30 July 2015
This is what I posted on change.org today as an update to the 11,000 people that supported the notion of a new “institution” (only unlike anything you have come across before).
We are in full launch mode – in my dining room! But this is where it starts… I can’t wait.
This is what I wrote to the supporters. You can still sign up at change.org/doteveryone
” When you kindly stayed up to watch my Dimbleby lecture I wasn’t sure if the idea of a new public organisation for the digital age would gain momentum. It has. We are now in full start up mode and aim to launch in November with projects already underway before then. This success is in large part due to YOU. Thank you. Now we need your continued support to make sure the organisation is the best it can be. There is a huge opportunity for the UK to lead the world in how we think about creating wider public value from the extraordinary dominance of the Internet. Doteveryone (.E) will champion the non-commercial, universal aspects of the Internet. We are starting as we mean to go on. No grand office, no big teams. A small number of committed people running projects with clear achievable aims and relatively short timeframes. We are are open and collaborative by default which is why we have published the short document we have used to raise money on our new blog doteveryone.org.uk. Please check it out, get involved and give us feedback.
It’s starting, the UK could leap into the future. Let’s get going…”