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In These Censorious Times...

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Summary: The World Wide Web has rapidly become a platform of censorship (not just in places like China and Russia) and we're extending to protocols that make censorship very difficult, sometimes infeasible

THIS past Sunday we moved IPFS to a DC, hoping it would resolve a longstanding capacity issue. Running Gemini from home scales OK (albeit slows down the whose home network if over 50,000 pages are requested per day), whereas IPFS is a bandwidth and CPU hog, which means we've outgrown the home network.

"All the Technical work will be fully public in 2 or 3 Git repositories; those too are being consolidated and rebased on Alpine Linux."IPFS is an important anti-censorship component, which bypasses the DNS chokepoint and moreover tackles the single-point-of-failure conundrum (Microsoft gags its own whistleblowers in a number of ways, even demanding takedowns from platforms that publish leaks, demonstrating Microsoft's misconduct). I still run IPFS from home, but it will be further boosted or accelerated from a DC.

We've not been posting many articles lately. The news is relatively slow (August; people on holiday), we dealt with system recoveries last week, and we're migrating almost everything to Alpine Linux. Techrights turns 16 soon and we're establishing a strategy to keep both active and effective for 10 or maybe 20 more years. A World Wide Web-only plan isn't wise because the Web faces a number of perils. Some people reach out, looking for alternatives. IPFS is one of many. Gemini is very good and several days ago we expended Tux Machines to Geminispace. All the Technical work will be fully public in 2 or 3 Git repositories; those too are being consolidated and rebased on Alpine Linux. Will Devuan replace Debian one day? Will Debian just censor critics? Either way, the community's fight for technical independence and freedom of expression is ongoing.

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