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  1. Dec 2018
  2. Oct 2018
    1. This page shows a graph of philosophical authors, important statements of them and with whom they agree or disagree by those.

    1. "In our work we have found that there are only a few core feelings. These are sadness, fear, anger, joy, excitement and sexual feelings. Other common feelings, such as guilt, boredom, anxiety and depression are actually mixtures of the basic feelings or responses to one of the core feelings. For example, the Gestalt therapist Fritz Perls said that anxiety is excitement without the breath. When people remember to breathe into their fear, their anxiety often turns into excitement. We often tell our clients that fear is frozen fun. People often get the most afraid just before they are about to step out into the creative unknown, into a new possibility. Fear mobilizes your body for action, but if you do not take action, the energy curdles in your body."

      What is important hear, is fear is frozen fun.

    2. A variant is useful in standards work, where I ask collaborators to search for the worst possible name for something, in order to avoid long arguments about which is best. You can have a good laugh when someone invokes the "worst is best" rule, and get on with the real work of working together.

      Almost like a pattern. Start off with something, anything, and improve from there.

    1. Es ist aber auch Widerstand gegen den nicht ebenso leicht zu beschreibenden, weil sich liberal gebenden Totalitarismus des WWW selbst zu leisten.
    1. Instead of continuing the millennia old search for the universal ontology, different types of ontologies have been proposed in computer science. [.] [C]lassification of ontologies [is] based on their granularity and [their] thematic scope [differs] into top-level, domain, task, and application ontologies ... (Hitzler, Janowicz, Berg-Cross, Obrst, Sheth, Finin, Cruz 2012)
    1. „Philosophie ist ausschließlich eine Sache der Praxis und des Handelns“

      Hier wird die Brücke zum https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methodischer_Kulturalismus geschlagen.

    2. Es geht nicht darum, jegliche soziale Interpretation der weiblichen Differenz zurück zu weisen, sondern den freien Sinn der weiblichen Differenz zu befreien und diesen auch sozial wirken zu lassen. Das Von-sich-selbst-Ausgehen ... ist ein Zurückkehren zu und Ausgehen von einer Erfahrung, oder besser von einem gelebten Gelebten, mit all dem, was es an Festgelegtem enthält, und ein Ausgehen von einem Gelebten, das noch zu leben ist (das Begehren), niemals das eine ohne das andere. Die Praxis des Von-sich-selbst-Ausgehens ist die Behauptung, vom Ort der Geburt ausgehen zu können, mit all dem, was dieser an Abhängigkeit und Vorentscheidung, aber auch an Versprechen und Neuem beinhaltet. .... Wenn wir uns also in diesem Sinne in Bewegung setzen, ist die wichtigste Entdeckung die des Subjekts. Man entdeckt das Subjekt, sich selbst, nicht in der Position des Subjekts, sondern von dem aus, was es vervollständigt: Ich finde mich in der Beziehung mit anderen,  bewohnt von Erinnerungen, bewegt vom Begehren. Ich finde also Wünsche, die mich in Bewegung setzen, Erinnerungen, die mich beschäftigen, andere Frauen und Männer, die zu mir sprechen.
    1. Sie zielt nicht darauf, die Beziehungen über Rechte und Pflichten zu organisieren, sondern über Bedürfnisse, Abhängigkeiten und Autorität

      moralische Narrative der feministischen Ethik

    2. Dieser Artikel bespricht Luisa Muraros "Von sich selbst ausgehen und sich nicht finden lassen..."

    1. Narratives that describe time as uniform and evolving throughout history towards more accelerated states have also been critiqued for theirpotential to reinforce social inequalities (Sharma 2014) and for justifyingthe appropriation of natural resources in unsustainable ways (Bastian 2012).

      This loosely couples with the degrowth discourses around steady state economies and possible political ecologies

    2. Slow Design (Strauss & Fuad-Luke, 2009) celebrates slowness as an answer to critical issues in design, such as an often-perceived support to consumerism, a restrictive focus on functionalism, the diminishment of users’ engagement with materials, a lack of attention to local idiosyncrasies, and the need to think in the long-term.

