@ellmer I did not realize that when you mentioned "angry people looking for contrarian arguing instead of making progress" you were talking about yourselves.
Seasteads will be decentralized when they are created. But currently they don't exists, so there is nothing decentralized about them. Just because something is decentralized it does not mean that we can't keep track of it. This has nothing to do with central planning, it's just a way to stay informed about what's going on in our community.
Project List, as proposed by @Ekahn would be a great resource for several reasons.Not only will it make some of the projects that need help or attention move visible to people who had no idea they exist, but it will also prevent people from doing the same thing someone else is doing (unless they really want to do it).
Maybe it was coined but not proven. Just because some business does marine stuff, it does not mean that they are helping seasteading. It would be equal to saying that any electronics business is in space exploration business, because we need electronics in space.
Seasteads, and floating cities will need set of very specific technologies, developed especially for this specific use case. We will need technologies that don't exists yet, and we will need to redesign some of them, like the internet and cellphones to work in more decentralized way. Simply speaking, not every marine business is going help seasteading.
I could respond to that in a mean, aggressive way but that would not help me or you, or seasteading, so I'm just going to say this - we'll see soon enough who is right.
So the central planning is bad, unless it's @ellmer who is the central planner?