Building Trust in the Openweb and the Fediverse

In the landscape of the #openweb and the emerging #Fediverse, trust is the currency that binds meaningful interactions and collaborations. Yet, amidst the cacophony of voices and divergent perspectives, building trust can feel like navigating a minefield. In this post, we’ll explore the importance of trust in the #openweb and the Fediverse, examine the challenges…

Branding, addressing this issue

The issue of branding in the #openweb and #fediverse is multifaceted and touches on both technical and social aspects. Why addressing this issue is crucial: To address these challenges, it’s important to shift the focus from strong project branding to instance branding to empower communities to make their own #openweb spaces for collaboration and collective…

The mess in tech

The last 40 years of technological development and its impact on society, coupled with the growing urgency of addressing #climatechange, highlight the need to fundamentally change the way we approach technology. Some key points: In summary, the challenges posed by #climatechaos necessitate a radical reimagining of technology and its role. By building sustainability, equity, collaboration,…

Navigating the Dynamics of Alt-Projects

The landscape of alternative projects, or Alt-projects, is an evolving space where people with diverse motivations and backgrounds converge to push shared goals. Over the course of more than 20 years of direct involvement in meany Alt-groups, I’ve seen recurring patterns and dynamics that shape the trajectory of projects. In this undated post from 2007,…

A positive view of Postmodernism in tech

In the postmodernist mess of the last 40 years, this is a balanced positive from the negative view. In the context of projects of the #OMN (Open Media Network), #OGB (Open Governance Body), #indymediaback, and #makinghistory. Postmodernism/modernism influences the approach to media, governance, and historical narratives: Overall, postmodernism shapes the philosophy and approach of these…

A pragmatic approach to #openweb security

Challenging the Universal Mandate of SSL: A Critique from the #OpenWeb In the digital landscape, the ubiquitous presence of #SSL encryption, while undoubtedly enhancing security, raises questions about its compatibility with the ethos of the #OpenWeb. The prevailing narrative around SSL overlooks its ideological underpinnings and the broader implications of its universal adoption. This article…