Introducing: the Corporation for Inter-World Tourism and Adventuring.

Violet Volts project members are happy to say that we’re handing over authority of Tootsville to the newly-formed Corporation for Inter-World Tourism and Adventuring. CIWTA is a not-for-profit agency will be curating the further development of Tootsville.

The Corporation for Inter-World Tourism and Adventuring (corporation not for profit)

Updates to the Wiki-Wiki and web sites will be forthcoming. You can learn more about CIWTA at https://ciwta.org/ as well.

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Violet Volts Incorporation News

Here’s the brief news on the latest from the conversion of Violet Volts from an informal association/club into a “proper” nonprofit corporation:

  • The effective date of the change will be around the New Year, probably within the first week or two of 2018.
  • Our current Benevolent Dictator is paying the initial costs.
    • We’ll need to have a certain amount of fundraising on an ongoing basis, although sales of merchandise will continue to be one source.
    • There’s another idea being discussed that may wait for the first Cadre meeting in January to be decided, or may be put out for an opinion poll.
  • The new corporation name has been chosen, but we’re keeping it a secret for now. ☺ It’s not going to be “Violet Volts,” any more, though.
  • Tootsville and everything related to it will be managed by the new organization (corporation).
  • The official management body will be the Cadre, like a board of directors.
    • One of the four general offices in the Cadre (for now; possibly more in future) will be elected by the players each year, starting in 2020. Until then, all of the Cadre members will be appointees. Nominations are open for these Cadre appointments. The duties of the Cadre are being laid out.
    • Our current Benevolent Dictator will continue as the Operations Manager and Chief Engineer for the time being.
  • We’re writing up the Charter (Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws), designing a logo for the company, and preparing some of the other things that we need (PO Box, bank account, stuff like that).
  • Cadre Nominations will remain open until Friday, 8 December, 2017, unless all seats are filled before then.

Server upgrades today (Planned Outage)

The underlying operating system on the servers that host Tootsville, Tootsbook, the Wiki-Wiki, and everything related are going to be upgraded today. This will mean that there will be about a two-hour window that we’ll be off-line.

We don’t yet have a “high availability” set-up because we’re still testing things, so during that time we’ll be totally off-line.

The last server reboot was 571 days ago, so this isn’t exactly a frequent thing!