Gareth has just removed himself from the Eco Shelter team and won't be participating here henceforth. He says he wants noting to do with me and Sola Roof but he has spammed almost every page with his phone number. Hum, that makes sense.
I am not going to remove his promotion message for his personal ecoshelter project and wish him good results. If he wants he can keep us posted at Sola Roof. These pages will in time be changing and I will not promise that his info will be up on every page forever, but let's give it some time for a transition.
The basic difference between us is not that I stand in the way of Gareth's initiative to establish any kind of humanitarian program on the purpose that we have set out here. I would not allow that the Sola Roof initiative and his history in it would need to eliminated for him to be seen to be the originator, and his program to be seen as the only program that is focused on the Eco Shelter vision. The vision gives rise to a mission and we at Sola Roof are still very actively working on the issues for sustainable disaster relief. I would have the purpose that the Eco Shelter idea remains Open Source and I would not concent to anyone taking the vision that we gave birth to through colloration and making it the sole property of one group even if it is a charitable group with humanitarian objectives.
Enough said for now. Sola Roof Guy
For the record, Ecoshelter is a charity coalition. It is a Trading Name of Tsunami Relief registered with The UK Charity Commission, as is the phrase The Ecoshelter Appeal.
Ecoshelter’s other charity partners include Rotary International, Architects For Aid, Global Promise and The International Aid Trust. Other humanitarian aid agencies will be awarded grants, project funding and direct assistance from Ecoshelter.
Ecoshelter CIC (Community Interest Company) will raise social and philanthropic investment to develop a range of sustainable living solutions, and would examine all proposals on their relative merits.
Ecoshelter and Ecoshelter CIC will seek to support projects that meet the basic "shelter-with-dignity" qualities and standards set by the Shelter Centre, the United Nations and other relevant authorities while promoting an extra sustainability factor.
Ecoshelter supports people and organisations pursuing post disaster shelter solutions as an open source initiative. It will not, however, tolerate misleading leverage off its identity.
The phone number referred to above is that of the registered office of Ecoshelter and Tsunami Relief and was given for anyone who needed further information or clarity to call.
Gareth Strangemore-Jones 24/3/07