The WISdom Proposal Appendix
The Provisional Communications of The WISdom Network Development Project
“Let each person do his or her part.
If one citizen is unwilling to participate, all of us are going to suffer.
For the American idea, though it is shared by all of us,
is realized in each one of us.”
~ Barbara Jordan
Richard J Auld
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Common sense and cooperative principles require the participation of as many consumers as possible to HELP :1) make The WISdomProposal itself as good as possibleA complete cross-section of personal backgrounds, interests and abilities is required to develop,Alternate proposals are encouraged and may make use of all of this site's resources in their Web production2) make it happen!
and later to implement this revolutionary consumers' network.
Please participate in The WISdom Development Project.
Lifetime WISdom Co-op founding memberships and promisory (resaleable?) futures on franchises will be awarded to active and effective project participants.
See Microsoft PowerPoint slides about the newest of the transnational consumer co-operatives - Coop Norden - a huge consumer co-op which brings together the Swedish, Danish and Norwegian co-op movements. Get Microsoft PowerPoint viewer.
See: Co-operatives and Co-operation: Causes of Failure, Guidelines for Success by Manfred Davidmann
Gather Qualified CollaboratorsReplace commercial versions of the Wisdom Discussion and Newsletter mailing lists with Majordomo.
Rebuild this website with Macromedia Studio MX?It will use essentially the same text with excision of many technical details and some graphics and presentation changes, but this is mostly a professional production job, and I hope somebody with more experience at this will do it for the good exposure, and to establish a relationship with Open Source network content clients.
See: Award winning Macromedia presentation. Nike.This would be coordinated with the availability of the WISdom Prospector demo.
Macromedia Studio MX will also be used with the ManyOne Portal Development Kit to help build the prototype content of various categories, with emphasis on the facilitation of simple updating or RSS feed by providers and producers.
Establishment of The WISdom Foundation, to develop and integrate Free/Open Source WISdom Network software and other network facilities, which may be financially enabled by contractual arrangements with corporate and other sponsors that partner in the WISdom Network development Mission: To improve the quality of human life by promoting the development and deployment of a consumer utility information service. Strategy: Support the development of the WISdom Network, and the advancement of a Safe Trustworthy Network Computing platform, the WISdom Prospector and Network.
Board of Trustees of the WISdom Foundation
Accepting nominations 5-23-04
To be composed of reputable WISdom mission advocates with varied backgrounds representative of the anticipated membership of the proposed WISdom Co-op, with essential representation from the consumer markets businesses, Open Source IT, legal and financial professsions.
"Ask not what your country can do for you.
Ask what you can do for your country."
(and the world)
~ John F Kennedy
Doug Schuler of CPSR's Public Sphere Project, is looking for non-profits to try e-Liberate software for online deliberation. Users need to be familiar with Roberts Rules of Order. The CPSR Public Sphere Project is dedicated to developing information and communication systems that help people deal with social and environmental problems. This software would be used to document online decisions by the WISdom Foundation Board of Trustees.
Demonstration Meeting Transcript:
Pre Release Marketing ActivitiesPublicity CampaignsMacromedia Studio MX may be used to build a multimedia Web presentation of my novel, The Antichrist Virus, PPV proceeds to go to the WISdom Foundation.
Inform Possible Corporate Sponsors of the WISdom Foundation that the members of the world wide WISdom Co-op consumers cooperative are to retain full control of the cooperative's business affairs and all software developed. The design of the WISdom Network services must not be compromised by manipulating its operation in favor of financial contributors. Some members may feel that both the WISdom Co-op and Network should be strictly "self-supporting, declining outside contributions".Consumer Media - One of the following could become the basis for WISdom Services "new media" for consumer information via the network if they want to survive over the long term. Yes, there will always be some alternative consumer media market, but the high power will come fast and once established, the power will always be here on consumer goods, services, and information rating services delivery.Consumer Reports - Given the brush off 6-15-03Transportation - Since all the following stand to gain by increased e-commerce individual and group shipments, or lose by increased rail shipments generated by the WISdom Network, they probably should all have equal opportunity to contribute to the network's development costs and share in the glory. Special system integration deals of limited duration are possible; therefore, these corporations may want to develop a standard protocol for the way that transportation carriers of all kinds interact with the WISdom Network, and that's just fine for us.