      A definition of "slow design" to think sideways for long-term sustainance.

    1. a comprehensive crash course on human psychology to deal with the massive changes we’re seeing; a guide to self-care for the most important decade in human history. We need to know how climate change will change us as social beings, how we can deal with grief, how to go about the process of imagining a new society. We will need to know not only how we can survive in this new world, but how we will live.
    2. documentary How to let go of the world and love all the things climate can’t change
    3. To put in the changes necessary, we have to be able to connect our emotions to our actions.

      How?

    4. What we need now is a major mobilization on climate change.
  3. cloud.degrowth.net cloud.degrowth.net
    1. Local- using social media, technology, keeping it horizontal, keeping it simple and humble, celebration is important.
    2. We will have local, regional, national and then we see what happens. -Get infiramtion, weekly newsletters etc. Getting the stories together.
    3. a fantastic website- Vikalpsangam- in terms of what stories to share. In practical terms, just creating visibility for all these experiences and then linking themup. Website should be a useful start.
    4. There are all these different structures. Thirdly, we need to inter-pollinate, and share these experiences. We need the culture of dialogue. We need to learn how to communicate in different ways- to share patterns, dance, paint etc. Finally, I would like to call it a carnival, and not a confluence- including different worlds,
    5. One of the proposals would be togenerate more spaces for sharing knowledges. Eg providing virtual spaces, eg I have done this, what has and hasn ́t worked. I admire what you do in Unitierra, and the Zapatista, and my context is very different, so we need to change the way of looking atthings.

      There is a thing which we call Federated Wiki, that challenges how we produce knowledge : http://federated.wiki/federated-wiki-introduction.html

    6. If we are so sick of war, we have to stop thinking of fighting against something. We cant fight the big system, but rather making visible all the small beautiful stuff, so that all the bad things would lose power. So observing our own pattern of seeing. The need for celebrating and sharing is so important. We can pass years without even knowing each other. So learning how to embrace diversities, and other ways of communicating

      Great thought.

    7. the social technologies- knowing how to organize and have effective meeting- from sociocracy and dragon dreaming, agile tools.

      There is a lot to learn from, about Teixidora's meeting notes methodology, for example. http://peerproduction.net/editsuite/issues/issue-11-city/peer-reviewed-papers/the-case-of-teixidora-net-in-barcelona/

    8. so lets take advantages of the technology. And would gladly volunteer for something.

      Feel invited to join https://degrowth.net

    9. How is technology socially constructed, this is something I am interested about. What I would propose is that there are many experiences of people using things that aren~t meant to be used that way.

      And what about using things that are built to be used in a certain way? Can we also learn from that?

    10. Fractal structure. Global eco-village network.
    11. To document this confluence, and in which way we are building this knowledge—not only logical, but emotional and relational. Putting much more the tools of knowledge building.
    12. The power we have is in the networks. We try to have influence in the policies.
    13. Horizons of people, beyond national boundaries. No more flags and national antempt. We can learn from these experiences?
    14. How do we connect grassroots organizations? How do we create connections, beyond the conferences. E.g. encounters
    15. We need to foster the sharing of imagination. Cross-pollination.
    16. Concern with urgency of the ecological crisis. How to get enough power to change the world?
    17. What kind of confluence?-Already existing alternatives, not theories
  4. cloud.degrowth.net cloud.degrowth.net
    1. 9.The idea to also focus on social media platforms and innovative use of various open source means of communication in determining the shape of the social movements was also raised.

      We at ecobytes.net would suggest to participants of the GAC to reach out to their local librehoster and build up communication infrastructure together with their communities.

      Also see https://framagit.org/librehosters/awesome-librehosters for an inspiration of hosters.

    2. 8.The process at the early stage could focus on facilitating the documentation and sharing of these initiatives across the world. This could mean formulating the narratives around the alternatives through stories. It could be an online platform at thestart.

