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FreedomBox is designed to be your own inexpensive server at home. It runs free software and offers an increasing number of services ranging from a calendar or jabber server to a wiki or VPN. Our web interface allows you to easily install and configure your apps. Be your own host!
free-software  operating-system  data-freedom  decentralisation 
3 days ago by bignose
Freedombone: Software for an internet of people
Mainstream software is so broken and the organizations that develop it so untrustworthy that we are reaching a breaking point. So you want to run your own internet services? Email, chat, VoIP, web sites, file synchronisation, wikis, blogs, social networks, media hosting, backups, VPN. Freedombone is a home server system which enables you to self-host all of these things from your place of residence (not a data center). You can run Freedombone on an old laptop or single board computer.
free-software  operating-system  data-freedom  decentralisation 
3 days ago by bignose
db — decentralised broadcast
db is a peer-to-peer broadcasting service, owned and funded by its listeners, DJ’s, and producers.
internet  decentralisation 
21 days ago by crankin
Resources for decentralised organising
Examples of decentralised organisations that have a public, transparent, well-documented handbook that explains how they work (e.g. decision making, roles, communications tools, etc).
decentralisation  Organization  politics  anarchism  libertarian_socialism  socialism  equality 
4 weeks ago by deejbah
The Meaning of Decentralization – Vitalik Buterin – Medium
“Decentralization” is one of the words that is used in the cryptoeconomics space the most frequently, and is often even viewed as a blockchain’s entire raison d’être, but it is also one of the words that is perhaps defined the most poorly.
5 weeks ago by greglgomez
Aral Balkan: Baby steps
The only way to compete with unethical products built by organisations that have control over hardware + software + services is to create ethical organisations that have control over hardware + software + services and thus have at least the possibility to craft competitive experiences. We remove our eyes from this goal at our peril.
2018  blog  people  federated-service  decentralisation  data-freedom 
10 weeks ago by bignose
Understanding “New Power”
New power favors informal, networked approaches to governance and decision making. The new power crowd would not have invented the United Nations, for instance; rather, it gravitates toward the view that big social problems can be solved without state action or bureaucracy. Often encountered in Silicon Valley, this ethos has at its core a deep and sometimes naive faith in the power of innovation and networks to provide public goods traditionally supplied by government or big institutions. Formal representation is deprioritized; new power is more flash mob and less General Assembly.

As we revel in moments of promise and see ever more people shaping their destinies and lives, the big question is whether new power can genuinely serve the common good and confront society’s most intractable problems. Strategy and tactics are important, but the ultimate questions are ethical. “For all of its democratizing power, the Internet, in its current form, has simply replaced the old boss with a new boss,” warns Fred Wilson, a partner at Union Square Ventures. “And these new bosses have market power that, in time, will be vastly larger than that of the old boss.”
innovation-mapping  decentralisation 
12 weeks ago by elrob

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