This form letter might be a useful tool for spreading the word about Open Source Ecology (OSE).
There are a variety of people out there. Some can understand the nature of OSE through a simple video online. Others will sort through forum posts and other's yet will traverse the wiki. Some people prefer a well written letter that clearly addresses their questions. Due to the variety of potential audiences, this form letter is modular in design. Each of the sections is designed to explain a different element of the project, cut and paste according to your need.
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Who we are
- 3 What we are doing
- 4 Why we are doing it
- 5 What you can do to help
- 6 How OSE can benefit you
- 7 Biographies about people involved
- 8 Follow up
The goal of this section is to clearly, but briefly outline the letter itself and why you have written. Choose the introduction according to your audience, different introductions are appropriate for different audiences.
Who we are
This section then goes into more detail about OSE and the mission.
Open Source Information
There is a clearly established link between the availability of information and personal freedom...
Open Source Ecology is a network of farmers, engineers, and supporters that has been imagining and creating the Global Village Construction Set, an open source, low-cost, high performance technological platform. It is being designed to allow for DIY fabrication of industrial machines used to build a sustainable civilization with modern comforts. The GVCS lowers the barriers to entry into farming, building, and manufacturing. It is like a life-size lego-like set of modular tools that can create entire economies.
A goal of OSE is to encourage the unrestricted development and distribution of information. Our particular emphasis is upon advancing the technological resources necessary to overcome the barriers to producing material goods. Our major project is the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS). The GVCS is an open source, low-cost, high performance technological platform that allows for the easy, DIY fabrication of industrial machines designed to create sustainable, modern communities and lower the barriers to entry into farming, building and manufacturing.
What we are doing
This section is designed to go into detail about one or two elements of OSE and what is happening right now.
Why we are doing it
What you can do to help
Different groups of people have different contributions to make.
How OSE can benefit you
Most people need to know if something is going to have a positive impact on their lives to help them become more interested.
Biographies about people involved
End strongly with a brief conclusion and information about how to get more information or contact someone.