Changes between Version 8 and Version 9 of projects/kindleproject-proposal


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Oct 31, 2013, 10:31:55 AM (7 years ago)
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Jamie McClelland
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    101101== Overview of your development and fundraising plans. If you have a sustainability plan, please share it with us. (0 of 5000 max characters) ==
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    103 All of our core services are funded entirely with membership dues (which typically covers 90 - 90% of our budget). We plan to raise funds for international gathering of technology groups to fight distributed denial of service attacks and legal threats via a fund provided by APC. In addition, we are seeking funding for the People of Color Techie Training project from the New York Foundation.
     103All of our core services are funded entirely with membership dues (which typically covers 90 - 100% of our budget). We plan to raise funds for international gathering of technology groups to fight distributed denial of service attacks and legal threats via a fund provided by APC. In addition, we are seeking funding for the People of Color Techie Training project from the New York Foundation.
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    105105= Alignment with Kindle Project =
     
    109109 * What systems change are you addressing in your work? (0 of 1000 max characters)
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     111May First/People Link's call for free and open source software, on the surface, seems like a technical challenge with few implications outside of the details of how your computer works. However, our technology politics are in fact rooted in a revolutionary vision of work, collaboration and exchange. As software has become an increasingly valuable commodity, we are witnessing every growing networked systems built entirely with software that is exchanged without money changing hands. The most commonly used free software licenses are united in their most exacting clause: that any change you make to the software ''must'' be shared with everyone. While this principle is common sense when applied in kindergarten, it represent a fundamental ideological shift when applied to modern day capitalism.
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    111113 * What emerging alternative or solution are you working towards? (0 of 1000 max characters)
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     115The most widespread technological advances in corporate/mass technology have succeeded in uniting people with their pre-existing networks and, in some cases, have provided a one-way platform for publicizing events, they have failed to provide a way to have meaningful collaboration across borders.
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     117The corporate world has succesfully built empires across borders, enabling them to defeat movements limited by geography, culture and language.
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     119We seek to build networks that can overcome these barriers. Technology is only one piece of the puzzle - we must also work on developing organizational culture that can overcome the barriers that have divided us. We believe in leading by example - which is why our partnership with Mexico is so important for our mission. It provides us wiboth an example of our vision, in practice, and opportunities for working on additional problems, such as language, culture, racism and imperialism in the a real-life context.
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    113121 * How can funders be more effective? (0 of 1000 max characters)
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    115125We recognize that the field of philanthropy can be more creative, transparent, responsive, and effective. Being on the receiving side of funding, your feedback and critical eye to the field of philanthropy is invaluable. Please share your thoughts on how you think philanthropy can be more effective, more creative, and where it can change for the better.