137 – relationships and family

How should relationships and families be integrated into the community? The community, while sharing similarities with monastic orders has far more in common with a campus university or kibbutz. A working collaborative commune in which people will invariably fall in love, have families and of course disputes. Evidently, there should be no restrictions on what [...]

136 – Rule creation

How should rules be decided on? This has been discussed in part in e76 and normally after a founding document (constitution) being created by a random community of full time community members (advocates). Rules in such a document should be considered rules of conduct for the community itelf and should not clash or supersede with [...]

135 – Crime & Punishment

How should members be 'punished' if there is an infraction of the community rules? The rules in question here are the rules of conduct, within the walls of the community and are not to be confused with civil law, transgressions of civil law such as rape, assault or theft will be dealt with by the [...]

134 – Size of a community

How many people should be the maximum for a community? This question requires a large amount of speculation. There are so many contributing factors such as space constraints, economic constraints, a sufficient number of of educators, trainers, advocates or mentors, in history there are records of monastic communities in the thousands, with fields of grain, [...]

132 – Salaries and Savings

How much do members earn? At this point, this is very much an exercise in speculation. But some approximate values can be expressed based on current incomes for technically specialized people. In the UK for example, at time of writing, a graduate with 2 years experience can expect to receive anything from £20-30,000 depending on [...]

131 – Obtaining money

How does the community obtain money? The community will have a number of incomes. Firstly from work contracts with outside organizations, these should be considered low cost, long term solid contracts that benefit the recipient. Secondly, from donations from private individuals and institutions who support the ideals of the community. Thirdly, from self generated web [...]

130 – helping society

How does the community help society at large? Simple, it helps by researching developing and creating thing to aid and benefit mankind. Initially this will be by working through and for existing organizations offering peer review of scientific papers, computer applications and technical support at low rates. Especially it will try to help organizations which [...]