Wildland is an open data management protocol that enables users to interact with their data the way they want to, without restrictions imposed on them by online service providers.
Wildland aims to counteract efforts to censor information, impose external moderation of users’ data feeds, and establish lock-in effects whereby users are forced to use certain tools to access and process their data.
What makes the platform truly unique is the built-in multi-categorization feature. In Wildland addresses act like tags. You can set up many access paths to your files and browse them through any of them. This allows for a level of data organization that is unmatched by any other platform or service.
Thanks to a novel system of addressing and backend agnosticism, Wildland users can seamlessly move their data between different local and cloud storage options, and easily synchronize data across many machines and hard drives, thus being free from the dependency on particular providers. Wildland is an open-source project. If you have access to a suitable infrastructure, you can use Wildland for free. People lacking their backends or skills necessary to configure them properly, as well as those who need additional storage for their data will be able to buy it cheaply on Wildland’s marketplace.
Wildland’s payment system was designed with transparency, and censorship resistance in mind. It also utilizes a novel mechanism that puts users in charge of the platform’s future development.
Part of every Wildland payment is converted into GLM to generate a non-transferable Proof-of-Usage token that gives its owner certain decision rights within Wildland’s governance system. This mechanism ensures that Wildland’s heaviest users will have the strongest say on how the platform is going to evolve.
To find out more about how Wildland is governed read about User-Defined-Organization below.
Wildland has its dedicated website at wildland.io.
A detailed description of the project is also available in the Wildland paper.