A friend suggested today that it's time for a manifesto and I agree. Another friend in another conversation mentioned that "free software" and "open source" are not relevant terms for what we need. I also agree.
It's time for something new. A new, community-centered ecosystem.
@zkat fussing about source code is my job. i won’t stop until we have a way to do internet without infrastructure.
@zkat Have you seen some people starting to talk about “user freedom”, rather than “free software”? Kinda like what you're talking about here.
I'm working with a creative partner on multiplayer games targeting a decentralized infrastructure. AGPL 3.0+ license on the code, Peer Production license on creative assets, distributed database, and open data. So, seemless transfer of authority to any hobbyist or collective and a fat finger to capture by capital (hopefully)
I'm systematically stepping through game genes to implement federated engines for each - auction, sector based, grid, boardgame, collectible card game - instead of iterating designs on a single engine
What I'm hoping to build is an ecosystem where player cooperatives operate games and crowd fund developers
But that manifesto... Yeah. It needs to happen. Capital is too comfy with free software and its born in captivity cousin, open source. I've been rather busy nailing down the implementation details so I don't have succinct labels for the architecture or philosophy
How about this:
"Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather..."
John Perry Barlow
A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace
@zkat I'd add "agile" to the list of terms that are not relevant for what we need
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