The very original
exhibited at the BEA Expo 2013 in Berne, Switzerland. In case you always wondered what it looks like.
somewhere in a walled garden: "I respectfully suggest that the proper question to ask is not "how will we know when we win?" but "how will we know when what we are offering is capable of transforming the world?". I believe way too many people are focused on outcomes without really understanding if the method they are using is capable of achieving that outcome."
...from the folks of Friendica comes Red:
"Red is essentially a "personal CMS" linked to a decentralised permissions and communication platform. This creates a grid of small servers which link together to form a much larger system (much like the internet itself). This allows one to create services with social contexts and extensible permission controls which are all integrated together as if they were offered by a single large data provider - but without the inherent privacy problems and costs associated with centralisation. Privacy and access controls are instead maintained at the local level where they can be enforced by those who own the data being shared. Additionally, identities in Red are not tied to DNS endpoints and have some degree of mobility between providers.
For example, let's say "Iggy Normak" is a colleague of mine. I can create a web service called "Mike Macgirvin" which acts as a blog or social networking hub, and share files and data with Iggy. These are stored on my website, which is served by a small hosting provider (or perhaps running on an old PC in my garage). Iggy can access my private photos from anywhere on the web, while logged into any Red website (for instance, from Iggy's own business website) - without encountering any additional authentication dialogues. Nobody else is able to access these files and photos without my permission, even if they "guess the URL". This kind of decentralised access control is somewhat unique and opens up new possibilities for creating very large scale web services from smaller operators, providers, and website designers.
Red has somewhat limited functionality at the present time, and is being provided as a "developer preview". The communication layers, authentication and permission systems are all basically functional. Much development work remains. Red is free and open source distributed under the MIT license."
"Red is kind of like a decentralised social network (along the lines of identi.ca, Friendica, and Diaspora) , but we've thrown away the rule book. Red has no concept of "people" or "friends" or "social". Red is a means of creating channels which can communicate with each other and to allow other channels permission to do things (or not). These channels can look like people and they can look like friends and they can be social.
They can also look like a great many other things - forums, groups, clubs, online websites, photo archives and blogs, wikis, corporate and small business websites, etc. They are just channels - with permissions that extend far beyond a single website. You can make them into whatever you wish them to be. You can associate web resources and files to these channels or stick with basic communications. There are no inherent limits. There is no central authority telling you what you can and cannot do. Any filtering that happens is by your choice. Any setting of permissions is your choice and yours alone.
You aren't tied to a single hub/website. If your own site gets shut down due to hardware or management issues or political pressure, the communication layer allows you to pop up anywhere on the Internet and resume communicating with your friends, by inserting a thumb drive containing your vital identity details or importing your account from another server.
Your resources can be access controlled to allow or deny any person or group you wish - and these permissions work across the Red network no matter what provider hosts the actual content. Red "magic-auth" allows anybody from any Red site to be identified before allowing them to see your private photos, files, web-pages, profiles, conversations, whatever. To do this, you only login once to your own home hub. Everything else is, well - magic.
Red is free and open source and provided by volunteers who believe in freedom and despise corporations which think that privacy extortion is a business model. The name is derived from Spanish "la red" - e.g. "the network".
Welcome to "the network". Welcome to the free web. Welcome to the grid. Red has arrived."
Now, please somebody port this to
The Social Capital World Forum 2013 which will take place September 4th-6th in Scotland this year will be titled Creating Space for Abundant Community, will be run as a Learning Village, and focus on social capital, sustainable development and participatory processes. We will be using Art of Hosting as a facilitation method to maximise opportunities for delegates to engage, share and learn.
In times of increasing complexity and division in the world, the Art of Participatory Leadership brings forward knowledge and drive that may be hidden in your teams and community and galvanizes alignment.
It provides methods and techniques to bring out the best in groups in a way that creates common understanding and decisions that stick.
Based on the success of Switzerlands first training in Participatory Leadership in December 2012 this years hosting team is happy to invite you to the second training from 12 to 15 November 2013. This 3-day residential training workshop will include both theoretical content and experiential learning with lots of practice opportunities.
> Overview & Continuum by Planetary Collective
> Occupy Love by Velcrow Ripper
> More than Honey by Markus Imhoof
> Transition Town Bern am 25. April
> Simone Rebmann als Regierungsstatthalterin!
