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Database on People and Organizations

The core of any project is its people and its organizations which implement it. Good ideas are a penny a dozen, and what counts is implementation, which is done by people, companies, advocacy groups, and government projects.

We have databases on people and organizations, but they need to be updated and better organized.

Working on this is a good way to get to know who's who, and to have a practical reason to interact with good people and engage them.

The general tasks for this project are:

  • Research the web to find people and organizations doing concrete things
    • If not already in our database, then add them.
    • If already in our database, then look at any ways to make their record more complete.
  • Respond to unsolicited inputs from the public.
  • Work with the publications database team to add and refine leads.
  • Work with the programming team to improve the database structure and functionality.

This will become an open, public database, for the most part, once it is cleaned up and put into a consistent, presentable format.

Notably, some of the information we receive has been - and will be - somewhat confidential to very confidential to the source, either explicitly or implicitly, which we should honor, so anybody working on this should have common sense judgment about what goes into the public database versus what stays in a suitably secured offline location. (We are not journalists competing for breaking stories. If you want things to write about, I can suggest many interesting topics from the open literature which journalists simply miss, and I will hope you get it right and balance your coverage.)

This is a volunteer position, but who knows, you might land a better job somewhere with some company as a result of a lead you find and develop here, and your knowledge gained by helping PERMANENT develop.

Like with other projects, we need multiple volunteers for the People and Organizations Database (POD).

By the way, if you haven't already, please add yourself to our People and Organizations Database (POD). > Please DONATE or Contribute > People and Organizations Database


PERMANENT needs a PHP / MySQL (actually, MariaDB) programmer. Are you a PHP / MySQL programmer interested in getting into space development as a career, or already working in space development? Or do you know somebody else who might be interested?

There is an ongoing process to update this website in 2019 with a target relaunch in 2020.
This website is actually very out of date. Much of the website text content was written in the 1980s to early 2000s, but that's a different matter. As regards PHP / MySQL, some offline databases go into the 2010s, as regards professional publications, engineers, companies, etc., and this is what we need programming help with. We are updating our databases on people, organizations, publications, and other things, for open source space development for all.

The current status is we have some working databases which we have been using internally for a long time for organizing professional publications, and to track people (authors, R&D people, other professionals, quality volunteers, journalists, etc.) and organizations. We want to put information online for the general public pending a security review of the programming code.

Step 1 is fixing some bugs in what we already have, the PHP code. It is functional, and been used a long time, but there are some bugs.
Step 2 will be improving the system. Some small improvements would help its usability.
Step 3 will be a security check for putting it online for the general public to be able to access and use, but with reasonable protection against hackers.
After Step 3, the main mission is accomplished, as regards PHP / MySQL, though of course we hope to keep people engaged and happy, and the sky's not the limit.

This is a volunteer, unpaid role at this point in time. A limited paid role would be considered on a tight budget, such as for at least bug fixing with some minor improvements, and/or a security review of our code before it goes online publicly. If you or one of your friends or associates may be interested, please send an email to spaceprogrammer at ... of course this domain.

Reasons to do something yourself:

  • It will help save life on our special planet -- be part of the solution in your generation.
  • It will create and secure a better future for your children and grandchildren.
  • It could be an interesting, cool, and a fun adventure for your life!

You can join us and volunteer to help out,

... or ...

If you're short on time, you can just donate:

The Permanent Space Development Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
If you would like to make a quick donation to our humanistic cause,
then please click on one of the buttons below (which go to PayPal).

... or by cryptocurrency (which is NOT tax deductible), you can donate into any of these wallets:





... or ...

Suggest this website to other people and organizations.

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Leave information about yourself in our people, companies, and organizations database.

If you are interested in hiring our expertise, anywhere in the world, please contact us.
We have people in the USA and Thailand, and can travel or consult by internet.
You can call anytime, 24/7, at +66-8-1135-7977

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