When i originally posted this, there were only three events in the schedule. That has changed ever so slightly… :))
And i hadn’t found the work that was being done on the Kiderwind hackathon.
It’s looking a lot more functional now.
As for “the essentials being artificially constrained”, that was purely in a situation where someone was using these constraints as a form of control, hence the “Hydraulic despotism” comment. Read up on the energy economics of early China, or Sumer and Akkad, for some horrible examples of how this anti-pattern can last for centuries…
I’m assuming that we are intending to make something completely different, rather than having “The New Revolution” become “Business-As-Usual” with just a different set of faces in charge… :))
In this situation, the only constraints that we’ve got are the amount of time and personal energy that we have available to put in. That and the current physical constraints that we have by virtue of being manifest in THIS universe, rather than a universe with a different flavour of Planck’s constant.
Working from the population ecological Point-Of-View, that you have to live within the limits of the “strategy of the least”, meaning that whatever resource is the minimum quantity necessary to survive, that resource becomes the boundary condition that is the frame of reference that we are working within.
Working from the axiom the “Efficiency is the intelligent route to laziness!”, we need to optimise the way we do things, to get the most effective long-term results.
Doing that successfully, without compromising our basic principles, will be the trick to achieve.
If our limits are time and personal energy, then we need to use our time effectively, to get the maximum results for the minimum effort.
eg. When i signed up, it would have been useful to receive an automatically generated email that would say “Hi, Introduce yourself here, tell your backstory here, here’s what’s going on in the short-, medium-, and long-terms, here’s a list of projects, with the project time-lines, with help needed on these tasks, for the short-, medium-, and long-term tasks, and here’s how you can start with your own projects.”
We’ve got some of these things already, but they aren’t easy to find, and they haven’t been explicitly documented.
It is possible that i’ve been looking in the wrong places, in which case please accept my apologies, and point me at them… :))