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Recent musings ... How about an " IDICP " ?

by proximity1 Thu Jun 15th, 2006 at 03:11:45 PM EST

 An International Directory of Internet-Based Cooperative Projects --

 Do you know of such a thing existing already?  If so please let us know more below...

 What does the above title indicate to you (as a name)?  Is it descriptive and informative?  If you were to name such a directory, what would you call it?


 Suppose there were a place to look up, find, add--in something like the Wiki format--or, indeed, using the Wiki format--a continuously evolving directory of internet-based cooperative projects of all sorts?-- social, political, "scientific" (though this is already being done in the sciences, hence the interest in developing it for other domains).

 Would you use such a directory to search for or to propose or announce the creation of internet-based cooperative projects? --undertakings which combine the joint efforts of the worldwide community of net users.

One such idea that occurred to me was for a cooperative project which seeks to identify specific problem/problem-source relations--especially in the political or social action "field".

 Choose a problematic social issue (I assume it to be a social issue of some sort)--

    what, specifically, are the various things, people, arrangements which are hindering its resolution?  Can these be identified and named?  If so, could a cooperative effort target them for joint actions seeking to resolve/remove/correct the hindering agent or agencies?

 Is this, in your view, something to which the internet can effectively be used to address?

 Your thoughts are invited....

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Thanks for the invitation, but I don't have any. Will have to let this slip into the unconscious to see if my brain can come up with something...

Interesting idea, though.

P.S. Hey, I came up with something... Every piece of cooperative software out there has a home page where they like to list the projects that use it. That would be a way to go about gathering information.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jun 18th, 2006 at 01:05:09 PM EST


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