Hi @wellemut, thank you for your interest. INCOMMON started as a software project we took in reverse: building the community first and figuring out common needs. From there we realized that we wanted to create a minimalist API to accommodate distributed databases and offer some sort of caching facility for shared and curated data.
Our development stalled as we – especially I was not able to convey the interest of this approach and failed to find the right people to develop it. I see ofDB is coded in Rust, a very nice choice indeed. If you’re interested in discussing possibilities of collaboration or merging of projects (since we have funding for a number of research aspects that could match your interests as well), I’d be open to discuss it – although I have an interest in coding myself, my current abilities are focused on helping other coding, and that’s a bit incompatible unfortunately, so I lost interest in pursuing this side of the project myself.
Are you coming to Brussels for FOSDEM? Then check out OFFDEM, we’re going to have a work session there probably – @natacha will follow up on this
I’d be happy to help you get some EU funding for ofDB.