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Theme fund: NGI0 Discovery
Start: 2021-08
End: 2022-10
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Open Hospitality Network

Federated hospitality with ActivityPub

Hospitality is part of human tradition, practiced long before any software infrastructure existed. People share with others their homes, and exchange life’s stories and adventures - often without even mention of money. The internet age allowed hosts and travelers from all around the world to find each other more easily, and spontaneous communities emerged online. Nowadays, many hospitality exchange platforms exist which help travelers and hosts find each other.

Open Hospitality Network wants to unify hospitality exchange communities into one federated system conveniently serving travelers and hosts. We envision a variety of platforms to exist, united in diversity, where each of them is built around their own unique culture, yet they all communicate with each other in federation. We'd like them together to create a resilient ecosystem outlasting any particular founders and exchange platforms. Following a collaborative process, we are building software from the community for the community, software that on the one hand helps connect existing communities and on the other enables new federated communities to spring up and flourish.

Run by hospitality exchange community

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Discovery Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 825322.