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FLOSS4P2P workshop (London, March 16-17th)

FLOSS4P2P workshop (London, March 16-17th)

From:
panayotis antoniadis
Date:
2015-02-18 @ 19:18
Here is an interesting workshop where I will most probably present 
something on
offline networks: http://p2pvalue.eu/2nd-floss4p2p-workshop (see also below)

If any of you is interested to participate please let me know to try to
organize something more than just a talk.

By the way, the deadline for submissions for the workshop on "DIY 
networking"
in Florence is approaching fast: http://diynetworking.net (but I will 
send a separate
e-mail on this :-))






        *FLOSS4P2P: Call for Participation*


        A 2-day London workshop in March, gathering *FLOSS projects*
        that are building software for *peer production and
        organization*, with a focus on *distributed* platforms.
        *Scholarships*to attend are offered to grassroots communities.


        ** Context **

        We know that the Internet was originally decentralized, with
        protocols and services built by hackers. However, with the
        arrival of the celebrated Web 2.0, centralization
        andcorporations proprietary platformsseem to have taken over.
        Moreover, this centralized structure is used by governments to
        increase surveillance (following Snowden’s revelations), to
        blackout internet whenever it is needed (e.g. Egypt, Syria, or
        San Francisco’s BART) or to choke annoying activist
        organizations (such as Wikileaks).


        On the other hand, in the last few years we have seen the
        emergence of Internet-enabled collaborative communities building
        shared libre/open resources. Commons-based Peer to Peer
        Production(CBPP) is rapidly growing: not just for software and
        encyclopedias, but also for information (OpenStreetMap,
        Wikihow), hardware (FabLabs, Open Source Ecology), accommodation
        (Couchsurfing) and currency (Bitcoin, Altcoins).


        In the last few years, it has become clear to many that it is
        not enough to develop free/libre/open source (FLOSS)
        alternatives, but we also need to re-decentralize the Internet.
        Many initiatives are being undertaken under this premise (e.g.
        Ethereum, Diaspora, OwnCloud, MediaGoblin, Sandstorm). These new
        software tools may also be useful to boost CBPP communities
        further. In this workshop, we will gather those working around
        the decentralized FLOSS that could help CBPP/P2P communities.
        Hackers, academics, activists and interested stakeholders are
        welcome.


        **When**

        March 16-17th 2015


        **Where**

        Fab Lab London

        http://fablablondon.org <http://fablablondon.org/>


        **Call for Proposals**

        We welcome proposals for:

          *

            Lightning talks(2m-5m): summarise your idea & receive feedback

          *

            Show & Tell presentations(20m): explain your
            project/tech/research

          *

            Tutorialson software tools (1h)


        Please email: lu.yang@surrey.ac.uk <mailto:lu.yang@surrey.ac.uk>
        with your idea/proposals.


        The workshop will have both presentationsand unconference-style
        participatory dynamics for finding points of collaboration and
        extraction of conclusions.


        ** Topics **

          *

            Focus on FLOSS software with some of the following features:

          *
              o

                Social: communication

              o
                  +

                    e.g. social-networking, microblogging, reworked email

              o

                Social: collaboration

              o
                  +

                    e.g. wikis, pads, wave, shared file hosting,
                    multimedia repositories

              o

                Alternative to proprietary choices

              o

                Federated / Distributed / Interoperable

              o

                Open Standards

              o

                Secure / Encrypted

              o

                Encouraging Peer Production communities

              o

                Encouraging the construction/maintenance of Commons

          *

            Potential cases for discussion:

          *
              o

                Diaspora (federated social network)

              o

                Wave (federated real-time collaboration)

              o

                Lorea (federated social network)

              o

                DarkWallet (distributed wallet & social network)

              o

                Ethereum (P2P infrastructure)

              o

                MaidSafe (P2P infrastructure)

              o

                Sandstorm.io (facilitates federated sw)

              o

                Mailpile (encripted email)

              o

                MediaGoblin (federated multimedia repository)

              o

                OwnCloud (file hosting)

              o

                … (your case)


        **Scholarships**

        There are a few scholarships for potential participants who wish
        to attend the event. The scholarship will cover participant’s
        travel and subsistence cost, up to €400. If you are interested
        in applying for the scholarship, please email:
        lu.yang@surrey.ac.uk <mailto:lu.yang@surrey.ac.uk> before 28
        February 2015, with a paragraph stating why you think your FLOSS
        is relevant, plus a short bio. Priority will be given to those
        with low resources, innovative FLOSS within the topics of the
        call, and being a grassroot community.


