COATI was formed in 2009, coming out of the international anti-capitalist, free-spaces and NoBorders networks, and the experiences of free and open source software, independent radio and volunteer interpreting.
We run as a not-for-profit group that operates, designs, builds and maintains a variety of interpreting solutions and collective tools so that smaller organizations don't have to maintain their own and each event doesn't have to solve its technology problems from scratch. We operate according to the principles of non-hierarchy, consensus decision making, open source, DIY self-management and skill sharing. We also aim to consider the ecological impact of the work we do and minimise our ecological footprint.
Our aim is to increase the autonomy of social struggles from the private sector in terms of interpreting and interpreting technologies, and to increase the accessibility and usability of alternative interpreting technologies.