> Governance Futures Lab for ReConstitutional Convention
> Taste the Waste - about the worldwide destruction of food
> La Vélokaravane à Courtelary le 13.4.2013 au Toit des Saltimbanques
> Paddock cahier des charges choice creating session
> Ad-hoc Choice Creating
> Gründungsversammlung Swiss Foodcoop Genossenschaft
> Jim Rough enjoying Hiltl...
> RingoJS hits 0.9
> Souper et débat politique - Round Three
> Weltformatplakat GPB-DA, Stadtratswahlen 2012
> NEIN zum Tierseuchengesetz am 25.11.2012 - NON à la loi révisée sur les épizooties
> Participate.ch brings Dynamic Facilitation Training to Zurich, March 4-6, 2013
> Souper - Débat politique à Espace Noir
> Du 8 au 12 août, les Imériens accueilleront les anarchistes du monde entier
> St-Imier 2012 Anarchism Gathering Program
> The Transformation Project
> Empowering Public Wisdom - The Manifesto
> The Story of Change
> A Guidebook of Alternative Nows
> Albert Streichs Mittnächtler
> Declaration of Interdependence, Occupy Café and Occupy National Gathering
> Confirmation of the Higgs Boson and the Standard Model
> Plonk & Replonk
> Radical Openness
> Surfing Democracy - Dynamic Facilitation and Wisdom Councils
> From Consumers to Citizens
> Deepening Democracy Days, June 2-12, 2012
> Sophie's Choice in Bovine
> TerreVision - agriculture contractuelle
> The axis of evil runs through our dining tables
> Guggenheim by The Ting Tings
> Consensus is not something you either have or not. It is something you always have more or less of.
> Self-organisation as a powerful change agent
> Sixteen Saltines by Jack White
> Participate.ch macht Deliberative Demokratie mit Konsensforum
> International Anarchism Gathering, St-Imier 2012
> If what you are doing is not helpful, please stop doing it. Seriously.
> Out of Print: The 20th Century
> Jacob Appelbaum and National Security Agency whistleblower William Binne on growing state surveillance
> The Adobe Creative Cloud is coming!
> Working on true, bottom up subsidiarity
> Beim Denken sind Tiere auch nur Menschen
> Light Table - a new IDE concept
> Saturn Return by She Keeps Bees
> Lea & story-209 by michelo-ud
> Tim Anderson and Matthew Slater on Community Forge
> Journée: Coopératives & énergies renouvelables
> Summer 2012 will be the Woodstock of Anarchism
> Late in the Night by Heartless Bastards
> House Rules
> Everyone is an exception. Let's try and catch each other.
> Finish your Beer
> Zweites Eichhorn 2011 by michelo-ud
> I believe I know what is true, but I know I don't know what is real.
> O Freedom by Billy Bragg
> Bradley Manning by Cass McCombs
> The Foundation of Democracy
> The Three Pillars of Democracy
> Will Not Follow by Gringo Star
> Hydrogen production from inexhaustible supplies of fresh and salt water using microbial reverse-electrodialysis electrolysis cells
> Fortschritt statt schildbürgerliches Wachstum
> Consensus & Direct Democracy @ Occupy Everything
> Libertär, EU-kritisch, ökologisch, sozial
> The Creative Cloud, Elasticity, Touch and Context
> Privacy is only needed to the extent that society is malfunctioning.
> Antwort auf offenen Brief von Tobias Sennhauser
> Evolution is not about the survival of the fittest, it is about the optimization of the synergies.
> New GPB-DA Poster (and Logo) for the Federal Elections 2011
> Here's to the crazy ones!
> How To Design A Good API and Why it Matters
> Die Grünen sind die liberalsten
> Ralph Nader, Dennis Kucinich, Ron Paul
> 25th Fête de la Lune Noire
> Switzerland is Not a Nation - it is a Philosophy
> Damn Love Song by Amy LaVere
> Re: parteifrei.ch
> RingoJS 0.8.0 is out!
> Strength in Numbers by Colin Scallan
> This Painting is Not Available in Your Country
> Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform
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> Not becoming part of the problem when trying to be part of the solution
> What's Next California
> The Data Liberation Front
> The Definition of Love
> Paradise with Side Effects
> Permaculture - A Quiet Revolution
> Storm Song by Smoke Fairies
> Best Music, News, and More is Back!
> Christiana Bike gone missing in Basel
> Newark Peace Education Panel
> Wishful thinking is the mother of all progress
> AIR is to apps as PDF is to docs
> Everything is either simple or flawed
> Canada, please evolve
> Piledriver Waltz by Alex Turner
> Blue Tip by The Cars
> Re: Administrivia
> Madame Trudeaux by KT Tunstall
> Powerful stroke of insight
> How to Save the World, Fast and Easy
> Think before teaching young dogs old tricks
> It Hurts Me Too by First Aid Kit
> Asmaa Mahfouz starting a revolution
> No more White Stripes
> Could uprisings in Egypt and the Arab world produce a 'Muslim Gandhi'?
