Talk:Platform One Foundation

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Meeting Milan and Katherine 10/2/09

A platform is about:

  • support
  • a stepping stone
  • cocreative hub
  • transformation
  • new ways
  • networking

First stage - working together - developing relationships and economic foundation Second stage - living together - moving to the land, sanctuary

A shared system to benefit the whole network - OD

First platform

  • A shared office space in Devonport for a small number of committed members (maybe five is a good number?need good balance of skills/energy?)
  • A shared administrator/office manager (to start maybe 1 day per week) empowering other members to focus on their strengths/passions
  • Members have possiblity to pay for the service/space and/or fill one of the roles
  • Evenings and weekends can be used as venue for events, presentations, get-togethers and other fun
  • Exchange of skills and peer-coaching between members
  • Possibility of guest accomodation eg pullout futon?
  • Culture of trust, exchange and honest communication including daily checkins
  • Facility to record hours where necessary (when money and operations involved)


  • Milan and Aran to identify admin tasks to handover and possible workload for admin role
  • Milan and Aran to discuss logistics of providing OD technology and IT support to members (included in rental fee?)
  • Put together ad for office space and look for suitable possibilities
  • Talk to other potential members
  • How do financials work eg sole traders
  • How to seed alternative currency at simple level from start?


  • Does anyone mind if we call it "Platform One" instead? Would be a bit more "round" me thinks. --Milan 17:21, 16 June 2008 (NZST)

Potential places

I have set up trademe email alerts for rental properties, 4+ rooms in Devonport, Bayswater and Belmont. Will post interesting properties here for comment.--Milan 22:52, 15 June 2008 (NZST)

Unfurnished large 5 bedroom houe. 2 living areas. 3 bathrooms. Close to village and schools. No pets or smokers.
4 bedroom house with 1 bathroom.
5 bedroom house with 2 bathrooms.


If you own something that is required and want to support the platform set-up process, you can move the item from required to available and sign your name to it.

Already accessible

What have we already got that potential members could throw into the mix? For instance whiteware, cars, IT equipment, furniture?

  • Computer workstation --Milan 23:11, 15 June 2008 (NZST)
  • Subwoofer speaker system --Milan 23:11, 15 June 2008 (NZST)
  • Internet account (Xnet) --Milan 23:11, 15 June 2008 (NZST)

Still required

  • Bank account
  • Furniture
  • Whiteware
  • Car
  • Power account
  • Telecom account
  • Email and file server