Talk:Disintermedia Home Page
This is my Simon Grant (talk) 2 April 2020 personal selection of what looks to me more obviously relevant to this wiki. Nothing is intended to devalue or criticise the ones I've sorted as less obviously relevant -- please bear in mind that this means less obviously relevant to me and I would be happy to rethink any particular ones.
I'm removing from this list material that is already integrated into this wiki. On a personal note, I dislike the practice of referring to large corporations, their products, or other questionable things such as treaties by derogatory invented names. It may raise a smile among those who agree, but it seems to me disrespectful and can be confusing for those of different native language or who don't get the joke. It compromises impartiality and also accuracy.
Libre (as in Library) Research
more obviously relevant
Mahi Rorohiko - Te Reo Māori support in free code software, and how to use it
Hack Pack - basic tools for fixing or reconditioning old PCs
Privacy Not Privatization - Challenges the way the goodwill attached to the private, in the sense of privacy. This association is used in the euphemism 'privatisation' to justify enclosement of 'common goods', making them 'private property', most of which is increasingly controlled by global corporate elites.
Online Authoring Platforms - Software platforms that can used for collaborative authoring of text by users in multiple locations.
Online Decision Platforms - Software that can be used to make democratic group decisions online
Bumble Networks - Building resilient wireless networks as tools for sharing community knowledge about living sustainably
Releasing Code - Advice on how to build an open source development community around existing software source code.
Free as in Imagination - Libre Game Development and game reviews
Community Stewardship Manifesto - Distilling the past experiences of free code software and free culture projects, both positive and negative, into a living document that ensures more effective stewardship of digital commons projects into the future
Wiki synchronization - Ever seen two wikis, under the same CC license, with a page each on the same subject covering different aspects?
Leaving the Googleverse - using free code, federated alternatives to the many Google products
Platform Cooperatives - research on the legal structures, revenue models, and governance practices that are being used in pioneering platform cooperatives.
less obviously relevant
Freedom to whISPer - Most people feel they have a fundamental right to communicate in privacy. Emerging technology, and the laws being made to regulate it, threaten to erode that right, trying to force ISPs (Internet Service Providers) to spy on their customers on behalf of the government, and corporations.
Tipping Out the TPPA - The 'Trans-Pacific Peasant Agreement' includes various clauses which intend to criminalise the sharing of digital information, under the guise of harmonizing NZ laws with US laws for the purposes of facilitating trade across Pacific countries.
Teasing out TISA - The 'Tyranny in Services Agreement' is intended to pave the way for further corporatization of public services currently provided by government departments and not-for-profits under their oversight, and includes various clauses which threaten data sovereignty and net neutrality.
Free our Streams - TVNZ is told by program vendors it has to use proprietary software for its OnDemand streaming service. Public television needs to support libre content, open standards, and free code software.
free code operating system - A record of the OS I've tried and how well they worked for me
ComPost - Researching and advocating for eco-responsible disposal of end-of-life computers and other electronic equipments like cell phones, digital televisions
Free Novels - fiction books which can be read gratis (at no charge), usually under CreativeCommons license, either online, as .PDF download, or both
Notable Books - Non-fiction books which can be read gratis (at no charge), usually under CreativeCommons license, either online, as .PDF download, or both
Notable Interviews - audio interviews of note which can be heard gratis, usually under CreativeCommons license, either online or as a download or both, in a free format like Ogg Opus or Ogg Vorbis
Notable Films - Films which can be watched gratis (at no charge), usually under CreativeCommons license, either online, as a download, or both
SpeechRight vs Copyright - In the digital era, where publishing has become entangled with speech, any limitation on the freedom to publish impacts on freedom of speech
SocialForges - A list of online hosts for the incubation of community projects, such that their ideas and methods could be copied in other communities
Print-to-Order and Digital Publishing - Self-publishing allows authors to keep both their copyright (however they choose to use it) and the majority of the revenue from sales, and print-to-order and e-book publishing platforms make the more affordable and scalable
Freedom Technology Champions - How do people decide what digital communication tools to use? How are use trends shaped by early adopters and software evangelists?
