Co-op Cloud is a software stack that aims to make hosting libre software applications simple for small service providers such as tech co-operatives who are looking to standardise around an open, transparent and scalable infrastructure. It uses the latest container technologies and configurations are shared into the commons for the benefit of all.
Democratic development process, centred on libre software licenses, community governance and a configuration commons.
Quick, flexible, and intuitive with low resource requirements, minimal overhead, and extensive documentation.
Control your hosting: use on-premise or virtual servers to suit your needs. Encryption as standard.
Following established open standards, best practices, and builds on existing tools.
What is Co-op Cloud?
Public interest infrastructure. An alternative to corporate clouds built by tech co-ops. It uses the latest container technologies and configurations are shared into the commons for the benefit of all.
Is this a good long-term choice?
Co-op Cloud re-uses upstream libre software project packaging efforts (containers). We aim to directly coordinate between distribution methods (app packagers) and production methods (app developers) to reduce duplication of effort.
What libre apps are available?
You can see all the Co-op Cloud app “recipes” in the online, live-updated recipe catalogue. Among these are Nextcloud, Jitsi, Mediawiki, Rocket.chat and many more!
What about other alternatives?
Co-op Cloud helps fill a gap between the personal and the industrial-scale: it’s easier to use than Kubernetes or Ansible, does more to support multi-server, multi-tenant deployments than Cloudron, and is much easier than manual deployments. See all the comparisons with other tools.
Who’s already using co-op cloud?
Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
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United Tech and Allied Workers (UTAW)
is a branch of the Communication Workers Union which seeks to represent and fight for workers interests in the tech industry. UTAW in its organisation collectivises the small amount of power each worker has in their workplace into a force capable of meeting the boss’s power in every workplace. The union branch responsibly wields worker power to fight for our interests - by negotiating agreements with employers, providing legal support, and if necessary, mobilising workers to take part in direct action.
Vermont Real Estate Cooperative (VREC)
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ruangrupa & Lumbung.space
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