[Freedombox-discuss] [secushare-announce] secushare/PSYC at UnlikeUs Conference in Amsterdam

James Vasile vasile at freedomboxfoundation.org
Wed Mar 7 12:03:21 UTC 2012

I just got in to Amsterdam for this conference.  Anybody else attending
or in Amsterdam this week?  I'd love to meet up.

On Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:04:26 -0600, Nick <nick.m.daly at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is anyone planning on attending the conference?  I'd really like to see
> some recordings or notes, it seems like a very interesting meeting of
> minds.
> Nick
> Apologies for the top-post.
> From: "Carlo v. Loesch" <lynX at time.to.get.psyced.org>
> To: secu-announce at lists.tgbit.net
> Subject: [secushare-announce] secushare/PSYC at UnlikeUs Conference in	Amsterdam
> Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2012 22:04:27 +0100
> Hello, hackers'n'artists!
> "Facebook makes everyone believe There Is No Alternative,
>  but Unlike Us dares to differ."
> We are showcasing our prototype secushare.org application,
> a cross-platform end-to-end-encrypted communication and data
> exchange tool; independent and obscured from servers, yet
> making use of them, thus more elaborate than regular peer-
> to-peer technology.
> The UnlikeUs is about understanding social media monopolies
> and their alternatives. secushare is being featured as such
> an alternative in the making, in a grand opening showcase
> this Thursday. If you happen to be in Amsterdam, register
> for a free visit at rsvp[at]networkcultures[dot]org.
> http://networkcultures.org/_uploads/UnlikeUsbookletweb.pdf
> for the full conference program, including project and
> speaker presentations. It looks fabulous!
> I, Carlo v. Loesch, am also invited to a debate on
> "Pitfalls of Building Social Media Alternatives" where it
> is probably my job to dismantle the myth of usefulness
> related to server-based social technology - how good is
> your alternative social network, if you can't trust the
> server it runs on? Even if you own it? And what in the
> world can be good about scattering private data over
> dozens of servers in a federation? The entire paradigm
> social alternatives have been working on, is broken.
> If you know PSYC, PSYC's new implementation in C is the higher
> social messaging layer in the secushare architecture. GNUnet
> fulfills lower-level obfuscation and routing jobs, a bit like
> Tor does, but more efficiently. PSYC can be compared to XMPP
> or JSON over HTTP, only it is on average a dozen times more
> efficient than either of those.
> We'd like to thank the UnlikeUs team for inviting us over
> and are looking forward to a thrilling conference experience!
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