Reading the original email and the rest of this thread, it is almost
more like a "visa" system than simply a passport. With each coworking
space offering different "visas" which allow for dfferent types of usage
On Aug 25, 2008, at 7:47 PM, Gregory Heller <m...@gregoryheller.com>
But, for example, a Girafflabs visa might look like: Free daytime usage
of the space with another glabs member present, up two 3 days in a week,
no more than 6 in a month. (THIS IS ONLY AN EXAMPLE). At glabs we would
be responsible for 1) verifying that someone "applying for a visa" is
indeed a member of the space they say they are (if we really care) and
b) keeping track of their usage.
Some spaces might develop "bi-lateral" agreements that are very
accommodating based on reciprocation. For example two spaces in 2
different cities may say that each spaces members are entitled to full
day time access when in the other city.
The "visa terms" might be maintained on a particular space's website, or
in a central location, like the coworking wiki.
Tony Bacigalupo wrote:
> I think it'd make sense to set it up such that each space could offer
> their own deal, so every space can feel comfortable with what they're
that's exactly the idea of a visa. some countries let you stay 3
months, other's 6, others much shorter.
> A wiki page sounds good... each space can detail its offering.
> We'd have to figure out a decent system for proving membership in a
> space, but I think we're on the right track!
> On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 6:26 PM, Jerome Chang <jer...@blankspaces.com
> <mailto:jer...@blankspaces.com>> wrote:
> Hi all.
> BLANKSPACES in Los Angeles is definitely listening on this thread
> and would like to participate. Our rates and policies are quite a
> bit different from most coworking spaces, but I'm sure we'll be
> able to accommodate somehow.
> "work wide open"
>> On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Julie <souk...@gmail.com
>> <mailto:souk...@gmail.com>> wrote:
>> Yes, simple is key. The least burdensome is to say you have
>> up to 3
>> free work days at the following places should you be
>> traveling there.
>> Here's who would like to be mentioned as offering that
>> because they
>> responded to this initial thread:
>> Office Nomads
>> Impromptu Studio
>> Cubes & Crayons
>> Citizen Space
>> Uptime once it's up
>> We'll let our members know that as souk members, they are
>> welcome up
>> to 3 free times in the above listed places. We'd love to
>> list more
>> too! Good stuff.
>> On Aug 26, 5:56 pm, Susan Evans <susan.c.ev...@gmail.com
>> > > > FYI...this is part of what coworkination.com
>> <http://coworkination.com> was going to solve. Sigh.
>> > > <deleted>
>> > > The world is full of good intentions. Having looked at
>> this it seems that it
>> > > a moribund idea after some chalk and talk and little if
>> anything can be used
>> > > by anyone that was not in the chalk and talk session. Esp as
>> 503 error.
>> > > I emailed Julie direct with our interest in joining the
>> 'Passport Movement'.
>> > > This is not something that I think needs an app written in
>> > > Ruby but a concept that those SpaceOwners that agree buy in.
>> > > I tend to think that usage of the 'Passport' will be
>> limited but that is not
>> > > the point of the idea in my opinion. It is all about
>> fostering community and
>> > > sharing.
>> > > --
>> > > Steven Heath
>> > > Director
>> > > Foxbane Consulting
>> > > Cell: +64 21 706-067
>> > > Interested in Coworking in Wellington? Check
>> The "visa terms" might be maintained on a particular space's
>> website, or
>> in a central location, like the coworking wiki.
> At the point where we have reciprocity agreements isn't this sort of
> talking about a cooperative? It seems to me that this could be as easy
> as making a list of co-working spaces that pledge to work together,
> and then a link to a "members" page for that space. I know in my case
> it matters less since we're free for drop-ins. But if we want to talk
> about simplifying things why not push as much of the complexity onto
> the end of the providers as possible.
> ~ Anders
I think that would make an excellent starting point. I guess a page on
the coworking wiki would be perfect for this. I need to put some more
work into the web presence for our space (i.e. add a members page) but
i was meaning to do that anyway...
BLANKSPACES in Los Angeles is definitely listening on this thread and would like to participate. Our rates and policies are quite a bit different from most coworking spaces, but I'm sure we'll be able to accommodate somehow.
"work wide open"
5405 Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea)
Los Angeles, CA 90036