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Why am I joining IndieHosters ?

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The story
 
Some months ago I heard of IndieHosters as a possible solution to host a local food consumption website. I then went to IndieHosters website and found a forum entry called "Future of IndieHosters": https://forum.indie.host/t/future-of-indiehosters-2/83/5?pk_campaign=DiogoWhy&pk_kwd=FutureIndie
 
Well, as a Sociocracy 3.0 (S3.0) practicioner and facilitator, as well as following my reading of the book "Business Model Generator", I found I might be of service by bringing in some of these tools.
 
We scheduled a meeting to get to know each other and understand what we could serve each other, and I then got to facilitate a Business Model Canvas exercise for IndieHosters, Netureza and Ecobytes, and an exercise to identify common needs.
 
After a while I sent an e-mail proposing a set of services and wishing for the hosting of some solutions.
 
The response was an Invitation to join in.
 
The why
 
So...why have I accepted this proposal?
 
I've been reconnecting with the IT guy within me, after some time being angry with him, and I relate to the Freedom empowerment message, through free software.
Also, being an advocate of collaborative organizational systems, and namely S3.0, I have found value in practicing what I am advocating for, and have been taking all oportunities I have to use it in the field.
 
In IndieHosters I found the openness to bring in this knowledge and experience and also the room to explore, while learning, some fields like product-awareness and data-analytics, while working for a driver that I can relate with, which aims for Common Good. 
 
In Pierre, I found a person I can trust.
And I found him advocating for a self-management policy also, which was completely aligned with S3.0.
 
So I started exchanging hosting for work hours, will get a comission on new clients I bring in and we will re-evaluate this on the following months, to check if this is still fair for both of us.
 
So, some of my first work will be about implementing some metrics, so some links you will see will have Piwik behind.
This is because we adopted the 7 principles of S3.0, being one of them Empiricism and the other Continuous Improvement. (find them all in http://sociocracy30.org/the-details/principles/)
 
You might find my work on some tracking-links, on some texts, and I ask you that if ever you find any kind of tension around any of IndieHosters actions, mine or not, please do not hesitate to share and we shall navigate through it together.
 
So...here is me, a human being that is currently presenting services as Independent IT and Organization Consultant and Facilitator, able to serve as Conflict Mediator, joining IndieHosters as OFF - Online Freedom Facilitator. 
 
May our collaboration contribute to Freedom, Common Good while respecting individual privacy.
 
And may all be happy !
 
P.S. Curiosity after joining I realized I was born in the year free software movement started to campaign for computer users freedom (https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/philosophy.html))
 
P.S.2...I am currently building my website and preparing migration to free software as much as I find it more effective to the current needs I am serving, so whenever you think of some possible incoherence in my speech versus my actions, do tell me as I value coherence and shall see your sharing as an opportunity to more coherence and clarification.
 
 
Sign up for IndieHosters and regain Internet Freedom.  https://indiehosters.net/page/home?pk_campaign=DiogoWhy%pk_kwd=BottomSignup
 

In response to https://twitter.com/jwildeboer/status/776511196329566210

3 min read

@jwildeboer @nextclouders Really glad about the debate. Let me take a bit more than 140 chars to answer!

Indeed we are not open source, we are a free software shop, but I understand that some people can confuse :P

So yes, we offer Free Software as a Service. Among them, we offer https://rocket.chat/. The price is 100€/year for one instance. (check the prices of Slack also :) )
You can read an interview of us here: https://rocket.chat/blog/viva-liberte-indiehosters-supporting-internet-freedom-with-open-source-chat

We don't give any money to RocketChat nor Nextcloud, we offer Services around. We host it, backup it, secure it, and provision an https certificate for you.

Of course as a free software user, you are also free to run it on your own hardware at home and so on, we are not against it, quiet the contrary. We believe Internet should be decentralized and people should host at home. Freedombox is not there yet, yunohost is great, but it is still difficult to do it at home, especially email, so we are a workaround in the meantime. And for some use case, it is better to use us than having a server at home, if you are afraid that somebody breaks into your house and cease your server for instance.
We also plan to work with these projects to offer services to the end user, like encrypted backup on our infrastructure, possibility to migrate from one to the other and vice versa.

