Curation synthesis and publishing

Venture Category: 4th Sector

Community: GoodLabs


Move collaborative activity around curation, synthesis and publication out of traditional web-based infrastructures, into p2p-friendly infrastructures. These new infrastructures must correspond to p2p and collaborative governance, methods, economic models, and culture.


For years, p2p practitioners have sought to build physical and digital environments to conduct their activities. Most of them gather on traditional digital platforms, which are not suitable for their ways of organizing and are not compatible with their culture. Today we see an explosion of p2p infrastructures that are maturing to a level of sophistication to sustain complex collaborative activities, but the field is still highly unstable, rapidly evolving.

Recently, we've witnessed a large scale purge of social media based on political considerations. For many, this is the last straw, and have started migrating out to alternative platforms that promised to respect privacy, data security and to limit censoring. Others like us, are still struggling to find new digital environments that also match our p2p practices and culture.

This initiative was born out of four coalescing struggles to fine new

  • knowledge production platforms for open science

  • new social production platforms for socially-oriented projects

  • new (open and collaborative) media models, publishing, tackle the fake news problem

  • new home for the p2p Foundation and all activities around it.


Communication and coordination

Communication channels

  • Messaging: ...

  • Social media: ...

Coordination tools

  • Shared calendar


Open venture in NRP {URL}

Status: Just starting


  • Outreach

  • p2p infrastructures

  • Knowledge production, economics

  • add others...


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Things you can do now!

Past milestones

  • Created this page and proposed it as a space for collaboration on the email thread.

  • Created a doc / collaborative space to advance the initiative.

Documentation repository


  • Access to governance through a benefit redistribution algorithm, based on past contributions, provided through the NRP-CAS

  • Access to potential tangible benefits through a benefit redistribution algorithm, based on past contributions, provided through the NRP-CAS


more on Governance page
VENTURES are COLLABORATIVE, TRANSPARENT (anyone has access to the information that they produce) and OPEN (anyone can participate). They only produce deliverables based on OPEN SOURCE technology. VENTURES have a CUSTODIAN that represents them legally and acts as a trust for their tangible assets. VENTURES can have multiple EXCHANGE FIRMS, which are commercial entities that move products and services developed by VENTURES on the MARKET. EXCHANGE FIRMS oblige themselves by contract with the CUSTODIAN to share PROFIT with all contributors to VENTURES, from which they commercialize PRODUCTS.

Open Venture governance document

[Instruction: link to governance doc, use template to create governance - delete this after]

Organizational context


  • Custodian Agreement [provide link]

  • Exchange Firm Agreement [provide link]

  • Venture Governance Template [provide link]