Publishing Things

The Publishing Thing is a thing to publish things with.
There is a technical and a legal side to publishing things. The idea is to create a platform that gives authors or content publishers control over the things they publish as well as how others can access them.
Authors or content publishers have the legal right to publish things if doing so does not infinge on anyone else's rights, such as copyright. They should also be able to protect the privacy of those accessing what they publish as well as protect that content from being 'monetized' by others.
Authors, publishers and contributors should be able to access and retreive the things they publish in an open standard format.
The Publishing Thing is an on-going effort to make it simple to simply publish things.