Hey there Sam,
Ade mentioned you just at the end as we were finishing up on the last day of TNConf and I was sorry I missed you. I'm sure we've spoken before somewhere though... Your name's very familiar. I wanted to get in touch with you as he said you were looking into ways to make it super-easy for TIs to spin up WP sites. But it was all so hectic at the end what with trying to catch the train.
Cheers for the link to Commons in a box – I think we might have looked at it a while ago and I'll download a new demo to see how far it's come but it looks as if it's mostly about running a social network. Am I right?
Basically, the system Paul and I are prototyping (still in development) is something more than a social network – we're trying to build quite specific tech to do more advanced activities like online collaborative local planning and other tasks which it would be beyond the abilities of most local TI techies to develop alone (we know because we both tried as volunteers and failed – that's the main reason we started Folk Labs).
Is there anywhere online where we can find out more about what you're up to? We're interested to know more about what you're doing. We were seriously interested to hear about the IIRS – it sounds like a really brilliant idea. Ade mentioned that there's even a Drupal module at some stage of development.
I see you're based in Bristol but I wonder if there's any chance we might cross paths at any upcoming events – would be good to chat through all this more. By the way, I take it you know my business partner Paul Mackay who's worked a fair bit on OFN?