Building the cooperative cloud

Workshop space

Wouter Tebbens, Co-Founder and President of the Free Knowledge Institute; Chris Croome from UK co-op Webarchitects; Alexandre Bourlier and Sophie Rocher from  discussing their work developing a suite of cooperatively owned and managed open source tools to rival Google and Apple; a shared technical infrastructure to enable co-operators to move away from data harvesting monopolies.

  • How can we create an open network of co-owned tools that every person who wants can access – to enable people to create solutions for themselves, their communities and the wider world?
  • How do we bolt together the many existing open source tools, and enable single-sign-on, to build towards a ‘smart planet’ where everyone can benefit from the solutions that everyone else has built?
  • Are users prepared to pay for cooperatively owned and managed services which do not harvest their data or rely on advertising revenue?

If you’re interested in current efforts to bring together open source tools which are available right now – this session is for you.

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