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.


Brian Cloutier [LibreList] Re: [redecentralize] The Cloud's Shadow on Grass Computing 2015-04-03 05:32:00 (5 years 6 mons 22 days 14:23:00 ago)
Thanks for posting! I enjoyed the link to Telekommunism, "venture communism" is a fun phrase.

Your post reminds me of another sent to this list, I want to believe.

You focus on funding, it's easier to monetize centralized services so more venture capital is poured into creating them. The other post mentions technical difficulties, distributed systems are hard and getting them to work even when you trust each piece to act in good faith is difficult. Writing a distributed system which is also a good product is harder than simply writing a good product; centralization helps you outcompete.

How might we get around these pretty substantial market forces? 

On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 8:01 PM mempko <mempko@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi All,

I thought you guys/gals would like this post I made.


Let me know what you think and any corrections I can make.
I personally enjoy both the technical and the social/political issues of
decentralized software and I hope some of you do too.