From: Dante-Gabryell Monson Date: May 18, 2006 12:33 PM
Subject: Re: [hc_ecology] NOMADS ADRESS BOOK AND COMMUNITY ONLINE – couchsurfing cooperation and nomadic tribe + Nomadic University Re: Nomads database
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also, for more openness and avoiding any one to have a specific control on such a database, I imagine that as you say there could be a lightweight program and website that would make it possible to access this specific nomadic database through specific and customizable communities through the Hospitalityclub.org portal and the Couchsurfing.com portal.
So the information and messages could be sent both trough HC and CS , while the data base would not be on any of these two servers, but would be spread between us – several servers and mirrors ( so that no one of us actually owns and controls the whole data base – p2p style )
And , in relation to accessing our communities ( nomads, greens , hospitality sites , openleader, etc ) etc – I imagine we could also have a small tool-gadget that would allow us to access it directly through our google desktop / personalized home – see:
I think one of the first concept would be the fast conncetion between nomads. Then a adress book totally in text, without imagines, really light to access in! CS it’s really heavy to download when you are travelling and you need to save time and money in any Internet Cafee or wifi-ing around. I’ve just bought a pda + wifi conncetion + solar pannel 😀 I’d call it EcoPalm 🙂 now I need all those services online really light to access in 🙂
The wiki would be great with an attach Excell file or Txt with inside any informations about nomads , such as mobile, email, skype and any onther way to keep in touch.
And this file could be also part of the Tsol wiki. About this…it’s often off line.
IN RELATION TO THE NOMADS ADRESS BOOK
I imagine that , in addition to gathering and building together our own nomadic adress book of friends ( that eventually we could gather on a wiki? )
WE COULD ALSO WORK WITH SITES SUCH AS couchsurfing – note: I remembered they developped a special temporary http://care.couchsurfing.com/ ( currently leading to main site ) wich was aimed at building a community volunteering to support disaster victims at the time of the Cyclone’s a few months ago , and when googling , found this:
see http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=2483 Community versions
Let’s start by figuring out the major communities to implement and get ambassadors to take ownership. For example, I think Mattthew of SF is interested in spearheading burners.couchsurfing.com for the Burning man community. These ambassadors will assess the needs of the specific version and work on the infrastructure, and on promoting it to that community. Care.CouchSurfing.com fits within this.
We need an ambassador to lead a team to explore this concept and get the idea of the ground. We are in the zygote stage here. The idea is, people learn while they are traveling and perhaps we can create a more formalized, systematic way for people to get the most education in their travels. Members can register as teachers and students and find each other. We do not need to launch this by the end of the summer, but we have a goal of having a solid proposal then. I think Dani has expressed interest in this.
We need a leader to propose organizations and businesses with who CouchSurfing should considering approaching for formal affiliation. Once the potential partners are approved, begin building relationships.
Hi Dante,I was thinking about your project to create a database for nomadas.
I want to mean I have to do a new notebook, and after I have to ask to the people if they want to appear in our database (be sure in Spain some people don’t want to appear by net)I’m talking with nomads around the planet :o) and some told me to do a database with advises and info for nomads since people who travel by hicht hike, and others who travel by caravans, bus etc…What do you think? How many people are working in your project? Please tell me something because in a few days (after the zapatista meeting) I going to lose in Eire so my new notebbok and more ideas starts there.