Claire Tolan from Rchain; Mayel De Borniol from Social.coop; and Mark Harding from Minds will discuss their work on developing new, open source, platforms and protocols for social networking. As Minds reaches over one million members and continues to grow what can we expect from this new open source social network? How does the governance of social networks affect take up and adoption by the co-op community? Should we be looking beyond the platform and instead working towards shared protocols and schemas to help catalyze the collaborative economy? With audience participation via Sli.do this is bound to be a keenly debated session.