Hey all! I would be interested in a new section on the forum that explores and gently picks apart open source/Commons-oriented strategies/business models.
I’d like to discuss these commoning strategies as well as talk about general underlying patterns and practices that are useful and common in different organizations.
We could explore case studies and try to understand together how various existing organizations make their money, and how we can learn from them and implement them in new economy Holochain apps.
Off the top of my head I’d enjoy discussing mainstream Open Source projects like Wikipedia and Redhat, as well as smaller/leaner organizations like Enspiral’s Loomio.org and CoBudget.co. Richard Bartlett from Loomio wrote a great introductory article to working open source:
At the same time I don’t think we should limit discussions to distributed apps, and we could also discuss how open source impacts or relates to physical products and services. I’m thinking Precious Plastic, as well as Patreon-like support for creators and inventors.
I think it’s still quite taboo to openly discuss business strategy, and in many cases it’s considered a trade secret(?), so now is a good time to start talking about it here.
What would you like to discuss or learn more about?