January 2022 blog post, updated February 2024 and moved here Networked Orgs and Tooling
Open source communities, platform ecosystems, regional collaboration, and the Venture Studio model are all examples of systems that benefit from thinking about them as networked organizations.
Tooling and communication needs to reflect the nature of these orgs. They aren't one company or entity, they need a high measure of asynchronous communications, and ownership / permissions need to reflect organizational, working group, and other boundaries, with a variety of access permissions from fully public to network-only to group-only. Formation of groups needs to be fluid across orgs.