The Vision GEN-‐db is a web-‐data Base of knowledge
Projects can visualize their pro4ile
Multimedia can be added in structured ways The User-‐interfaces are multi- lingual and easy Project GEN-db
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...
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 capable.
For distributed project-management are used.
A specialized software called Gentool is already in testing-‐phase.
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.
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.
People and partners
People and partners
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 :
Federated Social Web
Art of Hosting
Fellowship of IntentionaL Communities
Further important partners will be the 'Transition Town Network' and 'WiserEarth' ...
Project- management Infrastructure
The most cost-‐intense factor is human labor.
Travel- expenses Hosting of meetings External resources
Even if volunteers are empowered, the project GEN-‐db will need professional stuff. The payment can be far below industrial standards.
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.
Let's get started
Be informed, keep up-‐to-‐date. Tell others about the project.
Help fund-raising, be supporter.
Use GEN-‐db, give feedback.