Working with OSE
From Open Source Ecology
- OSE intends to create a collaborative relationship between collaborators, as opposed to being a resource that provides answers. We treat development as the collaborative effort and input of many people - with Supercooperators rather than superstars.
- Are relationships serving the project, or serving its founder? If they serve the founder, then they expect the founder to be grateful, and help them if they ever need it. But if they are serving the vision, then are finding the opportunity for themselves in that vision. OSE needs to be careful because of the type of culture we are creating. It's not about the founder, it's about the culture we are creating for people, and collaborative design is truly at the center of our vision. If you got 8 people in a room there are truly there for the vision and mission - and you have 3 people there that are there for the founder - then it destroys the culture. One of the founder's jobs needs to be as stewart of that. And it's an easy place to go to: "Oh, I'm sorry, that's a complete misunderstanding. I thought you were here for the same reason that I was, which is for collaborative design for a transparent and inclusive economy of abundance. That's why I am here, in service of that vision and i had hoped you'd be to. " If they say, no that's not it, then we don't do business with them. Founder will constrain a lot of relationships to stretch muscles that weren't there before. And if they are doing that because of some idolization of what the founder is building or the founder himself, then it's not going to be worth it to them in the end, as it will be exhausting. They will be fatigued. But if they are doing that because of the vision, once they get there there's success for them there, there is accomplishment for them there - there's a place for them independed of the founder.'
Quotes on the Topic
- If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together. - Lilla Watson. The meaning is this: “How can I help? What do Aboriginal people want?” Lilla Watson and other members of her family got involved with such organisations after moving from their Gangulu country on the Dawson River in 1965. They, like others, felt frustrated by those questions. They could not, and would not tell white people what to do: and saw reflections of persisting colonial perceptions and attitudes in their offers of help. They needed help to liberate themselves from these: and so the challenge: “If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. If you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”