Value Flows Vocabulary

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= "a set of common vocabularies to describe flows of economic resources of all kinds within distributed economic ecosystems.Purpose: to enable internetworking among many different software projects for resource planning and accounting within fractal networks of people and groups".



"The vocabulary must support coordinating work between different people in different organizations using different software on different platforms using different human and programming languages.

  • the vocabulary must track the flows of resources (value) forwards and backwards.
  • the vocabulary must distribute income (rewards) according to peoples' contributions, regardless of where and when in the network those contributions occurred.
  • the vocabulary must be fractal: it must support high-level views of networks as well zooming in to lower and lower levels of detail.
  • the vocabulary must work at the recipe, planning, and accounting levels.
  • the vocabulary must work for alternative and traditional organizing shapes and economic relationships.