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RE: [kFW] Company formation and funding...
You may not be far off the mark when you say "Daniel with a new name". Let
me explain... Since I started Kendra Initiative back in mid-2000 I've had
very welcome support from various individuals and organisations. However,
this support has been transitory with me keeping the project going in
between and making sure we have a website and mailing lists, organising
meetings and speaking at conferences. Don't get me wrong, I'm doing this
because it's fun, I'm learning lots and I want to see the Kendra system
built. And I don't in any way begrudge people/organisations not sticking at
it - there are commercial pressures out in the real world.
However, right now I'm not being supported financially by my work on Kendra
Initiative. Also, one of the most difficult things for moving things
forward is lack of website development. So, the stuff that I've been doing
(marketing, speaking, administration, etc) and the favours that I've been
pulling (coding, website hosting, etc) need to get paid for from now on.
I've done the "let's all come together and try and make this work" and it
doesn't work. People are basically not interested in the boring stuff of
administration, etc. Because they and their organisations have things to
do. And that's absolutely fair enough.
Given the collaborative design tools and additional trials that we've been
discussing I have no doubts that people will come running to participate in
the funky stuff to build the Kendra system. But we need a solid foundation
to support that funky stuff and I've now had enough of trying to do it on
the cheap. It's time to get serious. I'm not going to let Kendra drop. It's
too much fun for that. So, essentially, I see no change here. Just a
formalisation of what's going on now. And the ability for me to carry out
my role far, far better and for Kendra Initiative to get the support it
At 17:26 24/06/2002 +0100, Kennedy, Steve wrote:
>You'll also need to start thinking about a structure of what Kendra will
>look like, i.e. what it is, or is it just Daniel with a new name ?