Date Added: Dec 2009
The main aim of this paper is to bring together a group of people and organizations with a common goal to deliver value. In both cases, there are no hierarchical relationships among the parties concerned. Instead, there are symbiotic relationships and, more specifically, mutualistic symbiotic relationships. In such relationships all parties benefit from cooperation, e.g., a complex organism of the group Lichenes - a real win-win situation. A better approach is to allow the formal structure to emerge as the needs of the community evolve. So, in the beginning, just start, keep things small and simple, and only develop what one need (structure follows requirements). Essential to the inital step is having people involved who are experts in the topic of the community.