What Should Rel8’s Structure Be?


  • Nurture a layer of notes, insights, arguments, evidence "above" Wikipedia and the Web
    • Created by individuals in collaborating communities
    • Using different tools and approaches
    • Connected through protocols and APIs
    • Useful to many disciplines, movements
  • Demonstrate that usefulness
    • Stand up prototypes to inspire vendors and participants
    • Launch challenges that solve problems
  • Open-source the resulting code
  • Crowdsource a map of the Tools for Thinking sector
  • Encourage individuals and software vendors to share what they curate
  • Recruit Neighboring Organizations to the common cause
  • Name it, build a common vocabulary across user communities
  • Marshal and guide stewards to curate it


  • Curating the protocols and APIs that make this work

Why me?