|Re: Policy Library||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Daniel Lindenberger (danielsmallboxcms.com)|
|Date: Tue, 4 May 2010 07:34:12 -0700 (PDT)|
Hi Craig,I love the idea! Creative Commons is a solid solution, and makes it easy to link to information explaining usage rights.
Thanks for the great advice, I'll do so this morning. Daniel On 5/3/2010 3:37 PM, Craig Ragland wrote:
Daniel, What do you think about adding Creative Commons marks to your db? Coho/US published the Cohousing Conference video onto YouTube with a creative commons mark that allows anybody to redistribute all or any part of the content for non-commercial purposes provided they include attribution. This is displayed at the very end of the video, which can be seen here (if your computer and connection are fast enough): http://www.cohousing.org/conference Here's more on Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/ Craig On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 3:15 PM, Daniel Lindenberger <daniel [at] smallboxcms.com>wrote:Hi Folks, My dream is that we could have as much information possible available. Though I'm starting with policies, I would love to see documents from the founding of different communities, extensive profiles of each community that wants to participate. It would be great to see not only policies, but the revisions they've gone through, along with timelines, so we could see how the communities have evolved. I think this could serve quite a number of purposes: - We would all benefit from the experiences of each other - re-invent fewer wheels, and learn how well. - The research potential would be tremendous! We're all engaged in an amazing experiment, and it would be wonderful to take a deep look at the results, and see what we've learned so far. - The more information is out there about cohousing, the better the understanding that the general population can have about what it is we're doing. This can be educational, inspiring, and help spread the word about the benefits (and challenges) of cohousing. I also think I haven't stated it explicitly, but would like to do so: In line with Judith's message, any material that goes into this database is meant to be completely free for use. That is to say: we'll make it clear from which communities documents originated, but a community putting its documents into the database is essentially a declaration that they're willing to have other people do whatever they want with them, whether it's compiling them into a book, using them as the seed documents for their own community, or anything else. My goal is to maximize the free flow of information between communities and with the public. To this end, I don't want to include any works that would require a royalty, nor more generally ones that are copyrighted. Depending on the interest level out there (and the time for working on it), we'll let the database evolve as far as we can as a resource. Best regards, Daniel Lindenberger Windsong Cohousing www.daniellindenberger.com On 5/3/2010 2:53 PM, lcamundsen [at] shaw.ca wrote:Good idea! The architects would still be needed to adapt and advise. It might make everybody's job easier and in some cases more affordablecomparedto starting from scratch. I think we need not worry that professionalswillbe excluded from their essential function in designing and building our communities.Not all plans are transferrable. Camilla Amundsen Quayside Cohousing, North Vancouver BC ----- Original Message ----- From: "Judith Bush"<jbush [at] together.net> To:<cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2010 1:42 PM Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Policy LibraryIt is nice to feel the excitement build on the listserve before a conference, even if you are not crossing the country to attend! ThePolicyLibrary thread puts me in mind of the Open Source "attitude" that seemstocharacterize the cohousing movement. Putting things like by-laws and policies on our websites testifies to that. Now someone is offering tobeeven more organized about it. That's great. One question in my mind: could there be an open source attitude about house blueprints? Maybe there already is. I'm struck when I look atcommunitywebsites, homes for sale, etc. at how similar in many basic ways our buildings (units, common houses) are. One of the things that drives up the costs of building and therefore the cost of homes is professional fees. Spending a lot of time and energy in the design phase can be fun, but it can also be exhausting and ultimately expensive. We want a mix of low, middle, and higher income people in our communities. But we are often unaffordable to younger families, people working intentionally in meaningful but low-paying jobs, etc. Is sharing blueprints a piece of the solution?(Inwriting this, I worry that I will be offending the wonderful architects who have essentially created a library of possibilities for cohousing.That'snot my intention.) Anyway, perhaps the whole topic of Open Source could be a focus at a future cohousing gathering. Judith Bush, Cobb Hill, Hartland, VT _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/_________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/_________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/_________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
- Re: Policy Library, (continued)
Re: Policy Library lcamundsen, May 3 2010
- Re: Policy Library Ann Zabaldo, May 3 2010
- Re: Policy Library Daniel Lindenberger, May 3 2010
- Re: Policy Library lcamundsen, May 3 2010
- Re: Policy Library Ellen Keyne Seebacher, May 3 2010
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