      This resembles very much to what we do over at transformaps / Intermapping. Also see

      https://discourse.transformap.co/t/charter-for-building-a-data-commons-for-a-free-fair-and-sustainable-future/1368

    1. Es ist also das Wechselspiel einer tendenziösen Vereinfachung - dem Nudging -, das der Nutzer aufgrund der Komplexität aber auch fordert, das ihm dann aber zunehmend zum Preis des Kontrollverlusts *als Feature verkauft wird (von Apple lernen, ..).
    1. Ich glaube, dass man nur, wenn man diese Techniken ernst nimmt und sich so viel wie möglich mit ihnen beschäftigt – nur dann gibt es eine Möglichkeit, sie progressiv zu steuern.
    2. Wie können wir die vorhandene Technik stärker zum Klimaschutz nutzen?
    3. Um die Frage, ob es sich bei den dominanten Technikfirmen, die auf eine feudale Art und Weise die Infrastrukturen unseres Lebens bestimmen, nicht um öffentliche Güter handelt. Sind die sozialen Netzwerke nicht genauso ein Gemeingut?
    4. Wir haben es mit einer neuen Technik zu tun, die Monopolbildung sehr stark fördert.
    5. Leider herrscht in der politischen Linken – polemisch zugespitzt – so etwas wie ein technischer Analphabetismus. Da heißt es dann oft, Technik sei etwas, das uns entfremdet. Das ist ein sehr, sehr bürgerlicher Gedanke.
  5. Sep 2018
    1. The Free Software Foundation[11][12] and the Open Knowledge Foundation approved CC0 as a recommended license to dedicate content and software to the public domain.
    1. In October 2014 the Open Knowledge Foundation recommends the Creative Commons CC0 license to dedicate content to the public domain,[51][52] and the Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and License (PDDL) for data.[53]
  6. Aug 2018
    1. Mein neuester Roman "Walkaway" ist ein optimistischer Katastrophenroman über bohemehafte Verweigerer, die sich vom Spätkapitalismus abwenden, wo sie nicht mehr gebraucht werden, und die gestohlene Software und Ruinen, die durch Umweltzerstörung hinterlassen wurden, benutzen, um vollautomatische kommunistische Luxusresorts auf Brachflächen zu bauen.
  7. Jul 2018
    1. Khaled Khalifa: „Der Tod ist ein mühseliges Geschäft“. Aus dem Arabischen von Hartmut Fähndrich. Rowohlt Verlag, Reinbek bei Hamburg 2018, 224 Seiten, 20 Euro
  8. May 2018
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  10. Jan 2018
    1. Für die Zukunft sehe ich auch die Kooperation zwischen den Forschungseinrichtungen und der freien Wirtschaft als einen sehr wichtigen Punkt, um den Alltag noch stärker zu optimieren.

      Wer, bitte, will das?

    1. “Perhaps something occurred in the history of the concept of structure,” so he hypothesized, “that could be called an ‘event,’ if this loaded word did not entail a meaning which it is precisely the function of structural — or structuralist — thought to reduce or to suspect.” Structuralism’s eponymous reliance on structures, on that which by definition is permanent, stable, and universal, made it so that it had no lexicon, no methodology, to deal with “events,” i.e., with that which is singular, wholly other, non-repeatable.
    2. The sense of loss which speech inflicts is recuperated and “worked through” by writing.
  11. Oct 2017
    1. The end result is essentially a two-level application of Conway’s Law: a collaborative extended community of technologists that creates not simply a collection of disparate tools but rather chainable tools that leverage crowdsourced architectural principles to facilitate a level of coordination and interactivity we’ve never seen before.

      This coordinated technology environment, in turn, facilitates the reorganization within companies, as they now have the tools they need to break down organizational silos, and people within those companies self-organize along horizontal lines

    2. The causality question behind Conway’s Law, therefore, is less about how changing software organizations can lead to better software, but rather how companies can best leverage changing technology in order to transform their organizations.

      Hints at how to answer this question surprisingly come from the world of devops – surprising because the focus of devops is ostensibly on building and deploying better software more quickly. Be that as it may, there’s no question that technology change is a primary facilitator and driving force for the devops cultural and organizational shifts.

