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* beyond scarcity
* beyond scarcity
* share the abundance
* share the abundance
==Change name?==
* Something more positive!
* Abundance (kinda synonym to post-scarcity:
** [http://theabundancefoundation.org/about The Abundance Foundation] already exists (and [[User:Guaka|guaka]] doesn't like the name that much)
* per Doctorow:
** Bitchun Foundation (Paolo)
** Magic Kingdom
==How we want to keep the foundation and the projects==
==How we want to keep the foundation and the projects==

Revision as of 11:52, 3 July 2010

The Post Scarcity Foundation is a stub. Feel free to edit, be critical and add ideas!


  • to work towards a post-scarcity society
  • towards a post-scarcity society
  • beyond scarcity
  • share the abundance

How we want to keep the foundation and the projects

based on http://hitchwiki.org/en/Hitchwiki:How_we_want_to_keep_Hitchwiki

Spirit of cooperation - adhocracy, do-ocracy

  • Most action just happens - someone has an idea, goes ahead and does it.
  • In case there's doubt if all active participants would be happy with an action: we want a democratic work environment, where we first try to decide by consensus.
  • We encourage active member participation and try to keep convivial work environments.

Based on Roles

  • Ad-hocracy empowers some but can also disempower others. Having clear roles helps people to understand what they can do within a project, and keeps structures more clear for everyone


  • As much communication and information as possible is and will be available on the internet. This excludes information such as server passwords, but it goes as far as what software and extensions are running on Sharewiki, and naturally a history of all edits ever made.
  • Many decisions are made and discussed in wikipages or a mailing list, accessible by everyone.

Free software

  • We exclusively use and create free software. We will participate in existing free software projects as much as possible.
  • The entire server stack, MediaWiki, any mailing list software, everything is and should be free. Skype for personal communication about the project is everyone's own choice but is discouraged - use IRC or Jabber instead.
  • The license of choice is the Affero GPL (for own projects)
  • The license of second-choice is the GNU GPL - if there is a choice between a GPL project and a BSD project that offer the same quality, features and community, the GPL project is the be preferred

Open data

  • We want to make database dumps available.
  • We want to support open formats and standards, such as OpenID and microformats.

Free licenses for content

  • Content of projects is licensed under the Creative Commons ShareAlike Attribution license or the CC-BY-NC-SA license.


  • Given enough interest, people are allowed and supported to set up their own language versions.

Not for profit

  • We aim for grant money and donations.
  • We don't want advertising or affiliate marketing. Ethical advertising such as Adbard would still be okay.


Means of achieving post-scarcity:


  • informationn, culture
    • post-scarcity is around the corner, held back by big media corporations and e.g. Apple
  • software
  • communication
    • close
  • transport
    • lots of potential
  • food
    • local production
      • guerilla gardening
    • waste reduction
    • vegetarianism/veganism

The websites

No ads, except for possibly Adbard or similar ethical advertising?

The wiki

We already have it, Sharewiki suits fine!

The blog

The next step. Regular blog posts about post-scarcity.

Started http://blog.sharewiki.org/, let me know if you want access. guaka 22:25, 22 June 2010 (UTC) :)

The social network


  • By signing up you will state that you will act towards a post-scarcity society?
  • First 1000? members invitation only?


  • hook into existing networks, FB, CS, twt
  • joindiaspora?
  • practical:
    • ride shares
    • hospitality exchange

Stuff it will own

  • Various domains: sharewiki, trashwiki, nomadbase.org, sustainablepost.org, hitchgathering.org, couchwiki.org
  • Possibly: casarobino.org, randomroads.org

An official organization

  • In the Netherlands
  • Can fund projects like Hitchwiki, Trashwiki, Randomroads, Hitchgathering, new projects
    • Provide money to people to focus on developing these projects
    • Encourage
  • Can receive money from grant foundations
  • Can receive EU funding?
  • Accepts donations

Affiliate organizations

More Hitchhiking and other orgs?

  • Grant money sometimes requires cooperation between organizations in different EU countries.


  • guaka wants to found this in 2010, plus technological
  • Robino is also committed.
  • Sitarane for some community slave service
  • add yourself if you want to help - add what you want to help with