        ** More **

        More info will be posted online in:

        http://p2pvalue.eu/2nd-floss4p2p-workshop


        Email queries to: lu.yang@surrey.ac.uk <mailto:lu.yang@surrey.ac.uk>

Re: [off.networks] FLOSS4P2P workshop (London, March 16-17th)

From:
Sarah Grant
Date:
2015-02-18 @ 23:55
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Greetings off networks + panos,

I am into coming to this... anyone else thinking about it?

/s

On 2/18/15 2:18 PM, panayotis antoniadis wrote:
> 
> Here is an interesting workshop where I will most probably present 
> something on offline networks:
> http://p2pvalue.eu/2nd-floss4p2p-workshop (see also below)
> 
> If any of you is interested to participate please let me know to
> try to organize something more than just a talk.
> 
> By the way, the deadline for submissions for the workshop on "DIY 
> networking" in Florence is approaching fast:
> http://diynetworking.net (but I will send a separate e-mail on this
> :-))
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> *FLOSS4P2P: Call for Participation*
> 
> 
> A 2-day London workshop in March, gathering *FLOSS projects* that
> are building software for *peer production and organization*, with
> a focus on *distributed* platforms. *Scholarships*to attend are
> offered to grassroots communities.
> 
> 
> ** Context **
> 
> We know that the Internet was originally decentralized, with 
> protocols and services built by hackers. However, with the arrival
> of the celebrated Web 2.0, centralization andcorporations
> proprietary platformsseem to have taken over. Moreover, this
> centralized structure is used by governments to increase
> surveillance (following Snowden’s revelations), to blackout
> internet whenever it is needed (e.g. Egypt, Syria, or San
> Francisco’s BART) or to choke annoying activist organizations (such
> as Wikileaks).
> 
> 
> On the other hand, in the last few years we have seen the emergence
> of Internet-enabled collaborative communities building shared
> libre/open resources. Commons-based Peer to Peer Production(CBPP)
> is rapidly growing: not just for software and encyclopedias, but
> also for information (OpenStreetMap, Wikihow), hardware (FabLabs,
> Open Source Ecology), accommodation (Couchsurfing) and currency
> (Bitcoin, Altcoins).
> 
> 
> In the last few years, it has become clear to many that it is not
> enough to develop free/libre/open source (FLOSS) alternatives, but
> we also need to re-decentralize the Internet. Many initiatives are
> being undertaken under this premise (e.g. Ethereum, Diaspora,
> OwnCloud, MediaGoblin, Sandstorm). These new software tools may
> also be useful to boost CBPP communities further. In this workshop,
> we will gather those working around the decentralized FLOSS that
> could help CBPP/P2P communities. Hackers, academics, activists and
> interested stakeholders are welcome.
> 
> 
> **When**
> 
> March 16-17th 2015
> 
> 
> **Where**
> 
> Fab Lab London
> 
> http://fablablondon.org <http://fablablondon.org/>
> 
> 
> **Call for Proposals**
> 
> We welcome proposals for:
> 
> *
> 
> Lightning talks(2m-5m): summarise your idea & receive feedback
> 
> *
> 
> Show & Tell presentations(20m): explain your project/tech/research
> 
> *
> 
> Tutorialson software tools (1h)
> 
> 
> Please email: lu.yang@surrey.ac.uk <mailto:lu.yang@surrey.ac.uk> 
> with your idea/proposals.
> 
> 
> The workshop will have both presentationsand unconference-style 
> participatory dynamics for finding points of collaboration and 
> extraction of conclusions.
> 
> 
> ** Topics **
> 
> *
> 
> Focus on FLOSS software with some of the following features:
> 
> * o
> 
> Social: communication
> 
> o +
> 
> e.g. social-networking, microblogging, reworked email
> 
> o
> 
> Social: collaboration
> 
> o +
> 
> e.g. wikis, pads, wave, shared file hosting, multimedia
> repositories
> 
> o
> 
> Alternative to proprietary choices
> 
> o
> 
> Federated / Distributed / Interoperable
> 
> o
> 
> Open Standards
> 
> o
> 
> Secure / Encrypted
> 
> o
> 
> Encouraging Peer Production communities
> 
> o
> 
> Encouraging the construction/maintenance of Commons
> 
> *
> 
> Potential cases for discussion:
> 
> * o
> 
> Diaspora (federated social network)
> 
> o
> 
> Wave (federated real-time collaboration)
> 
> o
> 
> Lorea (federated social network)
> 
> o
> 
> DarkWallet (distributed wallet & social network)
> 
> o
> 
> Ethereum (P2P infrastructure)
> 
> o
> 
> MaidSafe (P2P infrastructure)
> 
> o
> 
> Sandstorm.io (facilitates federated sw)
> 
> o
> 
> Mailpile (encripted email)
> 
> o
> 
> MediaGoblin (federated multimedia repository)
> 
> o
> 
> OwnCloud (file hosting)
> 
> o
> 
> … (your case)
> 
> 
> **Scholarships**
> 
> There are a few scholarships for potential participants who wish to
> attend the event. The scholarship will cover participant’s travel
> and subsistence cost, up to €400. If you are interested in applying
> for the scholarship, please email: lu.yang@surrey.ac.uk
> <mailto:lu.yang@surrey.ac.uk> before 28 February 2015, with a
> paragraph stating why you think your FLOSS is relevant, plus a
> short bio. Priority will be given to those with low resources,
> innovative FLOSS within the topics of the call, and being a
> grassroot community.
> 
> 
> ** More **
> 
> More info will be posted online in:
> 
> http://p2pvalue.eu/2nd-floss4p2p-workshop
> 
> 
> Email queries to: lu.yang@surrey.ac.uk
> <mailto:lu.yang@surrey.ac.uk>
> 
> 
> 
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Re: [off.networks] FLOSS4P2P workshop (London, March 16-17th)

