Starting with the belief that technology can make the world a better place for everyone, the IsoGrid was created as a side project started in the spring of 2014.

But what does ‘better’ mean? A moral foundation was required:


  1. Respect and empowerment for the individual
  2. Economic Freedom
  3. Political Freedom
  4. Social Freedom
  5. Community, freedom to associate
  6. Diversity of {Thought, Government, Community, Genetics, Ecosystem, Consumption}
  7. Long-term Economic growth
  8. Long-term Technological growth


  1. Overwhelming sameness
  2. Suffering, followed by death
  3. Death, Destruction, Waste
  4. Suffering

The IsoGrid, as a network protocol design, became a means to make the world ‘better’. Driven by the belief that decentralization can help promote more of the ‘good’ and help prevent much of the ‘bad’, the IsoGrid is intended to be the world’s first globally-scalable truly distributed mesh network.

The IsoGrid’s Socioeconomic Vision:

  • Lower barriers to entry in markets for goods and services that rely on networks
  • Create a platform to solve collective-action problems
  • Empower individuals to improve their lives
  • Increase individual freedom

Ethical Use

The IsoGrid Foundation is committed to ethical use of the IsoGrid. Until ethical norms for use of the IsoGrid are well-established in the market, the IsoGrid specification and implementation will remain private. Our long-term plan for becoming a sustainable non-profit does not require locking users into a relationship with the IsoGrid Foundation, but we can’t ethically release the spec and source code until we are sure it is safe to do so.