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+New features
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+* Updated FAQ page and links.
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## Ubuntu ##
For Ubuntu installation, please refer to the following page:
-https://github.com/codeforamerica/cbu/wiki/Installation-Instructions-%28Ubuntu%29
+https://github.com/localprojects/Change-By-Us/wiki/Installation-Instructions-%28Ubuntu%29
## Mac ##
For Ubuntu installation, please refer to the following page:
-https://github.com/codeforamerica/cbu/wiki/Installation-Instructions-%28Mac%29
+https://github.com/localprojects/Change-By-Us/wiki/Installation-Instructions-%28Mac%29
# Configure #
For Configuration of the application, please see the following page:
-https://github.com/codeforamerica/cbu/wiki/Configuration
+https://github.com/localprojects/Change-By-Us/wiki/Configuration
## AWS ##
For any deploymnet, this application depends on Amazon Web Servers. See
the following page:
-https://github.com/codeforamerica/cbu/wiki/AWS-deployment
+https://github.com/localprojects/Change-By-Us/wiki/AWS-deployment
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-What is Change by Us?
+What is Change by Us?
-Change by Us is a new place created by Local Projects, CEOS for Cities and Code
-for America. It's a place for people to share ideas for making the city better,
-and to turn those ideas into projects that have real impact. The site gives you
-tools to network, manage projects, and connect with local resources. Get started
-making your city better today!
+Change by Us is a new place created by Local Projects and CEOS for Cities. It's
+a place for people to share ideas for making the city better, and to turn those
+ideas into projects that have real impact. The site gives you tools to network,
+manage projects, and connect with local resources. Get started making your city
+better today!
Share ideas: Have an idea for how to make your city better? Add it to Change by
Us and connect with likeminded people and projects in your area. No idea is too
-big, or small.
+big, or small.
Join or Create Projects: Find great projects in your neighborhood, or start your
own! Use Change by Us' powerful project management tools to recruit volunteers,
-promote events, and find in-kind donations.
+promote events, and find in-kind donations.
Build Teams: Change by Us allows you to tap into a network of people motivated
to improve their communities. The site helps you find people by interest,
location, and skills. You can even find people by items they have available to
-lend. Change by Us helps you tap into the power of your community.
+lend. Change by Us helps you tap into the power of your community.
Find Resources: In addition to projects, Change by Us also maintains information
on public and non-profit programs that can help your project succeed. Connect
-with city services and local knowledge.
-
-Change by Us is a growing community – help us get the word out! If there are any
-features or resources you'd like to see on Change by Us, please let us know at
-info@changeby.us. We're always improving the site and your feedback is a
-critical part of our planning.
-
-Change by Us NYC is a new platform created originally by Local Projects — known
-for its innovative work on StoryCorps and the 9/11 Memorial Museum — and the
-urban think tank CEOs for Cities. After being launched in New York, the platform
-was made open source and adopted by Code for America, who have generously
-donated their time to expanding Change by Us.
+with city services and local knowledge.
+
+Change By Us is a growing community. Code for America fellows collaborated to
+complete new features and launch in Philadelphia, giving it capacities for social
+and coordinating new projects. It has been released as a completely Open Source
+project, allowing any town or city to release it for free. If you want to launch
+a local version, make changes to the codebase, coordinate best practices or
+inquire about what it takes, please inquire to info@changeby.us
+
+Change by Us is a new open-source platform created originally by Local Projects
+— known for its innovative work on StoryCorps and the 9/11 Memorial Museum — and
+the urban think tank CEOs for Cities. After being launched in New York, Code for
+America, whose ground-breaking work is redefining how cities work collaborated
+on new features to expand Change by Us.
Change by Us is funded with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, the
Knight Foundation, and the Case Foundation.
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Date:____________________
mail: Change by Us Contributor's Registry / 315 W 39th St Suite 908 / New York, NY 10018. Fax: 1-866-873-8996.
-email: info+cbucontributors@localprojects.net
+email: legal@changeby.us
Include with your submission copies of any applicable license agreements and any details about your submission, especially any information about copyright, patent, trademark or other intellectual property license agreements related to your Contribution.
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front-page shoud retain the credits block.
If you would like to change or remove the attribution, please contact
-info+cbu@localprojects.net and perhaps let us know why, so that we can
+info@changeby.us and perhaps let us know why, so that we can
potentially apply that change across the Change By Us network.
DESIGN GUIDELINES
@@ -32,18 +32,18 @@ that users across cities feel like there's a consistent storyline to the Change
By Us experience. The Us in Change By Us should be a growing body of people.
Retaining a consistent design between cities and implementations allows people
to migrate as they will and feel like there's still a community that they can
-fit into. So Seattle's Change By Us and New York's Change By Us may have
+fit into. So Philly's Change By Us and New York's Change By Us may have
different characters, but ultimately the Us is still ... um ... Us :)
To this end we request that any changes you make try to be within the
implemented design. Local Projects' design team is also available to help
structure your design, so please feel free to reach out to us at
-info+cbu@localprojects.net
+help@changeby.us
We also recognize that there are design patterns that we may not have considered
or functionality that is not satisfied by our current implementation. If you
have a new design idea or significant changes to our design we'd like to work
with you to incorporate the design across the different Change By Us
implementations. Again this is to keep the consistency of the complete
-experience. Please reach out to us at info+cbu@localprojects.net and we'll work
+experience. Please reach out to us at help@changeby.us and we'll work
with you to create a great user experience.
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