Sustainers Manifesto


I revised the Sustainer Principles to adopt a similar format to the Open Source Definition that provides a easy to remember single-word headline, a formulated statement, and a rationale.


Awesome. @pia is not crazy about the word “manifesto” so we are thinking of alternatives. Got any ideas @GeorgLink


I think Manifesto is an appropriate word for what we want this document to be, considering the Merriam-Webster definition of a Manifesto as “a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer”:

A manifesto is a statement in which someone makes his or her intentions or views easy for people to ascertain.

Alternative title suggestions: Merriam Webster Definition
Sustainer Constitution a written instrument embodying the rules of a political or social organization
Sustainer Declaration a document containing such a declaration
Sustainer Core Values
Sustainer Charter a written instrument from the authorities of a society creating a lodge or branch
Sustainer Covenant a written agreement or promise usually under seal between two or more parties especially for the performance of some action
Sustainer Accord voluntary or spontaneous impulse to act

Further title suggestions: Merriam Webster Definition
Sustainer Manifesto a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer
Sustainer Principles a comprehensive and fundamental law, doctrine, or assumption
Sustainer Pledge a binding promise or agreement to do or forbear
Sustainer Commitment an agreement or pledge to do something in the future
Sustainer Definition a statement expressing the essential nature of something

I will think about these before I cast a vote. What are other names are you and @pia considering?


This is perfect, waiting for Pia’s feedback.


@jdorfman Thank you for addressing my changes so quickly :smiley:


#community:sfosc has principles for sustainability. There seems to be overlap with our ‘manifesto’ work.
Collaborate? Unify principles?

I’m missing security in this list.

Principles of Open Source Institutional Design

Yeah, I saw that. It got me thinking, Sustain, CHAOSS, and SFOSC should really team up and eliminate any/all redundancies. For example #community:sfosc uses our forum instead of setting up another, Sustain uses their principles instead of ours, etc.


In fact, I’m NOT going to archive it. In order to finish it, it needed a manifesto so what better place to host it?