One of the implementations of a lovely model is to improve the culture of lending for people sharing better and more their things. We know that a priority is developing a higher layer
(more personal, local and social love in it) and not developing at the lower layer that lending is, but we need lovely lending to be developed too, and that is one of the easiest layers (or loveliness) target to develop, compared to other more difficult ones from above.
For example, we consider lovely for the lending
layer to have some standard conditions for sharing a thing (a kind of creative commons project for physical things). There is not any platform doing this, so we do it. We first did a minimal module and a theme for a centralised but popular free software platform such as wordpress.
We offer people a virtual platform with features that facilitate the description of conditions for sharing real things, but we realized that doing such an stand-alone effort didn’t produce what we wanted. Nevertheless, these are not fresh news, this is the no-integral trend that most, if not all, projects fail into. It doesn’t matter how flashy or full is a platform that let anyone to choose conditions for sharing more securely something. People would still mind more that they are offering things they love in a special way (otherwise they won’t share it and will rather gift or exchange them) to other (unknown) people who they normally appeal to don’t trust if «they will bring it back safe after borrowing them» but in fact what they more care about is that «i am not offering it to anyone that would love me a bit or more».
At the sharing platform we realized a key thing to resolve the problem:
If you can give a good relationship analisys between a posible lender and a borrower, then it is the borrower who knows which are the default borrowing conditions, without the lender having to choose which conditions to add for lending its thing.