5 years ago: Digital Feudalism and How to Avoid It


I learned a lot in those five years and we’re still working for the same goals. Surveillance Capitalism is worse than it ever was but we also have new hopes: @Purism, Mastodon, @gnome, DAT, …

The one thing I’d change is to replace “open source” with “ethical technology” and “free (as in freedom)” in my words.

When we met 5 years ago I suggested to build on what was available instead of spending years in developing from scratch a new Open Source device. I'm not sure of it but maybe incremental improvements and joining forces with existing groups working on different fields of expertise could have got us further than we are now.

Want to use different names to define what we are doing? What about: Technological & Data Sovereignty?
@Purism @gnome

@paolo @aral @Purism @gnome. I wonder what apps are going to be made for the Librem 5. Will it become competetive? Will it be usable voor everyone?


@KeaW I'm keeping an eye on it but at $599 it isn't really a phone for the masses.
I just bought a Wiley Fox at about £120 with good specs on which I'm going to install LineageOS. Not a perfect security phone but a step forward in terms of usability and privacy for all.

@aral @Purism @gnome

@paolo @aral @Purism @gnome Didn’t the UK requested a backdoor in every device that is British, that leaves Britain?

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