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The Gridcoin Fireside #24 - Blockchains and Cryptocurrency Part 5: FOSS Organizational Models

October 30, 2019



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The Gridcoin Fireside is a participatory podcast brought to you by DCUni and the Gridcoin community. It is intended to introduce and explore DLT, cryptocurrency, and crypto-economics from a science oriented perspective.

The audience is welcome to participate through voice-comms or via the discord text chat.

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Recorded on October 24th


FOSS product groups and organizations have experimented with and developed unique organizational models over the decades. Largely based on reputation and positions of responsibility, these organizations have ultimately produced some of the most widely used software.

In this episode we discuss how these organizations work and how Blockchain and DLT can add to their operation.

Time Subject
2:20 News
Gridcoin 4.0.6 Release (Ernestine)
Gridcoin Marketing and Engagement Proposal
Whoisterencelee's decentralized distributed incentivized computing project
13:30 Organizational Models
22:40 FOSS vs Standard Career Path
28:00 What Maintains Open Source Software?
36:40 Gridcoin as a Case Study
44:45 Blockchain FOSS Organizational Model
46:45 Fern
52:00 Gridcoin as a Case Study PT 2


What is Gridcoin?

Gridcoin is a multi-incentive permissionless blockchain initiated in 2013. It mints and distributes cryptocurrency in relation to the processing power a network participant directs toward data-driven analysis and scientific discovery, as well as through a proof-of-stake reward mechanism. The Gridcoin blockchain monitors processing contributions to the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Networked Computing (BOINC). BOINC hosts major institutional computing projects such as IBM’s World Community Grid, SETI, and CERN, alongside projects developed by students, enthusiasts, mathematicians, researchers, and citizen scientists. Access to Gridcoin's computation resources is free, while computation contributors are incentivized with cryptocurrency minted by the Gridcoin protocol.

Want to Learn More? 

Website: https://gridcoin.us
Discord: https://discord.gg/jf9XX4a
Steemit: https://steemit.com/created/gridcoin
White Paper: https://gridcoin.us/assets/img/whitepaper.pdf

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