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!The Open Co-op Team
!!![http://sustainability.open.ac.uk/gary|Dr. Gary Alexander] - [http://ict.open.ac.uk|ICT Department,] [http://technology.open.ac.uk/|Technology Faculty,] [http://www.open.ac.uk/|Open University]
Pioneer of on-line collaborative learning, author of [http://sustainability.open.ac.uk/gary/pages/egaia.htm|''eGaia, Growing a peaceful, sustainable Earth through communications '']. Currently working on setting up local food co-operatives as first steps towards Open Co-op 'community support providers.
!!!Josef Davies-Coates - [http://uniteddiversity.com/|Uniteddiversity LLP]
Josef is a former trustee of the [http://www.chaordic.org|Chaordic Commons] and founded [http://uniteddiversity.com|united diversity] whilst in his final year at [http://www.lse.ac.uk|LSE] studying Social Policy and Government. During his time at [http://www.neweconomics.org|nef] he worked on [http://www.bizfizz.org.uk|BizFizz], [http://www.pluggingtheleaks.org|Plugging the Leaks] and [http://www.timebanks.co.uk|Time Banks UK]. He is currently working on the [http://commonscreation.org|Commons Creation] project.
!!!Tom Salfield - [http://uniteddiversity.com/|Uniteddiversity LLP]
Tom studied Economics and Philosophy at LSE before working at [http://www.accountability.org.uk|AccountAbility], [http://www.neweconomics.org|nef], and as Web Development Manager for [http://via3.net|Via3]. Tom has recently completed a masters in Computer Science at Imperial. He is currently working on an online accounting, booking and social networking system for [http://www.the-hub.net|The Hub].
!!!Oliver Sylvester Bradley - [http://uniteddiversity.com/|Uniteddiversity LLP]
Oli studied Product Design at [http://www.csm.arts.ac.uk/|St. Martins] and an MSC at [http://www.cat.org.uk/|CAT] in Environmental Architecture and Energy Studies. He wrote his thesis on [http://defactodesign.com/tiki2/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=16|Encouraging ERB] and ran his own [http://defactodesign.com/|sustainable design consultancy] before joining united diversity. He is currently Marketing Manager at [http://www.solarcentury.com/solarcentury] and volunteers for [http://solar-aid.org/|SolarAid].
!!Advisers and Consultants
!!!Dr. Stephen Peake - Design Department, Technology Faculty, [http://www.open.ac.uk/|Open University]
Expert on climate change and energy.
!!!Dr. Angela Espinosa - [http://www.hull.ac.uk/hubs/|Hull University Business School], [http://itsy.co.uk/ac/hubs/|Scarborough Management Centre]
Expert on co-operative development. Former colleague of Stafford Beer, and consultant on the application of his ((Viable Systems Model)) to organisational development. Currently developing a related project creating an infrastructure to link organic food producers and consumers.
!!!Dr. Jon Walker - [http://www.ootw.co.uk|Out of this World] (organics supermarket and distributor)
Author of ''The Viable Systems Model, a guide for co-operatives and federations'' (see ((background docs)). Expert on co-operative development and working on Dr. Espinosa's food project.
!!!Francesca R. Giordano' [http://www.sustainable-society.co.uk/|Sustainable Society Directory]
Expert on environmental and social networking and initiator of the [http://www.sustainable-society.co.uk|Sustainable Society] Directory and [http://www.earthemergency.org/|Earth Emergency]
!!!Dr. Mikael Nordfors - [http://vivarto.com/|Vivarto Collaborative], [http://nornia.org/|Nornia]
Mikael Nordfors is the main innovator of the open coop democracy system, which has been developed and marketed by the Open Coop member, [http://www.vivarto.com|the Vivarto Collaborative]. He is also the main founder of the [http://nornia.org|virtual country of Nornia]. Besides these interests, he is also a medical doctor, composer/musician, lecturer and author of several books about democracy and alternative health.
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