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maze@strahlungsfrei.de [LibreList] Re: [redecentralize] Intros and current projects 2014-01-02 23:56:09 (5 years 9 mons 11 days 20:32:00 ago)
Interesting you mention using Docker and arkOS. With Docker finally 
working on Raspberry Pi, I wanted to ask Jacob Cook what he thinks 
about integrating Docker as a first class deployment method into arkOS. 

Running services securely sandboxed could greatly improve security, not 
to say that almost _anything_ can be made to run in a Docker container.

-- Martin

Am Do, 2. Jan, 2014 um 7:16 schrieb Eric Mill <eric@konklone.com>:
> Hi,
> 
> I'm here because I'm passionate about decentralized tech, and 
> especially about usability and empowerment of the less tech-savvy 
> among us. For example, I'm a big fan of Webfinger, and did Sinatra 
> and Jekyll libraries for participating.
> 
> I don't have a big relevant project going on right now, but I have a 
> small one, and I could use this list's input about it.
> 
> Basically, I am interested in making it easy for regular people to 
> take advantage of the efficiencies of self-hosting, without having to 
> know how that works.
> 
> Some background: I follow the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court 
> here in the US pretty closely, and when I noticed that people were 
> taking a long time to notice and report on documents posted on the 
> Court's sparse docket, I made @FISACourt, which automatically posts 
> whenever the docket does, with a link to a diff. It also sends an SMS 
> to my personal cell phone, and emails me, so that I can read the 
> posting and follow up with a human summary, often within minutes of 
> the posting. 
> 
> This is a real simple model -- it's a small Ruby script -- but it's 
> proven useful, and the account has become widely followed by people 
> working and reporting on surveillance/privacy issues.
> 
> Recently, I had an AP reporter ask me if he could get in on these 
> private emails when the FISA Court updates. I offered to do so, on 
> the condition that he cite @FISACourt. That was a dealbreaker for 
> him, which, whatever, but I earnestly encouraged him to take the tiny 
> Ruby script behind it and use it. Unfortunately, he was too 
> technophobic to even hear my suggestion that he ask a developer 
> inside the AP to set up the tracker for him.
> 
> But this is a very simple script, and it costs me practically nothing 
> to run. And it's a better deal anyway: none of the free, centralized 
> change detection services will check every 5 minutes for you. IFTTT 
> won't even check an RSS feed for you more than once an hour. It 
> doesn't *feel* that hard to make a system that would offer someone a 
> push button interface to deploying scripts like this. You have the 
> user register an AWS or Heroku account, and the system could use 
> OAuth to get the permissions to deploy it on their behalf. They pay 
> the (tiny) bill and get all the benefits.
> 
> Unfortunately, after spending way too much energy to make the script 
> work with Docker, and after I sketched out the design for the generic 
> system and realized how long it'd take to get to a Minimum Viable 
> Product, I ran out of steam.
> 
> I'd like to know if anyone is working on, or has heard of, things 
> that would play into this sort of model of Easier Self-Hosting. I 
> haven't seen anything like it right now, but maybe it could tie 
> together a bunch of the technologies people here are working on. 
> 
> I could also imagine using Docker and a "packaging" format consisting 
> of some pretty basic manifest metadata that would let the app run 
> sandboxed wherever code may be run, including on a Raspberry Pi 
> (thank you ArkOS).
> 
> Anyway, that was longer than I expected, but hopefully there are some 
> useful nuggets in there for people.
> 
> -- Eric
> 
> 
> On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 4:11 PM, Paul Frazee <pfrazee@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>> Hi folks.
>> 
>> I'm Paul - just wanted to say hi and encourage a roll call so we all 
>> can get to know each other.
>> 
>> I'm involved with redecentralize projects due to the privacy issue 
>> and out of an interest in simpler, user-modifiable software, which 
>> web systems tend to restrict. I work solo in Austin on a project 
>> called Grimwire that's in this realm. I'm also involved in the 
>> distributed systems community here, though mostly as an enthusiast 
>> (I'm not implementing paxos or anything).
>> 
>> Nice meeting you all, and I look forward to seeing where this 
>> community goes.
>> 
>> Paul F
>> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> konklone.com | @konklone
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