Some Sluggers are involved in development of autonomus-anarcho-social network software called Lorea. Below you can find transcripts from FC Forum 2011 explaining the main ideas behind the project. You can also check it out yourself and join the network at https://n-1.cc . At this moment the network seems dominated by spanish speaking people so if you’re looking for fellow sluggers to start your adventure with lorea, visit our freshly created group at https://n-1.cc/pg/groups/1074525/slug-amsterdam/
FC Forum 2011 transcripts:
“* The basic aim of Lorea, n-1, and RedDry is to create free, federated, self-managed social networks. Social networks for the people who work on them.
- Lorea aims to become a network of federated networks, “a garden of shared knowledge.” It wants to continue the free software philosophy in the area of services on Web 2.0, which has been dominated by proprietary software and platforms that trade in our personal data. Lorea is developed with w3c standards.
- The logic of federation, which has always allowed services like e-mail to work for all users regardless of proprietary issues, falls apart in social network services. Artificial networks have been created in an attempt to secure user loyalty in specific contexts, restricting users’ freedom to relate across networks. Federated, free networks created by the commons break free of that logic.
- n-1 has grown from 3,000 users to more than 35,000 users.
- Its architecture is designed to generate groups that share tools and to work collaboratively (rather than to accumulate friends). The focus is not on creating autonomy but on technological sovereignty, as in fair trade networks. A varied technological ecosystem that generates sustainability.
- The cooperativa integral catalana or the colonia de Calafou run using these networks, analogically and digitally promoting social economy models.
- We are not a company and we do not have a business plan. We want to promote the “Do-It-Together” philosophy, although we would obviously like to attain economic sustainability for the people who work on Lorea and we try to secure resources so that more people can devote more time to it, in order to speed up development.”