Philosophy

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Philosophy

 

We want to set up a cooperative which offers just, equitable, transparent and democratic solidarity and is owned by the members i.e. “One member, one vote”.

Purpose

We are an elite team working together to:

  • offer competitive salaries and fringe benefits;
  • provide high quality customer services;
  • to work as a team in a respectful, enjoyable and humane environment;
  • to develop a relationship of trust with the members of the cooperative;
  • to share our good fortune with the community, charities and freeware projects on which we rely.

Principles

Egalitarian

Belief that all should be treated equitably. This includes equality, non-discrimination and inclusion.

Sustainable

The cooperative has a long term vision. We monitor profits and spend wisely; we help and look after one another; we support the tools on which we depend; we encourage sharing between the client and the cooperative;

Transparent

We communicate in an honest and authentic fashion. All information and processes which can be made available will be shared;

Fun

Establish an environment and a work atmosphere which will encourage members to work and have fun;

Agility

Be flexible, responsive and evolutionary, particularly with members of the cooperative.

Professionalism

In addition to answering to customers’ needs, we insure that software is well designed.

Methods

Practical tools help us respect our principles.

  • Transparency of the cooperative i.e. all information and processes which can be made available will be shared;
  • Choices of licences which can benefit the co-op. its members, its partners and society in general; free software and free licences will be favoured;
  • Sharing of surpluses with noble causes;
  • Not to try changing people but rather make maximum use their strength by skirting their weaknesses;
  • Prefer working with people who share our values.
  • Promote proven quality control practices, such as Test-Driven Development, formal code reviews and other “agile” techniques.
 

Inspired by «The Hacking Business Model» from Zak Greant and Michael Widenius.

 

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Contact

CODE3 Coopérative de solidarité
360, Notre-Dame St W, suite 500
Montréal QC, H2Y 1T9
info@code3.ca
438 793-8858
 
 
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