Radicle is a decentralized code collaboration network built on open protocols. It enables developers to collaborate on code without relying on trusted intermediaries. Radicle was designed to provide similar functionality to centralized code collaboration platforms — or "forges" — while retaining Git’s peer-to-peer nature, building on what made distributed version control so powerful in the first place.
Its peer-to-peer network is complemented by an opt-in Ethereum smart contract system that enables global names, decentralized organizations, and protocols that help maintainers sustain their open-source work. With Ethereum, Radicle is harnessing the power of Ethereum and DeFi in order to enable developers to truly own their collaboration infrastructure.
The Radicle token ($RAD) is designed as a governance token that enables a number of Ethereum-based features as well as the communal ownership, collective governance, and long-term sustainability of the Radicle network. The network’s code and treasury of assets are publicly managed fully in the open allowing any developer to contribute and influence the direction of the project.