The project proposes a much needed new way of organizing and sharing information.
Fundamentally, the Pursuance System software enables you to create a pursuance (which is a sort of organization), invite people to that pursuance (with the level of permissions and privileges that you choose), assign those people tasks (manually, or automatically based on their skill set!), brainstorm and discuss what needs to be done, rapidly record exciting ideas or strategies in an actionable format (namely as tasks), share files and documents, be notified when
relevant events occur (e.g., you are assigned a task or mentioned), and effectively get help from others.
The pursuance system is the world’s first comprehensive framework for process democracy. That is, it allows individuals with no prior relationship to self-organize into robust, agile entities governed via a “proceduralism of agreement.” These entities, called pursuances, in turn engage and collaborate among themselves to whatever extent they choose, leading ultimately to a vast and formidable ecosystem of opposition to institutionalized injustice.
This system will be populated on an invitation basis, beginning towards the end of 2017.
from the Fifth Annual Aaron Swartz Day