Great article from @jasonpjason on decentralising the internet and the successes and failures of federation. Suggests some new approaches and some policy support (but not a StateBook) are needed for decentralisation that actually empowers. Platform coops play a role. We need counterantidisintermediation to prevent platform lock-in. I think the 'centralised services win (partly) through better UX' argument needs examining though.

Maidsafe / safenet if or when they eventually get past the alpha stage to me seems like the most promisinh version of actual decentralization. (Plus anonymization and encryption)

@neil @jasonpjason Well a 'StateBook' would be a centralized platform, which we agree (I think) we don't want. State supported open data centres and/or free hosting would be something very different, though.

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