On Libervis.com we explore the good uses of technology, those that put technology in the service of individual liberty, personal empowerment, betterment of society as a whole, and building a better future. We provide key resources that can help you use technology to advance these purposes, and we discuss the implications that technological trends, meshing with social trends, have for these values.
Just as we may talk about the dangers of future technologies when they are put to some negative uses we can talk about the internet as a present and still largely evolving technology and dangers its negative uses pose to other people.
A lot of the past discussions on this site involved the question of idea ownership, mostly as part of the overall discourse on Free Software. I've usually been the one to state that ideas cannot be owned or at the very least fall under some sort of collective ownership.
Even when Libervis.com is rather quiet, our chatroom is pretty lively and active often with interesting discussions about freedom and related issues. All of us who participate are technology enthusiasts, mostly users of GNU/Linux operating system, but not discriminatory towards anyone else.
I would like to invite anyone who may be stumbling on this site to join us. Who knows, it may be one of the better things you've done because once you get to know us you might actually want to stick around.
It's important that we remember what makes the Internet so interesting and unique. There are two crucial characteristics:
It's fundamentally decentralized, meaning you can cut out any part without affecting the rest,
It allows freedom of access, meaning you have the same ability to access and write it as anyone else.
Because they permit extraordinary flexibility and rapid growth, both of these characteristics have brought the Internet way beyond any other network. Today, they are endangered. How come, and what can we do about it?