One of the most important parts of our design is the reputation model that will underpin the system. A reputation model is a way for a user community to collectively regulate and calibrate the contributions of its members. This is a well-established field of study, encompassing many years of academic research and with numerous examples of working systems deployed in the real world.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation we are hosting a Workshop, on February 22-24 in San Francisco at the Fort Mason Center, in order to share with and learn from key members of the academic, non-profit, and commercial sectors who research and use reputation systems.
We'll spend an interactive three days of dialogue and white-boarding, together and in breakout groups, with the objective of providing key insights, feedback and guidance to Hypothes.is in developing our draft design.