Update Ouishare Website Project
For the key call to action, scroll right down to the section “Now your help is needed”.
What has been done so far:
- interviews with local communities and some external parties to get input on what next steps to do
- basic updates of content and simplification of current site: changed nav bar, took out irrelevant pages, reorganized some sections // still being worked on
- created a list of features and larger changes that Auli is working implementing over the next weeks
- put in place first steps to evolve OuiSharefest.com to be our platform to aggregate all our larger events
- discussed next steps with Juho on connecting OuiShare talents with the website // detailed update on this coming soon
Follow the progress of the project on this trello board.
=> Now your help is needed
To move forward with some of the next steps, your input is needed now to be able to update website texts, translate them into Spanish, German and French and maintain our community and project pages in the long term. See details in the following timeline that I propose.
To make sure that content stays up to date, I would like to introduce having so called “Stewards” for both community and project pages, which is a person responsible for makinge sure his local community or project page is up to date. If the steward can no longer take on this role, he is responsible for finding a replacement.
Therefore, I ask all Connectors and active members to please check this list with all community pages and projects and agree in your group on a steward for your community page or project. Once you have agreed, please fill in their name in the doc by July 11th latest. This person will be my reference to check in on whether your page is up to date.
If there are cities that we feel are no longer active and nobody claims responsibility for it, I suggest we delete those pages completely.
A reviewed version of some of the website texts is planned to be ready mid July, so I would like to set the deadline to have the translations done by End of August, so that we can have the website in 4-5 languages by September. How does that sound?
If you have any feedback on any of this, let me know.
Joachim Lohkamp started a proposal Thu 7 Jul 2016
OuiShare as IPDB Caretaker - Blockchain Database Closed Thu 7 Jul 2016
Dear Ouishareans, this is a proposal to become a partner of an experiment and explore the field of Blockchain in a very concrete way.
Below you find some introductory information, and I'm also happy to discuss and answer questions together with Greg McMullen (he was a speaker at OSFest16 and is CEO of IPDB).
Warm hugs, Joachim
OuiShare as IPDB Caretaker
What is IPDB?
IPDB is the Interplanetary Database - a planetary-scale blockchain database that anyone can use. It is also a membership-run not-for-profit association.
Who can use IPDB?
Anyone can use IPDB. Most users will be able to use it for free, while heavy users will bear the cost of the network by paying fees set by the Foundation on a cost-recovery basis.
What will it be used for?
IPDB is infrastructure for the decentralized internet. The benefits of decentralized technology like blockchains will be seen in many areas, but we think IPDB is especially suited to intellectual property, identity, energy, supply chains and logistics, and IOT applications. The problem is that traditional blockchains like the Bitcoin blockchain don't scale for use as databases, and they're not queryable. IPDB is based on BigchainDB's scalable blockchain database technology, meaning we can build those applications today rather than down the road when traditional blockchains can scale.
How will IPDB be funded?
We are exploring options for this. Ultimately we want IPDB to be self-sustaining through fee-for-service on a cost-recovery basis to its heaviest users. However, to get the ball rolling, we are exploring options for crowdfunding, traditional funding from granting organizations, and donations from benefactors.
What’s in it for Ouishare?
Many Ouishare projects can benefit from having this infrastructure available to them. By becoming an IPDB Caretaker, Ouishare can help steer IPDB’s priorities to meet the priorities of Ouishare projects.
What will Ouishare have to do?
Caretakers in IPDB do two things: 1. Run a validating node that automatically approves or rejects transactions on the network in accordance with the BigchainDB consensus algorithm; and 2. participate in the governance of the IPDB Foundation by electing a board, voting on new Caretakers, and voting on other matters.
There will be three stages in the next few months:
1) Agreement to allow IPDB to list Ouishare as a Caretaker in the network.
2) Participation in governance meetings and discussions.
3) Operating a cloud-based “node” in the network.
Agreement at this stage is only a commitment to the first stage, and Ouishare could withdraw at any time — although we hope it won’t!
I want more information?
Look no further:
IPDB Foundation main page: https://ipdb.foundation/
IPDB Foundation Twitter: https://twitter.com/ipdb
Video - IPDB launch talk by Trent McConaghy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5ulWkmmGiw Slides: https://t.co/LYa7KbCI3p
Video - Decentralized Web Summit talk by Alberto Granzotto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfWgin3JlAU&feature=youtu.be&t=7h8m31s
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