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MA thesis about Hospitality Exchange Networks

written by thorgal67 - 2014/07/10 09:41

Member Simontour has submitted his Master's thesis at the Uppsala University (Sweden) on the subject of Hospitality Exchange Networks. In particular he highlights the struggle between Commodification and Commons.

If you are interested in the way different networks approach the idea of "sharing", you will probably enjoy reading Simon Schöpf's 124-page analysis. A direct download can be found at http://bit.ly/Sevu5K

The thesis is published under a Creative Commons share-a-like license so feel free to pass it on if you deem it appropriate. I'm sure Simon would appreciate constructive feedback, so don't hesitate to contact him.

 

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SeekTheDuck: a BeWelcome weekend

written by thorgal67 - 2014/06/16 18:08

[Texte français à la fin de ce message]

The BeWelcome community of Toulouse is delighted to invite you for the 3rd edition of SeekTheDuck, a free event organized for locals and travelers. Date: 4 - 7 July 2014.

Just like previous years the programme is simple: sharing, enjoying and spreading good vibes.

Locals will be happy to help you discover regional specialities, visit museums, parcs and bars, or organize workshops and participate in fun & games, like the "Easter-bottles Hunt" and a big Petanque tournament.

You can find the programme on our activities page, where you can also register: http://www.bewelcome.org/activities/902

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SeekTheDuck: un week-end BeWelcome à Toulouse, France (du 4 au 7 juillet 2014)

La communauté BeWelcome de Toulouse est heureuse de vous inviter à la 3ème édition du Seek The Duck, un évênement gratuit pour les locaux et les voyageurs du 4 au 7 juillet 2014.

Comme les années précédentes, le programme est simple: convivialité, partage et bonne humeur.

Les locaux seront heureux de vous faire découvrir les spécialités de la région, visiter les musées, parcs et bars de Toulouse, ou vous proposer quelques ateliers et jeux comme la recherche des bouteilles de Pâques ou le grand tournoi de pétanque.

Retrouvez le programme complet et inscrivez vous sur la page de l'évênement: http://www.bewelcome.org/activities/902

A bientôt!

Coin coin!

Mr Duck & Miss Piaf!

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Stay tuned for another public BoD meeting: 12th June 21:00 CEST

written by claudiaab - 2014/06/03 09:22

We haven't been idle in the last few weeks, a newsletter is almost ready to be sent out, we have had some informal meetings to solve mostly technical problems and improve the communication between tech teams, BoD and other volunteers.

Our next public BoD meeting is on Thursday, June 12th at 21:00 CEST on http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=BoDpublic. Please log in with your BW-username. Like with previous times the idea is that you can read, what is being discussed, but not write yourself, unless asked. We will most likely have an open round in the end, when you can contribute yourself.

In the meantime you can already get an idea of what is on the agenda.

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Small update to the site

written by shevek - 2014/05/21 21:53

Hi all,

somewhat delayed by the server crash a new version of the code driving the web site has just been released. Most of the changes have been done in the (invisible) backend cleaning up code and hopefully offer the volunteers some better tools.

The dev team plans to cleanup more code with the next release while adding some interesting new features for everyone to enjoy.

The effort wouldn't have been possible without the help of some dedicated people like cumbking, tsjoek and leoalone.

Thanks to everyone testing as well (which unfortunately isn't as well documented as the people developing).

For a full list of changes you can visit Trac.

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BW up and running again (and on a new server!)

written by Railslide - 2014/05/07 00:32
As you probably noticed, BeWelcome has experienced several hours of downtime today. Last night around 2.00 (CEST) the disk of one of our servers failed.
 
A team of volunteers has been working hard the whole day today, and thanks to them the website is now up and running again. Luckily,it looks like it was possible to restore most of the data. However since part of the data could have been lost, we would recommend you to check if the messages you sent and the comments you wrote after 00:00 a.m. CEST on May 6th are really where they should be (check 'messages sent')
 
The good news, however, is that on the back of recent technical issues BeWelcome has completed upgrades to the communities infrastructure. While historically BeWelcome has had an excellent uptime record, recent events had made it apparent that some of the servers running the network were urgently in need of an upgrade. 
 
We apologise for the downtime and are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
 
 
Big thanks to hkroger, tobixen, planetcruiser, leoalone, shevek, steinwinde for working on setting up a new server and getting BeWelcome online again -  and to all those who provided help, moral support, and important information!

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