Peter, Ben and all,
I'm glad to know both of you through Jeff Buderer, Mark Roest and Edward
Cherlin and to meet you during my visit this year to the San Francisco Bay
Franz Nahrada is the leader of our Global Villages working group, but I
would also like to remark as the founder and leader of our Minciu Sodas
laboratory and network.
We serve and organize independent thinkers. This is a difficult
challenge. We wish to include everybody so that we might benefit from
every angle. What are the minimal rules for us to work together? One of
our rules is that "We wish everybody to succeed."
This means that we might not agree with each other, like each other,
respect each other or recommend each other, but that we will ever make an
effort to include each other. It means that we believe that each person
can grow and that we hope that they do and that we will support them so
I think it's good that our personal conflicts are acknowledged, but we
must consider that they are only temporary, that we expect that some day,
perhaps far into the future, we will move beyond them. In the meanwhile,
we don't have to all work on the same projects, but we can
"work-in-parallel". At our lab we want to foster our own gifts and of
others as well.
I encourage us to write as much as possible about our own dreams so that
we can support them, and as for other people, to focus on where they
affect us and what we can do about that.
We include such a wide variety of people in our work for pay and our work
for free that I can't think of any characteristic that would disqualify
somebody. If they are willing to follow our rules, then all people seem
to grow as they participate.
Our rules are:
* Our venues are in the Public Domain except as noted.
* Money can bring people together, but you can't pay people to care.
* We want everybody to succeed.
Thank you for writing.
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