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Decentralized Tools for Activists

Sources

These websites are great to compare different software solutions, and help you choosing free alternatives over proprietary.

Reasons

Why?

  • we want more people to use decentralized tools for political action
  • it makes their activism more effective
  • decentralized services are more resilient, don’t support the power, and are important for privacy
  • decentralized services require some extra knowledge

What?

  • make people aware of the problem
  • teach people how to use the alternatives (effectively)
  • it would be great if they can spread the knowledge afterwards

How?

  • a workshop on how to use them
  • directly trying them out?
  • stories on why this is important
  • how to find an instance?

The Problem: Monopolies

Tech monopolies gain more and more power

  • their means of production are user data
  • knowledge is power:
    • manipulating elections
    • mass surveillance
    • influencing customers
    • repression
    • and we don’t know how they can use the data in the future
  • most of these services are monopolys; this way they can exploit the data
  • network effects: the more users they have, the more they want
  • argument: we provide the services for free, users come to us voluntarily

stories?

Decentralized

  • But there are alternatives
  • Decentralized services
    • not owned by a single company
    • everyone can set up their own server
    • interoperable; the servers can federate with each other
  • Also important: Free Software/Open Source
    • everyone is able to use, read, edit, share the source code -> trustworthy

Alternatives

framadate

jitsi

mastodon

mobilizon

cryptpad

wordpress

discourse

crabgrass

ownCloud

kanboard