    3. Direct annotations don't work here.

  12. Sep 2017
  13. Jul 2017
    1. Die noch flächendeckend vorhandenen Straßenlaternen mit weißem Licht saugen dazu den Nachthimmel leer, weil nachtaktive Insekten von ihnen angezogen werden.
    1. The first effect is an outsourcing of policy development. Much of the research, number crunching, and legislative wordsmithing that used to be done by Capitol Hill staffers working for the government is now being done by outside experts, many of them former Hill staffers, working for lobbying firms, think tanks, consultancies, trade associations, and PR outfits.
  14. May 2017
    1. efforts can achieve great results in the relatively short term, transformational work requires prolonged, sustained collaboration. And it’s not only about projects or a technological fix, it’s also about advocacy, spreading the stories, hashing out critical ideas and being willing to learn together.
    1. Among the questions raised by translation is that of the classes of names: the Atikamekw language does not distinguish between the masculine and the feminine, but it distinguishes between animate and inanimate things. Is Wikipedia animated? The participants decided that it is.
  15. Apr 2017
    1. Maritime navigators and map-makers long ago standardized on the compass rose. But the compass echoes the clock face, which in turn mimics the direction of sweep of the sun across the sky when facing South in the Northern hemisphere, and the consequent sweep across the ground of any shadow as observed in the dominant culture of that hemisphere. Accordingly, navigational angles increase toward the right when facing out from any location, with zero usually at the top. Rotation (yaw) is thus positive "clockwise." This is a convention which is not to be contradicted.
    1. Readers need to be trained to understand that, when it comes to bureaucratic sources, ugliness in prose is usually not entirely aesthetic, but usually is covering up something far more egregious than style.
    2. When descriptions of violence are unavoidable, they will emphatically be in passive constructions
    3. While the bureaucratic voice works to present governments and corporations as placid, apologetic, and unmovable, it also works to make their victims as active and vital as possible.
    4. But the figures responsible for establishing procedure are nowhere to be found. Whenever possible, bureaucratic style will shift responsibility to immutable rules and directives that appear spontaneously from the ether.
    5. Who told them? The sentence does not make this clear, even though it is this unnamed actor, presumably a supervisor, who set this entire chain of events in motion. Deliberately pushed back as far off the stage as possible, there is no one here to responsibly hold accountable for subsequent events.
    6. The terms themselves—“passive” and “active”—rely heavily on received tropes of gendered norms, and for that reason alone we should be suspicious of them.
    7. as users become more creative in crafting language to reflect new kinds of expression, bureaucrats get more creative in using that expression to hide the levers of power
    1. Is "neutral point of view" an adequate criterion when stories from different perspectives are to be told? Is "citation needed" when it is oral history or folklore? Shall artifacts abandoned on the scenes of natural disasters or human conflicts be photoed and put into the Wikimedia Commons? How do we attribute these artifacts?
  16. Mar 2017
    1. We expect a farm operator is "friends" with each user and is available to help restore the long-lived session should it be lost.

      Federated Wiki is a place of friends.

