The only question that matter is who has "power" and the only humane solution we have found so far is "democracy" to spread the power as widely as possible. This combined with "liberalism" - let people do as they like, strength in diversity.
These two have shaped the world of almost everyone reading this toot.
Our society often confuses personal power -- "power within" -- with "power over," which is about controlling others. There is a vast difference" a balancing that we try to achieve #OMN
http://hamishcampbell.com/index.php/2021/02/09/all-standards-are-social-agreements-consensuses/ All "standards" are social agreements/consensuses #4opens #OMN
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.
If you are interested in supporting the coding/#UX work of #OMN and our projects http://visionon.tv our two mastodon instances or the servers for #indymediaback then please get involved here https://unite.openworlds.info/explore/organizations
I wrote this meany years ago for the sidebar of my blog "A river that needs crossing political and tech blogs – On the political side, there is arrogance and ignorance, on the geek side there is naivety and over- complexity" and we still have a long way to bridge this understanding hole #OMN
"The security context is the relationships between a security referent and its environment. From this perspective, security and insecurity depend first on whether the environment is beneficial or hostile to the referent, and also how capable is the referent of responding to its/their environment in order to survive and thrive."
We are doing the same project at the #OMN though we clearly let the users/producers define the community growing from the grassroots use. If you don't trust the people you cannot have real democratic institutions and are left with feudal (#mainstreaming traditional open-source dev), capitalism (the #dotcons) or #geekproblem (most radical tech) as a path, none of these are the world we need to be building is my view.
A wildly spread international crew have been putting a lot of work into making this a local #indymediaback codebase option #Epicyon version 1.2.0 release https://blog.freedombone.net/epicyon-version-1-2-0-release #ActivityPub #OMN
The question all people who are interested in social change need to ask is at the level you are working at what do you actually have affective power over - its beyond pointless to use what little power you have trying to change things you have no power to affect. Focus on what actually has an impact on the level you are working at #OMN
Interested in were the #OMN is going http://hamishcampbell.com/index.php/2021/01/22/a-conversation-on-omn-issues-around-metadata/
My problem now is with rebooting our own media we need to get past this "control" to bring seeds of #DIY culture to life #indymediaback #omn the is an international crew working to do this. You can see the test sites rolling out soon https://roadstonowhere.openworlds.info and http://indymedia.hs2rebellion.earth looking for editorial crew to plant these seeds. Its the old project rebooted from before it was ripped apart rebuild on modern standards.
* Capitalism wants to privatise metadata to the capitalists #dotcons and the capitalist then control the government - fascism is back into fashion.
* Chinese communism, wants the state to control the metadata, so they can control capitalism, we are back to the command economy on steroids.
* Liberalism want to privatise metadata to the individual to return to a mythic free-market past.
The #OMN is a standards based political software framework to build #KISS and #4opens grassroots semantic web of trust links and flows. We do this by outlining a human understandable workflow and then build radical real world apps from this. We are agnostic on the underlighing technology and programming as long as it is #4opens based.
To support this server and the OMN project https://opencollective.com/open-media-network