Zephyr wrote: > Subject: [hackers] Naming > > > We don't want to call it a network, for a bunch of reasons. > > (a) First, it suggests control or centralness -- which we don't want > (i.e, join our network instead of start your site).
I think our sense of network differs from yours, thinking of distributed/decentralized networks. Since the term is subject to interpretation, tho, it's probably best not to use it. > Instead, we are going to present it as a kit. Would you like to start > your own website for Dean? It's not hard. We'll provide you the tools > do it, and there are hundreds of volunteer administrators who will > help to make it easy. > > The question, then, is what to call the kit? > > Ultimately, that's a Trippi question, but lets generate lots of ideas. > > My working name is "Dean Community Sites" or "Dean Space Community > Sites" > Start your own ... List Dean first and it suggests ownership, which you don't want. I'd go the "for Dean" route: e.g. Communities for Dean or Netizens for Dean. (Netizens is a word Wired used to toss around, still has currency.) > Here are our campaign themes, generally stated: > > Bringing people back into the political process > Restoring our role as an idealistic moral force in the world > Building a New American Community > > We also use "people-powered howard" frequently. > > Start your own... people powered howard site? I love that! best, Jon Jon Lebkowsky CEO/Catalyst, Polycot http://www.polycot.com