In order to make it easier for cooperatives and their allies to effectively share information, the cooperative sector needs to develop open-licensed, standardized data formats. Creating shared data standards is something successful wide range of business communities, from airlines to zoologists, do in for their own sectors.
Let's follow cooperative principle six — cooperation among cooperatives — and build some useful data standards!
The first step?
Let's standardize directory data to make it easier to find cooperatives.