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.


Steve Phillips [LibreList] Re: [redecentralize] FireChat in Economist 2014-06-02 02:10:03 (6 years 10 mons 5 days 06:27:00 ago)
OpenGarden sounds awesome, but it's closed source :-(.  The founders aren't worried about that though, it seems: https://twitter.com/elimisteve/status/473086170725756928


On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 1:04 AM, Francis Irving <francis@flourish.org> wrote:
FireChat, an iPhone app that does mesh network messaging, had an
article in the Economist this month (can't find it to link to,
and paywalled anyway).

It seems to be one app of a thing called OpenGarden, which is a
meshnetwork thingy for iPhones:


The Economist article was pretty good at explaining it to the general
reader, and why mesh networks might help with resilience, and gives
the shorter term application of use in football stadiums et al.