- The Emergence of an Internet of Rules
The Emergence of an Internet of RulesLearn More
An “Internet of Rules” (IoR) is created when algorithms can be transmitted efficiently and flexibly from any independent source repositories within which they are maintained, to any applications that would use them.
- Understanding the Purpose of Xalgo
Understanding the Purpose of XalgoLearn More
Xalgo is a globally consistent and unambiguous method for expressing computational algorithms. Each rule expressed in Xalgo is composed of tables and series of operations on tables.
- Generic Rule Publishing Requirements
Generic Rule Publishing RequirementsLearn More
A rule package has five elements: expression in Xalgo form (tables & operators); a URL; a DOI; versioning; and copyright/license info in RDF.
- Understanding the Lichen Component
Understanding the Lichen ComponentLearn More
Lichen is designed to accomplish just one thing, but with enormous effect. It will provide any commerce platform an efficient means of access to trusted algorithms maintained by any authority.
- Adapt Lichen to Your Needs
Adapt Lichen to Your NeedsLearn More
Lichen’s versatility lends itself to diverse applications, and under free/libre/open licensing, anyone can adapt it to any purpose.
- UBL: The Data Standard for Commerce
UBL: The Data Standard for CommerceLearn More
Lichen adopts the Universal Business Language library (UBL; ISO/IEC 19845) for its naming, definition and structuring of data, and for its business document taxonomy.
- UBL and ISO20022 are Complementary
UBL and ISO20022 are ComplementaryLearn More
The ‘upstream’ processes which prime a payment are well-defined by UBL. The ‘downstream’ processes that perform the payment are well-defined by ISO 20022.
- Xalgorithms is Extending UBL for Versioning & Traceability
Xalgorithms is Extending UBL for Versioning & TraceabilityLearn More
Xalgorithms is implementing two extensions to UBL, to include document-version history and associated change traceability.
- Install Lichen on a Device
Install Lichen on a DeviceLearn More
At this time, during our ‘alpha’ development phase, the Lichen client can be installed on Android devices only. Distributions for iOS and desktops are coming soon.
- Integrate Lichen Into Another Solution
Integrate Lichen Into Another SolutionLearn More
Lichen will provide a way for existing solution providers to offer their clients more elegant algorithmic commerce.
- Optional Resources to Energize an Internet of Rules
Optional Resources to Energize an Internet of RulesLearn More
To optimize the utility of the Internet of Rules for early adopters, Xalgorithms Alliance is implementing valuable resources and infrastructure.
- Source Code Repository
Source Code RepositoryLearn More
Xalgorithms Alliance source code, reference algorithms and technical specifications are maintained at: https://github.com/xalgorithms
- Strategic Implementers
Strategic ImplementersLearn More
Strategic Implementers provide the core funding as well as complementary business and technical research for the development and deployment of the free/libre/open components for an Internet of Rules.
- Experimenting Implementers
Experimenting ImplementersLearn More
Experimenting Implementers provide a moderate amount of funding as well as complementary business and technical research towards the experimental development and deployment of an Internet of Rules in their respective contexts.
- Developers & Researchers
Developers & ResearchersLearn More
Developers & Researchers participate in business and technical research towards the experimental development and deployment of an Internet of Rules. These individuals or organizations pay a moderate fee to support basic member services.
- R&D Donors
R&D DonorsLearn More
R&D Donors provide grants and contributions supporting business and technical research towards the experimental development and deployment of an Internet of Rules.
- External Advisors
External AdvisorsLearn More
Board Members & External Advisors are invited to provide consultative assistance towards the development and deployment of an Internet of Rules.
- What's an Algorithm? (... to a lawyer)
What's an Algorithm? (... to a lawyer)Learn More
Innovative legal research to help bring clarity to computational algorithms in public law and in commercial law.
- Algorithmic Laws & Contracts
Algorithmic Laws & ContractsLearn More
An Internet of Rules (IoR) must operate in alignment with legal frameworks across diverse jurisdictions.
- Niche Business Service Templates
Niche Business Service TemplatesLearn More
Xalgorithms components can expand niche markets for competitive revenue generation. These templates can be freely adapted by any company.
- Explore the Free/Libre/Open Way
Explore the Free/Libre/Open WayLearn More
Xalgorithms respects demand-side user freedoms (FSF), and supply-side developer principles (OSI).
- News, Notices & Social Media Channels
News, Notices & Social Media ChannelsLearn More
- Get Assistance
Get AssistanceLearn More
We’re a brand new initiative. There is a small but globally-scalable community of thoughtful people who can help you with any aspect of Xalgorithms software, systems and ideas.
- Meet the Team
Meet the TeamLearn More
Xalgorithms Alliance is comprised of organizational and individual members who collaborate to advance the fairness and efficiency of commerce through an Internet of Rules.
- User Manual
User ManualLearn More
- Our Purpose and Organizational Structure
Our Purpose and Organizational StructureLearn More
The organizational structure of Xalgorithms Alliance is currently being revised through February 2017. New information will be posted shortly.
- Loyalty Systems
Loyalty SystemsLearn More
Real loyalty is mutual. Lichen will help online buyers and sellers build comfortable market relationships, and develop shared interests
- Transaction Control
Transaction ControlLearn More
Lichen will help online buyers and sellers to assert their full legal prerogatives in controlling the cost of their transactions.
- Price Benchmarking
Price BenchmarkingLearn More
Lichen will help online buyers and sellers to link PRICE, the numerical amount asked, offered or paid, with VALUE that they weigh based on their knowledge and prudence.
- Tax & Tariff Rates, Credits & Exemptions
Tax & Tariff Rates, Credits & ExemptionsLearn More
Automation-friendly tax and tariff rules will increase compliance and reduce the admin burden.
- Transfers & Subsidies
Transfers & SubsidiesLearn More
Lichen offers governments way to reduce the cost and admin burden of financial assistance to individuals, households and businesses.
- Reformulation of Financial Instruments
Reformulation of Financial InstrumentsLearn More
Management of financial instruments should be like working with putty. The form is adaptable to requirements, and the amount stays the same.
- Omnichannel Awareness
Omnichannel AwarenessLearn More
Lichen can provide both retailers and customers better stewardship of data that encompasses in-store, web, mobile and voice transactions.
- Supply Chain Awareness
Supply Chain AwarenessLearn More
Real-time visibility of the state of your extended supply chain reveals opportunities, and provides advance awareness of risks.
- Global Trade Awareness
Global Trade AwarenessLearn More
Timely and precise data is a strategic resource for all stakeholders in market relationships.
- Pattern-Driven Validation
Pattern-Driven ValidationLearn More
- Pattern-Driven Coordination
Pattern-Driven CoordinationLearn More
Lichen will enhance service delivery coordination with pattern recognition algorithms.
- Pattern-Driven Activation & Notification
Pattern-Driven Activation & NotificationLearn More
Customers and vendors can use Lichen to generate notifications, and to trigger complementary actions from spending pattern data.
- News & Articles
News & ArticlesLearn More
Starting in 2019, we host news links and articles “of interest” on rules automation. You are welcome to contact us with recommendations. firstname.lastname@example.org.