[OSList] OSList Digest, Vol 92, Issue 5

Harrison Owen hhowensr at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 11:27:53 PST 2018

Chris – there are actually two translations of The User’s Guide in Chinese (Mainland and Taiwan) and I am sure a number of websites, all of which are in Chinese. I notice you copied Mrs. Song. She should be helpful. As for Wikipedia, we’ve tried for years and nothing seems to stick. When it (Wikipedia) first appeared, I was invited to contribute… and I did. But the comment was made that I was hardly without self interest. So others made the attempt – Michael Herman for one, I think. I can think of all sorts of reason why they do as badly as they do – but none lend themselves to any sort of fix that I can imagine. So I just forget about it. As I said before – No bother. ho


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dear chris and friends - the current wikipedia starts open space like this



Open Space Technology (OST) is a method for organizing and running a meeting or multi-day conference, where participants have been invited in order to focus on a specific, important task or purpose. OST is a participant-driven process whose agenda is created by people attending. At the end of each OST meeting, a document is created summarizing the work of the group. The OST method is based upon work, beginning in the 1980s, by Owen Harrison. It was one of the top ten  <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organization_development> organization development tools cited between 2004 and 2013. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Space_Technology#cite_note-OD-1> Open Space Technology


what imo is wrong- on a quick read that millennials do

the last sentence makes it sound as if open space is past  -"it was: ...


today pretty much every western city with youth in it has hubs that think they do hackathons and open spaces but they have diluted (and have sponsors vested interests)-


the average hub practice has lost what i feel makes open space system transforming -often the resident hosts don't even know how much has been lost


I dont have the talents to be a great open space facilitator but ever since first meeting harrison i have felt that the only way to save schools from the livelihood destruction nightmare they have become in the west is to free pre-adolescents with experience of real open space -once a child has co-created in open space they can take that with them - the empowerment that they can co-create, be community builders etc


I suppose whats on wikipedia is a lost game- what i would like is the ultimate bookmark to carry on trying to get schools to free kids to host open space


for reasons that may be peculiar to me my test of a perfect bookmark is can i get chinese friends to understand it - fortunately harrison's open space method is very well respected in china- ironically what we now need is the chinese to translate open space practice (catalogue living examples they scale across a fifth of the world's people) back into english ! -sorry just my naughty cents worth from a washington dc that is pretty scarily closed in 99% of policy meetings as well as schooling 


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I’m not clear on exactly what is wrong with the Wikipedia article. It seems fine to me, such as it is. But I realize I’m not seeing what others are seeing. 


Part of editing well is to identify specifics that need to be changed and pointing to good sources that support the change. 


Are there particular thing s that stand out for you?





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