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Friday, July 19 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
OneCommons: Designing a cooperatively run cloud platform for open source applications

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This is a brainstorming session around an audacious question: can we build an open source and cooperatively-run alternative to proprietary cloud platforms? One that can provide end-users with guarantees of transparency, privacy and control? And is capable of Internet-scale resilience and growth so it can compete with the largest corporations?

OneCommons.org is a new project designing such a cloud platform. The goal of this session would be to explore participants' ideas about these concepts. Besides the technical challenges there are a complex web of social, legal, economic issues that require a broad range of skills and perspectives from participants. Questions like: what is the policy framework for user rights privacy? What is the criteria for choosing applications? What open source and open data licenses should be used? How to do you balance competing interests?

If there is time, we could present OneCommons' vision and architecture as a starting point for discussion and later dive deeper into some more specific features we are exploring such as decentralized governance, platform-wide data sharing, and participatory funding models.

Hopes & Dreams
- Develop shared understandings of the needs and wants of potential users and developers. 
- Find developers of open source applications that could be candidates for running on the OneCommons platform. 
- Connect participants with shared goals and passions around this topic.

Anyone can participate.

Why Participate?
If you chose to come to this camp you probably are concerned about centralization of the web around a few large corporations. This is a new approach to providing a viable alternative that likely touches on an interest of yours.

Session Rundown
About 2 hours.

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Adam Souzis

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Adam Souzis

Founder, onecommons.org
For many years I've been fascinated by the potential for p2p and decentralized technologies to enable means of collaboration that are resistant to arbitrary authority and commercial manipulation. So I'm really excited to have the opportunity to present my latest project on Friday... Read More →

Friday July 19, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Dome of Decentralization