Project announcement at http://blog.p2pfoundation.net/forking-at-the-couchsurfing-hospitality-network/2007/05/08
See also the entry on the Couchsurfing project.
"Participate in creating a Better and More Open CouchSurfing Organisation, one Freedom at a time.
We believe in the spirit of CouchSurfing, of creating a better world through understanding. We believe this purpose is best served by a truly Open Organisation, one that is representative of the CouchSurfing community as a whole. We believe information should flow freely through an Open Organisation.
We have realized that this Freedom will not come from within the Couchsurfing core itself.
We believe in being able to help Couchsurfing by opening the organisation from the outside."
The project seems to have been discontinued in favour of joint work on the hospitality exchange project Be Welcome