OJI is a new form of social network - a Massive Open Online Deliberation network (MOOD). Prototype architecture will be developed by Peer to Peer Systems Group at the Technical University of Delft. Prototype specifications to be work-shopped at The Hague. The intention is to trail Alpha version of the software in a closed environment to test the robustness of both the deliberation and technical architecture. This could take the form of serious gaming exercises through rapid prototyping.

(stating problem) (stating the range of solutions)

Attract developers and energy

Huge undertaking.

The need for a grand vision

Solution1: Towards a platform with collective ownership, zero faults and eternal existence.

Development methodology

Big-Bang, Incremental, prototyping or learn-by-doing.

Propose: use a problem-oriented approach, where we start understanding the problem from the real world and search for solutions. Instead of the reverse where we try to predict our problems.

We need a learn-by-doing approach, as this has never been done before. Nobody to learn or teach us and we cannot predict our problems with sufficient accuracy.

Bottom-up development, instead of top-down development. This in contrast to Our Vision, which is top-down.

Decentralized vs. Centralized

  • Decentralized and self-organizing (peer-to-peer)
  • Centralized and ... (sever-based, e.g.: cloud)

Autonomous platform: collective ownership, no income stream, campaigns, or vulnerability?

Platform and Interoperability

Ensuring compatibility with new technological innovation (sustainability)

  • Browser
  • PC install
  • Smartphone (android)

Programming environment and language

Re-use existing software components when possible. Be where all the others are: github and use git. Use the open and industry standard Eclipse programming suite.

Keep the specs clean, provide a reference implementation. Allow others to create improvements in language of their choosing.

organisation of software dev process

Case studies, multiple, but not spread too thin: 1-3. Link up with existing experts.

Understand the role of: fact finding. Innovate on information forensics? Combine UGC and professional content.

See also