Code impacts our life and society; it is professor Lawrence Lessig who introduced the saying “Code is law”. Our democratic society has to integrate new organizational thinking and responsibilities. The following questions for each code design are relevant:
1. How is code introduced? Who is involved?
2. How is code implemented?
3. How are the coded rules controlled?
Within Threefold Network each code design is associated with ‘a smart contract for IT’. ‘The smart contract for IT’ defines responsibilities for people involved and makes people accountable. How does it work?
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‘The smart contract for IT’ opens up the innovation space to redefine participation, responsibility and accountability for the digital age.