Awesome introduction to @agreementengine, one of the crazy experiments we're doing at @metagov_project: https://thelastjosh.medium.com/introducing-the-agreement-engine-bf03b6d5c16c
@ntnsndr ah interesting, we (karrot) are just coming to the end of a design process for managing agreements democratically 😀
Our context is small-ish mostly-in-person groups managing agreements like this https://www.foodsharing.lu/group-agreement/ (but also how to evolve from no agreements into that, as needed).
Our prototype for the feature is https://karrot-prototyping.netlify.app/
Algorithmic/automatic/tech enforcement could be interesting, but prob only as a within the context of human processes, in our context.
@nicksellen wow, this is really cool. I love how simple the process is, but also how complete. I think for local and in-person groups, no online enforcement mechanisms are necessary.
@nicksellen and even diff for agreement changes! How does the system handle vote thresholds for agreement adoption?
@nicksellen are you thinking making this a standalone app? I think it could be amazing for groups of all kinds.
@nicksellen and are you expecting that group structure would be defined here as well? I could also see a valuable pairing between communityrule as a kind of constitution layer and this as a policy layer. I wonder if they could be usefully integrated.
@ntnsndr the idea is we'll implement the features from the prototype inside karrot once we (maybe me) have capacity. I think for these groups, having it as part of the tool they use makes most sense.
someone can steal the ideas for a standalone tool :)
we discussed group structure (and values) features too during the process, but decided to focus on agreements to keep it focused on what we felt was most important/useful.
@ntnsndr we could in theory use pull in info from the community rule library, that people can use inside karrot.
although maybe just "inspired by", there looks a lot of noise in https://communityrule.info/library/ at the moment, and we also need to handle translations.
... or the other way is let the groups share stuff between them, rather than us setting up templates/frameworks. I'd like to explore that direction, what do I know anyway!
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