Interest to create a cooperative

Some here mentioned the idea of creating a cooperative/structure that would ideally take part in the enterprise, but could also have other objectives such as hiring a developer for certain tasks. I have no idea if this is realistic, feasible, if a cooperative is an adapted type or the necessary legal framework.

Create a cooperative
  • Interested
  • Not interested

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I think that any non-profit/charitable structure would best fit for this purpose, as it is purely driven by idealistic aims.


Would it worth it to make this thread sticky?

Background: I’ve been involved with non-profits for many years (30+). Including running one.

Some questions that immediately pop up for me.

  1. National, seeking tax exempt status?
  2. If 1, then what nations?
  3. Is there any interest from Jolla in such a structure developing?

For my part, I’m interested, but don’t really have time since I’m not even keeping up with the volunteer work I have now. Still, maybe I can help in some small way.


Concerning point 3, I posted the question for the next community meeting this 31st March.


Cool. Thanks! I’ll try to make it!

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Would it be an option that a cooperative just collects the funding money from its members and this cooperation as an independent legal entity would become one of the shareholders of Jolla?
Such a construction would allow the company structure of Jolla to remain as it is, it’s just the list of share holders and the supervisory board would change - if this cooperation gets large and its share is significant enough to be entitled for a seat in the supervisory board.

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Would be nice, but imagine the amount. I really doubt the community will be able to raise the money to replace entirely Rostelcom.

Sure not enough to replace Rostelcom entirely.
Finally, the idea is more to put a feet (a toe) into the boat than to replace RT, I believe.
This forum has 2900 users (about).
Potentially participating users are surely all registered here.
Questions are:
-What proportion of these 2900 users would participate in a medium term? (way to our brains is sometimes long: does few reactions now indicate few interest later if the move goes on?)
-How big is Jolla’s capital and what proportion did RT represent?

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Maybe an initiative could take money to encourage/hire already existing developers to do work defined by the initative. Maybe we could even hire contractors from jolla for that.

The latter would have the obvious benefit that they already know what they are doing and we would be in close communication with jolla.

The downsite would be obviously that this wouldnt be an investment with a possible return but just spent money

It could be a good oppportunity to hire @coderus. I’m ready to put some money.

thanks for offer, but in my country its pita to receive payments, everything is blocked…

@coderus is it possible to use Alipay in Russia? Its chinese, so it cannot be sanctioned. I seems to be everywhere, i could pay with it in a discounter… :slight_smile:

iirc alipay is based on WU, so blocked. we should get unipay soon

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