Throughout 2022, the Eden ƒractal and Genesis ƒractal communities deliberated greatly and proposed severals ways for fractal cooperatives to express shared opinions, make group decisions, and express the will of the community. As ƒractally freedom engineer Mike Manfredi wrote, we built tools and processes for communities to build subjective consensus.
We called these processes ‘interim’ because the Eden ƒractal and Genesis ƒractal communities intended to build long term cooperative systems in accordance with the designs of the ƒractally whitepaper. Page 39 of the whitepaper outlines a fractal governance system whereby teams are empowered to make collaborative decisions for the benefit of the community. These communities have yet reached the scale or technical infrastructure needed to adopt the governance system outlined in the whitepaper, so the Genesis ƒractal and Eden ƒractal both explored interim consensus processes to make collaborative decisions for the benefit of the community.
The following page provides curated resources to learn about the various consensus mechanisms, tools, and discussions that these communities shared during this time.
Current Consensus Processes
The Eden ƒractal community informally approved the Eden+Fractal process and elected delegates for the first time in October 2022. Learn more about Eden+Fractal here.
The Eden ƒractal community is now also deliberating proposals to build consensus with Consortium.
History Interim Consensus Processes
Daniel Larimer proposed the first interim consensus process in June 2022 and it was accepted by the Genesis ƒractal shortly thereafter, but this process was obsoleted with the Fractally Whitepaper Addendum.
Below are consensus process proposals that have been submitted to the Eden ƒractal or Genesis ƒractal:
Resources and Videos
Here is a curated list of reading and viewing resources to learn more. In addition to the links below, there are also far more resources that have been saved in various chats and video meetings. We will update this page with more links when time permits.
You can watch discussions about an interim consensus process during the second half of many meetings at EdenFractal.com/videos .
These process may be used by communities to make future changes to consensus processes.
Communities needs consensus processes to measure group opinion, facilitate cooperation, and maximize benefit for all. This article provides a proposal to use Eden+Fractal with Consortium and an exploration of consensus processes.
Eden + Fractal
An innovative consensus process that combines the benefits of Eden Elections and ƒractally to help communities cooperate.
A powerful voting application that helps communities make decisions, signal their opinions, and measure consensus.
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