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Appropedia talk:Vision and mission

1,283 bytes added, 14:42, 23 February 2008
The mission seems to have lost a lot of information with the replacement. Would it be possible to leave the old version underneath the new version? This would allow people to continue to think about what the mission statement should be. I don't know much about appropedia yet, but I think it's important to allow diversity and change in the scope of any project (especially an appropriate technology project!), and having a simple one paragraph missions statement can seem very static and inflexible. --[[User:Naught101|Naught101]] 23:08, 5 August 2007 (PDT)
== Another attempt at describing our mission ==
Here's another approach to the question of mission. I'm meeting a politician tomorrow to talk about renewable energy, open content and related issues, which got me thinking about how to describe what we do here. It seems appropriate to this meeting, and may also be relevant to how we state our mission:
We are working on:
* promoting sustainable technology, design and practice;
* appropriate technology,
* solutions to poverty; improved practices in development/aid work.
* promoting health and quality of life, through better urban planning; better understanding of what quality of life consists of; and how to apply the best and most universal elements of "simple living" in a way that benefits all.
* developing an information resource on all of these topics.
* expanding open content (knowledge commons? information commons?) especially in these areas.
* sharing and collaborating on new designs; promoting open source design (and developing the tools and methodology).
* developing a community and network
* promoting critical, fact-based and NPOV assessments of policies and technologies.
--[[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] &middot; <small>[[User talk:Chriswaterguy|talk]]</small> 06:42, 23 February 2008 (PST)

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