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[Savannah-hackers] submission of Universal Profile And Networking: GEogr

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Subject: [Savannah-hackers] submission of Universal Profile And Networking: GEogra -
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 21:01:40 -0400
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A package was submitted to
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Harel B <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
License: gpl
Other License: 
Package: Universal Profile And Networking: GEogra
System name: upangea
Type: GNU

NAME: uPangea: Universal Profile And Networking: GEography and Affinity

COMMENT: No code exists at this time.

URL to description

Brief technical description ~20 lines:

uPANGEA will create a) a generalized extensible protocol for personal profiles 
and b) tools such as a profile editor and ways of storing 
and distributing these profiles. More details are at the above URL. Specific 
applications of this general, powerful software would include (but not be 
limited to) the following: i) making centralized-database lists for personal 
ads (or for frienster, or for obsolete as the process of 
registration, cration of new caterogies and new data fields, etc, become 
democratized, as well as Free Software. ii) A  owerful community, civic, and 
activism organizing tool for finding like-minded people in one's zip code, or 
by any other field (geography
being one data field) In the US for example, you could search within your zip+5 
(perhaps even your apartment building) for anyone else interested in chess, 
vegetarian potlucks, or labor (or even tenants) organizing. iii) In the long 
term, the generalizability and extensibility of uPANGEA would allow for 
creating new applications we cannot imagine today. One futuristic application 
which could be  PANGEA linked to GPS and world-wide maps as you plan a 
long-distance trip in an Electric Vehicle (EV). Searching your map route 
through the global uPANGEA profile database for people who allow you to plug-in 
 our car, near/along your travel route, the EV's limited range (and  
nsufficient public recharge stations) is circumvented.

Other Software Required:

Other Comments:
I mentioned this project idea to Richard Stallman and on at, 15 Nov 2003 
22:59:40 -0500 he wrote,
"It is a good idea.  I would not mind lending my voice to encourage
people to help, but I can't take the lead.  Do you want to?"
On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 18:03:56 -0500 after some back and forth (and his 
generously helping me think about data types) he wrote "You can start a project 
on, and we can point people
at it, suggesting they could help." I'd been swamped but am now
ready to create the page and hopefully find programmers (I am
familiar with linux/FSF but am not a programmer) interested in helping. I'm 
also involved with Znet and other progressive communities
and hope to become (or uPANGEA to become) a bridge between progressives and GNU 
activists. The two overlap of course but
too often I find myself needing to explain to folks on, e.g., Znet, what linux 
let alone Free Software even is..! :o)

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