Redecentralize Digest — July 2021
A short digest in vacation time. After the summer, we would love to grow our pool of contributors, to help cover decentralisation from many angles. If you are into these topics and available for an hour or two each month to share observations and insights with the community, drop us a message to get involved and join our virtual newsroom!
Just a few tips:
- Last week’s lightning talks about community networks technology: experiences with offline education software, rural mesh networks, Raspberry Pis, etcetera. (relatedly: a reader tipped their student’s BSc thesis on Pi mesh networking)
- Cory Doctorow’s latest column (also as audio) on the issue of monopolism, and interoperability as a solution.
- Element raised many more millions of funding to speed up the development of the Matrix communication protocol (including peer-to-peer communication) and their products around it.
- Aug 9: DOTS monthly assembly; monthly meetup about design aspects in decentralisation, by the Decentralization Off The Shelf initiative.
- Aug 10: Human Rights are Not a Bug: Internet Infrastructure and Social Justice; report launch event
- Aug 19–26 BornHack, Denmark; hacker camp
- Aug 26–29 Camp++, Hungary; hacker camp
- Aug 28–Sep 3: Crypto Commons Gathering, Austria; conference & retreat “bridging crypto and commons scholarship and practice”
- Oct 12–14: Internet Identity Workshop; unconference about decentralized identity/self-sovereign identity, organised twice a year
For more events like these, check out and subscribe to the dweb.events calendar!
About this digest
The Redecentralize Digest is a monthly publication about internet (re)decentralisation. It covers progress and thoughts relating technology and politics, without ties to a particular project nor to one definition of decentralisation — figuring out its meanings and relations is part of the mission.
This digest was written by Gerben, with thanks for all tips & suggestions.
The digest’s format and content are not set in stone. Feedback, corrections and suggestions for next editions are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org. We don’t spy on our readers, so please do tell us what you think!