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.


David Burns [LibreList] Re: [redecentralize] Hosting services in the browser 2014-06-05 12:21:02 (6 years 4 mons 24 days 07:58:00 ago)
Code as social control.

On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 6:23 AM, Adam Ierymenko <adam.ierymenko@zerotier.com> wrote:
I like this on the meta level-- we need to start thinking about algorithms and their spaces of execution as social statements. In the information age, they are. The way software is structured and executed affects the form and function of the socioeconomic realm.

On Apr 6, 2014, at 12:21 PM, Paul Frazee <pfrazee@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello all,

Sending out a new post today. An intro:

User capture on the Web is the result of fixed reliance on upstream decisions. Because there is no process model in the application layer, there is no opportunity to reconfigure individual components in the software. The scripts are merged into a single program.
By instead splitting Web applications into multiple programs using Web Workers, we can disentangle the hard dependencies created by a shared memory-space. Users can then change components at runtime by loading new programs.

Quick read, around 5 minutes.

Be well,
Paul F