Anonymous transparency focuses on minimalisation of user information, bringing us to a different way of setting up services. For example services for obtaining official proofs from municipalities. The tricky part is how to let these services be used for good and protect people from oppression. Common Ground embraced the Discipl Waardepapieren project taking it further.
Privacy By Design and Self Sovereign Identity is not enough. Users should stay anonymous while all other information should be open and transparent as much as possible.
Noncontroversial user needs are the main organising principle within Discipl. This ensures a proper focus on finding solutions that work for all. Through ONFAS and FLINT (Law as Code) matching of needs with solutions attending to these needs following established laws is possible in a generic and more automated yet ethical way.
If attending to needs following established solutions does not suffice, there’s a conflict to engage with through nonviolent collaboration. We experiment with methods like convergent facilitation and develop supportive tools for this.
Anonymous transparency focuses on maximization of free availability of all information that can help attend to needs. Laws, code, solutions, they all should be entirely open and free. This ensures optimal needs based matching of needs to solutions that work for all. For example matching education needs to courses, benefits, career support etc.
With a request app people can identify and express their needs, match them with known solutions that attend to them, celebrate matches, mourn the gap when there seems to be no solution and engage with that conflict.