involved. This led me to author The First Provisional Constitution of Cooperation (link below). The constitution is an overarching document that outlines the basic structure of organized human cooperation. It’s based on a network structure that mimics the natural world; biomimicry is the buzzword, I believe.
I’m always looking at new ideas and technologies. I first ran across Ripple in 2006/7. Bitcoin never interested me greatly, but when I saw Holochain (2018) I got excited about the possibilities in conjunction with the concept of constitutional cooperation. The constitution of cooperation is a foundation for building consensus cooperation that outlines a philosophy, a polity, and an infrastructure. Three people or more can establish a chartered cooperation by following the constitutional structure (and host holo;-). The open architecture allows for infinite iterations of cooperation with governance the providence of the charter.
The Global Cooperation Corps (GCC) will provide constitutional continuity, infrastructure development, and training/support. Importantly, the technology is secondary to the human connections required for cooperation. Again, this is not a governance document, rather it is the foundation for organized cooperation. And it’s not a web development document, rather the basis for the development of one for the Holochain.
Don’t be afraid of the number of pages, it’s only 1,626 words with lots of white space.
In addition to the constitution, there is a significant amount of additional documentation, including a charter with organizational details, et al.
Below is the link to the constitution of cooperation.