Your digital environment

An OVN is a participatory organisation. The digital environment, where collaboration takes place, is composed of a set of tools assembled over time by affiliates, based on experience, in context. As an affiliate, consider this environment as yours, which should come with a mix sense of ownership and responsibility. If things are not the way you like, you can propose and even make improvements. Consider that this is a shared environment, so any change affects everyone. You'll need to compromise between what you think is best for you and what is best for others. In other words, modifications to the shared digital environment must represent a consensus. You need to consult before you do anything and implement changes transparently (let others know of your intentions) and openly (let others get involved).

Also understand that things are the way they are for a reason. Always ask those who came here before you if your improvement idea makes sense, and consider their input very seriously before taking any action.

Table of contents


Orientation

The Sensorica digital environment is composed of a number of online services, stitched together to provide an experience that is conducive to collaborative work. In this section we take you on a tour to understand this digital landscape where you'll be operating. See the official list of all the digital spaces used by Sensorica.

High-level overview

This website is the main digital space. Every time you want to do something you open this website. If you're working on a project, you navigate to the project's page. All major initiatives MUST have a webpage on this website (their own subspace). Think of the website as you digital office.

On the website, you can find communities, projects, events, products, ... The website environment provides different navigation paths based on the type of visitor.

During our activities we use and produce different types of digital resources: documents, videos, pictures, design files, code, etc. These assets are stored in different repositories, which are online services such as Google Drive, Google Photos, 3D warehouse, Github, etc. Every sub-space on the website that contains a major initiative (a project for example), contains a window into all the repositories that are used to store digital assets.

To conduct our activities, we use other type of tools to coordinate, communicate, plan, capture contributions and perform transactions, etc. For example, we use Google Calendar, Google Groups, NRP-CAS, etc. Every space on the website that contains a major initiative (a project for example), links to the tools that are used.

An OVN is an open organisation, which means that its borders are flue and its activities and influence extend through various social media channels. This outer layer of communication and engagement is represented by our shared accounts on Facebook, Steemit, etc.

Fundamental principles

The digital environment of an OVN should remain transparent (provide access to information) and open (provide access to participation) to a very high degree.

The digital environment must allow a high degree of horizontal and vertical visibility and mobility, to provide the conditions for synergistic relations to emerge. It must stimulate collaboration and enhance social intelligence. It must also allow agents to harvest and store various results from the collective activity, to leave behind traces of their actions and to guide the action of other agents. The environment must be stigmergic.

Development

Important tasks for OVNi

Next generation NRP based on p2p technology: open folder. A beginning of a funding proposal

Open to edit (only affiliates)

Creating online accounts (Facebook, Twitter of others)

Any affiliate can create accounts to online services for the network, like Facebook accounts, groups or pages.

It is important to note that using the Sensorica name is highly regulated. The affiliate who creates an account to an online service that bares the name of Sensorica must take formal responsibility: becomes the custodian of this new shared resource, must sign a Virtual Resource Custodian agreement. You can use this template, make a copy of it, complete it, sign it, send it to the entire OVN via the main mailing list, while explaining why you created this online resource, and send a signed copy to the OVN's Custodian (to ACES/CAKE, or one of its administrators).

Create a new project

Open Project help page.

Backup important websites and folders

Backup websites use HTTrack, an open source program for Linux, Mac and Windows. Store it in your personal files. Backup our docs: just the folder you want, by right-clicking on it.

Add new activity cluster

Activity cluster is a feature of the old website, which hast not been transposed to the new site, but which is very interesting and we strongly command that it is implemented into the next gen infrastructure. In essence, an activity cluster is an aggregate of similar activities, for example an aggregate of activities or tasks doe electronics design, mechanical design, software design, etc. Activity clusters can be used by people to navigate the network's activity by interest, instead of navigating the network by project or by community.

Website improvements

As an affiliate of this OVN you should have the ability to improve this website. If you don't have edit access, ask Tibi, or send an email to the Sensorica main mailing list. If you are not an affiliate, join here or engage the community on the open forum.

Use the content below to learn how to edit this website and create new content that teaches others about how to do new tricks.

NOTE: we use this document to capture ideas about a p2p website, part of the OVNi 3.0 initiative.

Next Gen NRP

You want to learn about and perhaps get involved in the development of the OVN model and its IT infrastructure?

Forum

Content transfer

Transfer from the old website.