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.


Benjamin ANDRE [LibreList] Re: [redecentralize] Hello ! 2013-12-09 00:08:01 (7 years 2 mons 26 days 13:54:00 ago)
ok nice !
In fact I am contributing to two french projects.

1/ The white paper about platforms neutrality that I already introduced.
This white paper is requested by the government to a commission of "digital wise guys" - the "CNNum" -, which is composed of about 20 persons, such as Tristan Nitot from Mozilla for instance.
I am not one of them but I know some of them. So I want to convince them to include the personal cloud as a way to contribute to the neutrality of the platforms.
For that, my contacts wihin the CNNum want me to write a paper so that I could present it to the commission.
=> I started this work yesterday, so it is at a very early stage but if you agree that I post this work on the mailing list, I will do it in order to augment my work with open contributions !
At the end I will translate the document into french, but only at the end.

2/ Propositions for the french cloud industry.
Cozy is a member of a commission led by OVH and ATOS in charge by the government to build a list of propositions to encourage the development of the french cloud industry.
There are only 13 companies, so Cozy is quite proud to be one of them !  (Orange, Atos, OVH, CEGID, BULL ...)
And better, OVH is convinced that "personal cloud" is a future mainstream trend, so they help us to add some strong propositions for the development of personal clouds...
This second document is more mature, I will translate it when I find time, I am sure some of you could also have some good ideas !

As I am very busy, I am not sure when I will be able to present you these documents, but definitely I hope that it will be in the coming weeks.

Benjamin ANDRE - +33 (0)6 86 25 36 66 - Cozy.io

2013/12/8 Ross Jones <ross@servercode.co.uk>
Hi Benjamin,

That’s sounds great.  I’d love to contribute (in French or English) if I can, and I’m sure there will be plenty of discussion around some of the points you address - although primarily I suspect in English.

So please, do keep post the specific topics you’re covering to the list and I’m sure they’ll spark some debate.


On 8 Dec 2013, at 21:26, Benjamin ANDRE <ben@CozyCloud.CC> wrote:

Hello to the mailing list of re-decentralize.

I am currently writing a white paper for the french governmen t about decentralization.

They requested the advice of the "National Commission for the Digital Society" about the neutrality of "platforms" (=Google, Facebook, Apple ...).
So I am preparing arguments explaining that "personal cloud" is a good way to influence the "neutrality of platforms" :-)

The text will be in french, but if anyone is interested to help, I would be happy to share the document in english in order to have as many contributions as possible.

ping me if interested !


Benjamin ANDRE - +33 (0)6 86 25 36 66 - Cozy.io