> The decision to store data in a database is usually a case of premature optimization
> Cablecom baffled by service interruptions
> Fixing the Future
> Please Take by Wire
> Software Engineering
> So Long, Larry King Live
> WikiLeaks moves to Switzerland
> Making Antimatter where the Web was born
> Which system setting, Mr. Citrix?
> Daniel Ellsberg on Wikileaks
> Unconditional Responsibility meets Total Compassion
> Peaceful Valley Boulevard and Rumblin
> Order is an addictive illusion
> Ringo Release 0.6
> Predictions of an ugly IPv4-to-IPv6 transition
> Bungee jumps for all congressman, free!, no strings attached
> Open source Facebook replacement Diaspora drops first alpha
> Angry World by Neil Young
> Faked web browsing
> Nice comparison of Ringo and Node
> Erbix CommonJS soft-coding engine
> The Paul Allen Suit
> Web services should be both federated and extensible
> Reality is an onion, and depending on how deep you think, it may seem to contradict itself
> Oh No! by Marina And The Diamonds
> If there is anything supernatural, it is humanity itself
> Lila Luftschloss
> We have the world we want
> CoffeeScript, underscore.coffee and underscore.js
> Brendan Eich on Proxies, Modules and other Proposals and Strawman
> Good for Adobe, Good for Day, Good for the Ecosystem
> Will Adobe see the light (of Day)?
> What's Up Doc? by Carbon/Silicon
> How creativity occurs
> RingoJS vs NodeJS
> Sweet People by Alyosha
> RingoJS 0.5 released
> Your Personal Religion by Sophie Hunger
> Lost and Found by Steve Mason
> Modules, Proxies, and Ephemeron Tables
> Helma 1.7.0 has escaped its stealth existence
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> Module system strawpersons
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> Move your money - It's a Wonderful Life
> ServerJS - Brewing The Perfect Storm
> While society must do things the right way, its people must find ways to do the right thing
> Eating healthier would safe the planet
> JVM Web Framework Smackdown
> Before implementing a solution to a problem, always search for a workaround, because the workaround is often better than the original solution
> If they are not ready for what they need, give them the backbone for their future baby steps
> Been there, but haven't done that
> Unus Pro Omnibus - Omnes Pro Uno
> Hang You From the Heavens by The Dead Weather
> PubSubHub against spam and walled gardens
> CometD at a glance
> Be part of the solution, not part of the problem
> Get Around by Neil Young
> Surrender by Cheap Trick
> A car has nothing to do with a carpet
> ES5 Candidate Specification
> ReverseHttp and RelayHttp
> The best solution is that one isn't needed
> New Eclipse Helma plugin project
> Is the Bespin web-based code editor the ideal future ServerJS IDE?
> First Soleil on Mont-Soleil
> Rhinola 0.8 - Server JS reduced to the minimum
> Helma turns 1.6.3
> Helma 1.6.3-rc3 ready for testing
> Helma 1.6.3 Release Candidate 2
> Release Candidate 1 of Helma 1.6.3
> Helma at the 2008 OpenExpo in Zurich
> Large Hadron Collider
> Ecmascript Harmony
> Helma at the Linuxwochen in Linz
> Stuff by George Carlin
> Is AppleScript done?
> ES4 Draft 1 and ES3.1 Draft 1
> Want ES4 in Helma today?
> Permaculture 101
> ES4 comes to IE via Screaming Monkey
> Apple's position on ECMAScript 4 proposals
> Helma Meeting Spring 2008
> Helma 1.6.2 ready to download
> Larry Lessig's case for creative freedom
> Earthlings - Can you face the truth?
> The Story of Stuff
> A Quick Start to Hello World
> Adobe's position on ES4 features, plus the Flex 3 SDK source code is now available under the MPL
> Solar cell directly splits water for hydrogen
> Openmocha and Jhino updated to 0.8
> Additional Filename Conventions
> Update to Helma 1.6.1
> Netscape, the browser, to live one more month
> Heavyweight Champion of the World by Reverend and the Makers
> SimpleDB vs CouchDB
> Nuclear plants in Switzerland are modern Orgetorixism
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> CouchDB for Helma
> Bubble bursting friendship bracelets
> Evolving ES4 as the universal scripting language
> Helmablog and an article in Linux Pro Magazine
> More praise for Helma
> So, what's up with World Radio Switzerland?
