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Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Continuation of Doug's Colloquium

Henry,    (01)

Thank you for the post, advising us of this very important development.    (02)

I have always admired your persistence, and the quality of work you have
been putting out. Whether that work was under the banner of BI, UnRev-II
Colloquium or Fleabyte, was almost beside the point -- they are important,
meaningful work, that attempts to foster and disseminate the vision and
mission that Doug has conceptualized over the decades.    (03)

Please don't feel "burnt out" -- but rather, continue this effort.
... Work with Doug to get "the book" out.
  ... Recruit a site administrator and a web designer, but continue to run
the site as webmaster and chief driver of its editorial content    (04)

To bring closure to the IP issues, please work with Doug to issue a
statement from Bootstrap Institute saying that the colloquium (and
subsequent activity) content IP is now GPL'd -- I trust Doug did allude to
that already, but he did not say it in so many words. That would suffice as
the Bootstrap Institute and Stanford University have joint and several
rights to the colloquium IP. (OK, Paul?)    (05)

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Henry K van Eyken" <vaneyken@sympatico.ca>
To: <ba-unrev-talk@bootstrap.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 5:44 AM
Subject: [ba-unrev-talk] Continuation of Doug's Colloquium    (07)

> You are probably aware that last year the URL www.bootstrap.org became
> the address of the Bootstrap Alliance and thereby replacing the site of
> the Bootstrap Institute. We recently obtained a new URL for the Alliance
> site and are now in the process of recreating the Bootstrap Institute
> site at www.bootstrap.org.
> I have been asked to do the make-over of the Bootstrap site and I
> understand that appropriately competent associates of Doug will look
> after the Alliance site, which will be more clearly adapted to the
> objective of creating a viable Bootstrap Alliance.
> One important component of the Bootstrap site is a transcript of Doug's
> Colloquium held at Stanford University early in 2000. That transcript,
> as transcripts go in general, contains many errors and is being gone
> over with a fine-tooth comb to clean it up as much as possible.
> It has been the intention all along the convert the Colloquium to a book
> format. I am working with Doug to condense that transcript from a record
> of ten spoken lectures to a proper text format and thereby removing
> redundant material, adding in some clarifications, etc.
> Separately from that, the Colloquium was perceived as a fresh starting
> point for ongoing discussion (i.e. "colloquium") about software and
> organizational aspects to realize Doug's dream as manifested by his 1962
> framework for augmenting the human intellect. Because so many outside
> the immediate "Bootstrap community" have further embroidered on and
> developed those ideas, and also because so much knowledge has been
> accumulated over the last half a century in the areas of neurosciences,
> computer science and the humanities, we began a separate web publication
> that we first named "Engelbart in Context," which was later changed to
> "Fleabyte."
> Fleabyte is intended to put the state of the art and the potential of
> digital augmentation of the human intellect before a wider public. It is
> especially hoped that this will have a positive effect on a community
> sharing a common planet. It was, therefore, published as a web magazine
> and in such a way that it may eventually be converted to a public DKR.
> Much input could be derived from our discussion forums. In recent months
> I am continually struck by the messages put forward, for example, by
> Gary Johnson and John Deneen.
> Unfortunately, I pretty well had to run Fleabyte by myself, which, of
> course, is impossible to sustain. Frankly, I am burning out and need to
> step aside to refresh my spirit. Needed are a variety of talents whose
> efforts need to be marshalled by appropriate leadership.
> This message is a kind of last-ditch attempt by putting the problem of
> continuing all aspects (technical, psychological, social) of Doug's
> "unfinished revolution" before the members of this forum. What can be
> done? How may we organize a dedicated team effort? Should we do it at
> all?
> Henry
>    (08)