as a matter of fact I was wondering what happened...!
So you're no longer pursuing "TransformLab" but another project? Maybe
if you write us two lines about it - and in what sense you see our possible
contributions - it could help...
Then we can have a chat.
On another point, the development of Transformaps, can you suggest what
is the best way to be able to participate to the process - since we haven't
really progressed about how to work on the ESSglobal interoperability
standards we are continuing to develop and it is hard for non-German
speakers to follow ...
Thanks and ciao from Florence (finally Spring here too...)
On Apr 7, 2015 6:11 PM, "Jon Richter" <post(a)jonrichter.de> wrote:
Dear Solidary Economists
Jason, Eric and Fernando.
From my silence you must have concluded the halt of our proposal.
Indeed I've found a beautiful private ~nk€ debt in my papers, which
almost stopped any performance.
But as we are talking about distributed systems here, the work
progressed in another context which Gualter and me are currently
This proposal could make use of contributions from you and I would be
happy to get in touch about how these could look like.
I'm available on the following channels:
In further progression of this conversation it will make sense to create
an account on
,if not done already.
Please provide it within your reply.
And please excuse my recent incapability to deliver appropriate
continuity. I just didn't think about myself.
spring greetings from Paris ,
Am 13.03.2015 um 15:16 schrieb Jason Nardi:
any news? As RIPESS we've discussed your proposal [TransforLab] and
ready to engage. But we need to have some
written info... and the time
necessary to have any formal documentation ready.
I also would like to relaunch my proposals (see message below) to the
collective. In particular, as Solidarius Italy
we're working with the
Italian CNR (National Research Center) on a project application for the
development and implementation of the existing Solidarius platform to
the build-up and consolidation of solidarity
I think it would be really useful if on the work
Transformap has done
Openstreetmaps we could establish a
collaboration. Who can I talk to
Il martedì 24 febbraio 2015, jon richter <post(a)jonrichter.de> ha
> Good evening Jason,
> so happy you are still with us and writing in the perfect moment, as I
> am just coming back from a Hacksprint in Witzenhausen with Gualter 
> and setting up my new working desk  to get on with intensively
> writing a TransforLab H2020 Application  and leading it to a
> successful formulation .
> After sitting with François Schneider, who was just around and didn't
> object our approaches too much, we're even more confident of our
> Actually RIPESS is one of the last missing building blocks to a strong
> consortium. As we already have a couple organisations from Germany,
> France and Great Britain in closer consideration, we want to ask if
> RIPESS Spain wants to join TransforLab.
> An official invitation is due this week; now you just created facts
> If there is sincere interest, please write back to
> so we can keep respective persons into the loop.
> For any other cooperation possibilities in regards of TransforMap, I
> will let the others talk.
> Keen on anything that's in front of us,
> Jon Richter
> important link:
>  http://h2020.transformap.co
> context noise links:
> On 24.02.2015 14:33, Jason Nardi wrote:
>> Dear Silke,
>> and dear Transformappers,
>> thanks for the thorough update. Wow, what an achievement so far!
>> I would really like to be able to start participating to your
>> not just as individual... so
>> I have 4 proposals / suggestions I'd like to share with you:
>> 1. Find ways for a participation / collaboration with RIPESS -
>> Economy Europe network, throughout the
membership in several of the
>> European countries. One example could be with the survey RIPESS is
>> launching in March for the "Panorama of Solidarity Economy in
>> where there could certainly be
overlapping and info sharing - but
>> 2. Same with the ESSGlobal group, which is still active and
>> the international interoperability and
open-linked data / semantic
>> for the mappings - there has been a first exchange with Joseph -
>> we should have some more exchanges so we
don't just continue going in
>> parallel: I think there are many common aspects to explore where we
>> work together;
>> 3. I can try to participate to the first test in my town, Florence
>> (Italy). We already have a local Solidarity and Alternative Economy
>> network and I'm positive that many will be interested / willing to
>> their initiatives or share their info.
>> 4. Finally, with the Italian CNR (National Research Center) my
>> Solidarius is working on a European project proposal (Horizon 2020)
>> portal on "economic
intelligence" that is an evolution of the one
>> by Solidarius International (Euclides Mance, Brasil - you remember
>> the degrowth conference). Part of that is also about mapping and
>> collection and I think the approach
Trasformap has developed could be
>> useful as well. Perhaps we could have a partnership in such a
>> would also need a University o Research
center to partner). Other
>> countries, besides Italy and Germany, are probably going to be
>> Spain (and maybe Greece).
>> That's all folks...!
>> In solidarity,
>> Jason Nardi
>> On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 10:48 PM, TransforMap collective <
>> collective(a)transformap.co> wrote:
>>> Dear MMM/TransforMap mailing lists,
>>> forwarding a message from Silke sent to global(a)lists.14mmm.org.
>>> Due to disclosure of multiple private mail addresses, it sould not
>>> See below.
>>> -------- Weitergeleitete Nachricht --------
>>> Betreff: global post from silke.helfrich(a)gmx.de requires approval
>>> Datum: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 20:10:23 +0100
>>> As list administrator, your authorization is requested for the
>>> following mailing list posting:
>>> List: global(a)lists.14mmm.org
>>> From: silke.helfrich(a)gmx.de
>>> Subject: Re: TransforMap Global Mapping Month and update /
>>> Reason: Too many recipients to
>>> -------- Weitergeleitete Nachricht --------
>>> Betreff: Re: TransforMap Global Mapping Month and update / Taxonomy
>>> Datum: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 20:09:50 +0100
>>> Von: Silke Helfrich <silke.helfrich(a)gmx.de>
>>> ALERT: @transforMappers: If there are mistakes in the following
>>> please correct me! + at the very end,
there is some new information
>>> the partners for the intl.