> Helma Conspiracy Theory
> JSONPath and CouchDB
> Hold the whole program in your head, and you can manipulate it at will
> Keeping track of localhost:8080
> Rhino 1.6R6 with E4X fix and patches for Helma
> Helma 1.6 is ready!
> Junction brings Rhino on Rails to Helma
> The server-side advantage
> Rhino on Rails
> Release Candidate 3 of Helma 1.6.0
> ECMAScript 4 Reference Implementation
> Antville Summer Of Code 2007
> Helma 1.6.0-rc2
> Using H2 with Helma
> Helma warped around existing db schemas
> Rocket the Super Rabbit
> Bootstrap is out of the bag
> The last mention of Microsoft
> Helma 1.6.0-rc1
> Introducing Planet Helma
> Helma ante portas
> Shutdown-Day the Helma way
> Upcoming Helma 1.6, new reference docs and IRC channel
> Making Higgs where the Web was born
> Jala for Helma
> See you at Lift'07
> Mocha Inheritance
> Helma 1.5.3
> Fresh Rhino on Safari
> Truly Hooverphonic!
> Helma 1.5.2
> RFC 4329 application-ecmascript
> Helma 1.5.1 ready to download
> Building the Conversational Web
> Drosera steps in to debug Safari
> Helma 1.5.0 has been released!
> Helma 1.5 RC2 is ready
> Helma 1.5.0 Release Candidate 1 available for download
> FreeBSD Jails the brand new easy way
> Frodo takes on chapter 3
> No Rough Cut :-(
> Welcome to Helma!
> 40th Montreux Jazz Festival
> Rails' greatest contribution
> Consensus vs Direct Democracy
> A candidate for CSCSJS or a Mocha Fetchlet
> coComment Roundup
> Track your comments
> Sketching image queries and reinventing email
> ECMAScript - The Switzerland of development environments
> I love E4X
> Tutorial D, Industrial D and the relational model
> Stop bashing Java
> E4X Mocha Objects
> Logging and other antimatters
> Homo Oxymora
> Moving beyond Java
> Helma Trivia
> Finding Java Packages
> Catching up to Continuations
> Mighty and Beastie Licenses
> Tasting the OpenMocha Console
> "Who am I?", asks Helma
> Savety vs Freedom and other recent ramblings
> Mont-Soleil Open Air Lineup
> Rhinola - Mocha reduced to the minimum
> OpenMocha 0.6 available for download
> E4X presentation by Brendan Eich
> What is Mocha?
> Do you remember Gopher?
> The current.tv disappointment
> OpenMocha Project Roadmap
> Getting your feet wet with OpenMocha
> People flocking to see global warming
> Rails vs Struts vs Mocha
> OpenMocha is ready for a spin
> The limits of harmonization
> Le Conseil fédéral au Mont-Soleil
> Amiga History Guide
> The people must lead the executive, control the legislature and be the military
> Copyback License
> Looking at FreeBSD 6 and Beyond
> Qualified Minority Veto
> The Doom of Representative Democracy
> Violence in a real democracy
> Concordance and Subsidiarity
> Wrapping Aspects around Mocha Objects?
> Mac OS X spreading like wildfire
> Trois petits filous à Faoug
> Jackrabbit JSR 170
> Rich components for HTML 5
> More Java Harmony
> Mac goes Intel
> Google goes Rumantsch
> Oxymoronic Swiss-EU relations
> Paul Klee - An intangible man and artist
> Incrementalism in the Mozilla roadmap
> Mocha multi-threading
> Moving towards OpenMocha
> Google goes Portal
> What Bush doesn't get
> Unique and limited window of opportunity
> Persisting Client-side Errors to your Server
> Dive Into Greasemonkey
> Brown bears knock on Switzerland's door
> The experience to make what people want
> "Just" use HTTP
> Yes, what is gather?
> A Free Song for Every Swiss Citizen
> Java in Harmony
> Jan getting carried away
> Evil Google Web Accelerator?
