[permaculture] Open Source Permaculture

Lawrence F. London, Jr. venaurafarm at bellsouth.net
Mon Apr 16 13:26:17 EDT 2012

On 4/16/2012 12:50 PM, Chris Watkins wrote:
> Quick response before I sleep...
> On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 01:50, Lawrence F. London, Jr.<
> venaurafarm at bellsouth.net>  wrote:
>>> If there's a team of dedicated people ready to do a similar amount of
>> work
>>> on PIW tech and content, then that could work as well - but they'd be
>> There is no formal team any more but there are a number of subscribers
>> to the two lists I created for the project and others to follow, namely
>> this one of yours. A new team could be formed who would be interested in
>> contributing time and work, What would be needed are various levels of
>> administrators or whatever they are called; those who can monitor page
>> changes, user registration, access levels and contributions.
>> I will subscribe you to these two lists so you can read the archives and
>> communicate with subscribers. I can make you co-owner too which might
>> help as things develop. You's have access to all the folks who were
>> involved before, some with impressive professional skills.
> I'd be very interested in working with anyone interested in this.
> I probably need to clarify though - I'm probably not able to split myself
> between sites, so I'm not offering to help set up or administer anything on
> ibiblio. I'm not able to help maintain a second wiki site.
> What I'm suggesting is to develop the permaculture knowledge database
> within the existing Appropedia wiki - but as a whole growing permaculture
> section with hundreds and eventually thousands of pages on permaculture
> topics (in addition to the existing thousands of pages on related subjects
> like natural building and renewable energy).

Go for it. As I said, you need to contact Scott to start the ball rolling.

> The permaculture pages can be given their own identity, and their own
> homepage (similar to the Appropedia Technology
> Portal<http://www.appropedia.org/Portal:Appropriate_technology>).
> But the way I see it - why have permaculture on one wiki, and appropriate
> technology, solar passive design, green building info and all the rest on a
> different wiki? These are so interlinked that they can play together very
> nicely.
> I'll email you off list re further details...
> I think Paul collaborates with Appropedia to some degree.
> Aye, Paul's a great friend of Appropedia.

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