Ledgerback Digital Commons Research Cooperative
A nonprofit cooperative association for fostering collaboration between stakeholders and unifying the study of the internet and society
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News from Ledgerback Digital Commons Research Cooperative
Updates on our activities and progress.
Introduction to Platform Cooperativism Mini-course: Part 1
Emerging Designs for Collective Governance: Part 2
Community Broadband Networks Podcast
What is the Ledgerback Digital Commons Research Cooperative?
A glocal society and infrastructure supported by ledgerbacked systems and thinking.
Peering into the noggin.
- lack of educational resources for understanding the blockchain industry
- rise of scams, theft, and unsavory practices in the blockchain industry
- lack of local discussions on the blockchain industry other than financial and payments use cases
Principles and Values
- Decentralization is a spectrum, with our goal to continually decentralize our processes
- Member Empowerment
- No discriminatory behavior on the basis of race, sex, age, ethnicity, national origin, disability,
- We are in constant development
- Transparency and Openness is the default
- Complexity, uncertainty, and ambiguity are natural occurrences
- One-size fits all approaches are unlikely to be helpful
- Egalitarianism is preferred when possible
- Open and voluntary membership
- Democratic member control
- The Commons (knowledge, documentation, tools, etc.) should be freely accessible to members
- Commons-driven: We are pushed by our collective nature and focus on collective action
- Non-hierarchical Decision-making: Decision-making that supports individual autonomy and amplifies collective action
- Diversity: We need and desire diverse people, methods, and approaches
- Complexity: Complexity naturally arises in the DOTS space and should be kept in mind when evaluating topics.
- Systems Thinking: Don't hate the player, hate the game.
- FLEOSS: Support and grow FLEOSS technologies and practices
- Open Science: Support and grow open access, open data, open scholarship, open peer review, and open publishing efforts, technologies, initiatives, and practices
- P2P Foundation
- Nexus Mutual
- Santa Fe Institute
- Internet Interdisciplinary Institute
- Tokens Agora Meetup Group (Defunct)
- Russell Harkanson
- Stephanie Asao
- Althea Mesh
- Matt Heck
- Jessie J
- Ewa Fabian
- The Ready
- The Co-oplaw
- The Catalan Integral Cooperative
- Nathan Schneider
- Michael Bauwens
- Elinor Ostrom
- Max Planck Society
- Mondragon Cooperative
- Stanford Social Innovation Review
- Morning Star
- Open Source Drug Discovery
- Stephanie Asao
- Co-op Cincy
- L'Atelier Paysan
- Chôra Foundation
- Citizen Cyberlab
- Citizen Science Center Zurich
- Co-operative College
- Citizens and Technology Lab (CAT Lab) at Cornell University
- Trustlines Network
- Aleeza Howitt
- MIDATA Cooperative
- Corporation for Digital Scholarship
- Radical Open Access Collective
- Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC)