Should we make a point of addressing as many of these issues as possible this Sat at 9AM?

We need to establish some mechanism to answer these questions as they come up - Ideally, that mechanism would strive for consensus but I would like to have someone who can decide contested issues.

Proposal: each of us chime in on these issues forum style and try to arrive at consensus. If no consensus is achieved, I say Curt should decide. --David.reber 08:16, 26 August 2008 (PDT)

Interesting. I don't see a need for appointing a single decision maker, personally. I think knowing that the fallback option is something other than consensus (or even just being bold and doing what you want) would change the dynamics.
But this is based on me seeing "nothing being done" as not a sack of consensus, but lack of action. In that case, it's up to someone to take the initiative. --Chriswaterguy 05:03, 28 August 2008 (PDT)

Where is the best place to talk with you? I may be in town the weekend of the conference, and I am very interested. But I would like a conversation to help me understand if this is a good fit. I work on the concept of thrivability (thrivability.wordpress.com). I know of Vinay's hexayurt from his days on Omidyar.net. And I am working on aligned initiatives. Thanks! FYI--I hear you debating here between consensus and do-acracy...part of our emergence as we work through doing that effectively. :) NurtureGirl 09:08, 28 August 2008 (PDT)

See http://groups.google.com/group/open-sustainability-network - that's the best place. Any friend of Vinay's is... possibly dangerous ;-) but in a good way. Look forward to hearing from you, and hope you're able to join us!
Thrivability - interesting. I like it. --Chriswaterguy 05:18, 29 August 2008 (PDT)

Thanks. I joined the email list and sent an email to Curt. Have you considered for sponsors or outreach:

* greenhome
* clean energy companies in Bay area
* skoll
* omidyar
* dreamfish
* wiki folks: wikihow, socialtext, and any supporter of recentchangecamp08 in sanfran?
* <ned> at ned.com

do you know:

* Ashis Brahma - mission doctor serving Africa (most recently Sudan area)
* Gil Friend http://blogs.natlogic.com:80/friend/
* Rocky Mountain Institute
* any/all of Paul Hawken circle including Wiser?
* Tipping Point Network - and any of the people therein?

I would also love to see Mardie Oakes there--she is an Echoing Green fellow doing architecture projects in San Fran area

NurtureGirl 09:25, 30 August 2008 (PDT)