The Newland Writers Cooperative provides capabilities useful for a new kind of Continuous Delivery (CD) workflow for documents, photographs, images, media files, you name it. If is is a digital file it joins in the flow. Continuous Delivery (CD) is an approach in which teams produce works in time sequenced sprints, ensuring that the work can be reliably released at any time. It aims at producing, editing, and releasing revisions faster and more frequently. The approach helps reduce the cost, time, and risk of delivering changes by allowing for more incremental updates to consumer versions of works. A straightforward and repeatable deployment process is important for continuous delivery.
These capabilities support co-located and remote teams of writers, artists, photographers, editors, reviewers, and other members of the producer team. The teams begin to assemble themselves as the product revision moves through the pipeline. An hour here and an hour there and the final consumer revision emerges from the pipeline. A team based solution is necessary to produce a high quality manuscript for an article, book, play, or similar . The goal of The Newland Writers Cooperative is to provide a beginning to end solution for the entire writing process.
The basic principles of the Newland Writers Cooperative are easy to understand.
- Human time investment is the fundamental measure of money matters.
- Time investment hours borrowed are to be repaid in time investment hours.
- Patronage is measured in money paid based on time invested
- The writer of a source Work is first in line for their share of income from consumer product.
EXAMPLE: Mary invests 400 hours in writing a book. John invests 20 hours in editing the work. Therefore Mary owes 20 hours of services to other members. If income is generated from sales of the book, then Mary and John get their share of gross income along with everyone else involved. When Mary has received her hourly rate for her 400 hours and John for his 20 hours, everything else flows to other members of the cooperative up to their share of gross income, and then the excess flows from one Newland Cooperative to another until every cup has received its fill. Everybody sips from their cup and waits for the next royalty flood.