Nick Goodenough

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Nick Goodenough

Team Culturing Information

WHO are you?

  • Name – Nick Goodenough
  • Location – Ventura, CA, USA
  • Contact Information – nickgoodenough (at) gmail (dot) com
  • Picture
  • Introductory Video
  • Resume/CV

WHY are you motivated to support/develop this work?

  • Do you endorse open source culture? Yes. Open technology encourages cooperation & equity—two things I’m in favor of.
  • Why are you interested in collaborating with us?
  • How do you think that the GVCS can address pressing world issues?
    • GVCS lowers the bar to laborer owned sustainable industry—diminishing exploitation of labor & environment.
    • Rural areas are most impoverished, and growth in agriculture is the most powerful force for reducing poverty[1]–a system for rural agriculture (GVCS) is an obvious solution.
  • What should happen so that you become more involved with the project?
  • What are you missing in the project?
  • What are your suggestions for improvement of the project? Develop systems for rural and urban environments. Half of earth's human population lives in cities[2]—urban density allows for greater culture & sustainability[3]. Integrate city life into the scope of OSE or consider focusing on open source rural ecology.

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
  • How have you already contributed to the project? I've made a two-year financial commitment as a True Fan.

HOW can you help?

  • How are you interested in contributing to the work of GVCS development?
  • Can you volunteer to work with us, and if so, how many hours per 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?
  • Are you interested in purchasing equipment from us to help bootstrap development?
  • Are you interested in bidding for consulting/design/prototyping work?
  • Would you like to see yourself working with us on a full-time basis?
  • 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.


  1. The Story of Agriculture and the Green Economy
  2. "World Urbanization Prospects: The 2009 Revision Population Database" by United Nations
  3. "Urban vs. Rural Sustainability" by Toby Hemenway