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True Fans Microfunding Development

Greetings,

My name is Jacob Dalton, and I’m about to hit the road for Missouri. Along with Brad Lewis and Aaron Makaruk, I’ve been developing a True Fans microfunding web application. This week I’m going to Factor e Farm for a Dedicated Project Visit with the goal of releasing the True Fans application before Christmas.

We’re not the first to try and build such an application—previous work on the wiki has informed ours. We’ve listened to those that went before us, we’ve made some adjustments, and now it’s time share that work with the community for feedback and input.

So what is this application? What does it do? Take a look:

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OSE Christmas Gift to the World: Civilization Starter Kit DVD v0.01

Dear True Fans, Supporters, and Backers – here is an update on December 5, 2011.

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Dear True Fans: House Foundation Pour

The house foundation is now poured, and we hope to lay brick today.

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Dear True Fans: October 9 Update

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Dear True Fans: Construction and Scaling

Dear True Fans and supporters – the news are rather fantastic for this week.

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Dear True Fans: Beginning Construction

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Dear True Fans: Production Scaling

Dear True Fans and supporters, first, thank you so much for the $20.1k total collected – of the $20k called for – on the emergency construction funding. Monday, I’m ordering the insertable tooth blades for the dimensional sawmill; Tuesday – the rebar is arriving so we will be welding rebar for foundations. Wednesday – we’ll be pressing compressed earth block samples. Thursday – bulldozing and excavation of the site is happening.

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Dear True Fans: Construction Shall Move Forward


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Dear True Fans, thanks for your support. The Recovery Plan for continuing construction has yielded $15k in 3 days of crowd funding, and we are 75% of our goal. Chip in if you haven’t:

(Others have made direct donations) There are 4 days left in the Chip In, which will be taken down on Sep. 15. Yes, construction will go on.

See the updated video on our construction and 10 living units:


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Dear True Fans and Supporters

Dear True Fans and Supporters, we have fallen into a general video and documentation blackhole over the last 4 months. People are asking for news. We haven’t been idle:

Dear True Fans and Supporters from Open Source Ecology on Vimeo.

You can read the transcript here. I am promising a weekly update as we are going on the final countdown towards the Rollout Plan for the Global Village Construction Set.





 

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