So there are several things here:
* A CoWorking Legal Library
* An Open Source CoWorking Legal Agreement (in various forms)
Can we agree as a group, in principle on a few things:
* A license governing all of the documentation. It can't contain
legalese specific to on of the contributing organizations.
* A way of collaborating on the CoWorking Legal Agreement
* A permanent repository for the CoWorking Legal Library
Did I miss anything? Eventually we would need to develop some FAQs
and such for the Legal Library.
On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 12:10 AM, Dusty <[email protected]> wrote:
> I'd also dig helping with an open source coworking member agreement.
> We're currently not using one at Conjunctured! :o
> We are however, working up a very thorough partnership agreement for
> an LLC. Anyone need one of those?
> Would be nice to have a open source coworking legal library.
> On Sep 29, 11:51 pm, "Mike Schinkel" <[email protected]> wrote:
>> An open source working agreement would be GREAT.
>> I don't know how much I can contribute (legally), but would love to see one
>> created and will provide ideas the best I can.
>> -Mike Schinkel
>> President; NewClarity LLChttp://mikeschinkel.com
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On
>> Behalf Of Alex Linsker
>> Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 5:04 AM
>> To: Coworking
>> Subject: [Coworking] Re: New Work City membership agreement - version 1
>> Hi Alex,
>> I'd like to help create an open source working agreement. Although I'm not
>> a lawyer, I've worked for lawyers in relevant fields, and have written
>> employment, partnership, client and outsourcing contracts which have been
>> greenlighted by some of the best lawyers. I'm great at writing really
>> plain-language, simple, direct, easy-to-read contracts.
>> What's the next step?
>> Alex Linsker
>> (646) 269-4915
>> [email protected]
>> Organizational democracy: helping people work together in companies
>> On Sep 26, 11:01 am, "Alex Hillman" <[email protected]> > >> wrote:
>> > To the many of you who've worked from our agreement:
>> > Ours was taken from a very generic "shared space" agreement that I
>> > found somewhere on the web. We needed something FAST, so we slightly
>> > modded the TOS that I'd found and worked from there.
>> > It's been my desire for over a year now to tone down that agreement,
>> > it's got a lot of garbage and legalese in it.
>> > If anyone is interested in working with Geoff and myself, as well as
>> > if anyone has any legal resources that could chip in, I'd love to work
>> > together to create an open source coworking agreement that covers what
>> > really needs to be covered, and cuts out all of the other crap.
>> > -Alex
>> > --
>> > -----
>> > --
>> > -----
>> > Alex Hillman
>> > im always developing something
>> > digital: [email protected]
>> > visual:www.dangerouslyawesome.com
>> > local:www.indyhall.org
>> > On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 10:58 AM, Tony Bacigalupo > >> > <[email protected]>wrote:
>> > > Agreed all around. So should we simply removed the "disparaging" or
>> > > get rid of the clause altogether? Is it important to have protection
>> > > against defamation?
>> > > Also, since the space isn't open yet, we'll be adding stipulations
>> > > that membership won't start until after the space is open, and that
>> > > the space will open within a certain range of dates or the agreement is
>> null and void.
>> > > Anything else?
>> > > On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 8:27 AM, [email protected] < > >> > > [email protected]> wrote:
>> > >> > statements or comments of a defamatory or disparaging nature to
>> > >> > any third party regarding NEW
>> > >> Yeah, we based our contract on IH too (thanks Alex!) but took out
>> > >> "disparaging" after the first round of signings, "defamation" is
>> > >> one thing but with "disparaging" in there it looks like we don't
>> > >> want to be critiqued either.
>> > >> Btw, if anyone opens up a space in Canada, our version has a couple
>> > >> of local tweaks so feel free to ask for the file.
>> > >> Patrick
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