Holochain and Economikit | Time for a fork?
So, the last few weeks I've stepped up my activity in the Holochain communities. Some of this has been part of an effort to increase traction in Asia (Holo's presence is remarkably low). Through these interactions, I've noticed Holochain's strategy for 2020 seems centred around getting a certain number of apps out and available for users to use.
This is great, because it will build general momentum and activity. But I've been questioning how relevant it will be for Economikit's and its individual projects' aspirations.
For instance, conversations in hackathons, and architecture courses seem centred around designing apps and rolling them out. There's a conscious decision there to not go 'too modular' because it might scatter developer focus.
While this helps Holochain fulfil commitments they've made to their community, I think there's two things to consider:
1. This approach doesn't fully leverage the benefits of agent-centricity. User may not flock to an app simply because of agency over data. I sense the real driver will be agent-centricity leading to new organising principles i.e. collectives/communities supported by micro-services and not apps.
2. With HREA/SC building a bunch of modules and micro-services we need to be speaking with a slightly different set of people. It's not so much people who can build apps from scratch, but people who are thinking about a new cultural pattern they wish to amplify, and are skilful at bringing together tools to make it happen. Basically, I don't think apps coming through Holo's hackathons will be as vested in keeping their stack thin and lean and leveraging Economikit's offerings.
With this in mind, I have three questions:
a. Should Economikit (or whichever name we use Lol) be more visible and drive its own conversations/interactions/seeding process. If yes, to what extent are we talking about? Is this a fork out of Holochain?
b. Do we leave it to the individual groups to do it themselves (I've been itching to get this going for Sacred Capital) or as a collective? I think there's pros and cons for both. It may also relate to Economikit's purpose.
c. Is self-isolation finally getting to Sid and should he stop spending so much time on his computer? :) :p
Hope everyone's safe!