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THE PROJECT


INDEX THE VISION

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THE WAY

PEOPLE AND PARTNERS 4. 

THE RESOURCES 5. 

LET´S START


The vision  

GEN-­‐db  is  a  web-­‐data  

  Base  of  knowledge

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Projects  can  visualize  their   pro8ile    

Multimedia  can  be  added  in   structured  ways   The  User-­‐interfaces  are  multi-­ lingual  and  easy   Project GEN-db


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Searching  and  browsing   with  interactive  features   Easy  tools  for  eco-­tourism   and  volunteers     Social  networking     between  users  and  projects   Event-­‐Calendars,  Maps,  3D-­‐Visualization,  Mobile-­‐devices,     Best-­‐Off-­‐DVD's,  Fair-­‐Trade-­‐Markets,  …   Project GEN-db


The vision    With  the  GEN-­db  you  can  present  yourself  and  your  projects.       You  can  search  and  browse  all  kind  of  information.      GEN-­db  makes  it  easy  to  upload  media,  like  documents,  

pictures,  movies  or  songs.       You  can  communicate  with  other  users  and  projects  about     traveling,  volunteering  or  whatever  topic.    All  together  in  the  name  of...  

'Transition to Resilience'. Project GEN-db


The vision ”The  GEN-­db  will  host  useful                    knowledge  and  enable  both     public  and  moderated  evaluation.”  

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The way          The  department  GEN-­IS  (Information  Service)  is  maintaining  the   GEN-­‐db  over  the  next  years.   GEN-­‐IS  has  over  10  years  of  experience  running  a  database  of  ecovillages,   doing  networking  and  giving  technical  support.      All  project-­‐work  is  done  transparent  and  open,    welcoming  the  contribution  of  everybody  willed    and  capable.    For  distributed  project-­management  are  used.     A  specialized  software  called  Gentool  is  already  in     testing-­‐phase.   Project GEN-db


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Alpha-­release  is  planned  for  June  2012.   Collecting  feedback  and  improving  quality  and  quantity  of   service  and  data  become  the  key-­‐issues  then.   Partnerships  and  contracting  are  part  of  the  long-­term-­ maintanance-­‐strategy  heading  for  Win-­‐Win-­‐situations.      

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Social-­skills  like  Gender-­‐Neutrality,  Religious-­‐Freedom  or  Non-­‐ Violent-­‐Communication  are  fully  respected.   Innovative  methods  are  used,  such  like  Dragon  Dreaming,   Holacracy  or  Systemic  Consensus.   We  do  not  speak  about  leaders  and  rules  but  about  focalizers   and  recommendations.    

Whatever we do, the 'rule' is... feel good with it! Project GEN-db


People and partners Several  teams  are  formed  inside  GEN-­‐IS...      

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Tester

Vision Office

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Developer    

Tech  

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Design  

Language Project GEN-db

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Support

Communication

Celebration


People and partners  

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Both  with  personal  contact  and  with  a  set  of  user-­‐ friendly  online-­tools  GEN-­‐IS  is  empowering  the  public   to  contribute.  E.g.  online-­‐translation-­‐tools   Several  partners  are  already  in  contact,  including  :  

Gaia-­ Education

Federated   Social  Web

Art  of   Hosting

Fellowship  of   IntentionaL   Communities

Further  important  partners  will  be  the  'Transition  Town  Network'  and    'WiserEarth'  ...   Project GEN-db


All people want to do their best for the planet. Give them the tools and they love to contribute.


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SEVERAL  NEEDS  

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Human  labor    

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Project-­ management     Infrastructure     Travel-­ expenses  

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The  most  cost-­‐intense  factor  is  human   labor.   Even  if  volunteers  are  empowered,  the   project  GEN-­‐db  will  need  professional   stuff.     The  payment  can  be  far  below  industrial   standards.  

Hosting  of   meetings   External   resources  

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The resources  

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One  low-­paid  developer  costs  about  25.000  Euro  per  year.       The  estimation  resulted  in  a  total  project-­‐cost  of  about  230.000   Euro  per  year.      

The  yearly  cost  for  the  GEN-­db  appears  similar  to  the  cost  of  a  western   house.     Let's  build  a  digital  home  of  useful  knowledge  empowering      thousands   of  projects  and  individuals.   Project GEN-db


Let's get started Your  are  WELCOME  to  contribute!      

Be  informed,  keep  up-­‐to-­‐date.   Tell  others  about  the  project.  

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Help  fund-­raising,  be  supporter.  

Use  GEN-­‐db,  give  feedback.  

Contact  us...   Project GEN-db


Thank you

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