fuck the economic aspects of bitcoin, can we talk about the federated parts? like the blockchain is just a federated database worth an arbitrary dollar value. the money-ness and the ensuing capitalist hordes are shit, but bitcoin is still a massive, (kinda) decentralized federation. #goals
is there a way to design federated software that incentivizes people to join the federation like bitcoin does, but doesn't involve the trash fire that is money? like free storage for everyone or something idk
@gc Filecoin and IPFS are by Protocol Labs, a VC-funded startup. All the IPFS code is FOSS, so you can take it and create a separate network that doesn't interact/federate with the capitalist network.
The feature set of GNUNet and IPFS does not map features one-to-one, GNUNet is more oriented towards resource sharing, IPFS is more oriented towards document persistence.
So freedom, in that regard, if it's not really read/write in the real world and actually-existing networks, it's a relative matter.
@gc If you were to trace some philosophical parallels, could say that IPFS leans more on the individualistic market anarchism side because resource usage is less easily shared but information and discovery for all tend to be favoured.
GNUNet is more (slightly statist) marxist socialist regarding resource usage, less anarchistic regarding information sharing. Arguably more hierarchical in a few things, if you listen to the ideas of the developers.
A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.