@schutton and I are playing with ESPO CRM, a tool that would allow IoP affiliates / members to steward relational assets (lists of contacts, social capital, …). We are coordinating this work on Trello.
For example, we will use it to gather lists of organizations and contacts that we will engage in various activities.
As we set up this environment, we need to make choices for various parameters, which will affect how YOU will feel, what you will be able to do in it. Once these parameters are set they will act as self-enforcing rules on you. Since open networks avoid the creation of casts, priesthood class who can unilaterally shape our digital environment and skew your behaviour, I am calling on the community to help us define the general principles that will guide the choice of these parameters.
I will update this first post based on the discussion that will follow below, capturing the essence or the consensus.
This may eventually mature into norms and rules that can be applied at large, on the entire IoPA network.
- Empowerment: allow affiliates to use common sense, do not over regulate.
- Sharing: allow your peers to develop on any relation, your friends are my friends.
- Permanency/Accumulation: Make it easy for affiliates to add content but very difficult to delete content.
- Decentralization: avoid over-accumulation of influence in a single agent or a select group of agents.