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= Purpose =
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= '''Policy Patterns''' =
This site is for members of the [http://didiy.org DiDIY project] and others to develop "[[Policy Patterns]]". These are not 'finished' recommendations but intended to be an ever-evolving toolkit of possible solutions.
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''- A repository of community solutions for makers and makerspaces''
  
We hope that once some policy patterns are written that others will help create, adapt, critique and refine these, so they evolve into a common resource.
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'''''Digital Do-It-Yourself''''' (DiDIY) is when people take control of the construction of their own stuff, freely sharing their ideas and expertise over the internet. This movement is expressed in many ways, including maker fairs, makerspaces, and websites populated with DIY enthusiasts.
  
= [[:Category:PolicyPattern |Current Policy Patterns]] =
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'''''The Digital DIY project''''' ([http://www.didiy.eu www.didiy.eu]) is funded by the EU to research and promote this movement (among many others). One of the things it wants to do is develop a repository of solutions developed by the community to address common problems DIYer have in developing or promoting their activities. Our vision is as follows:
To find the list of current policy patterns, click on the heading immediately above.  
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An explanation of the intended purpose of the headings can be found on the page describing the [[Explanation of the Policy Pattern Template|Policy Pattern Template]].
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* We will establish a repository of "policy patterns", that is a short description of a solution to a particular problem (along with other helpful information)... '''This is IT'''!
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* The "patterns" form a collection of possible solutions that others can adopt to their own needs and situation - they are not recommendations!
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* To understand these the best way is simply to look at some examples on the above site.
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* We will collectively add to these, edit them and refine them for free use by all
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* We would love all those who are interested to join in doing this, adding their own and refining existing patterns - you just need to register and away you go.
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* The more makers that get involved the better the resource will be for others.
  
= Registering on this site =
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== How to do stuff ==
Before you can create or edit patterns you have to register and log in to the site.  To do this click on the "create account" link at the very top of the page and follow the instructions.  Once you have logged in, you will be known by your username and not by the IP address you are connected to.
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Click on the appropriate link in the "naivation" panel at the top left of the page (just under the logo), that will send you a page with the (pretty simple) instructions of how to do that thing.
 
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= To Edit an existing Policy Patterns =
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# Go to the [[:Category:PolicyPattern]] page to browse the list of current patterns
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# Click on the name of the pattern you wish to change
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# Click on the 'edit' tabs on the right hand side of the headings to edit text in the various sections
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= To Create a New Policy Pattern =
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Type the Name of the pattern into this input box and click on the "Create" button. ''Please think carefully about the name before creating it!''
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<inputbox>
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type=create
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width=50
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break=no
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preload=Template:PolicyPatternTemplate
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buttonlabel=Create
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default=(Type new Policy Pattern Name here)
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</inputbox>
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Then enter your text under the relevant headings and click on the 'Save Page' button at the bottom.
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Revision as of 16:06, 8 November 2016

Policy Patterns

- A repository of community solutions for makers and makerspaces

Digital Do-It-Yourself (DiDIY) is when people take control of the construction of their own stuff, freely sharing their ideas and expertise over the internet. This movement is expressed in many ways, including maker fairs, makerspaces, and websites populated with DIY enthusiasts.

The Digital DIY project (www.didiy.eu) is funded by the EU to research and promote this movement (among many others). One of the things it wants to do is develop a repository of solutions developed by the community to address common problems DIYer have in developing or promoting their activities. Our vision is as follows:

  • We will establish a repository of "policy patterns", that is a short description of a solution to a particular problem (along with other helpful information)... This is IT!
  • The "patterns" form a collection of possible solutions that others can adopt to their own needs and situation - they are not recommendations!
  • To understand these the best way is simply to look at some examples on the above site.
  • We will collectively add to these, edit them and refine them for free use by all
  • We would love all those who are interested to join in doing this, adding their own and refining existing patterns - you just need to register and away you go.
  • The more makers that get involved the better the resource will be for others.

How to do stuff

Click on the appropriate link in the "naivation" panel at the top left of the page (just under the logo), that will send you a page with the (pretty simple) instructions of how to do that thing.