Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Sun Apr 19 20:32:59 CEST 2009

Am 19.04.2009 um 19:54 schrieb Steve Mosher:

> Thanks, Dr. N
>  That is the path I am thinking down.
> All of the discussion here gets very quickly into a morass of  
> implementation  and ignores the the elphant in the room.
> Can a community design hardware ( you have an existence proof of that
> cited below) So, I would like to "trial" the line.

IMHO the answer is clearly a NO. The community can't (because of the  
morass of more discussions than rolling up sleeves). But it can help a  
small sub-community to complete a task the community is interested in.

> 1. Define a very simple project: galmoectomy.

Thats a good idea.

> 2. Licence the Gerber to an organization that runs the project.
> 3. Donate parts for a prototype run.
> 4. See if people can execute or just argue.

Here I see different next steps:

2. Find a Working Group Chair intersted in having this task done
3. Support her/him with all he/she needs (Project Server, Parts)
4. If the result is good, OM can take it or leave it

> err we know they can argue.

Step 2 is the most critical. I would suggest that you (as  
representative of OM) write a request to the community list to find a  

> Just a thought
> Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I was some days in easter vacation and am now trying to catch up.  
>> So I  will just cherry pick some parts...
>> Am 09.04.2009 um 12:04 schrieb Lothar Behrens:
>>> For that task, use a phpBB or the like board (sub category) to
>>> concentrate discussions.
>> Personally I like the idea of using boards for that task because  
>> it  has *structure *, but there have been heavy flamewars going up  
>> to the  statement that a successful open source project can only  
>> work on  mailing lists.
>> So, I currently don't care about.
>>> Would this be a way to form the comunity to be successful?
>>> If not, how has www.amsat.org got this organized?
>> AFAIK, they have meetings, magazines, e-mail lists etc.
>> Then, they have a well organized project structure. Just a handful  
>> of  people push and work on the projects. These are experienced  
>> volunteers  coming from companies or academia doing related work. I  
>> did know one  of these highly active people (unfortunately he died  
>> from a heart- attack many years ago). He was working for  
>> "DLR" (sort of a German  NASA).
>> My imagination says that we have and can attract all the pieces we   
>> need from the community.
>> It is like an organization that runs a museum steam railway. There  
>> are  2 or 3 who have a license to operate the engine, 2 or 3 can  
>> repair it.  5-6 can help painting and 10 can collect visitor  
>> tickets etc. 20-50  can distribute brochures. 100eds are intersted  
>> in using it.
>> Nikolaus
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