The Highest Good Network™ application is an open source and free-shared web-based application One Community is developing for Highest Good collaboration, time tracking, and objective data collection. It is designed to help organizations like One Community create and share replicable and open-source solutions for sustainable communities of the future. It is a tool inspired by the desire for simple, scalable, and flexible project and lifestyle management in a new era of mass open-source collaboration where the line between work and play is blurred.
This page discusses the Highest Good Network with the following sections:
The HGN application is designed to help track and organize project ideas and activities from conception to reality. This means logging the entire lifecycle of a project or activity, from idea conception, to planning, implementation, testing, evaluation and improvement. Version 2 is under construction now and will allow users to build and manage teams, log tasks or activities completed for projects and community events, run detailed reports, and earn badges for over 200 different project-related achievements. Version 3 will include advanced collaboration options and the ability to inventory and track materials to help with construction of the 7 sustainable village models and options for integration with the One Community open source education program and culture of personal growth. This will mean an open source tool with the ability to track and view task contributions and activities across all aspects of life, whether it is design work in an office, hands-on labor out in the field, or social activities in a recreation center.
As we build One Community as part of a global collaborative of self-sufficient and self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages and cities, we will be using this application to objectively log, evaluate, share, and collaborate with other communities, villages, and cities interested in working together for The Highest Good of All. Combining the data of others with our data, we will evolve a global village construction database and objectively evaluate and share Highest Good society creation and operation for comparison with other models. Our vision is for the Highest Good Network (HGN) application to become a platform capable of providing for the organizational, sharing, and objective data gathering, comparison and collaboration needs for massive open-source projects, teams, communities and knowledge bases around the world; using a custom design to allow groups of people at all scales to help coordinate and share progress in day-to-day activities and on long-term projects.
Andrew Herman: Software Engineer and Cofounder of Futurist Playground
Justen Palmer: Systems Architect, Web Instructor, and Computer Science Engineer
Lokesh Gopu: Software Engineer
Tyler Gonnsen: Software Architecture Consultant, Website and Web Application Developer
The big-picture goals for this software are:
The version 2.0 build we are working on now will provide:
Version 3.0 will provide:
Once we get on the property, the list above will evolve into links to individual pages for each bullet point including all our experience, app configuration tutorials, and the open source project-launch blueprinting details so additional teacher/demonstration villages can use this application in collaboration with us to further increase the accuracy of our data and ease and efficiency of duplicating all of the components of One Community.
“You can only know where you’re going if you know where you’ve been.” – James Burke
One Community has been through several iterations of software solutions for project management and task tracking in the last few years, and a great deal has been learned from each about what works and what doesn’t for our collaborative open-source workflow. This progression has been an invaluable experience that has clarified what is needed to make the Highest Good Network Application be a success.
Here is an overview of the learnings we have gathered from our experience with developing and using several project management and collaboration tools. We are integrating these learnings into the next iteration of the Highest Good Network Application:
With design and development started in late 2016, the Highest Good Network Application (version 2) will incorporate the advantages of earlier iterations, while being mindful to avoid their shortcomings. The new HGN app will include the functionality to serve as a robust project management and task-logging tool, but with the platform and capability to do much more, such as:
Current trends indicate a future with more open and fluid collaboration between organizations, governments, volunteer and social groups. To facilitate and encourage this, the HGN app will offer intuitive and flexible organization of teams and projects that can easily adapt to changing conditions or requirements. The Highest Good Network will provide useful data for everything from individual benefits gained through creating a culture of fulfilled living practices, to construction time and materials tracking for infrastructure, to complete city economic, social, and physical resource use and evolution.
Q: Why don’t you use an existing project management software?
Our global goals necessitate a very specific, comprehensive, and open source tool. We have tried several of the leading project management tools and reviewed many others and nothing exists with the features we need.
Q: Are future teacher/demonstration communities, villages and cities required to use this application?
No, everything we create is open source and free-shared so people can use it (or not use it) however they want.
Q: I see Highest Good Network™ is Trademarked. Will this software be trademarked or copyrighted?
No, only the name is Trademarked.