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Appendix: Lease from MacCallum & van Notten

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Back to index … Appendix: Draft Lease Agreement from MacCallum and van Notten i. WHEREAS Resilient Ways Foundation, a private company not affiliated with any government or governmental agency and having acquired property for the purpose of developing a community, the cluster being known as Terra Incognita, is in the business of developing, maintaining, and promoting the growth of optimal human environments and leasing to its customers exclusive sites giving full access to and enjoyment of the same, and WHEREAS Jane Doe (“Dweller”) desires space in Terra Incognita for business, residential, and/or other activities, NOW THEREFORE Resilient Ways, for consideration

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Afterword by Dan Sullivan

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Back to index … I am writing this as explanation of my motives in this endeavor … Normally an “afterword” is written by someone that isn’t the author, and it is generally reserved for works of fiction. This is not a work of fiction, but rather an expression of hope – a desire to live in a free world. Since I am technically the co-author of this document, I am writing this to provide some explanation – some sense of “where Dan is coming from”. Firstly, you should know that I am a recent formal convert to anarchism – I’ve

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Afterword by Jim Davidson

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Back to index … The document you are reading was a joint effort by Dan and myself, and it is not a finished work. Our purpose is not to tell you what to do, but to suggest to you what may be possible. We are not interested in making demands, giving orders, or insisting that you do things our way. Rather, we are wanting you to set forth on your own, equipped with the information here, figure out where we went wrong, and, preferably, tell us what is missing, what works well, and what is really just terrible. In his

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Conclusions

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Back to index … “The best compliment to a child or a friend is the feeling you give him that he has been set free to make his own inquiries, to come to conclusions that are right for him, whether or not they coincide with your own.” ~ Alistair Cooke This document is more than a business plan, or heavy white paper. This document, if we are successful, is never “written” – if we are successful, it will be edited, amended, rewritten, and the number of contributers will expand. If we are successful, and we believe we will be, this

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Working with the People, Avoiding the Government

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Back to index … “Take the children and yourself And hide out in the cellar By now the fighting will be close at hand Don’t believe the church and state And everything they tell you Believe in me, I’m with the high command.” ~ “Silent Running”, Mike and the Mechanics As anarchists, we embrace an ethical framework that depends upon the idea that most, if not all, people are essentially decent, rational, agents. If as a community designer you engage with the outer community, with respect, understanding and compassion? – it is more likely than not that you will be

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Networking Communities Together

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Back to index … “If we do not all hang together, we shall most certainly each be hanged separately.” ~ Ben Franklin Many networks of communities already exist. There are social media platforms that encourage individuals, groups, and companies to create identities and “profiles,” fill them with facts and features, add information in text, images, video, and interact with others. We anticipate creating a highly resilient, private, and censorship-resistant social media platform, and do so with open source tools so that others may follow suit, involving themselves in our social media platform or creating their own. We intend for our

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Lease Arrangements

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Back to index … “To obviate the essential tyranny (coercion) of political administration the proprietary authority, suitably organized, must extend its jurisdiction, and thus its revenues, by itself supplying police and other community services without coercion, out of its own revenues and properties, and thus raise its own values and voluntary incomes.” ~Spencer Heath, Citadel, Market, and Altar, 1946 The master lease for the Somali Free Port was modified by its co-author, Spencer MacCallum, for use with the Seasteading community. The original had been written by Spencer MacCallum, an anthropologist who lives and works in Mexico, and Michael van Notten,

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Crypto-economics, digital coupons, precious metals

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Back to index … “I’ll tell you what I think about the way This city treats her soundest men today; By a coincidence more sad than funny, It’s very like the way we treat our money. The noble silver drachma that of old we were So proud of, and the recent gold coins that Rang true, clean-stamped and worth their weight Throughout the world, have ceased to circulate. Instead the purses of Athenian shoppers Are full of shoddy silver-plated coppers Just so, when men are needed by the nation, The best have been withdrawn from circulation.” – Aristophanes, “The Frogs,”

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Communications & Information Security

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Back to index … “Three may keep a secret if two are dead.” ~ Benjamin Franklin A voluntary communications web, within the community, would be preferable to a single point of failure system. Even an old-style telephone switchboard, with independent power, would enable some independent comms between 2 or more families. A wireless network might also be established, using open-source VPN technology, mesh-nets and the emerging WISPr standard. INFOSEC is about providing, for your information, the same level of protection from intrusion, attack, or theft that you would mitigate using physical security (PHYSEC). If you think of INFOSEC in similar

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