Omni uses a variety of platforms for our internal communications. This page has information about how you can access these platforms and how we use each of them to share information.
Omni Riseup pad https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom
- Riseup pad is an etherpad, which is a live editing tool.
- This platform supports collaborative & simultaneous editing.
- This is useful for taking meeting notes, which you can then synthesize to post to a wiki page.
Omni wiki https://wiki.omni-oakland.org
- Wiki is a collaborative knowledge platform, written in article form.
- Does not support simultaneous editing; if more than one user attempts to edit a section at once, conflicts may arise, which you will be asked to reconcile.
- To create a page you must create an account.
- Remember to 'Save page' as Wiki does not autosave.
- To learn more about how to format your wiki page, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Cheatsheet.
- Omni logistics mailing list (high traffic): https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/omnilogistics
- Omni announcements mailing list (low traffic): https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/omni-announce
- Our high-traffic mailing list is meant for asynchronous discussion, and can usually be delivered either as individual emails or in digest form.
- Our low-traffic mailing list is meant for occasional, on-topic announcements (eg; announcing upcoming meetups and events)
- We love Riseup.net! They run on donations and don't log IP addresses.
- It's good practice to not start multiple threads a day or reply with one word responses!
Analog notes are an excellent option for recording and transmitting information.
- This platform is unparalleled in terms of security and user friendliness.
- Given physical proximity, analog notes support collaborative creation and simultaneous editing.
- Information is created and stored in real time; there is no need to "save". However, as analog notes rely on material artifacts, it is possible for data to "be lost".
- Analog notes offer limited sharing capabilities; consider combining your analog notes with one or more of the communication tools listed above in order to maintain collective accessibility.