> /me smaks garrett, miriam, jeremy, john, hugh, mark, ron and scott. wake up :) I'm awake (if working in your sleep counts as awake). Been reading everything, letting it soak in a bit. We seem to be a bit anxious still. I am hoping things will slow and calm some over the next 2 - 3 days. I am hoping this happens so we can give serious thought to our task and the future of evolt. I am hoping we regain the original vision and enhance it with our experiences to define and develope systems that allow us to achieve the vision of evolt. When I say systems, I mean ways to communicate better, methods to administer the servers and sites, guidelines to follow, administrative bodies to form, etc. As we think about our task/s we should be aware that we are carving out some new, refining existing and defining a better future. We are doing this for and, more importantly, with a community, all users of evolt. I think the vision and scope of evolt has been pretty well defined but needs to be written and published, with very high visibility. This will provide the starting point, direction and path to be followed. This, I think should be priority one and should include feedback from the community at large. We then develope a system/s to support the vision. Developing a good system is the make/break of succesfull endeavors. The system/s can be very loose and free as open source development is. They can be very tight as would be needed in scientific research. The vision of evolt will be our overall guide to developing the system/s and will probably include sub-systems of varying degrees of flexibilities. We can use some existing systems, modify some existing systems, merge some existing systems and make some new ones. I believe we will eventually define, design and develope a unique system that others can follow and use. All this will take time and sincere, unselfish effort. Maybe a good first task list would be: a) Publish existing evolt vision and mission statement. b) Get feedback from all evolt on vision. c) Publish final evolt vision and mission statement d) Define system/s needed to support vision and mission statement e) Let groups assemble to develope needed system/s (this allows all evolt members to contribute in their area of expertise/interest) f) Implement, evaluate, refine. g) Repeat e and f indefinitely. Ron D.