We don't give money to the free software we host, but we give something even more valuable, brain time.
I am personally helping to make official docker image for RocketChat, Nextcloud, Piwik, Mattermost, ownCloud, known.
The market value of this donation is many k€.
We also report bugs, feature request and so on, just check my [github account](https://github.com/pierreozoux/), 1,112 contributions last year. Again, the market price value of this is many k€.

On top of that, all our infrastructure, and recipes are also free software. You can find it here: http://libre.sh. I don't know any other hoster doing that. But actually we help some to use libre.sh, we helped libre-a-toi for instance.
We maintain a list of hosters with the same mind set here: https://github.com/indiehosters/awesome-librehosters but actually, I'm not sure any of them is publishing its infra, the way we do.

Ah, and we respect these manifestos: https://github.com/indiehosters/website/issues/62

Ah! And I almost forgot, we have open/libre finance also, here you can find some documents:
https://github.com/indiehosters/documents/blob/master/newsletter/December15.md

I'm part time on this project, and in 2015, we made 2,396€ benefits. so if you count 1,040hours per year (part time, I think I'm way above), it means, my hourly rate is... a lot lower than market value...

So it means, either we are too cheap, or we don't know how to manage. But please, it is libre, so if you know a way to improve, please let us know! But I believe we just need more users actually :)

Pierre

PS: if you eat your sarcasms, could you make a video of it? :P

 

@jwildeboer @nextclouders Really glad about the debate. Let me take a bit more than 140 chars to answer!

Indeed we are not open source, we are a free software shop, but I understand that some people can confuse :P

So yes, we offer Free Software as a Service. Among them, we offer https://rocket.chat/. The price is 100€/year for one instance. (check the prices of Slack also :) )
You can read an interview of us here: https://rocket.chat/blog/viva-liberte-indiehosters-supporting-internet-freedom-with-open-source-chat

We don't give any money to RocketChat nor Nextcloud, we offer Services around. We host it, backup it, secure it, and provision an https certificate for you.

Of course as a free software user, you are also free to run it on your own hardware at home and so on, we are not against it, quiet the contrary. We believe Internet should be decentralized and people should host at home. Freedombox is not there yet, yunohost is great, but it is still difficult to do it at home, especially email, so we are a workaround in the meantime. And for some use case, it is better to use us than having a server at home, if you are afraid that somebody breaks into your house and cease your server for instance.
We also plan to work with these projects to offer services to the end user, like encrypted backup on our infrastructure, possibility to migrate from one to the other and vice versa.

We don't give money to the free software we host, but we give something even more valuable, brain time.
I am personally helping to make official docker image for RocketChat, Nextcloud, Piwik, Mattermost, ownCloud, known.
The market value of this donation is many k€.
We also report bugs, feature request and so on, just check my [github account](https://github.com/pierreozoux/), 1,112 contributions last year. Again, the market price value of this is many k€.

On top of that, all our infrastructure, and recipes are also free software. You can find it here: https://libre.sh. I don't know any other hoster doing that. But actually we help some to use libre.sh, we helped libre-a-toi for instance.
We maintain a list of hosters with the same mind set here: https://github.com/indiehosters/awesome-librehosters but actually, I'm not sure any of them is publishing its infra, the way we do.

Ah, and we respect these manifestos: https://github.com/indiehosters/website/issues/62

Ah! And I almost forgot, we have open/libre finance also, here you can find some documents:
https://github.com/indiehosters/documents/blob/master/newsletter/December15.md

I'm part time on this project, and in 2015, we made 2,396€ benefits. so if you count 1,040hours per year (part time, I think I'm way above), it means, my hourly rate is... a lot lower than market value...

