Nick Goodenough

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Nick Goodenough


[edit] Team Culturing Information

[edit] WHO are you?

  • Name – Nick Goodenough
  • Location – Ventura, CA, USA
  • Contact Information – nickgoodenough (at) gmail (dot) com
  • Picture
  • Introductory Video
  • Resume/CV

[edit] WHY are you motivated to support/develop this work?

  • Do you endorse open source culture? Yes. Open technology encourages cooperation & equity—two things I’m in favor of.
  • Why are you interested in collaborating with us?
  • How do you think that the GVCS can address pressing world issues?
    • GVCS lowers the bar to laborer owned sustainable industry—diminishing exploitation of labor & environment.
    • Rural areas are most impoverished, and growth in agriculture is the most powerful force for reducing poverty[1]–a system for rural agriculture (GVCS) is an obvious solution.
  • What should happen so that you become more involved with the project?
  • What are you missing in the project?
  • What are your suggestions for improvement of the project? Develop systems for rural and urban environments. Half of earth's human population lives in cities[2]—urban density allows for greater culture & sustainability[3]. Integrate city life into the scope of OSE or consider focusing on open source rural ecology.

[edit] WHAT are your skills?

  • List all of your skills in these areas:
    • Communications
    • Organizational
    • Computer Support
    • Finances
    • Design
    • Natural Building
    • Electronics
    • Automation
    • Metallurgy
    • Engineering
    • Fabrication
    • Agriculture
    • Energy
    • Architecture
    • Video/Graphics/Art
    • PR/Marketing
    • Education
    • Construction
    • Industry
    • CNC
    • Chemistry
    • Product Design
    • Other
  • How have you already contributed to the project? I've made a two-year financial commitment as a True Fan.

[edit] HOW can you help?

  • How are you interested in contributing to the work of GVCS development?
  • Can you volunteer to work with us, and if so, how many hours per week?
  • Are you interested in working with us for pay? If so, what services can you offer, and what is your hourly or per-project rate?
  • Are you interested in purchasing equipment from us to help bootstrap development?
  • Are you interested in bidding for consulting/design/prototyping work?
  • Would you like to see yourself working with us on a full-time basis?
  • Are you interested in being part of the world's first, open source, resilient community? The GVCS is the preparatory step for the OSE Village Experiment – a 2 year, immersion experiment (2013-2014) for testing whether a real, thriving, modern-day prototype community of 200 people can be built on 200 acres using local resources and open access to information? We are looking for approximately 200 people to fill a diverse array of roles, according to the Social Contract that is being developed. This may be the boldest social experiment on earth - a pioneering community whose goal is to extend the index of possibilities regarding harmonious existence of humans, ecology, and technology.

[edit] References

  1. The Story of Agriculture and the Green Economy
  2. "World Urbanization Prospects: The 2009 Revision Population Database" by United Nations
  3. "Urban vs. Rural Sustainability" by Toby Hemenway
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