I’m adding another link: Identity Commons founder and president Owen Davis, who together with co-founder Andrew Nelson (who’s still working on his blog) convinced me to become an Identity Commons trustee.
OwenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s done much more than thinking about the requirements of distributed, self-organizing, self-governing trust networks. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s acted on his convictions, making Identity Commons happen out of sheer determination and an uncanny ability to attract and coalesce the key people and elements necessary to form a global electronic commons.
He’s serious about making it work – and smart enough to constantly question his own assumptions. Watch what happens with it. There’s a power to this form of self-organizing, self-governing network that just may be able to turn the current “tragedy of the commons” on its ear.