How We Work
Radworks is composed of Orgs. Orgs represent different groups of contributors that are funded from its treasury. To obtain funding, Orgs must pass annual budget proposals through Radworks governance. Orgs serve the Radworks purpose by building technologies for developers that cultivate internet freedom.
All Orgs have the autonomy to choose their own governance models, manage their own funds and run their own organizations. Each Org is required to participate in quarterly community calls and report to the community on their progress on the objectives outlined in their annual funding proposals.
Currently, Radworks funds four separate Orgs:
The Radicle Org aims to develop a fully-sovereign code collaboration stack called “Radicle”. Radicle is designed to be a secure, decentralized and powerful alternative to code forges such as GitHub and GitLab while preserving user sovereignty and freedom.
The Drips Org’s mission is to enable FOSS developers to financially thrive by taking on the problem of FOSS sustainability / funding public goods. Drips develops novel protocols, tools and applications that enable new value flows for developers in order to receive funds from their users and supporters.
Radicle Foundation Org
The Foundation Org is represented by the Radicle Foundation - a Swiss non-profit entity. The Foundation Org provides operations, marketing, and governance support to Radworks and its Orgs. It also fulfills roles that are better suited to a legal entity, such as the maintenance of Radworks' intellectual property and initiation of Radworks' legal analysis and action. All work done by the Foundation Org for Radworks and its other Orgs is funded from the treasury via an annual Org proposal. The Radicle Foundation (a Swiss entity) maintains separate funds to cover costs related to its own operations, which are not used to fund work done for Radworks and its Orgs. The Radicle Foundation does not control treasury funds, nor can it direct the development of the product Orgs (Radicle & Drips).
The Radworks Grants Org finds, funds, and guides research and development of any FOSS projects that fall outside the purview of currently funded product/engineering orgs (e.g. Radicle, Drips).