How might Minciu Sodas be a useful spoke of Open Kollab?
- Suresh Fernando,
I congratulate and all of the thoughtful people you've brought together,
including Michel Bauwens, Sam Rose, Steve Bosserman, Seb Paquet, Nathan
Cravens, Alex Linsker, Phoebe Moore, David Pinto, Tom Crowl, Matt
Cooperrider. It's quite an achievement to link together people from
I'll fill out my Pooled Fund Project Profile
Minciu Sodas is a business and so I'm interested in your Open Kollab
a partnership between Open Kollab and Forward Foundation
Do you already have or envisage a source for these funds? One thought
is that there are existing "good capital" funds like Good Capital (Kevin
Jones et al) http://www.goodcap.net that might be interested in taking
up and supporting your collaborative infrastructure.
Minciu Sodas doesn't need investors but rather clients and paid work for
our global teams. What might we do to help each other find such
clients? These clients hire us because they think that it's a smart
investment in terms of their social capital. Why waste your time and
energy on people who just want a fleeting money-based relationships when
you can have a lifelong personal relationship with people who care about
you and your values? That's the sell.
I'm glad that you're overcoming obstacles to open, inclusive
collaboration. I've formulated my thoughts on the minimum criteria for
working together as my draft of the Worknets charter
For example, if we're to work together, then I believe that our content
needs to be in the Public Domain for all to use freely. It doesn't make
sense for me or others to invest ourselves in content that is trapped
under some license, copyright or copyleft. That is not a "commons" and
it is not prepare for the day when the host shuts down and the content
needs to be hosted by new hosts.
How can we support our internal economy? I'm trying to organize an
"economy of dreams" where we help each other directly to achieve our
dreams. This includes a chat room http://www.worknets.org/chat/ which
we staff to work on tasks http://www.worknets.org/wiki.cgi?Tasks I
appreciate help to make that work.
I suppose my general question is, How can we include each other's
networks? How can we tell each other (or even critique each other) so
that we might work together. For example, I have a need for custom
programmers to help improve our websites as we need for our projects.
Other networks have programmers but that doesn't help us, especially
because they're not interested to do custom work. Whereas Minciu Sodas
has demonstrated on-the-ground "social good" accomplishments like the
Pyramid of Peace http://www.pyramidofpeace.net and most networks don't
have such conclusive achievements to show, as if they're never
relevant. What keeps us from working together?
What does it mean for Minciu Sodas to be a spoke of a hub like Open
Kollab? What are other spokes that we might start working with?
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