Neighbourhoods provides developers a pathway to experiment with Holochain development in a meaningful way. By creating small, pluggable applets for the Bazaar, developers can iterate on ultra-slim stacks with and for neighbourhoods participants. They can do all this without having to create a company of their own or spend time white labeling a platform per community. Developers can
easily build relationships across communities of purpose
utilize sense-making functions of the Bazaar to understand users' real needs,
and enjoy wage guarantees via our crowd-pooling model.
Mural for applet offers that correspond to community needs
Community Activators & User-Members
Community activators are those seeking generic tools to promote group coordination, resource sharing, and the advancement of common interest, whatever that may be, in their communities. An activator may be a leader, a moderator, or a whole group acting together to bundle tools with intentionally designed reputation, culture, guidelines, entry criteria, and cross-neighbourhood data porting.
Community activators and User-Members can
pool funds with other neighbourhoods to lower costs of the tools they intend to use,
utilize our sense-making systems to improve their ability to articulate their needs and catalyze their community,
be a part of a broader community using the NH framework,
and match with developers who can translate these to social tools.
Mural for community-posted applet needs
Neighbourhoods Foundation and Team
The Neighbourhoods Foundation will play a facilitative role in the Bazaar, particularly in phase one of its rollout. It will direct the development of the initial marketplace applet set, taking care to connect communities and applet developers by holding a space for applet development 'offers' and community 'needs', fee settlements, development time-tracking, applet usage statistics, and other needs in response to pilot communities and early adopters.
Some of these are detailed in the next section.
Backers of the Neighbourhoods Project will be able to participate in the governance of $NHT itself, including its utility, transaction fees associated with usage of $NHT in the Bazaar, treasury management, and reserve usage. As such, $NHT holders support the Neighbourhoods project's transition from an early stage start-up to one with internally generated cash flows.