So it means, either we are too cheap, or we don't know how to manage. But please, it is libre, so if you know a way to improve, please let us know! But I believe we just need more users actually :)

Pierre

PS: if you eat your sarcasms, could you make a video of it? :P

 

@jwildeboer @nextclouders Really glad about the debate. Let me take a bit more than 140 chars to answer!

Indeed we are not open source, we are a free software shop, but I understand that some people can confuse :P

So yes, we offer Free Software as a Service. Among them, we offer https://rocket.chat/. The price is 100€/year for one instance. (check the prices of Slack also :) )
You can read an interview of us here: https://rocket.chat/blog/viva-liberte-indiehosters-supporting-internet-freedom-with-open-source-chat

We don't give any money to RocketChat nor Nextcloud, we offer Services around. We host it, backup it, secure it, and provision an https certificate for you.

Of course as a free software user, you are also free to run it on your own hardware at home and so on, we are not against it, quiet the contrary. We believe Internet should be decentralized and people should host at home. Freedombox is not there yet, yunohost is great, but it is still difficult to do it at home, especially email, so we are a workaround in the meantime. And for some use case, it is better to use us than having a server at home, if you are afraid that somebody breaks into your house and cease your server for instance.
We also plan to work with these projects to offer services to the end user, like encrypted backup on our infrastructure, possibility to migrate from one to the other and vice versa.

We don't give money to the free software we host, but we give something even more valuable, brain time.
I am personally helping to make official docker image for RocketChat, Nextcloud, Piwik, Mattermost, ownCloud, known.
The market value of this donation is many k€.
We also report bugs, feature request and so on, just check my [github account](https://github.com/pierreozoux/), 1,112 contributions last year. Again, the market price value of this is many k€.

On top of that, all our infrastructure, and recipes are also free software. You can find it here: https://libre.sh. I don't know any other hoster doing that. But actually we help some to use libre.sh, we helped libre-a-toi for instance.
We maintain a list of hosters with the same mind set here: https://github.com/indiehosters/awesome-librehosters but actually, I'm not sure any of them is publishing its infra, the way we do.

Ah, and we respect these manifestos: https://github.com/indiehosters/website/issues/62

Ah! And I almost forgot, we have open/libre finance also, here you can find some documents:
https://github.com/indiehosters/documents/blob/master/newsletter/December15.md

I'm part time on this project, and in 2015, we made 2,396€ benefits. so if you count 1,040hours per year (part time, I think I'm way above), it means, my hourly rate is... a lot lower than market value...

So it means, either we are too cheap, or we don't know how to manage. But please, it is libre, so if you know a way to improve, please let us know! But I believe we just need more users actually :)

Pierre

PS: if you eat your sarcasms, could you make a video of it? :P

 

Lisboa - Marcha contra DRM - 21Sept - das 18:00 às 22:00, no Centro de Congressos de Lisboa

5 min read

\#DRM

A ANSOL - Associação Nacional para o Software Livre e a AEL -

Associação Ensino Livre vão manifestar-se contra a incorporação de Medidas de
Carácter Tecnológico (DRM) (https://drm-pt.info/o-que-e-drm) no HTML,
a norma técnica que define a Web. A ANSOL e a AEL convidam todos os
interessados a juntarem-se a eles no dia 21 de Setembro às 18:00 no
Centro de Congressos de Lisboa, durante um encontro da World Wide Web
Consortium (W3C), que define normas para a Web como o HTML e o CSS.
Membros da W3C como a Microsoft, a Google e a Netflix têm vindo a
fazer pressão para a incorporação de Encrypted Media Extensions (EME)
no HTML. Isto faria com que o HTML deixasse de ser uma norma aberta,
de acordo com a legislação nacional. EME no HTML faria com que ele
falhasse três dos cinco critérios na Lei das Normas Abertas (39/2011)
e iria sacrificar injustificadamente a liberdade na Web.

"Um dos grandes problemas em ter DRM inserido na especificação do HTML
é que o DRM em si é composto por acções e processos não documentados,
o que significa que o HTML5 passaria a não ser uma norma aberta de
acordo com a Lei das Normas Abertas", diz Marcos Marado, presidente da
ANSOL, acrescentando, "isto por si só tornaria o HTML5 inviável para
ser usado pela Administração Pública Portuguesa, e noutros países que,
como em Portugal, mandatam - e bem - que apenas Normas Abertas podem
ser usadas."