Consumer Digest - No response (6-15-03)
ConsumerSearch - Pending (03-03-04)Union Pacific -Old Media - One of the following should be interested in real "new media", not the likes of AOL.This proposal favors rail transportation of consumer goods, because of the WISdom Co-op's aggregation of consumer goods orders and the efficiency and ecological friendliness of rail transportation for high volumes. National security requires provision for quick response to possible localized interruptions of rail services, with ground and/or air transportation backup systems and facilities. The WISdom Co-op will need the guidance of those who have "been online for the last 150 years" and are knowledgable about supply chain management and rail transportation systems.UPS - Referred to snail mail contact (7-5-03, no response)
DHLTime Warner - No repoonse (6-15-03)New Media
Anybody else want to help?Netscape? - No response (6-15-03)Tech Media
ManyOne - A foundation itself, close cooperation and collaboration with the WISdom Foundation would be to our mutual benefit and WISdom Foundation's sponsorship base is potentially large (8-11-03).
Various Mozilla Developers - No response (7-15-03)
MacroMediaMacromedia would expand its market dominance with (discounted?) sales of Macromedia MX Studio to many WISdom Network franchisees and local area cooperatives, WISdom Network media co-ops, and many of its independent authors and journalists. Do they have any other interest in promoting this proposal? WISdom Co-op members will need to negotiate with Macromedia to prevent their dependence on this supplier.C-NetNetwork and Desktop Software Providers
PC Magazine and other ZiffDavis Productions -Microsoft? ~ They sure don't need the WISdom Co-op as competition, and they can't do this themselves, but maybe they will provide Open Source subscription services for the WISdom Co-op vis the WISdom Foundation. Stranger things have happened. It all depends on if their recently expressed interest in supporting Open Source software is actually sincere - this is seriously in question at this point (9-04).Virtual Private Network and Allied Software such as Identity Management and Security Event Management Providers
BEA Systems ~ Favorite Open Systems Service Oriented Architecture "Liquid Computing"
Open Source - Network Services ProvidersSun
ObjectWeb... my favorites go here - The center of WISdom Network's competitive strength is trusting customers/members. Supply well here and sell the company and its "business methods and processes" as WISdom Co-op Central Services' Network Virtual Automated Security Staff on call 24/7/365 to remotely support the resident WISdom Network Security staff.B2B SCM System Providers - This is a high visibility application that must support the WISdom Network's progressive streamlining of the members' supply chains to disintermediate everybody except the producers. Opportunity to profitably sell the company and its "business methods and processes" here too.
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Inform Qualified WISdom Network Discussion ParticipantsElectronic Freedom FoundationInform Prospective Members and Franchisees
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
Cooperative Development FoundationStay in contact and collaborate with above and with WISdom Network Software Developers
Start The World Wide WISdom Co-op
Retain Legal CounselPro Forma Local (zip code) Area Franchise and Consumer Cooperative Business Plans
Incorporation or LLC formation for the World Wide WISdom Consumers Cooperative as 501(c)(3)Development of the world wide WISdom Co-op consumers cooperative constitutionProtection of Members and Franchisees -A Bill of Rights
World Wide Consumers Cooperative is FranchisorNo Revenue Distributions Before "Critical Mass"
Franchises to be Auctioned
Limitation to one Local Area per Franchisee
Franchise Resale Market
All Fees Remain in Escrow Until "Critical Mass" is Reached
Open Book Management of Franchises Required
Generous Fair Price Buyouts of Franchises RequiredGenerous Fair Price FormulasCodification of the Types of Issure that Require Local or Central Member VotingMember voting required on Provider and Producer content contract special provisions, including the conditional imposition of fines and other disciplinary action.The requirements of the US and allied countries WISdom Co-op's world trade community
..~ "The Supreme Court of Free World WISdom" ~Members own their MINEsMINE access by legitimate governmental regulation and authority only
All voting must be freely done in strictest secrecyEnforcement supervision by cooperation witth the world wideWISdom Co-op is facilitated
Proposed World Wide WISdom Consumers Cooperative (WISdom Co-op) OperationOrganization StructureThis is not a minimal startup requirement; it is rather a goal that should be attained before the WISdom Network reaches "critical mass".WISdom Co-op's elected Members of the Board elect a COB and Appoint CEO, CFO,COO, CIO, etc.Designate types of issues that are member voting or representative decisions
WISdom Co-op would operate with Purchasing Cooperatives whose Members are WISdom Co-op Members with WISdom Network Local Area Supply Line Management Responsibilities (Franchisees or Local Area WISdom Co-op Management).
