We build open|inclusive|
platforms as Commons resource.
Platform Commons Foundation is a nonprofit organization that builds inclusive platforms to address the world’s most pressing challenges.
The rise of the Platforms
Platforms have radically disrupted businesses as we know them. Platform companies have significantly impacted economies and societies, not only by displacing some of the world’s biggest firms but also by transforming our social fabric.
More than 30% of global economic activity — some $60 trillion — could be mediated by digital platforms in six years’ time. When that happens, we envision collectives co-owning these platforms to drive population-scale change as an alternative to corporation run platforms.
We started with a
That the internet & software has the potential to solve people’s problems. We saw it working every time we made & deployed simple apps!
With iterations, our solutions became more contextual and more frictionless. The idea of building digital platforms to improve lives was seeded in 2013.
The tribe got bigger
We found we weren’t alone. There were more people and diverse strengths. Governments,
non-profits and citizens participated and the developers’ community built richer deeper solutions.
Purpose powers our future
Those who had access to technology always had
an edge over those who didn’t. This edge has created a socio-economic divide. As technologists and innovators, we are passionate about restoring the balance by building tech platforms as
What makes Platform Commons Foundation
The Constitution & Licenses
The rise of the Commons
The commons, the cultural and natural resources, are accessible to all members of society by design; however, the intellectual commons, or General Intellect is not.
Intellectual Commons loosely translates to everybody’s knowledge + technology advancements of society. This technology could either be the foundation of wealth accumulation in the hands of the few; or could be harnessed by collectives.
We chose to share, so that everyone wins!
Platforms are not neutral, their architecture demonstrates core values.
At PCF, we have transparent policies on privacy, security, fairness, citizen participation, accessibility, affordability, inclusiveness, democratic control and good governance.
The Commons Platform is designed to drive change at scale.
The platform enables actors from civil society, government and markets for a common purpose.
We build tech platforms
that are open-source for governments and community-owned organizations.