    1. «Die Zersetzung der Demokratie beginnt mit der Zersetzung ihrer erkenntnistheoretischen Grundlagen.»
    1. “There’s a habit of mind that the masters have,” Gottman explained in an interview, “which is this: they are scanning social environment for things they can appreciate and say thank you for. They are building this culture of respect and appreciation very purposefully. Disasters are scanning the social environment for partners’ mistakes.”
  17. Feb 2017
    1. Es handelt sich um eine Politik ohne Zwang, die biopolitische Interessen in die Individuen hineinverlagert. Der gesellschaftliche Zugriff auf den weiblichen Körper bleibt bestehen, es sieht aber nach Freiheit aus, argumentiert wird mit "optimalen Gesundheitsentscheiden" oder "Risikominimierung". Dieser individualisierte Optimierungsimperativ macht es letztendlich schwierig zu erkennen, dass Kinderbekommen kein privates Ereignis ist, sondern auch Teil von gesellschaftspolitischen Dynamiken. Auf diese Weise wird auch das große Thema Care-Arbeit ausgeblendet.
  18. Jan 2017
    1. Es ist also kein Wunder, dass sich Menschen ihre Arbeit als Identitätsbezug erwählen. Denn für andere Tätigkeiten haben sie keine Zeit mehr. Eignet sich der Beruf jedoch nicht als identitätsstiftend, sind Frustration und Unzufriedenheit häufig eine Folge.
    1. Und oft scheinen Mängel an Mitbestimmung und die schlechten Arbeitsbedingungen Basis des Erfolgs eines Unternehmens zu sein.
    1. Für immer langes Wochenende Arbeit Immer mehr Studien weisen auf die ungesunden Kehrseiten ständigen Arbeitens hin. Es ist an der Zeit, auf alternative Lebensmodelle zu pochen
    1. Contestations/ Dualities of PowerExamples of questions about (T)SI phenomena 32Power ‘over’ <> power ‘to’Dahl, Parsons, Foucault, Morriss How are structures of domination and oppression (re)produced / challenged by/in TSI? How do actors exercise power (capacity, authority, force)(possibly over others) to achieve TSI-goals? Centred <> diffusedDahl, Bachrach & Baratz, Lukes, Mann, FoucaultAre there ‘ruling (T)SI’ elitesor ‘(T)SI centres of power’, and if so, who/where arethey?How and by whom is the agendaof (T)SI decided, and which issues are kept of the agenda? How are preferences and interests underlying (T)SI shaped? What are processes of normalisation underlying (T)SI?Consensual <> conflictualWhat are the conflictualprocesses underlying (T)SI? What is productiveabout such conflict?What are the consensualprocesses underlying (T)SI? What is oppressiveabout such consensus?Constraining <> enablingHow and by what are actors constrainedin/for (T)SI?How and bywhat are actors enabled in/for (T)SI?Knowledge as <> prior to powerHow is (our) knowledge of and discourseon (T)SI co-evolving with (power dynamics in) (T)SI processes? Empowerment <> disempowerment33(How) can the capacityof actors for/in TSI be increased?What are disempowering (un)intended consequences of/in TSI?
    1. Decentralisation might fit the vision of the web’s founding father, but the internet became centralised for a reason.

      What does this mean?

  19. publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu
    1.  the  questions  that  need  to  be  investigated  in  order  to  resolve  societal  challenges,  as  well  as  make  space  for  different  epistemologies  and  ontologies  with  regards  to  knowledge  production,  assessment  and  go
  20. Dec 2016
  21. Oct 2016
    1. Jeder Wissenschaft liegen Annahmen zugrunde, etwa darüber, ob, was und wie wir erkennen können. Das zu negieren, das ist schlicht Unfug. In der Wirtschaft wird Ethik immer da wichtig, wo Entscheidungen über die Wirklichkeit getroffen werden.
    2. Außerdem sind viele heterodoxe Ansätze noch im Aufbau. Es gibt zwar Grundsteine, aber nicht immer ein konsistentes Theoriegebäude.
  22. Sep 2016
    1. Commoning Open Infrastructures for Open Science Opening the scientific process for creating knowledge needs opening the access to a number of diverse resources like scientific instruments, scientific data, digital services, software tools, knowledge and expertise, all needed in some form to conduct research. These elements can be regarded as infrastructural resources that are essential inputs to the research process. Making these resources open and shareable require the adoption of standards, the right legal frameworks and license, and clear rules for access. There is also the crucial aspect of defining the appropriate governance and management mechanisms that ensure their long term maintenance and availability. This presentation tackles commoning as the social practice suitable to create systems to manage these shared resources and provides examples in the area of open science. It also identifies some of the current challenges with particular focus on the digital infrastructures.
    1. Ultimately we need to create our own army of coders that have the sovereign attitude and can come up with a different social media architecture.
  23. Aug 2016
    1. The answer to this depends on how much you care. Immigrant neighbourhoods definitely care enough to mobilise real resistance movements to gentrification, but who wants to protect the hacker ethic? For some, the spirit of hacking is stupid and pointless anyway, an individualistic self-help impulse, not an authentic political movement. What does it matter if it gets gentrified?
    2. The countercultural trickster has been pressed into the service of the preppy tech entrepreneur class.
    1. The role of ‘boundary objects’ in facilitating work across disciplinary boundaries. How a lack of clarity about mutual definitions can both support and hinder interdisciplinary collaboration. The importance of reclaiming ‘the human’ as a shared focus in interdisciplinary research. Coping with the challenge of an imperialistic naturalism i.e. forceful assertions of the failure of the social sciences and the necessity of remaking them along the lines of the natural sciences. The messy reality of working in interdisciplinary teams. What does conceptual development mean in collaborative work across disciplinary boundaries? The role of personal relationships in facilitating succesful interdisciplinary work. Failures and frustrations of interdisciplinarity. Getting beyond the motif of the ‘attic scholar’ and socialising the research process. The role of doctoral pedagogy in hindering succesful interdisciplinary collaboration. Organisational helps and hindrances to working across disciplinary boundaries.
    1. information is to be used as a service to empower people, to help them innovate, to learn, to discover, to earn a living

