Intro call between Danvers & Boris.
Social Roots is a team building tooling for networked orgs. Reminded Boris of some of the systems and sustainability things that Danvers has worked with. Also: they’re currently grappling with whether or not to open source / how to open source. Might be worth an intro call at some point.
Discourse as a company and a community has its annual Discourse Gives Back here’s the 2017 blog post. We should maybe get in touch with them and certainly activate the Discourse community for a lot of our early plugins.
Really like Dries’s post for his explanation of public/common/etc goods – especially in the context of open source. He thinks of “customers” as a scarce resource.
TODO: Boris has to write up a blog post about how the source code / permissive license is a true public good – zero marginal cost that anyone can copy – but that maintainer time for maintenance, issues, and community is the common good, because it is scarce. And, in that mode, per Ostrom, it should be “fenced”:
What entities do we have at hand?
In no particular order, and for this we should do some whiteboarding (maybe some FigmaJam? could get a group set up), but here are some entities:
- Community (e.g. Discourse, IPFS, Filecoin)
- Companies (e.g. Fission)
- Software/App/Plugin/Library - some nuance here around potentially different approaches
- Individual – we do want to include the individual for agency. As a user (and presumably fan) of some software or the person that maintains it, and of course “Developers are people too” – developers themselves thinking
Crypto has a whole design space. Some of Fission’s Webnative Compute / WebAssembly work might be an early activity to work on as well.
TODO Also we should at least wiki-fy a platform / tooling list. eg. Open Collective, Github Sponsors, Patreon, Kofi, Gitcoin Grants / Gitcoin Bounties, Radius (in the IPFS/Filecoin space).
TODO Fill out about for Commons Funding WG with our tools / messaging stack.
And, Boris needs to properly log these TODOs in our GH Project board