Re­decentra­lize


We’ve had enough of digital monopolies and surveillance capitalism. We want a world that works for everyone, just like the original intention of the web and net.

We seek a world of open platforms and protocols with real choices of applications and services for people. We care about privacy, transparency and autonomy. Our organisations and tools should fundamentally be accountable and resilient.

Our mission


Taking back the net…

Redecentralize challenges the prevalent paradigm of central ‘clouds’ and ‘platforms’ that intermediate people’s interactions, set the rules, and lock them in.

We strive for an ecosystem of interoperable products, letting people choose their software and keep their data themselves.

Think self-hostable social media where users and communities can set their own rules; apps that don’t spy; devices that obey their user, not creator.

…by supporting decent tech

Redecentralize connects, facilitates and promotes projects pursuing decentralisation. We bring people together to learn and exchange, and help bridge the gap between technology, media and politics.

Amid growing awareness of problems with big tech, we advocate for structural solutions. Where others might debate how a powerful platform should be kept accountable, we question why it even has this power — and show the alternatives.

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Latest posts


18 January 2021 — Michał “rysiek” Woźniak

Centralisation is a danger to democracy

After the Capitol riot, the question isn't about how the social media monopolists should wield their power - the question is whether they should have such power in the first place.

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Resources


Learn more about decentralisation

Read our articles on the what and why of decentralization and how to break big tech open. We also surface writings from others in our monthly digests.

Find decentralised alternatives

Check out or contribute to the alternative internet list, a crowd-sourced directory of hundreds of software projects.

We also love switching.software as a user-friendly guide to ethical alternatives to well-known apps and services.

Watch founder interviews

Back in 2013 we started with interviewing people working in this space, leading to over 20 videos revealing the minds behind the projects. Explore the archive.

Get involved


Redecentralize relies heavily on its community of technologists, scientists, designers and decentralization enthusiasts. Get involved!

We need web developers, community managers, event organisers, marketing and policy advisors to help build and grow our community and organise our next conference. Eager to help? Email us at hello@redecentralize.org, or chat with us on Matrix in #redecentralize:matrix.org.

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