How might global teams help Chandler?
Andrius Kulikauskas <ms@...
2003-10-06 20:23:47 GMT
Hi! I recently thought again of Chandler, am happy for all the progress,
and am wondering is there a way that we might work together.
These last five years I have organized Minciu Sodas, http://www.ms.lt, a
laboratory serving and organizing independent thinkers, with 50 active
and 500 passive members around the world, with many in the United
States, Lithuania, India and the Balkans.
We've done a lot of innovate work in global team-building, including a
working group of 50 makers and users of tools for organizing thoughts,
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thinkingpowerfully/ and a draft of an
import/export standard http://www.ms.lt/mindset.html for such tools.
These last two years we've focused on jumpstarting an economy for
working openly, as in "An Economy for Giving Everything Away"
http://www.ms.lt/en/workingopenly/givingaway.html Most recently, we've
submitted a proposal to the OSI IP for a "Social Networking Kit" for
activists with "marginal Internet access" (which is expanding, as
Silicon Valley designs for ever increasing bandwidth)(and is relevant to
Chandler, as much functionality does not require real-time access).
We've thought through fractal ways of organizing work by which we can
cost-effectively mobilize large global teams.
I invite you to consider how you might harness our lab's assets. We
might help organize global teams to:
- involve a multilingual community in the design of Chandler;
- develop Chandler for use by people with marginal Internet access;
- look for and promote applications of Chandler around the world;
- base work in the European Union or Japan so as to qualify for funding
We are working closely with the newly forming European Union of
Telecottage Associations, there are thousands of "telecottages" being
created with European Union funding, and they might be interested to
adopt Chandler, especially if it took into account their special needs.
A great place to feel our vitality is at our discussion group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Minciu_Sodas_EN/ which all are welcome to
How might we be your partner? We are very interested to do work, and
also co-funding is very helpful. I include below my post to Mitch's blog.
Mitch, Congratulations! I'm happy how you're making progress on your
dream, how many people you're involving and how it's evolving.
You may know about our lab, Minciu Sodas, http://www.ms.lt Is there any
way that we might work together?
We just submitted a proposal for a "Social Networking Kit" optimized for
marginal connectivity. http://www.no-hit.com/andrius/archives/000074.html
We came up with 5 modules that we would like to see available for
off-line activists with irregular Internet access:
- present ourselves through our stories and patterns
- find each other through our projects and initiatives
- follow information on the same topics but in different volumes
- target our help with a web of references
- integrate our efforts with a culture of open investigation.
We've also pioneered various ways of "working openly", specifically a
fractal way of organizing large global teams, but also smaller teams
http://www.ms.lt/team/ And a way for customizers to offer small
services, say for 100 euros, for people who pay in advance, such that if
they are not happy the money goes to their favorite charity. We've tried
this with good results through
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/personalbrain/ (for users of TheBrain) in
helping with www.deepquest.net
We'd be very excited to offer our team-building services, for example,
to organize interest in Chandler in areas with "marginal connectivity",
and to find funding or related work for that. Or to organize makers of
tools for thinking, as we have already done at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thinkingpowerfully/ Thank you for thinking
of us! Peace.
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