Summing up of the #webroots meetings at #nwsk
I came away feeling like an alien with the chasm that divides my #openweb view from the Facebook generation that made up the panel and ordnance.
As the guy from demo’s said the are better #openweb projects in most areas. Though these options were only said in a few words in passing.
It’s interesting that the has not been a mention of the WWW just the internet. This might be because a company like Facebook is not on the web do a search and you come to a login page, not content you can link to.
As said on the panel legislating for the #dotcons is dangerous for a wider www/internet view. On this positive note they knew they were incompetent for the roles they were playing. That’s a step.
Its a network of flows
Pub/Sub and Fat-ping (update)
Pub is flow out, Sub is flow in
SUB – Input any feed (RSS etc) converts to “data objects”
Internal database holds a redundant copy of all the “data objects” text/meta-data of all its SUBS
PUB – Output any feed (RSS, activity-pub etc.) a stream of “data objects”
The Fat ping are used to sync the tag based meta data for each “data object “across the sub/pub feeds.
All the non text data is held on the original server.
“We can’t engage as communities, unless we have money. I can’t even express how angry this makes me.” – an activist group using Facebook. People and organizations who feel this way are the initial targets.
https://activism.openworlds.info is an unfettered space for Activists and groups to communicate and https://campaign.openworlds.info a safe space for Campaigning and NGO groups to access their members via #openweb projects.
If you do care about privacy, want to be a conscious user, or otherwise believe in digital freedom https://openworlds.info make #openworlds your default search engine.
Coming soon a whole new #openweb of videos at http://visionon.tv
You can get involved https://github.com/Openmedianetwork its past time to step back to the #openweb
Our main visionontv site (running for 10 years) has generated many millions of downloads and video views for other video account holders vie RSS, torrents, embeds and playlists. The early part of the project was based on RSS/peer2peer were its difficult to get hard figures.
We can count the views on our secondary target the mainstream social networks. Have generated over 32 million video views on 9 video streaming sites, the top 3 are undercurrents were we posted all the videos for the first years https://www.youtube.com/user/undercurrentspaulo/about 24,653,171 views, then the newer visionontv https://www.youtube.com/user/visionontv/about which we gradually moved to 4,829,654 views and blip our main hosting site which has since disappeared had more than 1.2 million views. The rest had around 2 million video views between them.
We have produced over 1000 original video reports and studio shows at hundreds of venues in support of campaigning groups. Run nearly 100 free training workshop on how to be a grassroots video journalist. Facilitated live streaming at conferences and events.
Currently we are running 5 servers and hosting 14 websites.
Have been test useing seedboxs to store and server video for peertube installs. For first test setup am useing Vuze with a RSS and webRTC plugin as this is a easey.
The latist version of peertube am useing https://peertube.mastodon.host/videos/local has implemented feeds, these work fine and send the new videos posted to the torrent dowenload app, which then dowenloads and seeds these videos in throry vier webRTC torrents. Anyone new watching these videos should get part of the video from my seedbox (on a modern laptop/fast DSL line in london).
The problem is that very rearly duse anything come off my seedbox. I have sat and watched it for few days, its now serving 36 videos for 3 diffrent peertube instances. Some of these videos I posted my self some are dowenloded ver RSS feed.
Have a look at this image full screen to see whats happening.
In the alt tech, everything is broken. At the hart of this is a assumption that control and certenty are needed for good softwear. Were in realerty softwear matches the human condition trasentery/lossy. Trying to force the ideal is why most of our alt projects do not work. This is the base of the #geekproblem
Lets look at some alt projects from the perspective of the #4opens – Themediafund
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.
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.