About Us

What is the ODC?

The OpenData Community is an open source community originally founded by Gitcoin as a part of their efforts to enable communities to fund their shared needs.

We want to highlight values such as:

  • openness working in public and actively requesting input
  • candor being direct and facts based
  • inclusive making a particular effort to welcome and invite a breadth of perspectives
  • initiative we are action oriented and respect and appreciate those that take on responsibility

Our Mission

In ODC our mission is to protect web3, focusing on:

  • Sybil resistence through data science and the development of useful algorithms and other approaches.
  • Resisting recentralization and potential capture at the data layer.

If we collectively do not resist Sybil attacks then one of the real bright spots of web3 - the collective funding of public goods - could be captured by essentially criminal forces. Similarly if we continue to all take short cuts when accessing and analyzing blockchain data then we are adding vulnerability to the ecosystem right above the decentralized blockchains in the form of centralization.

One of our projects is to collectively currate useful solutions that enable data analysts to find insights while remaining decentralized. Your feedback and input into the Landscape and all other materials we publish is hugely valuable - as are your stars on the repository and amplification on social media.

The Landscape

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Find more details of what we are doing and when by reviewing our wiki here.