For-profit Freedom Forges - a list of businesses developing free code software and some info on how they earn revenue to pay their staff and cover their external costs
I Am Not a Human - research into the "honeypot" technique of reducing spam by tricking bots into revealing they are bots, instead of making humans prove they are human.
more obviously relevant
VOICE - Evaluating free code chat tools is very difficult as a solo project. VOICE (VOICE Organized Investigation of Chat Engines) is a testing team that has regular online meetings, trying out different chat software each time, using a reliable text chat system (a Matrix room) as a backup.
less obviously relevant
Looks like https://permaculture.org.nz/ has superseded PermaGeeks/ Aotearoa Permaculture Network - Providing email lists and other digital information services to permaculturists in the bioregions of Aotearoa, thanks to CoActivate.org, Loomio.org, and Mumble.co.nz
CounterClaim - Exploring controversial topics by teasing out claims, and counterclaims, and the evidence given by claimants, including the Who Said It articles on public figures and institutions who appear in the new media in Aotearoa
Email Ate My Life - Strypey spent one whole year not using the internet, and is working on a book about the experience, and what he learned from it.
For external projects, either they have their own page here or they don't. No point in referring to them here, I would have thought?
For proposed projects, I'm thinking that there isn't much point in listing them unless they are or until they become actual. Some of these look as if they would be really nice; others may look less clearly relevant to P2P, or may have lost relevance.
Dead Fuel Stations - A photo essay illustrating one of the growing but unnoticed impacts of the peaking of global oil supplies
Community Development Patterns - a contribution to the development of pattern languages for community development, based on case studies. (would be nice)
Datatrician - Setting up cheap or free training in how to recondition second-hand PCs using free code operating systems, and maintain them in working order. (would be nice)
Transparent Hardware - An online order service that researches and promotes hardware that ships with free code software, and support for libre formats and protocols, and shows them off at their best. (would be nice)
SoftwareBurger - a platform for visualizing a libre database of software/ service dependencies, to help developers choose free code components to re-use, and understand exactly what their code depends on, and help users understand how dependencies and free code re-use work. (would be nice)
Gaming On Libre Distribution - GOLD is a proposal for a user-friendly, console-style gaming experience, running on a 100% free code GNU/Linux distribution, connected to a regularly-updated repository of all available free code games.
LaundrySync - a free code remote back-up and file synchronization tool aimed at home users, on whatever OS, who don't want to lose their documents, family photos, home videos etc when their hard drive or OS dies, and don't have access to a server.
TowBar - a bash terminal emulator that works as a toolbar, allowing easier use and learning of the command line environment from within graphic desktops
Core Us - testing free code software for online voice conferencing and feedback to developers
AdoptionAgency - an OpenHatch.org style platform for highlighting promising free code projects which are currently orphaned
In the Event of an Event - A networked calendaring system making it easy to find out about local events of interest to us
Libre Software Training (would be nice)
FileGardens - peer-to-peer software, involving a desktop client, but with a user interface built using web standards, displayed using a browser (would be nice)
Free Code for Free Humans - a set of open trademarks that can be displayed as badges on the homepage of free code software projects, and on the packaging and case of devices built on free design hardware
Standard Interchange Format Initiative (SIFI) - a global campaign to increase development and adoption of standards for export and import of user data between as many different applications and types of software as possible.
Free Culture and Independent Media
Common Sounds - exploring the range of music available under CreativeCommons licenses on websites like Jamendo, Magnatune, BandCamp, and SoundCloud.
Common Culture - A follow-up project to Common Sounds - a livestream showing specifically promoting CC licensed works, and especially kiwi works, with a bit of commons culture/ software freedom news, interviews etc.
A Growing Commons - collaboration on a high quality suite of Open Educational Resources for teaching and learning permaculture design (would be nice)
LibreVideo - Using free code software to create audio-visual works, in libre formats, under a libre license
MediaFlood - A user-friendly documentation wiki showing people how to share their multimedia creations over the net (live or delayed streaming, or for download) using free code tools
Mumbleback Radio - Setting up an online talkback radio experience using a Murmur server and Mumble clients.
Oggle - Creating CDs and DVDs, or monogrammed USB sticks, of media works licensed under CreativeCommons, in libre formats, plus some free code media creation and player software
Virtual Hat - A pool of funds contributed by people who share music online, shared out to kiwi musicians according to how often their music is shared. (would be nice)
CultureAuction - A crowdfunding site with a difference, where people can pledge money towards a given piece of ARR (All-Rights-Reserved) copyright being released into the CreativeCommons (would be nice)
Sci-fi Upgrades - fan-managed projects to revamp the visual effects of classic sci-fi television shows, testing the limits of copyright limitations over non-commercial derivative works