The MacLane Library is a free content initiative originally made by the Wayports community, and now turned into a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO).
This means that anyone can join us and contribute to the way we operate, or the articles we publish.
We are also working on a library building that members will be soon able to book and use for free. Imagine going to a virtual space where you can read your works to others, get feedback and feel inspired.
We believe that learning never stops, and that the special creative feeling of a college experience is something that should be accessible and continued throughout life.
It all started with our book club where we read a short story by Shirley Jackson entitled Flower Garden. It was a great choice since it addresses social issues that are relevant to the turbulent times of the early 2020s.
We drew inspiration from the main character, Mrs. MacLane, to name the virtual space that Wayports members can use for free and this website where you can read insightful articles from our community.
Much like Mrs. MacLane, our quest is to seek spaces that promote equality, acceptance and diversity. Where casual observers might see capitulation in Flower Garden's character, we choose to see an acceptance of moral standards that differ, and an insistence on standing by what one believes is the right side of history, the greater good for the most amount of people possible.
At the end of the story, Mrs. MacLane is to return to New York City, where she feels there is more like-minded people. We take this as an analogy for going where you can make an impact, where the conditions are met for your voice to be heard. We want The MacLane Library to be that place for you.
We are book lovers, perfect-sentence-seekers, dreamers of what lies ahead.
Come join us and let's create something that has never existed before.
A networked virtual library with no frontiers, where people are able to connect, learn and obtain rewards for their contributions.
Not owned by any company, but only by its members, who can direct it by making proposals and voting.
Because a decentralized autonomous organization can give us the freedom and flexibility needed to uplift entire populations.
Giving ownership and self-determination to people who would otherwise be put into a corporate ladder system.
We are about creating economic value and financial freedom to pursue your dreams.
More about how our DAO is structured here.