From Open Sustainability
FISDev (Framework for Integrated Sustainable Development) is an open source, collaborative tool for Sustainable Development.
What is FISDev?
- FISDev is in the early stages of development. Most of the content provides a general framework for delivering an open source methodology. We are working on adding more and more content on Sustainability Issues.
- Now that the "infrastructural content" is in place, it is hoped that the functional content can be added over time.
- The goal of FISDev is to provide an architecture that organisations can apply to introduce better Sustainability practices into their existing corporate methodologies.
- Through the use of collaborative technologies and techniques and an open approach, a standard can be created for Sustainability to which anyone can contribute.
- FISDev takes a systems and architectural-based approach to Sustainable Development. It references much of its content from the MIKE2.0 Methodology, which used these same techniques and technologies to create a new competency for Information Development.
FISDev enables Sustainability 2.0
Sustainable Development is about much more that Climate Change
. There is a need to prioritize the most urgent issues but understand the impacts on others.
- An open and collaborative approach is the key to delivering a standard for such a complex problem, as it:
- Encourages the right type of culture for contributors
- Provides transparency
- Provides a community with a culture of contribution
- A global problem will benefit from a Global Community
- Sustainability must be instilled into the competencies of corporations, it cannot be a standalone activity
This approach in FISDev is referred to as "Sustainability 2.0".
Who created FISDev?
FISDev was initially created by Sean McClowry, who founded the Open Methodology Framework and the MIKE2.0 Methodology. FISDev is a derivative work from this initial content.
Angela McClowry runs and manages the company and the site, developing content and building the online community. Angela has nearly eight years experience in the sustainability space across many disciplines and geographic regions.
All software that supports FISDev is open source. Key components include MediaWiki and a number of MediaWiki extensions, MySQL and Scuttle.
Since its release to the open source community in January 2008, all content changes in FISDev are the work of a collaborative community. All changes to content are tracked in the article page history.