      An alternative formulation of this sentence would replace service with Commons and to earn a living with to satisfy basic needs.

    2. how it’s going to be managed – how the world is going to be managed

      To note: Management is a very anglophonic notion of understanding how human processes can be shaped.

    3. As a metaphor, the double-sided coin, where you have on one side public data or government data – the data open for everyone, and on the flip side there is your personal data, which you should be choosing how to share and how it’s used.

      Can we assume this metaphor is flawed?

    4. I’m not only waiting for policy and business side, but also the society and research side, there clearly is a lot of value coming from researchers. Think of healthcare and genomic data not only coming from individuals but from a wider population.

      I feel there is an inbetween to big organisational bodies like public administration or corporations and society at large and academia. We could probably refer to this space as communities?

    5. opportunity
    6. innovate
    7. what the business is looking at
    1. Modules, libraries, frameworks, and other pieces of code are, by default, free and open source. There’s little reason to keep this kind of code closed. This iteration of startup-land is built on free components. Applications are usually free and rarely open source. In contrast to modules and lower-level code, applications require lots of customer service and typically attract few contributors. Few people volunteer to do customer service, but lots of people volunteer to contribute code. Hence, libraries and modules are more popular as volunteer-based projects. Services are often free at low levels of usage but almost never free at high levels of usage. This is because the price of web servers, transfer, and storage has not decreased significantly when you’re working at scale. Also, high-scale services require devops people - previously, roughly, known as system admins - to keep things running. While this is an enjoyable job for masochists and order muppets, it’s not something that people typically do for free. Hence, services are rarely purely volunteer projects.
    2. Foundation, tax, and donation-supported services are great, but we shouldn’t confuse price with cost, or lack of venture-capital uncertainty with a guarantee of longevity.
    1. das größte Treffen linker Globalisierungskritiker. Im Vorfeld gab es Streit, denn zum ersten Mal findet das Forum auf der Nordhalbkugel statt und nicht wie bisher im Süden.

      Bin ich jetzt durch Teilnahme linker Globalisierungskritiker und reicher weißer Pseudoweltretter?

  24. Jul 2016
    1. Resize2fs did the trick and you can see that we have 49G partition now.

      swapon -a is missing, which means /etc/fstab has to be updated with eventual new partition UUIDs.

