SENSORICA has different kinds of contributions that they wish to treat differently when it comes to compensation.
Some contributions will be eligible for sharing income distributions forever, according to a value equation. ("equity-like")
Other contributions will be like loans, in that they will be repaid over time, with interest, until they are fully paid off. At that point, they will expire. ("debt-like")
Some projects will treat all contributions as type 1, and other projects will treat all contributions as type 2.
Tibi calls type 1 contributions "contributions to projects", and type 2 "contributions to the community". He wants to see those types of contributions separated in charts, as well as in compensation
This discussion will be about how to model those differences in code.
(P.S. I liked Simon Tegg's names for the different types of treatment, and so incorporated them into this introduction.)