Hi all. I've been a little confused lately about where different projects are going, so i'll post a note here on what i'm doing and encourage you to do the same.
I'm backing off on the media module discussion for now, because I don't think it's productive. I understand the legal constraints that force us to avoid establishing a hub outside of DFA. I feel reasonably confident that it will be possible to find a solution that's distributed enough to satisfy this group, once we start discussing specific design proposals rather than general philosophies. I continue to have commitments to the Dean Media Team that I must fulfill, which will involve some media module development. The module as it stands provides much of the functionality you need. I remain hopeful that you can extend it for the DeanSpace kit, and i'll update you as work continues there. But for now, I'll stop being the primary developer on media-for-DeanSpace. Alison has decided to take on the action module. She says that ought to be a fairly easy one-person job for what she has in mind. That's cool. So i'm no longer on that either. Zephyr and I have talked at length about Visible Volunteers, Get Local, and Dean Action. We have a great many ideas in common, and we share a long-term vision for a central DFA site that coordinates and connects people. My description of the vision is in a note at http;//deanaction.org/. Zephyr has said she's thinking along the same lines, though she may prioritize some things differently. I'm very excited about the opportunity to make that vision real. So my primary commitment will now be to the development of Visible Volunteers, which I consider the first chapter of that story. To sum up, I'm now focusing on exactly three commitments: 1. Dean Action, of which the first step is Visible Volunteers. 2. Media database work for the Dean Media Team (hoping that this will continue to be useful to DeanSpace). 3. BlueSky 3.0. I hope i haven't made any serious errors in the above picture of things and that you'll feel comfortable correcting any errors that are there. I also hope you'll post a note so we can all be clear on what everyone's current commitments are. Thanks! -- ?!ng