Hi Christoph and Gerold,
Thanks for your email and request for concretization re the Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services. I comment further on your comments:
I think I understand (as least partially) what you are looking for, and I can surely support you to find someone. I comment your suggestions:"
1. “developing and professionalizing World University and School's web site in HTML 5 in Switzerland's 4 languages”
"Question: You expect someone to develop a web site. What is the incentive of this “someone” to do the work? Are you going to pay something? If yes, a respective salary indication would surely help. If no, you should offer another nonfinancial reward, otherwise nobody will be interested, I guess."
In terms of incentive for web site development and professionalization, WUaS's Bookstore for Textbooks per my previous email to you about "14 Planned WUaS Revenue Streams" - http://worlduniversityandsch
ool.blogspot.com/2016/01/14-pl anned-wuas-revenue-streams.htm l- on the upcoming for-profit (possibly CC-0 - so commercial) wing holds much promise incentive-wise for the Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services (SAfD-IS) in all 4 Swiss languages (and potentially in planning for all ~200 nation states/territories and ~8000 languages too). The Swiss Alliance would also stand to benefit incentive-wise on WUaS's non-profit side, accrediting on CC-4 (so non-commercial) MIT OCW in 7 languages+ from part of the $44,000 per year per student that nation states' and other regional and local governments will likely donate (first for WUaS in English, and with the Swiss Alliance's help in French, German, and Italian, but not Romansh, since WUaS is planning only a wiki school for open teaching and learning in the Romansh language, since it isn't any country's main or official language). In addition, the partnering / membership fee of 4,000 Swiss francs you mentioned would be an incentive for the Swiss Alliance, I would think. Both wings of the other "14 planned WUaS revenue streams" are also potential incentives for the Swiss Alliance (SAfD-IS).
Developing both the "You at WUaS" web site (planning for all ~11 billion people by 2100 in all 8,000 wiki schools in each of every language per Glottolog) as well as the nation states' WUaS "multi-lingual donation software" - for individual courses, as well as for free-to-students' CC MIT OpenCourseWare-centric and Yale OYC-centric university and high school degrees (Bachelor, Ph.D., law, M.D., and I.B. high school, first in large Swiss languages, and then in all countries' languages) are possible related incentives.
WUaS would like to develop its for-profit wing (to support its non-profit wing) into a publicly traded company in all countries' official languages - especially French, German and Italian and Romansh (this last in the bookstore and Academic Press at WUaS for example) - another incentive - and eventually in all ~200 countries' official languages.
2. “with developing CC WUaS's "course catalog," planning for incorporating individual courses from CC MIT OCW in its 7 languages and CC Yale OYC”
"Why should we promote CC WUaS course catalog, and invest in developing? This is not our core business, and we need a justification for such expenses."
The Swiss Alliance's tripartite mission of a) innovation, b) education and c) inspiration would seem to potentially extend readily to offering individual free-to-students' MIT OCW-centric (and possibly free MIT x / edX courses per MIT Dean Cecilia d'Oliveira - more about this in a subsequent email if interested) courses which your members might be interested in and which would benefit them - in French, German, Italian and Romansh - on WIKI pages, each course with its own wiki page, for free and open courses. This would mean that the Swiss Alliance members, and indeed anyone, could add its courses (or an individual could teach to their web camera). The Swiss Alliance's mission of a) innovation, b) education and c) inspiration would be furthered with free CC MIT OCW individual courses, the open wiki in each of the Swiss Alliance's languages, ad the opportunity for anyone to teach innovation and inspiration. A inter-lingual conversation will also lead to innovation.
3. “could SAfD-IS please work in collaboration with CC Wikidata / Wikimedia (so, Wikimedia Germany) and its 358 languages (Wikipedia's too), in developing further WUaS languages and our WUaS wiki schools..”
"I don’t see that we have those competencies."
By the Swiss Alliance exploring collaborating with CC Wikidata / Wikimedia / Wikipedia in its 358 languages - per Switzerland's 4 languages - we/you could network for these competencies. And the Wikidata CC-O book and document resources in Wikidata could inform the WUaS Bookstore for Textbooks in French, German, Italian and Romansh - which countries / nation states could also donate for (in a similar way to that where K-12 public schools in the U.S. buy the text books from publicly traded companies like McGraw-Hill, for example, and give them to students for free in the U.S. public school system).
"Thanks for concretization on 1. and 2.
