Folksonomy and categories – bottom up/top down – open/closed

How do we federate metadata flows

folksonomy and categories – bottom up/top down – open/closed

Each has advantages and disadvantages.

Can we be creative and bridge this divide

The OMN and indymedia reboot are both grassroots bottom up projects, so we obviously start with a folksonomy.

Recognising the is some use for categories a draft proposal.

We only have 5 functions :slightly_smiling_face:

Allow instances to put folksonomy items into category groups, these can be added as extra folksonomy tags into the flow.

Allow instances to subscribe to this category groups as a flow (basic tool of OMN)

Build it out of based on trust.

 

4opens review of NHSX track and trace app

WHAT DO PEOPLE THINK ABOUT THIS?
The app is from NHSX with contributions from Apple and Google obvs and Pivotal Labs and Uni of Oxford. All source code for front and backend on Github and open source.
What is the actual polatics behind this?

#4opens review. Think it duse 2 opens as it clearly fails openprocess and likely opendata? Its opensource? And kinda open “industrial” standard. So its at best a bronze 4opens project, try harder?

On outreach of OMN and indymedia reboot

Q. I’m not interested in doing that as I don’t know what it is you are actually proposing. Apart from using hashtags and talking about #deathcults I don’t actually understand your plan?

What I haven’t heard is a practical way of hosting and distributing alt media.

Visionontv turned into a mess just as Indymedia did. So what has changed?

A. What happened is a good question. The answer is simple the fedivers maybe start here https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fediverse

Were we are now https://the-federation.info/ or https://fediverse.network/

From an activist tech prospective. The real opening we have is this was built outside activism outside #encryptionist agenders and for the #openweb and is thus #4opens

Our own tech in activism was ripped apart by the open/closed war, indymedia dies because of this, visionontv never went anywhere because of this. Outside activism this war has also been fought, the closed/encryptionists have been dominant for the last 10 years.

Around 5 years ago a handful of people said fuck this crap we need a spade. They created #openweb tools and it has exploded from there to be a real UI friendly alternative. This is exactly the same outcome of the World Wide Web did to the silos of the early internet.

Am simply bring this explosion of affective DIY creativerty into the ossified and dead depression of activism tech. Obviously meany nay sayers are going to piss and shit all over this move. Activist tech died for very good ressions. This dose not have to be a block, as I say this makes good compost so get your shovel ready and lets plant some seeds. I hope that not to metaphorical

A simple video on the tech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S57uhCQBEk0 from this its clear this #openweb tech works and scales and people like it

What is also clear is that is people are getting serusly unhappy on the #dotcons

YES its going to be a mess of shit and piss and fuckups, that’s activism, and the #encryptionsists pushed “closed” ideas deep into our #fashernistas so its a uphill battle.

BUT we do not have a choice to stay in the #dotcons its poison and our ecosystem and social syteams are dyeing.

A realistic time line a year of dev and small scale roll outs. Durining which the will be lots and lots of shit shovelling to stop it becoming a stinking mess that people will not go nowhere near.

The tech is “easy”ish its the shovelling shit that’s hard, non techs can help with this bit.

Help OMN indymedia reboot
* It easy to keep crossing wires with “media” vs. personal. Media should be open, with clear sources, except when protecting them. Whereas personal data should default to private
* #OMN is not about tech – all code is idolagy – the OMN its a social solution to a social problem
* teach people the #4opens and review tools/projects they use/wont to use by them.
* on the dev/organising site you can help by asking simple basic questions

#4opens reviews – Discord

https://discord.com
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.

* hard to say am assuming you can download your chats? but your contacts ect? Say ½ a open

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 isn’t perfect but they do expand the area of “trust” that a project needs to work, creative commons is a start here.

* Discord is an American proprietary freeware instant messaging – No

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

* No its propritery

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

* nop its a private .com

Note: Discord uses the metaphors of servers and channels similar to Internet Relay Chat even though these servers do not map to traditional hardware or virtual servers due to its distributed nature

So to be generous that’s 1/2 a opens so it is not a #4opens project

How to move away from the current mess

40 years of hard indoctrination has to be dug up and composted if we have any hope of moving away from this mess that’s going to kill billions of people and make life short and nasty to quate Hobbs  #XR

The idea is to make mainstream thinking feel dirty as everything we touch and most things we think are “contaminated” by the #deathcult (neo-liberal)

Spades (hardwork) compost (ecological) outcome sustainable life.

What is the #geekproblem

400 new securaty problems have just been announced for 40% of the devices in our pockets. This same story happens every month or so… these problems are at the chip level and can never be fixed in the device in your pocket.

Our “phones” are as complex as anything built by human beings. Think the British or Roman empire level of complexity siting in your pocket feeding you social media updates.

The geeks have been lieing to themselves and to us that there code can be “secure” on these devices. This has been going on for 20 years, the #encryptionists fantasy has been built on top of this lie, as well as our banking and governance.

Take a moment to think about this mess.

The is a way out #4opens networks move us to a different place, and likely set of problems 😉

Blockchain, the amazing solution for almost nothing

The #encryptionists push stuff that the #fashernista crew then push and the outcome a mess and the decline of the #openweb and resulting ripping of our threadbare social fabric by the #dotcons

https://thecorrespondent.com/655/blockchain-the-amazing-solution-for-almost-nothing/86714927310-8f431cae

Who has a spade?

What did you do in the #dotcons during the climatechoas breakdown

Q. So are you gonna say what you’ve done? I don’t think posting on fb has any affect on the dotcons? The opposite in fact

A. Yep it dose, am doing a stepaway project, a group of us run 5 #openweb servers with a search engine, social network, video hosting, and tools development site/openweb organizing.  You can find links if you look back on me #failbook feed or search the web for OMN might find them.

A. Agen if you look back you will find a very long list of posts inside and outside the #dotcons with information, motivation about the #openweb projects as well as the current mess we face here .

A. If people use the #hashtags as seeds for communitys we could have the start of real radical revolt. If they don’t, more likely, we will have some liberal wank, no meaningful action and the death of billions of people due to this crap behavior and current mess as made clear by the #XR crew. Its a simple message and strategy.

Are your viral left mems a problem rather than a solution

“comedy” and “sarcasm” have both been a relevent reaction to the control of the #dotcons of our personal communication and communertys. This acturly is a unhealthy reaction as it feeds clicks to the very thing it ridicules. Data is just data. The solution is not to engage but rather to “stepaway” and take your communerty with you to the #openweb