Continuing the discussion from Google X’s tether force sensor:
I regard the AWEIA as dead. Sorry, @JoeFaust.
As far as I know it has never been incorporated and was a loose group of regulars, always dreaming of a flourishing ethical awes industry. I don’t think it can be reanimated.
There’s generally not much interest in open awes collaboration. Just look at the Wikipedia Articles. They are terrible
I’m making my own effort here. It’s slow, as I only work on it whenever I feel like it in my own time. I’m trying to collect true information. The info from the old forum might be there, but it’s hidden. I’m trying to make the info as accessible as possible.
I had hoped for some people to join this effort, but there isn’t any interest.
I’ve started with a list of organizations: https://www.awesystems.info/orgs
It looks a lot like the http://www.aweia.org/ lists right now. But I’ve got my info in a relational database, which means I can do stuff with it much more easily. I’ve also noticed, that such a list just looks like a wall. It’s too much, with most of them being of no interest. I’m going to have to make featured organizations with an intro text and images and stuff. Something that is actually appealing for newbies to read, who just want to get an overview of the state of progress.
I’d like to list this whole IP and patents stuff as well at some point. It’s a long road ahead.