The web site "front ends" too for the 3 WUaS Universities -
French language WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.c
om/wiki/French_language (with France WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.c om/wiki/France) - planned in French,
German language WUaS http://worlduniversity.wikia.c
om/wiki/German_language (with German WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.c om/wiki/Germany) - planned in German, and
Italian language WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.c
om/wiki/Italian_language (with Italy WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.c om/wiki/Italy) - planned in Italian,
as well as
accrediting Switzerland WUaS itself - http://worlduniversity.wikia.c
om/wiki/Switzerland - planned in every country where one of these languages is the official language ...
(e.g. many countries in Africa have French as an official language, and each would become a major WUaS university in those African countries, accrediting on CC MIT OCW and CC Yale OYC)
- will potentially benefit incentive-wise the Swiss Alliance.
All of these universities will be different from the WUaS Romansh language wiki school - which isn't begun yet at WUaS - but emerge here in its next iteration - http://worlduniversity.wikia.c
om/wiki/Languages (planned in Romansh) - in that Romansh isn't the official language of a country.
In developing and professionalizing WUaS's web site in HTML 5 for all of this in Switzerland's 4 languages, the Swiss Alliance would benefit from both planning for its 3 languages' countries' universities, as well as its one language wiki school for open teaching and learning.
This are just a few of the incentives that the Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services would benefit from in concretizing, realizing, developing and professionalizing the WUaS web site in HTML 5.
Looking forward to communicating further about all of this soon.
(So, I've reposted my "short and sweet" email from Feb. 6th below).
"World University and School would like to become partners with the Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services (SAfD-IS) - http://www.data-service-alli
Per our conversation, could Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services please begin developing and professionalizing World University and School's web site in HTML 5 in Switzerland's 4 languages (planning for A) all 7,097 living languages as wiki schools, B) all nation states/countries/territories/t
heir governments as donors, C) voice & AI / machine learning / machine translation, D) security, E) bit coin and the block chain) and F) subsequent data developments (e.g. a realistic virtual earth) with an universal translator?
And could the SAfD-IS please also begin with developing CC WUaS's "course catalog," planning for incorporating individual courses from CC MIT OCW in its 7 languages and CC Yale OYC, as well as begin developing the WUaS "You at WUaS" main page, planning for 11 billion people in 2100?
And, as part of the wiki school development process, could SAfD-IS please work in collaboration with CC Wikidata / Wikimedia (so, Wikimedia Germany) and its 358 languages (Wikipedia's too), in developing further WUaS languages and our WUaS wiki schools. (World University and School donated CC WUaS to CC Wikidata in October 2015; I'm including L.P. in this email, who is Wikidata's Product Manager).
Dear Luo, Nelson, Dean and All,
Thank you for your excellent Ethnic by Design talk, Luo - http://www.tourismstudies.org/
news_archive/YLuo2017.htm - at UC Berkeley yesterday, and best of luck with your job search. I look forward to learning more about your thinking in these regards, as well as about the Tai speakers and your field site, Village G, in Guizhou Province over the years ahead.
I want to bring to your attention China World University and School - http://worlduniversity.wikia.
com/wiki/China - (planned in Mandarin http://worlduniversity.wikia. com/wiki/Mandarin_language_( Chinese) and other languages of China) at wiki World University and School - http:// worlduniversityandschool.org/. WUaS seeks to accredit on CC MIT OCW in Mandarin - https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/ translated-courses/ traditional-chinese/ - and also further translate MIT OCW into Chinese - https://ocw.mit.edu/ - as well as translate CC Yale OYC (OpenYaleCourses) into Chinese - to offer online free-to-students CC OCW university degrees - Bachelor, Ph.D., law and M.D. as well as I.B. high school diplomas - to Chinese students. WUaS is moving to a new wiki soon emerging from CC Wikidata which is Wikipedia's database developing in its 358 languages with structured data, and potentially AI, machine learning and machine translation.
Perhaps we can all explore together developing China World University and School further together - to become the Harvard / MIT of the Internet in Mandarin and Chinese languages.
More about China WUaS, Chinese scholarship, my Harbin Hot Springs' book and research and TSWG here - https://plus.google.com/+
Very nice to meet all of you as well.
Thank you again, Luo.
List of countries without a stock exchangehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_without_a_stock_exchange
List of sovereign states
World University and School's for-profit wing would like to explore being traded in all countries with a stock exchange and perhaps as a model and for innovating with bit coin and block chain; and possibly even in countries without a stock exchange.
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