> JSON.stringify and JSON.parse
> Ajax for Java
> The launching of launchd
> Timeless RSS
> SNIFE goes Victorinox
> AJAX is everywhere
> Papa Ratzi
> How Software Patents Work
> Free-trade accord with japan edges closer
> Mocha at a glance
> Adobe acquires Macromedia
> Safari 1.3
> View complexity is usually higher than model complexity
> Free Trade Neutrality
> SQL for Java Objects
> Security Bypass
> Exactly 1111111111 seconds
> Kurt goes Chopper
> Choosing a Java scripting language
> Spamalot's will get spammed a lot
> The visual Rhino debugger
> The Unix wars
> EU-Council adopts software patent directive
> FreeBSD baby step "1j"
> Never trust a man who can count to 1024 on his fingers
> Visiting the world's smallest city
> Finally some non-MS, non-nonsense SPF news
> Swiss cows banned from eating grass
> Ludivines, the "Green Fairy" of absinthe
> First Look At Solaris 10
> EU Commission Declines Patent Debate Restart
> Alan Kay's wisdom guiding the OpenLaszlo roadmap towards Mocha?
> 1 Kilo
> Re: FreeBSD logo design competition
> Schweizer Sagen
> Europas Eidgenossen
> Art Nouveau La Chaux-de-Fonds 2005-2006
> XMLHttpRequest glory
> The Beastie Silhouette
> The Number One Nightmare
> Safe and Idempotent Methods such as HEAD and TRACE
> Sorry, you have been verizoned.
> Daemons and Pixies and Fairies, Oh My!
> Sentient life forms as MIME-attachments: RFC 1437
> Anno 2004: CZV
> Web Developer Extension for Firefox
> Refactoring until nothing is left
> Catching XP in just 20 Minutes
> Designing the Star User Interface
> Re: SCO
> Convergence on abstraction and on browser-based Console evaluation
> Today found out that inifinite uptimes are still an oxymoron
> New aspects of woven apps
> Original Contribution License (OCL) 1.0
> Unified SPF: a grand unified theory of MARID
> BSD is designed. Linux is grown.
> 5 vor 12 bei 10 vor 10
> Mocha vs Helma?
> Schattenwahrheit: Coup d'etat underway against the Cheney Circle?
> Abschluss Bilaterale II Schweiz-EU
> From Adam Smith to Open Source
> Linux - the desktop for the rest of them
> Big Bang
> Leaky Hop Objects
> Return Path Rewriting (RPR) - Mail Forwarding in the Spam Age
> Microsoft Discloses Huge Number Of Windows Vulnerabilties
> Steuerungsabgabe statt Steuern
> Anno 2003: deployZone
> The war against terror
> The war against terror (continued)
> The relativity of Apple's market share
> Are humans animals?
> Democracy Now!
> The Cluetrain Manifesto
> Anno 1999: Der Oberhasler
> Anno 1998: volksrat.ch
> Fan traces "lost" singer Rodriguez
> Anno 1998: crossnet
> Think different
> The right time to buy Apple stock
> Geschwindigkeit vs Umdrehungszahl
> Anno 1997: Xmedia
> "The meaning of life is to improve the quality of all life"
> Cute Barristas at Peet's Coffee
> Anno 1996: CZV
> Alternative 1995
> BZ Internet Cafe
> How do I set a DEFAULT HTML-DOCUMENT?
> Searching Gopherspace
> Crossnet - der kollektive Intellekt der Schweiz
> Global Screen Design Services
> NEW-LIST digests
> ACTIV-L Digest
> Eternal September
> AOL expanding Internet services
> Anno 1993: Macro-micro navigator
> Freude herrscht!
> Anno 1992: Intouch i-station
> You register me in 50 states
> Anno 1991: mediacube
> Friedrich Dürrenmatt - Die Schweiz als Gefängnis
> Anno 1990: RasterOps
> Enable the Creative
> Photoshop Startup Memories and First Demo
> Anno 1989: Lambada by Kaoma
> Anno 1988: Perfect by Fairground Attraction
> Morgana - Selling Digital-Font based Sign-writing
> Macworld Expo 1988 Amsterdam
> Acorn Archimedes RISC Technology
> Anno 1987: Knowledge Navigator
> Anno 1986: Max Headroom in the News
> Anno 1985: Amiga 1000
> Hello World on C128 in CP/M Mode
> Analog Desktop Publishing in 1984
> Anno 1982: Vic-20
> Postel's Law
> The Future Is Unwritten
> Earth Mother and Fortieth Floor by Lesley Duncan
> La Linea by Osvaldo Cavandoli
> California by Joni Mitchell
> Supplement to the Whole Earth Catalog
> Neil Young
> Whole Earth Catalog
> CoinFest 2016, April 5-10, Mont-Soleil
> Anno 1968: Mony Mony and People Got to Be Free
> August 28th 1968: William Buckley Vs Gore Vidal