|Re: Gather Now Available||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Roger Studley (roger.studleygmail.com)|
|Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2017 23:41:44 -0700 (PDT)|
Tom, this is awesome. I am with a forming community in Berkeley. We can't really try Gather yet (or can we?), but can you add me to the email list for when the time comes? Thanks! ~Roger (510-604-2607) On Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 6:36 AM, Tom Smyth <tom [at] tomsmyth.ca> wrote: > Hi folks! > > Gather, the cohousing management system I introduced a few months ago, is > now ready for folks to try in a limited beta! > > As a reminder, Gather is a web application for managing cohousing > communities. It has been in use at three Ann Arbor communities since the > fall of 2015. You can read more about it here <http://info.gather.coop/>. > > If your community would like to give it a try, let me know. I'll just need > your Google ID (usually a Gmail address) and the name of your community. > I'll add your community and fill it with sample data so you can see how the > system works. > > I'll also add you to a low-traffic email list so you can receive > announcements about the software. If you'd like to be on the list but > you're not ready to try out the software, also let me know. > > If you like what you see and want to move forward, we'll clear out all the > fake data and you'll create accounts for all your residents and invite them > to sign in. > > For now, the software will be free of charge. Once we move it out of beta, > there will be a monthly subscription fee. We are thinking this will be a > sliding scale fee in the neighborhood of $3-7 per household per month. > > We like the idea of a sliding scale because some communities have expressed > an interest to pay more to sustain development of the software, while > others might be on a tighter budget. > > What you'll get for that fee is use of the software and email support, and > you'll be supporting continued development of new features. There are lots > of great features yet to come, and the more people sign up, the faster they > will get built! > > Subscribers will also have input into the choice of what gets built next. > This software project will be rather different than a typical Silicon > Valley startup. We want users to have real ownership of the project. In the > longer term, we are interested in exploring the multi-stakeholder and > platform co-op models. But setting up that structure will take time and > experimentation, so for now the setup will be less formal. We'll report > regularly on progress and offer opportunities for input. > > Yours in cooperation, > > Tom for the Sassafras Team > > -- > Tom Smyth > > Worker-Owner, Sassafras Tech Collective > Specializing in innovative, usable tech for social change > sassafras.coop · @sassafrastech > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > >
- Gather Now Available Tom Smyth, September 1 2017
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