I met Erica on Monday evening - she came to a talk on CE I was giving for the Institute of Logistics in UK. We chatted afterwards (we had spoken about )my database idea over a year ago), and that spurred me into messaging you again. I am also chatting to Anna at Circular Economy Club tomorrow.
I didn't get the pings for the Open Source calls, and my aunt has just been diagnosed with cancer so a few other things to deal with at the moment... but I'd still like to explore your thoughts on the database. I am nervous about giving too much away in this open source forum though (who knows who is reading the posts)! I'd like to understand whether you/the board think it is do-able and fits in with OSCE aims.
I've had a quick look at the IPO project, and think there are some synergies - but this is more aimed at initially sparking ideas by helping people understand who else is already doing something similar - a kind of 'wiki' but structured so it is more searchable. I can explain more if if you'd like to chat about it sometime. What's holding me back is the need for a structured database (ie the software). I think 'crowdsourcing' the 'how to do it' as well as the wiki inputs would give a more robust and better designed solution too!
Please let me know what you think...