Background of the Invention

A knowledge system (hereinafter KS) may be defined as a computer program for extending and querying a knowledge base. The knowledge base typically possess specific information applicable to a particular domain but might also be constructed in a manner that affords domain independence.

Knowledge systems have evolved over time and with a variety of types and application areas with most knowledge systems having domain specific features. As discussed in U.S.Pat.№5,257,185, incorporated by reference herein, “Interactive, Cross-referenced Knowledge Systems” some examples of KS with domain specific features includes U.S. Pat.№4,591,983, incorporated by reference herein, describing a hierarchical KS for inventory control and processing orders and U.S. …


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Let Freedom Ring

It may be helpful if we distilled some of the issues at stake here. The concern about using developers for system-level governance is genuine. However, before the blockchain, we trusted lawyers and politicians to manage the governance process. Wherever you have well-trained lawyers, you have efficient governance. This was an effective system that was supported by a complex, due diligence system that safeguarded businesses using precedent. …


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We will try to identify the optimal governance framework by specifying the primary entities to be governed. No effort will be made to stipulate the system accounts that will control specific actions within the system contract. System level contracts will be discussed or introduced later.

The user types are as follows:

1. ANONYMOUS USER:
The first is a user that has signed up through a Ricardian contract using standard credentials (an email/telephone number). …