This website enables a wide variety of local communities to self-organize. It's social software, allowing people to connect with others. For many indie/small press comic book creators, I don't know if we've truly taken advantage of such networking capabilities outside of our own comic book ghetto.
The project is all about sharing--your things, your ideas, your gatherings--with the people you already trust. It's a pretty simple idea really, but one that has true value over time in direct proportion to the number of actual, intimate family and friends you have in your commons.
Social software is at its best when it is about sharing life with the people you are already in community with.
I am happily participating in SmartCommons, and would encourage others to do so. Keep in mind, when they say "beta", it truly is in the beginning stages. For my part, I've created a community, "Friends of the Antihero".
If you're interested in being among the first to try SmartCommons (which I think you'll enjoy), let me know and I'll send you an invite.