a movement promoting radical social change
Our Movement aims to promote radical social change by catalyzing the emergence of resilient communities. It is dedicated towards reclaiming, expanding and enriching the commons by producing a wide variety of free and open-source software that benefits the whole of humanity and the substrate we depend upon.
The movement's principal focus is to help transcend the current socioeconomic system that is rapidly debasing the planetary life support system, thus putting humanity on self-terminating trajectory. Specifically, building tools so communities are able to transcend their governance and economics.
Although the movement is still in its infancy stage, it is already engaged in developing the first project called Our Funding—which is an all-encompassing, distributed & global crowdfunding platform. The prototype is being built using HolochainHolochain is a DLT framework for writing fully distributed peer-to-peer applications. It is free and open-source software built by Metacurrency Project for data storage and integrity and React NativeReact Native is a UI framework for writing native apps. It is free and open-source software built by Facebook for the user interface (UI).
Apart from that, there are a few other ones that are being incubated:
- Our Credit: an application to enable sovereign community currencies
- Our Rule: an application to enable effective governance and management
- Our Design: a platform to catalyze Commons-based Peer Production
- Our Data: a platform for distributed data storage that will utilize idle storage space
And others that are being ideated include:
- Our Coop: tools for next-gen purpose driven enterprises
- Our Production: a platform for instructing localized production
- Our Store: a distributed store providing manufactured goods made by non-profit entities
- Our Tools: a tool-sharing platform for various types of needs
- Our Chat: a distributed instant messaging platform
- Our Mail: a distributed email platform
- Our BNB: a distributed room and apartment sharing platform
- Our Transport: a distributed ride sharing and freight transport platform
- Our OS: a next-gen user-centric computer operating system
- Our Health: a collection of distributed tools for health care management
- Our Harvest: a platform for community food farming
- Our Science: a scientific journal and peer-reviewing platform
- Our Tasks: a general-purpose collaboration platform
- Our Exchange: a distributed exchange facilitating trade among community currencies (promise-backed) and global currencies (asset-backed)
- Our Instructions: a DIY instructive platform
- Our Listings: a Craigslist-like global listings platform
- Our QA: a questions-and-answers platform
- Our Forum: a distributed discussing platform
- Out Code: a distributed code-hosting and collaboration platform
- And an array of applications in the social media sphere
All projects made by Our Movement will be Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS)free as in speech and beer, and their source code will be licensed under an OSI-approved license.
Funding for the movement will come from a few platforms that generate economic activity as part of the sharing economy and gift economy. These platforms utilize ‘<1% Transaction Fee’ business modelthis is a temporary measure and the transaction fees will be dropped once the movement becomes sustainable through donations—fully embracing the gift economy, and are wholly owned by a non-profit organization called Our Foundation—which exists solely as a mechanism to institutionally support the movement. Those funds are then used to also develop other projects that don't have a business model.
This is a living document which means it is work in progress, not completed yet and is being updated.
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