Empresas de streaming como o Netflix requerem que os utilizadores usem
DRM -- também conhecido como "algemas digitais" -- nos seus próprios
dispositivos, para os impedir de fazer operações que essas empresas
não permitem nos media digitais, ainda que sejam permitidas por lei.
"O DRM é conhecido por espiar os utilizadores, colocá-los em perigo ao
expô-los a vulnerabilidades de segurança, e limitando-osao tirar-lhes
controlo dos seus próprios computadores", diz Paula Simões, presidente
da AEL. O DRM já existe na Web, mas não na sua especificação.
Tecnologistas e activistas das liberdades digitais avisam que DRM nas
normas da Web tornarão mais barato e menos custoso politicamente impor
restrições aos utilizadores, precipitando um aumento do DRM na Web.

O protesto, com o apoio da Free Software Foundation, irá ocorrer a 21
de Setembro, das 18:00 às 22:00, no Centro de Congressos de Lisboa,
onde a W3C irá ter o seu encontro. Os organizadores dão as boas vindas
a todos aqueles que se preocupam com a liberdade na Internet e no
software que queiram comparecer.

A W3C é um organismo não-governamental de tomada de decisões,
constituída por corporações, entidades sem fins lucrativos e
Universidades. A adição de DRM à norma HTML chama-se Encrypted Media
Extentions e está a ser desenvolvida por um grupo de tecnologistas da
indústria a trabalhar sob a alçada da W3C. É actualmente um rascunho
em processo de revisão e testes, mas é esperado que até ao final de
2016 a W3C vote a sua ratificação como norma oficial para a Web.

Este ano, a W3C tem sido seguida por protestos contra o DRM. A última
grande reunião da W3C, que ocorreu em Março de 2016, foi acolhida com
a primeira demonstração de sempre numa reunião deste organismo
(https://www.defectivebydesign.org/from-the-web-to-the-streets-protesting-drm).

Zak Rogoff, gestor de campanhas da Free Software Foundation, organizou
o protesto de Março. Disse: "Utilizadores da Web em todo o mundo estão
preocupados com este esquema da indústria para criar um sistema de DRM
universal para a Web. Inspiramo-nos com a ANSOL, AEL, e os activistas
que irão protestar no encontro da W3C em Lisboa. Fazemos todos parte
de um movimento unido pela liberdade na Internet, e a W3C não pode
ignorar as nossas preocupações."

Informação adicional:
- ANSOL: https://ansol.org
- AEL: http://ensinolivre.pt
- Lei das Normas Abertas (36/2011):
https://m6.ama.pt/docs/Lei362011-NormasAbertas.pdf
- Free Software Foundation: https://www.fsf.org
- Encrypted Media Extensions: https://www.w3.org/TR/encrypted-media

A ANSOL - Associação Nacional para o Software Livre é uma associação
portuguesa sem fins lucrativos que tem como fim a divulgação,
promoção, desenvolvimento, investigação e estudo da Informática Livre
e das suas repercussões sociais, políticas, filosóficas, culturais,
técnicas e científicas.

A Associação Ensino Livre (AEL) tem como objectivos a promoção e
utilização de Software Livre e de Conteúdos Livres, nomeadamente com
licenças Creative Commons e Open Access ao nível do ensino, em
Portugal, trabalhando para isso com professores, alunos,
investigadores, bibliotecas e instituições educativas.

Contactos:
ANSOL - contacto@ansol.org; 965321998
AEL - admin@ensinolivre.pt; 932283394

Evento: http://www.meetup.com/Internet-Freedom-Lisbon/events/234124316/

 
 

I wanted to share with you our latest ideas, and where we aim with IndieHosters: https://forum.indie.host/t/our-new-freedom-bundles/25/6?u=pierreozoux Pretty exciting!