- The Contributor Covenant, a code of conduct widely adopted in open-source communities
- Creative Commons, which enables a friendly way for users to choose the right licensing regime for their project
- Ancient monastic rules and lots of other old stuff
The goal at this stage is not to create a computational governance environment (a la the various DAO-making platforms), but more to facilitate the governance layer for communities like FB groups, email lists, and the like. As I’ve recently argued, the governance layer for a lot of online communities has been conspicuously missing, and while we wait for the technical tool-set of our dreams, it would be useful to at least have a little help designing governance in natural language.
- UX designers to make it simpler and more intuitive
- Governance designers to help draft templates
- Developers to help build out basic features, such as what’s on the roadmap here](https://gitlab.com/medlabboulder/communityrule/-/wikis/Project-roadmap)
The goal is to build a tool that would be an easy, go-to place for various informal communities to pick and customize their governance processes.
Anyone interested? Or any feedback on the ideas here?