  25. Jun 2016
  26. May 2016
    1. Noel Gough (2012) writes, “complexity invites us to understand that many of the processes and activities that shape the worlds we inhabit are open, recursive, organic, nonlinear and emergent. It also invites us to be skeptical of mechanistic and reductionist explanations, which assume that these processes and activities are linear, deterministic and/or predictable and, therefore, that they can be controlled (at least in principle).”
    1. · These can either be "main categories", if the are "subclass_of" of the "root" element "Q1234#SSEDAS_TAX_UUID" · or are "subcategories", if the are "subclass_of" of one of the main categories.
    1. [Service] ExecStart=[node binary] /home/srv-node-sample/[main file] Restart=always StandardOutput=syslog StandardError=syslog SyslogIdentifier=node-sample User=srv-node-sample Group=srv-node-sample Environment=NODE_ENV=production [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
    1. The team used a whiteboard with task cards, stand-up meetings, weekly iterations, and prioritization. They even estimated their work, measured flow, and held retrospectives.
    2. “[Agility] comes in different forms, but basically it’s the ability to quickly adapt to or even anticipate and lead change. Agility in the broadest form affects strategic thinking, operations, technology innovation and the ability to innovate in products, processes and business models.”
  27. Apr 2016
    1. These are the problems we’re working on, the ones I’m really excited to start open sourcing and sharing.

      I feel the next logical step is to open source my.Enspiral.

    1. Wget snippet to recursively download an entire website using WGETwget http://example.com \ --domains example.com \ --recursive \ --page-requisites \ --no-clobber \ --html-extension \ --convert-links
  28. Mar 2016
    1. Hopefully it’s true to say that the next few months should be quite transformational :D

      Please also include the social side of Matrix: Which example communities exist, how is it used, how do the users respond to the varying interfaces?

    2. Threading

      The above may just be special cases of this.

    3. Pinned, tagged, and ‘liked’ messages

      And reposting. And commented reposting.

    1. QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED!

      Answering yet more questions on this page will turn it into a knowledge base which suffers from scrolling. It may be worth considering work on a nicely formatted user manual. Great examples here are Ceph and typesets with the Digital Publishing Toolkit.

    2. Whilst this has been okay for our initial experimentation and proof of concept, it’s likely that future homeserver work will be written in a more strongly typed language (e.g. Go).

      There can be objections against Go due to its Google backing. Rust appears to follow a less commercial intent, being brought up by Mozilla, and as a systems language compiles down to machine code useful in IoT devices.

    3. Can I run my own identity server? Yes - the reference implementation is sydent and you can run your own ID server cluster that tracks 3rd party to Matrix ID mappings. This won’t be very useful right now, though, and we don’t recommend it. If you want your server to participate in the global replicated Matrix ID service then please get in touch with us. Meanwhile, we are looking at ways of decentralising the ‘official’ Matrix identity service so that identity servers are 100% decentralised and can openly federate with each other. N.B. that you can use Matrix without ever using the identity service - it exists only to map 3rd party IDs (e.g. email addresses) to matrix IDs to aid user discovery.

      This will have to be even more precisely specified, documented, tracked, communicated, developed, ...

    4. End-to-end encryption is coming shortly to clients for both 1:1 and group chats to protect user data stored on servers, using the Olm cryptographic ratchet implementation.

      This would also answer another point of criticism for the redecentralize interview.

    5. Servers maintain a public/private key pair, and sign the integrity of all messages in the context of the historical conversation, preventing tampering.

      This closely relates to the notes left on a blog post about setting up Let's Encrypt with Matrix.

    6. options for decentralising or migrating user accounts between multiple servers

      This relates to a point of criticism within the redecentralize interview.

    7. implement clustering

      Now this will be interesting.

    8. How do I register custom matrix event types?

      This resembles the federation of Plugins for different (federated) wiki activities in the log. How could we standardize around oEmbed (+ rich JS Web/Service Workers/Components?), Twitter Cards, Facebook OpenGraph, JSON-LD, RDFa, microdata et al. for sharing "widgets"?

    9. what is right for the consumer

      Please help in deconstructing the consumer <> producer dichotomy to use even less commercially sounding language in our everyday life.

    10. Matrix is deliberately not a ‘pure’ peer-to-peer system; instead each user has a well-defined homeserver which stores his data and that he can depend upon.

      There must be underlying assumptions backing that choice. Which are they?

    11. It’s almost a contradiction in terms to get competitive between openly interoperable communication projects

      ... in terms of ... ?

