[SpaceProgram] Final 100YSS proposal delivered to DARPA

Jerry Isdale jerry at mauimakers.com
Fri Nov 11 18:33:04 CET 2011

Congratulations and thank you very much Ricky, Huei, Eddie et al !!

I havent read the final yet (its early am here and I'm just barely into 1st cup of coffee) but will give it a read today.
Its pretty impressive to get this much done by a distributed group this quickly.... and with Google Doc acting up too.
Shows what can be done with collab web tools... and practice for next round.
I look forward to being more active next time!

As for our 0.5 nation - there are lots of locals who still consider this The Hawaiian Kingdom and strongly resent the overthrow and annexation at gunpoint.  Then again if it wasnt USA, Hawaii would probably have been swallowed by some other imperialistic country.

Oh and congrats on getting some govt recognition over there!

Jerry Isdale

On Nov 11, 2011, at 5:32 AM, Ricky Ng-Adam wrote:

> Hello all!
> It's still got warts but I'm personally pretty happy with the results... You can see the PDF here:
> https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B-PYJiOSewXLNGU2YTE4MWMtZTc5OC00NWM4LTk3ZGMtYmNhZGZmZTkzY2U0
> 40 pages in less than 72 hours is a big achievement and it's truly been a global effort and a nice example of inter-hackerspaces collaboration. Huei Ming Tan (who did the bulk of the writing!) and Eddie Choo from Ground Up Initiative in Singapore (http://groundupinitiative.org/) with a lot of incredibly valuable and numerous feedback from Paul Szymkowiak and friends from Connected Community Hackerspace (http://hackmelbourne.org) in Australia and Jerry Isdale from Maui Makers (http://mauimakers.com) plus many others leaving comments here and elsewhere. 
> Thanks in particular to Paul and Jerry who made it possible for the document to go from mediocre to passable! 
> And a big, big thanks to Justin Myers from HacDC in Washington DC (http://www.hacdc.org/) who hand-delivered the document at the DARPA office in Arlington as you can see in the attachment...
> When you think about it, this is hackers from 4.5 countries (China, Singapore, Australia, US and honestly, Maui, Hawaii is in the middle of the Pacific so far away from the continental US ^_^) collaborating together. I think whether or not we get the grant (and we should, as I'm convinced Hackerspaces are the only viable option for 100YSS) this is awesome! 
> Now we have to wait to see who gets selected for the half a million dollars grant... If and when this happens, the initial caretakers will create the 100YSS nonprofit and a charter.  Interested Hackerspaces representatives (one per Hackerspace) will be voted in the organization. These representative will then select staff members from candidates for the first 3 months (renewable), gather project proposals and start funding each one by one.
> Thanks,
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