Notes Publishing RFC

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Publishing a note with Sekund boils down to putting a note online, along with its dependencies, thus making it accessible to anyone.

Once a note is published, its content is indexed and it becomes accessible in a global directory of published notes, which may be sorted by category, author, keywords, etc.

A public link is somewhat different to a published note. A public link makes it possible to share a note with anyone who holds its hyperlink, but the note is otherwise “invisible”, as it is referenced nowhere.

As a reminder, a shared note is simply a note that has been uploaded to Sekund and shared with other users or groups.

A published - or public - note is distinguished from a shared note only by a flag, i.e. published: true. In the Sekund plugin, public notes will be accessible via a separate tab and displayed according to search criteria, typically a simple string. On the website, some content can be promoted, in order to make the feature known and to make people want to use it.

Since public notes are functionally no different from shared notes, users can continue to link to these notes within Obsidian. If a user posts a note containing links to private notes, those links will not be active. However, links to other public notes will be active.

As a result, public notes will progressively constitute a graph of notes where the most frequently referenced and accessed notes can be promoted and valued, and for some of them be qualified as 'Evergreen' notes.

This, in turn, sets the stage for the creation of a DAO whose tokens will be evaluated and redistributed based on the contents that generate the most views and, more importantly, reuse in the Sekund user community's PKM systems.