    12. by deploying their own server.

      When will the clients be full servers, to build resilient peer to peer infrastructure?

    13. the whole web

      I suppose Matrix isn't going to replace HTTP and HTML very soon, but it can be thought of as an addition to other federated data layers like Hypothes.is or Federated Wiki, to comprehend their social interaction patterns with more real-time oriented interfaces.

    14. Client<->Server API - defines how Matrix compatible clients communicate with Matrix homeservers. Server<->Server API - defines how Matrix homeservers exchange messages and synchronise history with each other.

      Given the data model (which allows merges) forkdb could be a close candidate to substitute a Client <-> Client API (also called peer to peer).

      Play with it.

    15. It’s not actually incorporated anywhere at the moment but we are looking at the best legal structure for the future (and as of October 2015 we have hopefully found one). Whatever the legal structure, we are committed to keeping the Matrix project open.

      This is most interesting in law contexts of international or european order. How to maintain a Knowledge Commons?

    16. We are called Matrix because we provide a structure in which all communication can be matrixed together.
    1. Now we’ll want to find and edit the following lines: tls_certificate_path: “/etc/ssl/nginx/examplecom_crt.pem” # We can comment this out, as long as we set no_tls to true below # tls_private_key_path: “/whatever/path/synapse/generated” # PEM dh parameters for ephemeral keys tls_dh_params_path: “/whatever/path/synapse/generated” # Turn off TLS everywhere (this overrides the listeners section below) no_tls: True
    2. We’re going to assume you have a Synapse installed and listening on the standard ports, 8008 and 8448. If not, follow the Synapse README and come back here when you’re done. Everybody ready? Okay, good.
    1. Now we’ll want to find and edit the following lines: tls_certificate_path: “/etc/ssl/nginx/examplecom_crt.pem” # We can comment this out, as long as we set no_tls to true below # tls_private_key_path: “/whatever/path/synapse/generated” # PEM dh parameters for ephemeral keys tls_dh_params_path: “/whatever/path/synapse/generated” # Turn off TLS everywhere (this overrides the listeners section below) no_tls: True

      Explaining the need for a certificate here without an associated private key could help in understanding why they are needed at all in a no_tls: True scenario.

    2. We’re going to assume you have a Synapse installed and listening on the standard ports, 8008 and 8448. If not, follow the Synapse README and come back here when you’re done. Everybody ready? Okay, good.

      This makes it easy to oversee the need for having a properly set up TLS setup for both an eventual reverse proxy and the synapse daemon's and matrix protocol's internal message signing as hidden in the text further below.

      Explicitly favouring the no_tls: True approach should help in adopting decoupled, recource efficient TLS-offloading deployment scenarios. This should eventually be automated, as Let's Encrypt certificates are only valid for three months.

    1. the broader community of practice in modern publishing technology

      This includes the Hybrid Publishing Toolkit as well as the work of substance.io

    1. “We lack the creative faculty to imagine that which we know.” That was back in 1820
    1. The Lead In: What context is needed to understand the problem space? Statement of Originality: What is a gap in our knowledge of this area? Justification: What is a tangible benefit of filling this gap?

      This is how I learned to write texts in school and university. Is that so unknown?

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    1. Social Collective Berlin

      Link einfügen.

    2. diesem Dokument

      Dieser Link ist praktisch unsichtbar.

    3. Vision

      s.o.

    4. Interaktion

      Vision und Interaktion sind im Menü und der vertikalen Hierarchie der Seite unterschiedlich angeordnet.

    1. Maintaining and moderating the forum and interlinking people and streams of conversations

      Add:

      Non-regular members receive monthly digests into their inbox. E-Mail notifications to conversations act as ad-hoc mailing lists.

    2. 5mmm

      16MMM?

    3. Partnerships, cooperations, and networks

      Would we have a circle for that? Who's heading its direction? And which strategy do we see emerging?

    4. Description of the problem

      Here we probably need a new consensus.

    5. Scale of the problem

      Interesting to escalate into a separate pad.