[okfn-help] Software Club Proposal #1 (Draft #1) WAS: KForge community development

John Bywater john.bywater at appropriatesoftware.net
Thu Jun 18 19:09:42 BST 2009

Hi Rufus,

Assuming there are no more proposals at the moment, we can begin to 
assemble the club prospectus. Not sure exactly what it should say, but 
here's a draft.

Best wishes,




Valid Until: [3 months from date of release]

Service desk: http://wiki.okfn.org/ServiceDesk

This proposal presents the new proposals of the Open Knowledge Software 

Each proposal is summarised with statements of the purpose, planned 
benefit, and expected cost.

You are invited to contribute to any proposals you consider beneficial.

The club seeks only to share the costs of the proposals between those 
who appreciate the benefits.

You are asked firstly to indicate which proposals you consider to be of 
benefit. The club will then attempt to share the cost of each proposal 
equally between those who indicate benefit.

If equal shares aren't possible, the club will try to achieve a 
consensus between contributors for an adjustment to the proposal, or for 
an unequal sharing of the cost.

Contributors to proposals will receive regular reports on the progress 
of the proposals. The status of each proposal will also be published on 
the service desk, and updated as contributions are agreed and as work 

Proposal #1
Purpose: To complete KForge software development milestone v1.0b.
Benefit: A more secure, more technically accessible KForge.
Cost: 10 days (software engineering) £2000

Proposal #2
Purpose: To complete KForge software development milestone v1.0.
Benefit: Stable KForge v1.0 packaged for major OS distributions.
Cost: 10 days (software engineering) £2000

Proposal #3
Purpose: To provide knowledgeforge.net software service for 12 months.
Benefit: An open service for open knowledge development
Cost: 10 days (service execution management) £2000

Proposal #4
Purpose: To host the KForge/OK club for 12 months.
Benefit: Network of sponsors; routine for circulating proposals.
Cost: 5 days (club hosting) £1000

1. Costs assume an estimated professional fee rate of £200 per day.
2. Currently proposed work will be entirely performed by the Appropriate 
Software Foundation and the Open Knowledge Foundation.

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