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.


Jörg F. Wittenberger [LibreList] Re: [redecentralize] Thoughts on decentralization: "I want to believe." 2014-08-05 12:31:45 (6 years 8 mons 18:24:00 ago)
Am 05.08.2014 01:04, schrieb Adam Ierymenko:
> My over-all impression so far is, that the paper mostly concerns 
> efficiency and load balancing.  I'm not yet convinced that these are the 
> most important points.  IMHO reliability and simplicity are much more 
> important (as you mentioned in your blog post too).  I view efficiency 
> more like an economic term applicable to central service providers 
> operating services like FB.
Efficiency is really important if we want to push intelligence to the edges, which is what "decentralization" is at least partly about. Mobile makes efficiency *really* important. Anything that requires that a mobile device constantly sling packets is simply off the table, since it would kill battery life and eat up cellular data quotas. That basically eliminates every mesh protocol I know about, every DHT, etc. from consideration for mobile.

I did not want to say that efficiency is not important at all.

But I don't really see a value in an application, which is not reliable.  What's the value of n virtual asset stored at mobile when the mobile is lost?  Manual backup is no solution.  As long as data does not outlive gadgets there is little value left.