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FSCONS (fscons) 2010, Gustav Eek and Stefan Kangas, Distributed E-mail - Delivering Infrastructure, the Syndicated Way. As in protest against Software as a Service, Fripost the Association for Free ...

FSCONS (fscons) 2010, Gustav Eek and Stefan Kangas, Distributed E-mail - Delivering Infrastructure, the Syndicated Way. As in protest against Software as a Service, Fripost the Association for Free Email is presented. The association uses a distributed server system for to deliver a free email service with high reliability.

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  • 1. Distributed E-mail Delivering infrastructure, the syndicated way Gustav Eek Stefan Kangas Fellowship of Free Software Foundation Europe Göteborg FSCONS , November 7 2010
  • 2. Fripost – The free email association Overview Introduction Background – power over the infrastructure Free computer labour The Free E-mail Association
  • 3. Fripost – The free email association Centralisation of Internet Distributed ⇒ Centralised
  • 4. Fripost – The free email association Software as a Service Users perform their computer work on servers controlled by others.
  • 5. Fripost – The free email association Privacy and Surveillance We are not only being spied on by states!
  • 6. Fripost – The free email association Privacy and Surveillance We are not only being spied on by states! “Services” you get with Google’s mail service:
  • 7. Fripost – The free email association Privacy and Surveillance We are not only being spied on by states! “Services” you get with Google’s mail service: Advertisement Semantic analyses Spying
  • 8. Fripost – The free email association Free software The four freedoms of free software Freedom to. . . 0. Run, for any purpose 1. Study and modify 2. Share 3. Share modified versions
  • 9. Fripost – The free email association Free computer labour The four freedoms of free computer labour 1. 2. 3. 4.
  • 10. Fripost – The free email association Free computer labour The four freedoms of free computer labour 1. The work is performed exclusively with free software 2. 3. 4.
  • 11. Fripost – The free email association Free computer labour The four freedoms of free computer labour 1. The work is performed exclusively with free software 2. The work is performed with computer hardware that entirely is at one’s possession and control 3. 4.
  • 12. Fripost – The free email association Free computer labour The four freedoms of free computer labour 1. The work is performed exclusively with free software 2. The work is performed with computer hardware that entirely is at one’s possession and control 3. The information worked with is information that one possess 4.
  • 13. Fripost – The free email association Free computer labour The four freedoms of free computer labour 1. The work is performed exclusively with free software 2. The work is performed with computer hardware that entirely is at one’s possession and control 3. The information worked with is information that one possess 4. The result from the computer work also is at one’s possession and control
  • 14. Fripost – The free email association Internet’s servers Distributed ⇒ Centralised
  • 15. Fripost – The free email association Software as a Service, Round II Non-free in a double sense
  • 16. Fripost – The free email association
  • 17. Fripost – The free email association Let’s get organized F RIPOST the free e-mail association
  • 18. Fripost – The free email association Distributed e-mail system IMAP server mail gateway Internet mail gateway Log server Backup server
  • 19. Fripost – The free email association Distributed e-mail system IMAP server mail gateway Internet mail gateway Log server Backup server
  • 20. Fripost – The free email association Distributed e-mail system IMAP server mail gateway Internet mail gateway Log server Backup server
  • 21. Fripost – The free email association Distributed e-mail system IMAP server mail gateway Internet mail gateway Log server Backup server
  • 22. Fripost – The free email association Distributed e-mail system IMAP server mail gateway Internet mail gateway Log server Backup server
  • 23. Fripost – The free email association Organizational principles The association promises to. . . 1. Receive e-mail in a reliable manner 2. 3.
  • 24. Fripost – The free email association Organizational principles The association promises to. . . 1. Receive e-mail in a reliable manner 2. Provide for administrative transparency 3.
  • 25. Fripost – The free email association Organizational principles The association promises to. . . 1. Receive e-mail in a reliable manner 2. Provide for administrative transparency 3. Protect its members’ integrity: never... 3.1 3.2 3.3
  • 26. Fripost – The free email association Organizational principles The association promises to. . . 1. Receive e-mail in a reliable manner 2. Provide for administrative transparency 3. Protect its members’ integrity: never... 3.1 Read or analyse emails, manually or automatically 3.2 3.3
  • 27. Fripost – The free email association Organizational principles The association promises to. . . 1. Receive e-mail in a reliable manner 2. Provide for administrative transparency 3. Protect its members’ integrity: never... 3.1 Read or analyse emails, manually or automatically 3.2 Gather statistics about or analyse the members’ traffic 3.3
  • 28. Fripost – The free email association Organizational principles The association promises to. . . 1. Receive e-mail in a reliable manner 2. Provide for administrative transparency 3. Protect its members’ integrity: never... 3.1 Read or analyse emails, manually or automatically 3.2 Gather statistics about or analyse the members’ traffic 3.3 Hand out any information to third party
  • 29. Fripost – The free email association Distributed e-mail? IMAP server mail gateway Internet mail gateway Log server Backup server
  • 30. Fripost – The free email association
  • 31. Fripost – The free email association Whats’s the difference? The e-mail service provided through F RIPOST is free! Free as in freedom (not free candy).
  • 32. Fripost – The free email association This is only the beginning
  • 33. Fripost – The free email association This is only the beginning GNU Social
  • 34. Fripost – The free email association This is only the beginning GNU Social Diaspora
  • 35. Fripost – The free email association This is only the beginning GNU Social Diaspora ...
  • 36. Fripost – The free email association What can we hope for? Larger structural change is needed.
  • 37. Fripost – The free email association What can we hope for? Larger structural change is needed. We might: Be instrumental in bringing about that change Provide an alternative for the eager
  • 38. Fripost – The free email association
  • 39. Fripost – The free email association References Turner, M. et.al. (2003). “Turning Software into a Service”, Computer vol. 36 Stallman, R. M (2010). “Who does that server really serve?”, Boston review Moglen E. (2010). Freedom in the Cloud, (talk) Free Software Foundation. “The Free Software Definition” Brownlow M. (2010). “Email and webmail statistics”
  • 40. Fripost – The free email association Distributed E-mail Delivering infrastructure, the syndicated way Gustav Eek Stefan Kangas Fellowship of Free Software Foundation Europe Göteborg FSCONS , November 7 2010