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holger krekel [LibreList] Re: [redecentralize] Check out Hiveware's decentralized platform (as in no servers) 2015-09-02 12:49:04 (5 years 8 days 06:16:00 ago)
On Wed, Sep 02, 2015 at 07:43 -0400, Robert Tischer wrote:
> Redecentralizers:
> Please check out my decentralized dev and runtime platform called Hiveware
> at www.hiveware.com which stands for Hyperstructured Interactive Virtual
> Environment softWare. I have been working on it for many years. I expect to
> launch the engine by the end of the year called the Hiveware Big Bang. See
> the prototype using Microsoft Word that gets rid of the need for Tracking
> Changes and makes GoogleDocs and Office 365's cloud-based destructive
> collaborative editing look more like jungle warfare than group authoring.
> (see www.hivewareforword.com, also see YouTube and search under 'Hiveware'
> to see a Hiveware for Word video)
> I am looking for C++ entrepreneurs who would like to build decentralized
> apps on top of it. Just think of some topic area you love to do, then think
> of an app you would build (or adapt or interface with if there is an API),
> and sharpen your C++ skills. Think co-operative applications from the ground
> up (collaborative is good, but cooperative is better). The code will
> eventually be open read-only source. How's that for innovation!

A long-time FOSS developer myself, i am critical but not fundamentally
opposed to "open read-only source".  What is your reasoning behind it?

IMO technical decentralization needs to be accompanied by decentralized,
collective forms of ownership as long as ownership is a determining category
in our societies. Otherwise Google, Twitter, FB and the likes could claim
to be decentralized because they operate large distributed CDNs and other
technical decentralization techniques.  Clearly, as soon as an entity
commercially captures interactions between humans and their machines
there is a centralization of power and an excellent point of
surveillance and control.


> Hope to get an email from you soon.
> Robert Tischer
> Hiveware, Inc
> "You Can't Hack What Doesn't Exist" (meaning centralized servers)
> rtischer@hiveware.com
> Congratulations on your upcoming conference.

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