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.
I don't know of any *definitive* articles. I think it's a topic that keeps coming back... For example, this series by Danny O'Brien in 2008 http://www.oblomovka.com/wp/category/living-on-the-edge/ Or this on CNN nearly two years ago. http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/28/tech/web/vice-free-the-network/index.html I think a *definitive* article would be a much clearer history than that. Factually backing up statements about it originally being more centralized, and so on. So probably, finding more detailed references for the things the New Yorker article mentions? Generally, BTW, do please mention interesting articles or videos here! I tweet them out from @redecentralize, and I'd rather have the ones that people want to read... Francis On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 08:06:23PM +0000, Jonathan Deamer wrote: > After the cool media coverage redecentralizing tech projects and > Redecentralize.org itself have received recently (New Yorker > http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2013/12/the-mission-to-decentralize-the-internet.htmland > BBC > http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/pods - nice work, Irina!), I've added > a brief section to the Wikipedia page on decentralization. > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decentralization#Centralization_and_redecentralization_of_the_Internet > > I'll try to update as there's more coverage, until the movement gathers > such unstoppable momentum it needs to be broken out into its own page. > > Are there any canonical articles about the general concept yet I should > include? -- Do *you* have an awesome idea you never quite manage to do? http://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/chapters/liverpool/