>>> ISSUE: WHERE ARE WE AT WITH TRANFORMAP AND THE TESTMAPPING
>>> Dear all,
>>> first of all: amis québecois, I am so sorry for the delay, I have
>>> involved in too many processes
lately, but as far as TransforMap is
>>> concerned the reason for the delay in informing You, our
>>> peers and (hopefully) co-mappers, is
a really good one:
>>> First of all, we've managed to set up sth. like an initial
>>> That is; we went through an internal process of urgently needed f2f
>>> conversations and decision making and are now able to divide the
>>> of tasks more swiftly.
>>> And secondly: we made a proposal to the European Union within their
>>> CHEST project : http://www.chest-project.eu/
>>> Tatataaaa, we were pre-selected, meaning that now everybody is
>>> busy with preparing the documents for
the final selection process,
>>> would help us to finance especially
the programming and the
>>> work for the next year and beyond.
>>> Moreover we have been preparing the test-mapping process and tools
>>> partnerships to go international, for
instance with Shareable in
>>> All of us are very aware of the fact that we urgently need some
>>> information in English, and we will
work on that as soon as we get
>>> funding proposals (the one to the EU
and another one) off desk.
>>> We are already working on it:
>>> Now; where are we at with the taxonomy and with the testmapping?
>>> Taxonomy: We've FINALLY made our decisions about the three most
>>> important category-groups: That is:
>>> - needs ---> ready for translation into French, Finish and many
>>> languages (see
>>> - mode of interaction ---> ready for translation into French,
>>> many other languages
>>> - self-description of the community ----> we made the final
>>> that is: We know know which tribes we
wanna start with, but we still
>>> need to finish the short descriptions in English (so, it is not yet
>>> ready for translation)
>>> Here are "the tribes";
>>> As you can easily see: this is a project of CONVERGENCE; it cannot
>>> otherwise. So, while we work together
on TransforMap we enact TAPAs
>>> (There Are Plenty of Alternatives) and we network in real life
>>> of only talking about the need to
>>> It is important to note that for TranforMap (not for OSM of
>>> self-identification with one of these
OR OTHER communities will be
>>> mandatory; I can explain this later. But this is the only way to -
>>> the end - generate a global map,
where we can make "all commons"
>>> visible, or "all solidarity economy projects" or simply "all
>>> more on this later (because this only applies to the TransforMap
>>> not for OSM (as we don't control
the handling of categories, tags
>>> data on OSM.
>>> We are also collecting the so called "Points of Interest", as this
>>> sth. the common mapper (and user) is
very interested in.
>>> Making the decisions about the taxonomy has been key for
>>> testmapping tools, and again... it
took us a while to get everything
>>> done. But now we have two options.
>>> - the first one is to collect data via our TRANSFORTESTIONAIRE:
>>> All tags are updated to the current state of the taxonomy!
>>> You can use it RIGHT NOW, the only BUT is, that data will be
>>> and need to be transferred manually
to OSM later, but it helps us
>>> the testmapping done and get feedback
on the Taxonomy,
>>> - the second is, that our programmers (some magic is in there, I
>>> you), are about to finish a prototype
for the online testmapping
>>> (needing a few more days) and that the current state of the taxonomy
>>> finally allows to work on the official and user friendly entry mask.
>>> So; If you wanna start testmapping right now: GO FOR IT and use our
>>> If you wanna wait for another tool, bear with us.
>>> You might not be surprised that giving the huzzle and buzzle in the
>>> whole process we finally decided that we will move the testmapping
>>> to a testmapping month, that is MAY
>>> According to your advice, dear friends in Canada, we suggest to
>>> testmappings at a few spots, that is:
wide and exhaustive
>>> in 5 or 6 cities in different
regions/continents instead of a bit of
>>> testmapping everywhere.
>>> THEREFORE WE NEED YOU SUPPORT!
>>> Our ideas for the moment:
>>> please focus on a selected place/ city or rural region)
>>> USA - Partner: Shareable (please focus on a
>>> Canada - Partner: REmix the Commons/ OSM Montreal/ Others -> I
>>> will be Montreal
>>> FRANCE - Partner: ? - there will be certainly a wonderful
>>> the Ouishare -Fest
>>> AUSTRIA - Partner: OSM Graz/ ELEVATE/ OTHERS: -> Graz
>>> GERMANY - Partner: Anstiftung/Ertomis and Others mainly
>>> --> Munich and/or Berlin
>>> FINLAND - http://www.commons.fi/
-> selected place in Finland
>>> The list is open!
>>> We now need to start the global conversation about the testmapping
>>> can use our global mmm list for it
(the one I am cceing); at the
>>> time we are trying to get some funds
for the test-mapping process.
>>> PLEASE REGISTER THERE
>>> - if you are interested in the process
>>> - if you need follow-up information
>>> - if you can contribute sth (proposals/ translations/ partnership
>>> testmapping/ whatever idea and
>>> If I forgot to respond to any of your questions, I will be happy to
>>> so asap.
>>> Please forgive me that I won't re-read and correct my e-mail, but I
>>> still have to phone conferences waiting for me tonight :-)
>>> Many, many thanks for all the support you've provided so far
>>> for the TransforMappers in Germany and Austria
>>>> @Silke :
>>>> Does the Global Mapping Day of Marsh 6th and 7th confirmed ? Do you
>>>> any material we can use to promote and mobilize people there ?
>>>> for your information.
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