@paul, @darius and others, definitely agree with making this something that is clear and that moves easily from discussion to practical reality. One of the artifacts forming the basis of the discussions so far among @gschmidt, @tgreensweig and (to a more modest extent) me is a collection of thoughts about how this breaks down into categories. That also reflects some of the larger-group discussions in Nairobi, and is still being collected; that will inform both what the big picture is and what the starting point is.
If I were to make an elevator summary at this early point, I’d say that there is a focus on modularity, sharing good work from site to site, and trying to provide a small number of core elements (platform, functional, UX, etc.) that can be assembled and reassembled to solve a large number of end-user needs. That means that the problem space has to balloon out for a while to understand its scope, but then fairly quickly has to come back to one or two pieces of demonstration work. I know there was discussion in Nairobi about two starter projects, and that may still pan out – one way or another, a concept this large has to start with a small demonstration of what we’re talking about that people can participate in, look at and understand the direction.