Redecentralize.org

is creating a community and platform to support a fair, empowering internet

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About Redecentralize.org

We’ve had enough of digital monopolies and surveillance capitalism. We want an alternative world that works for everyone, just like the original intention of the web and net.
We seek a world of open platforms and protocols with real choices of applications and services for people. We care about privacy, transparency and autonomy. Our tools and organisations should fundamentally be accountable and resilient.

Redecentralize.org has been a small band of volunteers promoting decentralisation since 2013. In between jobs, lives and conferences, we:

We did this all for free. We believe we need an alternative ecosystem of tools and services which empower their users and protect our privacy, agency and choice. We don’t want to live in a world controlled by monopolies with increasingly wealthy owners and exploitative practices.

Now we need your help. Ira can’t afford to keep spending time on this unpaid and we’d love to pay contributors to take this work further. There’s so much we need to do!

As decentralisation is picking up momentum and gaining national attention - we can push for supportive regulation and mainstream adoption. It's a perfect time to connect and promote projects to take this movement to the next level and ensure decentralised alternatives can win.

Help fund redecentralize.org to:
  • Hire a community manager to organise events and help organise meetups around the world and promote them on all the social media silos :)
  • Update the website and create infrastructure for the community to connect and discover one another.
  • Review, test and feedback on the usability and quality of decentralised apps, in order to:
    • Provide an independent review of decentralised alternatives
    • Motivate genuine innovation that solves new problems and used decentralisation as a key selling point
    • Make it easier for people new to decentralisation to have a place to start and trust which alternatives are ready to use
  • Continue maturing the conversation on the importance, value and direction of decentralisation. Deepen and widen the movement, encourage new communities to join and use alternatives though guides, blog posts, podcasts, events, a conference and more!
  • Set up a working group to draft regulation and policy suggestions to take to the European Commission. We want to:
    • Make it easier for services which use open protocols and collaborate together to reach users and develop sustainable business models (see Ira’s article on open protocols)
    • Socialise these ideas amongst policy makers, think tanks and the public to build support!

About Ira @shevski
Irina is digital strategist and expert on open data, data platforms, data standards, privacy and decentralised technology.
She led the ckan open source open data platform to international adoption, served on Open Knowledge’s senior management team and now as a board member. She organises Citizen Beta, is a fellow of Newspeak House and is the founder and director of redecentralize.org.
Recently, she developed the personal data infrastructure program within the UK’s Government Digital Service, wrote the data standards and advised on data protection for a regional and national government, worked on standards and engagement within the W3C, and advised on digital identity, data, decentralisation and strategy for companies, governments and institutions including the Open Data Institute.
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Support redecentralize.org as a member. Access to members forum. Choose the amount you contribute!
Buy me a coffee
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Support the day to day thinking and promotion of decentralisation on the interwebs and in real life! 

You will have my heartfelt gratitude.

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Become a listed supporter of redecentralize! We'll add your name to the website and send you some official redecentralize laptop stickers!
Goals
$216 of $1,500 per month
Funds Ira to keep writing and talking about decentralisation! Her talks and blog posts have inspired and shifted perspectives and priorities of journalists, think tanks, organisations and politicians.
Supports occational meetups - like the redecentralize party in October!
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