We’ve had enough of digital monopolies and surveillance capitalism. We want an alternative world that works for everyone, just like the original intention of the web and net.

We seek a world of open platforms and protocols with real choices of applications and services for people. We care about privacy, transparency and autonomy. Our tools and organisations should fundamentally be accountable and resilient.


Scott Jenson [LibreList] Re: [redecentralize] Intros and current projects 2013-12-29 19:26:39 (6 years 8 mons 20 days 00:51:00 ago)

I'm Scott Jenson. I'm on a quest to unleash the web from the URL bar. I want any smart device to be able to broadcast a URL so any nearby smart screen can find it and then display the web page. Most smart devices are very very simple and don't need the graphics capabilities of world of warcraft. A simple URL approach would allow any device to talk to any screen, with zero installation. This allows anyone to 'walk up and use' any device.

This 'everything is a webpage' approach however is just the first step. Once things are broadcasting URLs, we can move on to RESTful interfaces so devices can find and interact with each other, no HTML in site. It's a basic, low level want for devices to broadcast and be found. I'm assuming BT4 is the best approach today but I'm interested in other approaches. 


On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 2:24 PM, Jacob Cook <jacob@jcook.cc> wrote:
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Hello everyone!

My name is Jacob Cook, you may know me from the interview I did with
Irina for Redecentralize.org. I work on arkOS, the free and open
source self-hosting server platform. (that's a mouthful :D) Geared
toward easily managing/hosting your websites, email, cloud data and
more all from home. https://arkos.io

Haven't made any posts here yet but have been lurking for awhile and
am glad to be a part of the community.


Jacob Cook <jacob@jcook.cc>

On 29/12/13 04:11 PM, Paul Frazee 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
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