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  •  Depending on what they built with, it might have (1+ / 0-)
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    annan

    to be open.

    I'm thinking they should use the WETA Studios model.  WETA was built in New Zealand to render "Lord Of The Rings" and it was impressive.  Once the movie was complete, there sat everything and it made the best sense to continue and sell services and time.

    This could work exactly the same way.  With a little bit of seed money, they could continue to keep the software relevant, and use it for causes they believe in.

    When the software runs as a service, an organization isn't generally required to open the software.  This happens all the time.  Google, for example, has built up massive software that they simply do not release beyond Google, instead offering key bits that make sense, and that they can continue to build on.

    And what is Organize For Action doing now?  Shouldn't that software power it at a minimum, allowing for ongoing development and maintenance?

    ***Be Excellent To One Another***
    IF THEY ARE GOING TO SCREW THE PEOPLE, MAKE THEM OWN IT.

    by potatohead on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 08:38:21 AM PST

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