From:
Sarah Grant
Date:
2015-02-23 @ 19:57
So -- anyone else going? :) I am going to get my tickets over to London 
today. Also, updated subnodes, fixing some issues: 
https://github.com/chootka/subnodes

If anyone downloads it and finds any issues, pls let me know. I will be 
updating the repo with a list of issues / improvements to be made later 
today.

Next step is moving onto the actual software platform development. I have 
a #subnodes channel set up on irc.freenode, too. Find me in there if you 
wanna chat more. 

Thanks!

> On Feb 18, 2015, at 18:55, Sarah Grant <info@subnod.es> wrote:
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> Greetings off networks + panos,
> 
> I am into coming to this... anyone else thinking about it?
> 
> /s
> 
>> On 2/18/15 2:18 PM, panayotis antoniadis wrote:
>> 
>> Here is an interesting workshop where I will most probably present 
>> something on offline networks:
>> http://p2pvalue.eu/2nd-floss4p2p-workshop (see also below)
>> 
>> If any of you is interested to participate please let me know to
>> try to organize something more than just a talk.
>> 
>> By the way, the deadline for submissions for the workshop on "DIY 
>> networking" in Florence is approaching fast:
>> http://diynetworking.net (but I will send a separate e-mail on this
>> :-))
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> *FLOSS4P2P: Call for Participation*
>> 
>> 
>> A 2-day London workshop in March, gathering *FLOSS projects* that
>> are building software for *peer production and organization*, with
>> a focus on *distributed* platforms. *Scholarships*to attend are
>> offered to grassroots communities.
>> 
>> 
>> ** Context **
>> 
>> We know that the Internet was originally decentralized, with 
>> protocols and services built by hackers. However, with the arrival
>> of the celebrated Web 2.0, centralization andcorporations
>> proprietary platformsseem to have taken over. Moreover, this
>> centralized structure is used by governments to increase
>> surveillance (following Snowden’s revelations), to blackout
>> internet whenever it is needed (e.g. Egypt, Syria, or San
>> Francisco’s BART) or to choke annoying activist organizations (such
>> as Wikileaks).
>> 
>> 
>> On the other hand, in the last few years we have seen the emergence
>> of Internet-enabled collaborative communities building shared
>> libre/open resources. Commons-based Peer to Peer Production(CBPP)
>> is rapidly growing: not just for software and encyclopedias, but
>> also for information (OpenStreetMap, Wikihow), hardware (FabLabs,
>> Open Source Ecology), accommodation (Couchsurfing) and currency
>> (Bitcoin, Altcoins).
>> 
>> 
>> In the last few years, it has become clear to many that it is not
>> enough to develop free/libre/open source (FLOSS) alternatives, but
>> we also need to re-decentralize the Internet. Many initiatives are
>> being undertaken under this premise (e.g. Ethereum, Diaspora,
>> OwnCloud, MediaGoblin, Sandstorm). These new software tools may
