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Mission: Invent, build, and explain technologies based on abundant resources for the benefit of the greatest number of people.

Political Goal: Take (peaceful) capabilities that are currently reserved to the biggest companies and nations and make them available to individuals and small communities.

Current Projects (Goal(s) and next steps)

  1. PhD Thesis Writing (Complete research training)
    1. Present Personal Volunteer Computing at Computing Frontier (May 1st)
    2. Complete Evaluation of Pando, and submit to Middleware (May 10th)
    3. Port paper material to thesis, revise, and submit!
    4. Present Genet at SASO19 (June 16th-June 20th)
  2. Handshake Council Gardening (Increase the amount of resources flowing in the community, experiment with democratic processes)
    1. Analysis the community vote outcome
    2. Distribute overseeing responsibilities on individual budget items between Council members
    3. Ensure we are regularly spending funds on the Budget items (Council Records)
  3. Solarpunk Lego Workshops for Kids (Experiment with alternative energies at a desktop scale, expose kids to those ideas)
    1. Finish a pneumatic-powered vehicle and give workshop (May 14th)
  4. SSB Research (Kickstart a research community on and about SSB)
    1. Complete Mozilla Fellowship application (May 6th)
    2. Complete missing sections in "Current SSB" paper
  5. Solar Bike: latest prototype (Enable cheaper medium/long-distance travel and nomad work)
    1. Make the trailer design more robust, easier to fold, and smaller when folded
    2. Replace the wheels with bike wheels
    3. Establish a list of interested people for DIY workshops and the potential level of revenues

On Hold:

  1. French Association (ACCESS) and SSB Native Associations (IASU) (Increase the amount of resources flowing in the community, experiment with democratic processes), will be resumed after my responsibilities with the Handshake Council are relieved:
    1. Membership Protocol
    2. Creation of a Pub for ACCESS

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@elavoie
Re: %BcK7Y3203

That bomb blew out in the same street I used to go meet Andre in the park, I had passed there 5h earlier...

@elavoie

First SSB Editorial Note Publicly Published!

@cft's paper on A Broadcast-Only Communication Model Based on Replicated Append-Only Logs is finally online in the April 2019 issue of the Computer Communication Review online journal.

While the content of the paper has not been reviewed by other peers, because it is an editorial note, its inclusion in the journal means that the editors do think it is relevant to the current research communities. So that is already something!

Also, in the April issue there is another editorial note, Democratizing the Network Edge. Here is an interesting excerpt that explicitly highlight the power plays happening in the industry:

Where is the edge? Whether the edge is on-premise, on-vehicle, in the cell tower, in the Central Office, or distributed across a metro area (or all of the above) is partly a technical issue (i.e., how close to the end-user is it cost-effective to place computing resources), but also partly driven by market factors (i.e., who owns the edge and how is it monetized). With multiple incumbent players—e.g., network operators, cloud providers, cell tower providers—and countless startups jockeying for position,it’s impossible to predict how the dust will settle.

I find the presence of both editorial notes in the same journal quite interesting, since SSB also target end-user devices "at the edge" but creates a different power dynamic with different ownership and monetization/funding opportunities/challenges. I find the presence of an SSB paper in the same journal quite exciting because we are now spreading a different viewpoint alongside more traditional views. And where the Net Neutrality debate was partly a battle-ground between big cloud companies and network operators for Internet revenues with end-users having a fairly passive role in the debate, we see researchers here putting out a call-to-arms to both Cloud and Network operators to collaborate together by participating in open source and focusing on actual deployments and end-user applications!

If we keep the momentum of this community and figure out long-term sustainable funding, I think we can influence the power dynamics of research communities and the industry players operating the core infrastructure. We also don't need to acquire a dominant position in the landscape to exert influence, we simply need to exist as a compelling enough alternative that other industry actors will have to adapt their behavior accordingly. These are exciting times!

#ssb-research

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@elavoie
Re: %wi50Aw4M0

Tagging this thread, as I intend to do a deeper analysis of the concurrency and permission behaviors of our current apps to extract the common data structures. That could then turn into papers, reusable libraries, and better dev documentation.

#ssb-datastructures #ssb-research

@elavoie
Re: %AP2xXjCqV

@corlock Ok, so no recording of the talk exist yet, it has only been delivered once. But Christoph plans to do more in the future. Apparently, the talk is based on a book so maybe with a little digging you can find it (I am not sure if it is already published or not).


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