James Wise

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Team Culturing Information

last updated: 19. June, 2011

WHO are you?

  • Name - James Wise
  • Location (city, country) - Oklahoma
  • Contact Information (email, phone, Skype) - dorkmo (at) gmail (dot) com
  • Introductory Video -
  • Resume/CV -

WHY are you motivated to support/develop this work?

  • Do you endorse open source culture?


  • Why are you interested in collaborating with us?

i think its a fun and productive group with possibilities to change peoples lives.

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

at first i think it will help farmers all over accomplish more work by having access to tools they can build. hopefully it grows from there.

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

i hope to see collaborative groups form and people like working together on problems and improvements

  • What are you missing in the project?

ii'd like things to hit a critical mass so everyone can see the past work done and have a more clear view of the future. i think its almost there, just like the documentation needs a little polish, filling some holes. and maybe it would be good to have a standard procedure for recognizing problems and making improvements.

  • What are your suggestions for improvement of the project?

i think its been talked about but i think it would be good to have someone be a switch board between people that want to help and work that needs to be done. i cant think of any other specific things. everything seems to be moving in the right direction.


  • 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

finances - i'm an okay bookkeeperfabrication - i can put stuff together alright, i cant weld. i can use a saw and a drill.

  • How have you already contributed to the project?

i've done some housekeeping on the wiki. ive added a few ideas here and there. i put together most of a CEB control box. i started work on a water swivel for the well drilling rig.

HOW can you help?

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

im happy doing what im doing so far. i would like to build some more stuff, but i can only really work on stuff thats within my capabilities, so ill probly pick up a thing here or there.

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

i think i've been putting in 5 to 10 a week.

  • 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?


i am interested. i would need to get some time off work and clear up my calendar. im not sure what project i would work on but i would like to help out where needed day to day.

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

not at the moment

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


not at the moment, i'm still boycotting paypal after the wikileaks stuff. i've been trying to help out in other areas to make up for it.

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

i think im too much a nomad to do anything full-time

  • Are you interested in using the technologies that we are developing directly?

i would like to drill a geothermal well in the future

  • 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 - as a beacon of light to benefit of all people on Earth.

that might be fun