OpenAdap.net is an Open Source project aimed at breaking the barriers existing in the flow of data access and data processing. The infrastructure makes possible the dissemination of resources like knowledge, tools or data, their exposure to evaluation in ways that might be unanticipated and hence support the emergence of communities of users. The architecture is designed by analogy with a virtual ... [Show full abstract] distributed operating system in which the dynamic resources are presented as files in a structured virtual file system featuring ownership and access permissions. OpenAdap.net brokers are responsible for dynamically decomposing and routing end-user tasks to appropriate resource sharers for execution. The inter-broker communication is aimed to be self-adaptable via learning processes that could give rise to modifiable broker-broker connections specialisation or generalisation of broker behaviour, etc. This approach allows OpenAdap.net to benefit of the full range of advances achieved in the fields of cognitive computation and computational intelligence.