Holochain Forum

How we Grow

This is our approach to community and ecosystem growth:

Organizing with care, like loving parents.

We want to focus on meeting the needs of those who show up, and of those who aren’t able to show up for a variety of reasons. When growing, we first consider the relationships we have, the systems we’re in, and the people marginalized by them. We work to honor these people, relationships, and systems.

Organizing emergently, like children on a playground.

It’s more natural for humans to self-organize through creative play instead of rigid protocols and authoritative processes. It can feel disorienting not to have clear structures telling us where to go, what to do, and how to approach things. However, the solutions born from self-organization tend to be much richer and more fun.

Organizing through trust, like good friends.

Trust webs are the basis for complex distributed social systems. And trust has to start somewhere.* As we sense into and share our needs openly, we build trust, and become able to address these needs together. This process takes time, and that’s not just okay, it’s something to savor.

Reach out!

We love talking about this stuff. If something doesn’t make sense, or you want to discuss any of these points, please reach out to us at [email protected]!

*For the Grammar people: starting this sentence with an “And” was an intentional stylistic choice. Language evolves. ** Deal with it.

** If this is an issue for you, reconsider Holochain as your Dweb solution of choice.