After Growth’s chat with the Drips team, we started putting together a list of projects that could align to Ele’s statement “Only do mission aligned organizations”. Which we will consider as, what’s our new ICP. In order to do that, we want to share a list of different projects, that based on different parameters could align to our mission and vision.
To get alignment on who we should target, and why in an effort to strengthen the collaboration between Drips-Dev and Growth. Also, help get a more granular vision and mission.
Formal definition: non-subtractable and non-excludable.
Types of public goods:
These range from Traditional charitable activities like land stewardship and issues around homelessness, to projects that help specific ecosystems. There’s also “digital public goods” (ie software) with a big emphasis on open source and tooling for the Ethereum ecosystem. We will always have traditional philanthropy public goods. And lastly public goods initiatives focused on “commoning,” including for example growing communities around “DeSci” (decentralized science) and “ReFi” (regenerative finance).
It’s also good to appreciate that in some cases, organizations are making money off of it, so for example platforms trying to attract public goods projects have an incentive to cast a wide net. Does this matter to Radicle? The short answer is that it matters because the nature of their org will affect incentive design and accountability. For example, a project marketing themselves as a public good, could actually be a club-good, which is non-susbractable, but excludable (rent-seeking).