Sepp Hasslberger: Edward West on Collaborative Technology Alliance

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Sepp Hasslberger
Sepp Hasslberger

Doing more together, together: seeding a Collaborative Technology Alliance

From the beginning. Last month, a group of 35 designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs from all over the world gathered in Oakland, California. Together, we are working on the creation of tools, strategies, and networks to build a new collaborative commons.

Edward West
Edward West

Our group consisted of founders and key contributors from Enspiral, Loomio, CoBudget, Chalkle, Robin Hood Cooperative,, Hylo, Ethereum, Citizen Code,,, KiwiConnect, Lifehack, Planetwork, Impact Hub, Refugio Resource, Pyxis, Triaxiom9, CivicMakers and more. With us in spirit were our friends from Backfeed, CredEx, Village Lab, Ceptr, and Swarm.

Table of Contents

Why an interoperable ecosystem of collaborative software tools matters.

The emerging of the collaborative social web

The challenges of building software for groups

The current state of affairs

The Key to Interoperability — User Experience

The seed of an alliance

Key functions of an ecosystem of collaborative software tools:

Next Steps

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Robert David Steele Vivas
Robert David Steele Vivas

ROBERT STEELE: This strikes me as a potential game changer that could — if the stars align — eventually displace Facebook, Google, and Microsoft — despite their considerable accomplishments — because they all refused to listen to repeated demands for information-sharing and sense-making tools that were affordable, inter-operable, and scalable. This might just be the cloud-based network that becomes the World Brain.

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See Also:

The Future: Recent “Core” Work by Robert Steele