For a while now I've been thinking about writing software tools related to permaculture design. A lot, like solar position apps exist already but without useful permaculture-related features. Apart from tools, I am now giving some serious thought to a decentralised network and database. It must be built around existing protocol(s), e.g. ActivityPub (though I'm not yet sure this is the correct fit), or IPFS perhaps. The idea is to build a clean backend initially, that can be federated. Multiple front ends should then be possible, be they for mobile, desktop, etc. I envision multiple servers being run by many parties all over the world, where they can host their own data, but also link to other compatible servers, and/or mirror their data. A good example use would be localised plant and climate data (potentially to the level of an individual just keeping track of their personal property), but that can feed out to a decentralised network and thus be accessible by anyone else. Working with https://pfaf.org for instance, to be compatible with their plant database could also be ideal starting points. My current feeling is that it could be modelled around the structure of the designers manual - from patterning, through to plants, housing, infrastructure, legal and community. I'm looking for people to discuss this with, and solidify some ideas/approaches, and then to get coding. Some pre-requisite agreements would be that all code shall be open source, likely GPL-2. Open to patreon and such, or discussion for potentially revenue streams - money would be useful, but is not the driving focus. Data security would also be a concern - part of the reason to be decentralised is that everyone owns their own data, and only shares what they choose to - with fair warnings that nothing is ever 100% secure. So, anyone interested in talking more deeply about this? If you've got questions, ask away.