We are forming a new learning community.
Our community is being formed by learners and teachers as a worker owned cooperative focused on new tools and technologies to enable cooperatives to scale. We are beginning to build a platform that will improve the usability of existing open source in addition to promoting the development of new open source add-ons for existing tools.
We will be applying blockchain technology to the governance of worker owned cooperatives. Our long range plan will include tokenizing contributions to the cooperative. As we teach ourselves how to implement this for our own governance of the learning community we will build a curriculum and open source tools. A 501C(3) non profit should be able to get funding to help support our Open Source efforts. One or more for profit entities could be earning revenue from teaching and consulting.
Legal status and future
This effort is being launched by LoudFeed Inc. which is a subchapter-S corporation owned by Dr. Ron Suarez. We are planning to develop our learning community as a Decentralized Autonomous Organization. Here is a definition from the Wikipedia:
Decentralized autonomous organizations are typified by the use of blockchain technology to provide a secure digital ledger to track financial interactions across the internet, hardened against forgery by trusted timestamping and by dissemination of a distributed database.:229 This approach eliminates the need to involve a mutually accepted trusted third party in a financial transaction, thus simplifying the transaction. The costs of a blockchain-enabled transaction and of the associated data reporting may be substantially offset by the elimination of both the trusted third party and of the need for repetitive recording of contract exchanges in different records: for example, the blockchain data could, in principle and if regulatory structures permit it, replace public documents such as deeds and titles.:42 In theory, a blockchain approach allows multiple cloud computing users to enter a loosely coupled peer-to-peer smart contract collaboration.:42