Sponsor the WISdom Prospector Platform Advancement Project
Contributions of Discussion Participants
The author takes the development of Linux and Free/Open Source software (Mozilla, OpenOffice.org,et al.) as the primary model for the means of WISdom Network development; therefore, the optimization of remote communications is crucial to it's success. This takes the eager cooperation of everyone who becomes involved in the project. The evolutionary emergence of future WISdom Co-op cooperative leaders, franchisees, and employees begins here.
Join the following WISdom Network Development Project Discussions today.Rigorous criticism of any aspects of the WISdom Proposal 2.1 is welcomed ~ indeed it is required. All contributions will be duly attributed to originating parties by various means within this proposal, for example the mini-section buttons may be convenient locations for contributing author "by lines". Significant changes to the overall proposal may be sufficient to increment the current proposal's version number, and such contributions will be acknowledged by the WISdom Copyleft.Note >> To facilitate communications about this proposal, you can embed Links in e-mails to relevant mini-sections of the WISdom Proposal by copying their Link Location from the WISdom Proposal Contents page. The WISdom Proposal Web Folder itself may be copied and annotated for versatile inclusion in e-mail communications.E-Mail Comments, Questions, Criticisms and Suggestions to the Author
Also Note >> Spammers to these addresses will be cut off and reported to whoever can exact vengeance.As discussions proceed, I will establish email subject entries enabling primitive Sort, Select and Analysis of email. Every reasonable effort will be made to deal fairly with email will be made.E-Mail Prospective Member/Franchisee InquiriesNetMeeting/IM chat
E-Mail pledge of support for WISdom Co-op development
Please Arrange NetMeetings and IM chat sessions by E-mail with "IM Session Request" in the Subject. Just request a date/time and state the desired topic of discussion, and I will reply quickly since I'll be checking my e-mail frequently. Videoconferencing, whiteboarding, and chat are seen as a major communication media for this project.
The WISdom Discussion recirculating mailing list will be a major means of WISdom Proposal group communications, so please don't abuse it. WISdom Discussion archives are available to all. Join the WISdom discussion today. After joining post messages to this discussion by sending mail to WISdomDiscussion@topica.com.
Private and public Listserv's will be created as necessary to serve WISdom SIG discussion groups, such as franchisee groups with distributed management cooperating for buying powers.
E-Mail NewsletterInformational and Promotional Communications With Interested Parties
The WISdom Development Project Newsletter will summarize periodically the ongoing progress of the WISdom Development project. The Project Newsletter archives are available to all. Request this newsletter today.
*WeBlogs and a WISdom Blogosphere are facilitated, and participants are encouraged to report on news events, etc. that are related to their particular passion and interest in the WISdom Proposal. RDF and RSS syndication will be supported.
Open Internet Moderated Newsgroups for Prospective Franchisees and MembersConspire and collaborate with others before taking the step to become a WISdom Network Local Services franchisee or member. Develop alliances and other relationships with peers, such as organizing purchasing co-ops, etc. that can be pursued privately via email. Form a franchise buyers' coalition to sew up the Washington, DC metropolitan area for WISdom Network Services. Take over Texas (Wal-Mart territory). Have fun!
Illustrated Paper Magazine
An illustrated paper magazine format WISdom Proposal might be published.
A fictionalized account about life in a WISdom Network empowered country should be published to raise development funds and promote widespread public support.
Stand Alone Prototype/DemoA stand alone prototype/demo of the WISdom Prospector and portions of the Virtual Specialties Markets Search, ReSearch, and Analysis functions need to be created.Become a ManyOne Steward and use ManyOne's Portal Development Kit to build an annotated demo of a member's experience in "shopping for content".MINE and some other functions may be stubbed and merely explained, but external controls should be present in the GUI
There is no CGSIDb, so:Need to create demo WISdom Network Producer and Provider CGSIDb test data for:At least several GSI-types of Goods
At least several GSI-types of Services
At least several GSI-types of "pure" Information
Show what can be done with this software vs. Consumer Reports magazine and conventional Web approaches.The Proprietor and selected services of the VSM Analyzer should work as specified on the above, or alternative demo data submitted by community model participants. This community participative demo approach would be continually followed in all WISdom Network software upgrade efforts.
Pro Forma Local (zip code) Area Franchise and Consumer Cooperative Business PlansThese need to be created and approved by an independent authority as WISdom Network Strategic Business Intelligence displays that integrate widely available information about consumer goods and services volumes by area with economic models for the prospective zip code areas. They would speed the processing of franchise applications and help spur the sale of franchises. They would also ease the birthing of local area consumer cooperatives.