Moving onto the land
Bitgroup - a P2P groupware project
Organic Design has begun developing a new project called Bitgroup
which is a peer-to-peer
group-ware and social-network application based on Bitmessage
. It allows groups to communicate and organise securely
without the need for centralised servers which can be shut down or compromised. It's also designed to work effectively in areas that have very limited or intermittent internet capabilities, and will eventually be able to work without internet at all by using local networks and removable media as it's transport mechanism. [more...]
A private P2P framework is essential in our view, but there's also many other things that we at Organic Design have found to be invaluable tools to have available in a decentralised groupware framework, such as support for workflow and contract oriented organisation, trust groups and the prioritisation of the sneakernet and meshing support to name a few. We have so many specific needs and ideas that we'd like to experiment with ourselves, that having our own peer-to-peer groupware framework is the best way forward for us even if there may be some other systems that are more mature or better in some respects.
Cypherpunkd is an Internet radio series on AgoristRadio.com consisting of 46 interviews hosted by Hiro White between April 4th and June 17th 2011 with an additional episode a few months later on September 22nd. The interviews cover a wide range of Agorism oriented topics including liberty, freedom, law, Bitcoin, privacy and much more.
At Organic Design, we consider this series to be an absolute prerequisite for understanding what's involved in forming a new liberty-oriented society free from state oppression. Most of the interviews are completely riveting stuff, but some of them may be too technical for some listeners, and others may be covering topics that are not quite your area of interest, but we strongly suggest persevering through all of them regardless, because they all contain important gems of knowledge.
After listening to them you'll have gained important shared context with other members of the new society, The Second Realm, and will be aware of the many other projects working towards this and the passion, and intensity they all have for bringing this about. [more...]
Sons of Liberty Academy
The Sons of Liberty Academy is a really complete and well presented research project by truth-seeker Chris Duane. He's put together an extremely comprehensive and well organised package of material which is in the form of ten video modules, each with an associated optional set of supplementary material for deeper research into the topics covered.
The Sons of Liberty Academy is invaluable material for anyone interested in getting a deep and clear knowledge of what's really behind all this war, poverty and financial meltdown, and what the real solutions are. It's invaluable not only for newcomers to these concepts so they can avoid thousands of frustrating hours wading through confusion and disinformation, but also a great reference and referral resource to have at hand for those of us who have been studying these concepts for many years.
Membership to access the material has recently been made free of charge since it's such important knowledge. However, for those who do have some funds available to support a good cause, I think Sons of Liberty Academy is one of the best causes out there in the current times.
Sign up at sonsoflibertyacademy.com
About Organic Design
One way of deriving a group is from how people answer a specific set of questions. Even if the "members" of such a group don't appear on any list, are not stored anywhere or never communicated their answers to anyone, the group still exists in a certain sense if it exhibits the potential for action. Here at OrganicDesign we call this kind of "non-explicit" group an organic group, as distinct from a trust group which is one whose members are known to one another.
One such question is, if you were performing a particular task, would you like to know if anyone anywhere else performing the same task had a better way of doing it? Another related question is, would you like to live in a world where all such "best ways" were made openly accessible to and easily understandable by everyone? An overwhelming majority would answer "yes" to the first question. The second though is one that many people would think about more deeply before answering and may answer "no".
The people who share the common vision we talk about here at OrganicDesign are those that answer "yes" to both of the previous questions. We don't know how many people that is, but judging from the popularity of the free software movement and other similar projects, we can be very sure that even if it's not a global majority it's certainly hundreds of millions of people world-wide!
That's an enormous potential for action, but how does an organic group like this begin to achieve anything together? We believe the answer lies in alignment...
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Some recommended books
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