- 1 Development Roadmap
- 1.1 Developing the Wiki
- 1.2 Finalising Key Intellectual Property
- 1.3 Determining the organisational structure
- 1.4 Approaching and recruiting motivated members
Developing the Wiki
Creating guidelines for editors
The page How to contribute to editing is a draft document describing the basics of contributing to this Wiki. Where community members feel that this advice is lacking, they are encouraged to improve it.
Beginning to gather content for articles
Many of the other tasks will require a substantial amount of time to complete, or even begin, as they have a number of dependencies, and hard requirements. Gathering content, and in particular sources, for articles on recycling is something that can be started right away, and will contribute in the most tangible way to the eventual purpose of the project. This task is simple. If you see or come across something that may be relevant to a particular subject relating to recycling, add it to the relevant article on the page, with an optional note about what you think makes it relevant. If a relevant article does not exist, create one.
Writing core articles
In order to begin to become the sort of resource that people would defer to, structured, well written articles need to be created and published for the public. Focusing on articles that would cover common queries first would be a better use of editors time, and would also allow the editing community to begin to determine the structure of the Wiki.
Drafting user terms and conditions
Creating page templates
Page templates and examples will be needed for each of the proposed page categories. The template should include instructions on what content should / could be included in each section of an article, as well as an infobox for quick summaries and comparisons. Basic summaries of the rules regarding sourced or unsourced material should also be defined in the templates.
|Material class||Template:Material Class||Hard Plastic|
|Material||Template:Material||Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene|
|Sub Material||Template:Sub Material||Expanded Polystyrene|
|Recycling Tool||Template:Tools||Precious Plastics Shredders|
|End Product||Template:Products||Coffee Fire Logs|
|Super Process||Template:Super Process||Australia's domestic recycling system|
|Process||Template:Process||Mealworms and Expanded Polystyrene|
|Facility - Domestic||Template:Domestic Facility||Recycling research at home|
|Facility - Collection point||Template:Collection point||Stonnington E-waste drop off points|
The current site notice can be found here; MediaWiki:Sitenotice. A dedicated donation page, describing in detail the reasons why Recyclopaedia asks for donations should be created at some stage, once financial liabilities become more pressing.
Finalising Key Intellectual Property
The logo at present is not considered to be final art, and has not been produced in a vector format. Additional work should be done to improve the visual impact and to explore the possibility of trademarking this logo for the the organisation.
A number of other organisations exist and are easily discoverable online with similar names and purposes to Recyclopaedia.
Other users of similar names:
Social Media Accounts
Pages for promotion of the Wiki should be maintained. Current pages include:
Open Source Licenses
All content uploaded to Recyclopaedia by the community must be available under free licenses, as detailed in the terms and conditions [Recyclopaedia:Terms_of_Use#7._Licensing_of_Content|section on licensing]. Licensing conditions for files uploaded to Recyclopaedia need to be created so that users can select the relevant license that they provide files under. Detail on how this is implemented by MediaWiki can be found here in their documentation.
Determining the organisational structure
Defining financial liabilities
At present the only costs incurred on the founders of Recyclopaedia relate to hosting the site, testing the function of the donation system, and domain name registration. These will be detailed publicly at some point in the future.
Clearly articulating the organisation's goals / mission statement
The draft vision / mission statement is open for comment on the relevant Discussion page.
The rules of governance for the underlying organisation
At present, the rules of governance for the underlying organisation relate only to the Committee members, and their decisions about the future direction that Recyclopaedia moves in to achieve it's vision. As the Committee has not yet voted on making these rules open source, they will remain undisclosed, and any inquiries about membership, or engagement with the underlying organisation should be directed by email to info at recyclopaedia.org.au
Approaching and recruiting motivated members