Author: Charles Adjovu; The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Ledgerback Digital Commons Research Cooperative

Update on the Databike Zeta 001 (DBZ-001) Proof-of Concept for the Bikestream Project

Outline

  • Materials
  • Building the databike
  • Databike configuration
  • Data collection, specifications, and sharing
  • Operating the databike
  • Additional sensors that can be added
  • Issues
  • Possible Improvements
  • Future Proof-of-Concepts
  • Sample Datasets

Definitions

Term: Definition

Onframe: Hardware Computer hardware we needed to attach to the bicycle frame

RPi-3B+: Raspberry Pi Model 3 B+

Smartphone: Nexus 5x

CA3: Cycle Analyst 3

Controller: Infineon Controller

e-bike: Electric bicycle

Databike: An e-bike with a SBC that can collect, store, manipulate, and share data

SBC: Single Board Computer

Materials

Physical and Hardware Materials

Bicycle:

  • Cycleforce Mountain Bike

e-bike Parts:

  • Cycle Analyst 3
    USB-to-TTL adapter
  • Mac Motor
    26" rim
  • Right twist throttle
  • e-brakes (pair)
  • Predator 48V…

Writer: Charles Adjovu

How Platform Cooperatives can break the mold surrounding what is and isn’t a cooperative while creating new services

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Connecting Web 3 with Platform Cooperatives

Some ideas below on how this connection can be accomplished.

  1. For Decentralized Applications (DApps), using cooperative web hosting and servers to host DApps
  2. OrgTech configuration package optimized for Co-operative governance, administration and/or operations (e.g., accounting configuration for internal member accounts and handling member and non-member transactions)
  3. Common property regime for Web 3 technologies by utilizing a cooperative as an intellectual property holding entity
  4. Consumer’s cooperatives offering a cash-back or rewards program for members in cryptocurrency
  5. Platform cooperatives utilizing Web3 wallets for user identity, login/out and authentication
  6. Cooperatives creating a mutual credit token to be exchanged among partner cooperatives
  7. Cooperatives advising…

Writer: Charles Adjovu

Ledgerback’s Logomark of Scout Stork, the most punk stork in the world!

LedgerbackØDCRC held its general meeting on 12–19–2020 from 9:45 AM — 12:30 PM PST online via Jitsi.

The purpose of the general meeting was to provide an overview of changes in the cooperative over the past year and to discuss plans for the future.

Charles Adjovu facilitated the meeting and discussed the general report summarizing the cooperative’s affairs with attendees, going over changes in membership, finances, taxes, governance and organizing structure, and progress on the 2020–21 roadmap.

Unfortunately, we did not have enough time to go over any brainstorming sessions but hopefully we have the time next year.

Thank you…


Writer: Jack Smye; Reviewer: Charles Adjovu

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We’re very excited here at Ledgerback to be taking on a new research project with an anticipated publish date in January 2021. In this essay, we will be looking at potential conceptualizations of democratic governance structures facilitating an interoperable data commons for decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs). And while our proposal goes into far more detail, in essence we will be analyzing this in two parts:

  1. the ways in which Web 3.0 technologies can utilize the collection and manipulation of data in an emancipatory manner, and
  2. how the organizations working in these fields can share and collectively manage this data in…

Ledgerback’s Logomark of Scout Stork, the most punk stork in the world!

The Ledgerback Digital Commons Research Cooperative (LedgerbackØDCRC) is a nonprofit cooperative comprised of a community of academicians, researchers, students, thinkers, activists, citizens and more collaborating together to operate and manage an independent education and research center.

Our mission is to foster collaboration between stakeholders and unify the study of the internet and society (i.e., the network society).

Our vision is a glocal society and infrastructure supported by ledgerbacked systems and thinking.

We have an open call for members to join our community and volunteer, if possible, in operating and managing the research and education center while conducting their own research…


Author: Charles Adjovu

Hi everyone! Hope you are doing well.

In this post, we will discuss the Introduction to Commons-based Peer Production (CBPP) mini-course and the Peer Accounting License (PAL).

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Introduction to Commons-based Peer Production (CBPP) mini-course

The Introduction to Commons-based Peer Production (CBPP) mini-course slidedeck is now publicly avilabale on Speakerdeck.

The Introduction to CBPP mini-course is an introductory slidedeck to CBPP, a mode of production that has arisen with the emergence of information communication technologies (ICT) such as the Internet and made popular with projects like Wikipedia.

Peer Accounting License (PAL) Public Draft

The public draft of the PAL (Version 0.5) is now available for comment and suggestions.

The PAL is an update…


By Charles Adjovu; Updated 2020–12–25

Podcast on the Peer Prediction Mechanism
An infographic explaining the peer prediction mechanism

What is the Peer Prediction (PP) Mechanism?

The PP mechanism is a mechanism designed to elicit truthful (i.e., honest) responses from a set of respondents when there reports cannot be verified because: 1) there is no objective ground truth available (i.e., inherently subjective circumstances), or 2) it is too costly to acquire the ground truth.

The PP mechanism relies on the correlation of a respondent’s response with the responses of other respondents to determine how to score their response. If their correlation is high (or rather, very predictive of other user’s reports), then the respondent will receive a payout. …


By Charles Adjovu; Updated 2020–12–25

Podcast on the Peer Prediction Mechanism
An infographic explaining the peer prediction mechanism

What is the Peer Prediction (PP) Mechanism?

The PP mechanism is a mechanism designed to elicit truthful (i.e., honest) responses from a set of respondents when there reports cannot be verified because: 1) there is no objective ground truth available (i.e., inherently subjective circumstances), or 2) it is too costly to acquire the ground truth.

The PP mechanism relies on the correlation of a respondent’s response with the responses of other respondents to determine how to score their response. If their correlation is high (or rather, very predictive of other user’s reports), then the respondent will receive a payout. …


Charles Adjovu, The Soldarity Project — DGov Score Framework

Research Update and Future Directions

Introduction

The DGov Score Framework is a theoretical and analytical framework for distributed governance and digital/decentralized organizations.

The DGov Score Framework (“Framework”) is a community-driven organization science project run by the Solidarity Project, a research group within the Ledgerback Digital Commons Research Cooperative (“LDCRC”).

The Solidarity Project focuses on researching organizations (design, analysis, science), governance, and technical infrastructure for organizations that are developing in the blockchain and Web3 ecosystem. The Solidarity Project often focuses on the following, non-exclusive topics:

  • Distributed Governance (DGov)
  • Algorithmic Governance (AGov)
  • Decentralized governance
  • Governance systems
  • Voting systems
  • Reputation systems
  • Internet-native organizations/communities
  • Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)
  • Organiz[ing/ational] Technology…


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Abstract

Licensing is one of the essential means of exploiting the monetary value of a musical work, and yet it is an area fraught with many issues and transactional costs which make it a difficult process for individuals and organizations. Many issues in music licensing arise from the legal complexity (e.g., national and international copyright law), business complexity (authentication, tracking, accounting, etc.), value web complexity (transparency of relationships among stakeholders), and technical complexity (e.g., establishing a global repertoire database for music, sufficient metadata standards) of working with music. Then, in addition to these issues, there are specific transactional costs (identification, negotiation…

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