Andre Jonas

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Andre Jonas

Team Culturing Information

WHO are you?

  • Name - Andre Jonas
  • Location (city, country) - Kiel, Germany
  • Contact Information (email, skype, phone) - nipsky (at) googlemail (dot) com
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  • Resume/CV - I'm mostly interested in translating wiki pages into German language. Originally, I'm a trained programmer (this sounds more in English, as it is, hehe) but I stopped working in that area, because my interest in it as a source of income vanished. I'm studying musicology and German literature and linguistics at the moment. Eventually, I'm more a kind of dreamy artist guy, but maybe someday, the GVCS might give me the chance to stop whining about the need to work as a »wage slave« in the end, and to start doing the things I really want to do in life: Meeting interesting people, having good conversations and exploring and evolving as an artist.

WHY are you motivated to support/develop this work?

  • Do you endorse open source culture?

I do, and I couldn't think of a better way to collaborate and to evolve as a society.

  • Why are you interested in collaborating with us?

I think this project could really change something in society --- and I draw some hope from it for myself.

  • How do you think that the GVCS can address pressing world issues?

By developing and spreading plans and methods for building machines for covering the basic needs of life.

  • What should happen so that you become more involved with the project?

I think I should finish my studies and get rid of my debts first, getting some steadyness into my life.

  • What is missing in the project?

Nothing I could name at the moment... and it is evolving very fast after all.

  • What are your suggestions for improvement of the project?

Nothing at the moment.

WHAT are your skills?

  • List all of your skills in these areas: Communications - Organizational - Computer Support - Finances - Design - Natural Building - Electronics - Automation - Metallurgy - Engineering - Fabrication - Agriculture - Energy - Architecture - Video/Graphics/Art - PR/Marketing - Education - Construction - Industry - CNC - Chemistry - Product Design - Other

Well I have to admit, that I'm by no means a handyman. I'm all fingers and thumbs, so to speak.I'm a professionally trained programmer (well, kind of... I stopped working in this area, as it wasn't my cup of tea in the end) and I think I can work myself into software stuff quite fast.

  • How have you already contributed to the project?

I translated some of the wiki pages and some texts for OSE Germany.

HOW can you help?

  • How are you interested in contributing to the work of GVCS development?

My main interest is in helping to translate texts into German language and to proofread them.

  • Can you volunteer to work with us, and if so, how many hours per week?

I can't state a clear number of hours at the moment.

  • Are you interested in working with us for pay? If so, what services can you offer, and what is your hourly or per-project rate?

If the whole German/Europe group evolves into something really big, maybe I will be interested.

This sounds like a very interesting idea, but I'm unsure, if I could be of any help at the moment, regarding technical work. Anyway, I know, I wouldn't feel well below some basic level of comfort, so I would jump in later.

  • Are you interested in purchasing equipment from us to help bootstrap development?

I don't think so, since I'm by no means a technical skilled person ;)

  • Are you interested in bidding for consulting/design/prototyping work?

Same thing goes here.

I have literally no income at the moment...

  • Would you like to see yourself working with us on a full-time basis?

If the whole German/Europe group evolves into something really big, maybe I will be interested.

  • Are you interested in being part of the world's first, open source, resilient community? The GVCS is the preparatory step for the OSE Village Experiment – a 2 year, immersion experiment (2013-2014) for testing whether a real, thriving, modern-day prototype community of 200 people can be built on 200 acres using local resources and open access to information? We are looking for approximately 200 people to fill a diverse array of roles, according to the Social Contract that is being developed. This may be the boldest social experiment on earth - a pioneering community whose goal is to extend the index of possibilities regarding harmonious existence of humans, ecology, and technology.

Let's see first, how the whole German/Europe project will shape up :)