The #dotcon can not be fixed, the #fashernistas who keep flocking to new "ethical'ish" ones are a problem not a solution.

 

The #4opens:

Are a simple way to judge the value of a "alt/grassroots" tech project.

Open data – is the basic part of a project https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_data with out this open they cannot work.

Open source – as in “free software” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software this keeps development healthy by increasing interconnectedness and bringing in serendipity. The Open licences are the “lock” that keep the first two in place, what we have ain’t perfect but they do expand the area of “trust” that a project needs to work, creative commons is a start here.

Open “industrial” standards – this is a little understand but core open, its what the open internet and WWW are built from. Here is an outline https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_standard

Open process – this is the most “nebulous” part, examples of the work flow would be wikis and activity streams. Projects are built on linking trust networks so open process is the “glue” that binds the links together. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Process


Fashernisat

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The OMN an easy project for everyone

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Foundations of alt/grassroots projects

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Outline of the OMN

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Open standards and the OMN

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Draft funding app for OMN

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Lets look at some alt projects from the perspective of the #4opens - Themediafund

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Themediafund is not a #4opens project (depending on clarification)

Lets look at some alt projects from the perspective of the #4opens - Themediafund

https://themediafund.org

Open data – the site has no visible RSS its likely wordpress so maybe has a hidden feed. Copyright content so the data is closed and locked vier copyright.
1/4 open

Open source – The site is likely wordpress so opensource but everything else is copyright. All the media is stored in #dotcon so not a open. Give them 1/4 open

Open “industrial” standards – Well wordpress is kinda a standard, but they do not openly support RSS, podcasting and all media is vier #dotcon so no.

Open process – The is no visible process (likely hidden bureaucratic open'ish). For tech dev I cannot fined the code anywhere.

 


Lets look at some alt projects from the perspective of the #4opens - corporatewatch.

https://corporatewatch.org/

Open data – the site has RSS output and the content licence is CC so a open

Open source – hard to tell what the site is runing but likly open source so a open for now

Open “industrial” standards – they support RSS, but thats about it so half a open

Open process – Process is opaque (likely open internaly) Thats ½ a open

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corporatewatch is a “silver” 4opens project depending on some clarification.


Lets look at some alt projects from the perspective of the #4opens - Novaramedia

novaramedia.com

Open data the site has RSS output and a API running on a custom version of wordpress (that is on github) so it kinda has opendata, would need clarification to confirm. ½ a open for now.

Open source – Yep the site is opensource and it up on github, the content licensing is not not stated so ½ a open till clarification.

Open “industrial” standards – Well wordpress is kinda a standard, they support RSS, podcasting and seam to have a open API. Will give them a open.

Open process – Process is opaque (likely closed) for content but the code is on Github for tech. That ½ a open

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Novaramedia is a “bronze or silver” 4opens project depending on clarification.


Lets look at some alt projects from the perspective of the #4opens - realmedia

https://realmedia.press

Open data – the site has RSS feed but is copyright so 1/2 of a open

Open source –  its wordpress kinda open 1/2 

Open “industrial” standards –  they do not easely support RSS podcasts and most media is corp hosted so 1/2 a open

Open process – Process is opaque.

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realmedia is a Bronze #4opens project, need clarification. 


Lets look at some open projects from the perspective of the #4opens - Mastodon

https://mastodon.social/

Open data – YES Can I save my data?

Yes, some of it! It‘s under Preferences->Data export

Open source – YES

GNU AFFERO GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE

Version 3, 19 November 2007

 

Open “industrial” standards – YES We are using the OStatus suite of protocols:

  1. Webfinger for user-on-domain lookup

  2. Atom feeds with ActivityStreams, Portable Contacts, Threads extensions for the actual content

  3. PubSubHubbub for subscribing to Atom feeds

  4. Salmon for delivering certain items from the Atom feeds to interested parties such as the mentioned user, author of the status being replied to, person being followed, etc

Open process – YES its organised in a open way on Github

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Mastodon is a “gold” 4opens project.
 


Lets look at some #dotcons from the perspective of the #4opens - Facebook

 

https://facebook.com/

Open data – A small YES and many many NO's the is a obscured link were you can download a lot of data that facebook holds about you it's a SMALL YES. But all the interlinking and meta data that is used is hidden and for sale to the higist bidders, a BIG NO.

Open source – NO open licences for the data, its privatised. Some of the backed projects are opensource but not in a really socially useful way – the big project is CLOSED SOURCE.

Open “industrial” standardsthey use um and pervert um to CLOSED

Open process – this is very much CLOSED

So 1/4 of a open for data and 1/4 of a open for source that make 1/2 a open.

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Facebook is not a 4opens project.

 


Lets look at some alt projects from the perspective of the #4opens - thecanary

 

https://www.thecanary.co

 

Open data the site has a RSS feed, but contet copyright so ½ of a open

Open source –  wordpress so a open

Open “industrial” standards – Well Wordpress is kinda a standard, they support RSS but no podcasts and all media on closed corporate accounts so ½ a open

Open process – Process is opaque (likely closed) for content. No open

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thecanary is Bronze #4opens project.


Lets look at some alt projects from the perspective of the #4opens - democracynow

 

https://www.democracynow.org/

 

Open data – the site has RSS feed, no copyright/CC notice on site so ½ of a open till clarifyed 

Open source –  hard to tell if the code base is opensource so no open for now.

Open “industrial” standards –  they support RSS and podcasts and all media is openstandered so a open

Open process – Process is opaque to ouytisders but likly relativly open to insiders so 1/2 open maybe.

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Democracynow is a Bronze #4opens project.