Benefit Distribution Algorithm
From the OVN Wiki:
"The benefit redistribution algorithm prescribes how benefits (including revenue, access to governance, etc.) are distributed to all participants (active affiliates) in a collaborative process. In the case of revenue, it is used to compute a % of total revenue (fluid equity) for every participant/contributor, taking into consideration different forms of contributions and different modulators, and perhaps taking into consideration different cultures of constituent communities formed by participants.
The benefit redistribution algorithm describes how different types of contributions are amalgamated into a single dimension. The output can be a fluid equity piechart, a revenue redistribution piechart, a list of participants that have gained rights to make decisions, etc. It is a dimension reduction operator, taking all the complexity of contributions and customs of participants to project them onto the [0,1] real number domain.
The benefit redistribution algorithm can also be seen as a dimensional weighted sum of indices/parameters that are believed to increase the probability of creation of something perceived as valuable, i.e. may trigger a value experience. If we think in the context of revenue redistribution, it is not about the post facto priced exchange value of whatever is produced. It is more than the individual subjective evaluation. Exchange is a special event that triggers distribution of whatever exchange value is offered (which is either money or something of subjective nature to the recipient such as reputation)."