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Call for Contribution

We are developing the Genesis Documents and Terms of Reference of BGIN to lay a solid foundation for the sustainable development of the platform. The draft was created on the launch of BGIN and is now open to public at our GitHub repository. We are seeking comments and views on these documents from anyone who has interests on this initiative.
Please refer to the press annoucement of the launch, the presentation describing about it or Inaugural Meeting Minutes.

In particular, we seek views on the word “Governance".

To us, initial contributors, the word “governance” does not imply that BGIN aims at imposing top down control to any activities, technologies or standards but rather means that BGIN aims at providing a venue and process to contribute to them through the fully bottom up discussions and consensus making processes. With this concept, at the inaugural meeting, initial contributors decided to use this word in our name.

However, at the same time, we recognize that “governance” could give different impression to some readers. Thus, we would like to seek comments and views if we can or should continue to use this word in our name. This means that we have decided to seek consensus through the bottom up discussion on this point as well.

We have posted this point in “Issues” section and look forward to having open discussion.

Instruction for contributors

Any comments or contributions are welcomed.
If you would like to contribute, Please take one of the three actions:

  • Subscribe to the Announcemnent mailing list to get latest updates and General Discussion mailing list for general discussions.
  • Open a new issue at issues in this repository, or add a comments to an existing issue (if a related issue would already exists).
  • Propose a change directly by fork, change, then send a pull request. Please refer to GitHub’s document on Proposing changes to your work with pull requests to do this.
  • Send an email to for general questions or interest to participate to BGIN.