Tim Anderson (Co-president, and Accountant of SELduLac) having difficulty developing appropriate community accounting software, met Matthew Slater (computer programmer and Complementary Currency advocate) who was looking for a first adopter for his software. Six months later the new SEL du Lac site was launched and they wanted to increase the value and impact of their work, by helping more communities to benefit from it.
The developed world is unable to respond to the present challenges largely because the money system, designed to nurture the industrial revolution, necessitates economic growth and rewards short-term profit taking over long term asset management. We need to start valuing things which money doesn't value - from Indonesian swamps to unemployed labourers to the dignity of the poor - and we need a new money system for that.
Further, we believe that the scarcity of money, another design feature of the prevailing system which means, has a mass psychological impact and may account for many of the evils which some would write off as the insoluble 'human condition'.
Further, we reject the particular globalisation doctrine which our politicians are driving us towards. It is increasing the gap between rich and poor and between politicians and the electorate. We call for increased localisation for psychological, environmental and economic reasons.
Further, as the planet gets more crowded and the resources increasingly scarce, we feel great urgency because every moment these problems are not resolved compounds the suffering of billions of our fellows, not to mention other species with whom we cannot identify.
We believe communities should be taking the initiative, organising themselves, providing their own services, managing their own economies, as well as energy, food & communications.
Decision making organs:
The Primary decision making organ shall be the committee and anything affecting the statutes shall be decided by the General Assembly.
To change the aims or dissolve the association should require a 2/3 majority in the General Assembly.
All comittee members shall have the authority to commit the association to thrid parties.
The cost of membership shall be 20 CHF per year
No member will be responsible for more than one year's membership fees in the case of the association being liquidated with debts.
If the association is dissolved with money spare, excess funds would be given to LETSlink UK
Community Forge is a not-for-profit association based in Geneva. It's team is distributed and usually located in Europe. It hopes to build a viable business model and remain independent, driven by human effort.
By offering economic tools, to enable real-world and virtual communities to declare their own localised currencies, and to trade in them using open source software, thus building a more sustainable economy for the 21st century.
Starting with a LETS architecture coded into the Drupal platform, CommunityForge aims to deliver its web solution as many LETS communities with transaction-enabled social networking web sites. With a membership base, it will seek to devolve power and skills while providing more and better tools to more local communities seeking to strengthen and build resilence.
Our First Year's work | Draft of our General Assembly Feb 18-20th 2011
- Connaître les fondateurs
- Rencontrer notre Communauté
- Prendre la décision de demander un site
- Demander un site
- Rejoindre notre Communauté
- Offrir et demander de l'aide
- Mettre en place votre site
- Suivre une formation
- Alléger la gestion de votre assoc.
- Signaler une anomalie
- Collaborer pour améliorer
- Trouver des réponses à vos ?
- Encore des questions ? contact firstname.lastname@example.org
-Becoming a member
-Doing things like...
-Helping other members
-Reading CC Mag
-Donating to CForge