>> also be useful to boost CBPP communities further. In this workshop,
>> we will gather those working around the decentralized FLOSS that
>> could help CBPP/P2P communities. Hackers, academics, activists and
>> interested stakeholders are welcome.
>> 
>> 
>> **When**
>> 
>> March 16-17th 2015
>> 
>> 
>> **Where**
>> 
>> Fab Lab London
>> 
>> http://fablablondon.org <http://fablablondon.org/>
>> 
>> 
>> **Call for Proposals**
>> 
>> We welcome proposals for:
>> 
>> *
>> 
>> Lightning talks(2m-5m): summarise your idea & receive feedback
>> 
>> *
>> 
>> Show & Tell presentations(20m): explain your project/tech/research
>> 
>> *
>> 
>> Tutorialson software tools (1h)
>> 
>> 
>> Please email: lu.yang@surrey.ac.uk <mailto:lu.yang@surrey.ac.uk> 
>> with your idea/proposals.
>> 
>> 
>> The workshop will have both presentationsand unconference-style 
>> participatory dynamics for finding points of collaboration and 
>> extraction of conclusions.
>> 
>> 
>> ** Topics **
>> 
>> *
>> 
>> Focus on FLOSS software with some of the following features:
>> 
>> * o
>> 
>> Social: communication
>> 
>> o +
>> 
>> e.g. social-networking, microblogging, reworked email
>> 
>> o
>> 
>> Social: collaboration
>> 
>> o +
>> 
>> e.g. wikis, pads, wave, shared file hosting, multimedia
>> repositories
>> 
>> o
>> 
>> Alternative to proprietary choices
>> 
>> o
>> 
>> Federated / Distributed / Interoperable
>> 
>> o
>> 
>> Open Standards
>> 
>> o
>> 
>> Secure / Encrypted
>> 
>> o
>> 
>> Encouraging Peer Production communities
>> 
>> o
>> 
>> Encouraging the construction/maintenance of Commons
>> 
>> *
>> 
>> Potential cases for discussion:
>> 
>> * o
>> 
>> Diaspora (federated social network)
>> 
>> o
>> 
>> Wave (federated real-time collaboration)
>> 
>> o
>> 
>> Lorea (federated social network)
>> 
>> o
>> 
>> DarkWallet (distributed wallet & social network)
>> 
>> o
>> 
>> Ethereum (P2P infrastructure)
>> 
>> o
>> 
>> MaidSafe (P2P infrastructure)
>> 
>> o
>> 
>> Sandstorm.io (facilitates federated sw)
>> 
>> o
>> 
>> Mailpile (encripted email)
>> 
>> o
>> 
>> MediaGoblin (federated multimedia repository)
>> 
>> o
>> 
>> OwnCloud (file hosting)
>> 
>> o
>> 
>> … (your case)
>> 
>> 
>> **Scholarships**
>> 
>> There are a few scholarships for potential participants who wish to
>> attend the event. The scholarship will cover participant’s travel
>> and subsistence cost, up to €400. If you are interested in applying
>> for the scholarship, please email: lu.yang@surrey.ac.uk
>> <mailto:lu.yang@surrey.ac.uk> before 28 February 2015, with a
>> paragraph stating why you think your FLOSS is relevant, plus a
>> short bio. Priority will be given to those with low resources,
>> innovative FLOSS within the topics of the call, and being a
>> grassroot community.
>> 
>> 
>> ** More **
>> 
>> More info will be posted online in:
>> 
>> http://p2pvalue.eu/2nd-floss4p2p-workshop
>> 
>> 
>> Email queries to: lu.yang@surrey.ac.uk
>> <mailto:lu.yang@surrey.ac.uk>
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