The key strength of this governance model is that its #permissionless in this it mirrors one of the strengths of the #Fediverse you do not have to ask permission to start an instance #justdoit in the same way you start a governance body https://unite.openworlds.info/Open-Media-Network/openwebgovernancebody/wiki/Online-governance- its native to the #openweb out of the box #4opens
#XR Every grassroots movement has poisonous snakes in it https://medium.com/unfollow-journal/circles-of-power-extinction-rebellions-approach-to-organising-e24d066dd802 how do you recognize them is an interesting subject. Judging by the #4opens is a small step, there are others...
Hope is affective social challenge/change. The is no hope in #mainstreaming this is carrier building and statues games for individuals.
We live in an era of reactionary politics that the rightwing use by appealing to a sense of injustice and then, instead of focusing anger on the rightful target (capitalism etc) they create a movement to serve their own class interests, in most cases this is #stupidindividualism of far right libertarianism.
From a few years ago:
Not for the first time and likely not the last time. Misunderstanding of what am saying/talking about. To be clear the #geekproblem is complex in that its at root a unhealthy/inhuman desire for total control.
The federated model is both pandering to the problem, here have control and diluting the problem by spreading it thinly and then turning it into vapour #4opens ie. It's a kind of step away if you understand the problem is there to stepaway from 🙂
Thinking about the #geekproblem from a progressive history in the Soviet Union we had a control and fear based economic syteam so its important that we don't blindly go down the same path. Need to think that defending agenst control is simply a reflection of control. Its #mainstreming to blindly go down this path, we do need to do something else as the soviet syteam was not that "progressive" and suggesting #4opens as a better path out of our current mess.
Of course this can and will be updated as needed, but we have a “chicken and egg” issue that we need a working affinity group/s to reach consensus on where we go. The #indymediaback project is a way of bootstrapping this code/process in #4opens way.
To keep “diversity of strategy” in place we are using the #OMN framework.
Build open tools without HARD coded defaults - yes you can choose where the switches are flicked on the default install, but that is as much power that the dev team should take in #4opens dev
#indymedia was ripped apart by the war of open/closed
"War, What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, say it agen..."
You can't start a war if there is nothing to fight over.
Where is the positive in this mess? I would look at the current healthy #openweb projects. I would strongly advise and incurage people to "use them of lose them" and use a tool like the #4opens to step away from the obvious #dotcons #NGO and #fahernisat pushing. Pick up a #shoval and compost the mess #DIY plant seeds of your own lived life and nurture/water the social gardens with your care.
Don't ask, just do it.
The strength of the #fedivers is "accidental" it's not in the standards, it's not in the codebase, it's not in the power politics that these forces play. It's in the good #UX and #4opens process. Everything else is a distraction and if this distraction gains too much power it will likely self-destruct into infighting and ripping apart.
The #geekproblem is coding for Serenity/security/certainty where it does not exist - this is the root to the withering tree of digital fascism.
It's anti-human not surprisingly.
This is human, all to human.
http://hamishcampbell.com/index.php/2021/02/09/all-standards-are-social-agreements-consensuses/ All "standards" are social agreements/consensuses #4opens #OMN
Just to highlight #fahernistas are always crap for good outcomes if they dominate the core of any radical grassroots project.
They have a use in the periphery and are core to growth of successfully grassroots projects.
We need to build #4opens based infrastructure. This needs to have radical social DNA at its roots #PGA and #indymediaback are examples of this. We need to abandon the 100s of pointless #geekproblem tech projects and at the same time step away from #NGO tech. An example of what we need #OMN a simple #KISS path out of this mess.
Just about all tech and political projects are pointless:
A river that needs crossing political and tech - On the political side, there is arrogance and ignorance, on the geek side there is naivety and over complexity
A solution to this churning is "nothing new" most of the issues we face have already been solved or at least mediated.
The reader has no power as they have no buy in - the "user" a little power to post/comment from account. The "producer" should likely be promoted to "mod" as soon as they are trusted.
The "mod" have as much power as possible without endangering the instance.
The "admin" have strong power BUT a VERY strong social rule not to use it. The running of the instance is in the hands of the "mod/producer"
Actions are socially mediated by the #4opens with audit logs to bring transparency.
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