Description: Group
Location: United States
About: Discussion group for pioneers and enthusiasts of the decentralized web. Common interests include P2P wireless mesh infrastructure and P2P protocols such as
Description: Production Engineer
Location: Illinois
Hometown: Hoffman Estates
About: I am the designer and the CEO, and currently the only process supervisor behind the Factory 4.0 Open Initiative, LLC (FourOh-LLC).

. . . My platform is Virtualmin on Virtual Private Servers from AWS, GCE, Linode. I build with standard UNIX servers and services such as BIND, OpenLDAP, LAMP. My productivity stack is implemented for pilots, or for staging migrations to service providers. I use simplified frameworks such as web forms on Joomla with Fabrik that are 100% free of licensing cost and restrictions.

. . . Large part of Industry 4.0 (called "fouroh") is to maximize the use of data from all available sources, which includes automated equipment on the production floor, component data published by the manufacturers, and qualifiers such as environmental regulations and life-cycle management. FourOh-LLC, as part of Industry 4.0 is to lead the way for all those who are NOT able to afford even the fundamental fouroh advancements, not to mention enterprise-level services. Businesses still managing operations via spreadsheets, paper forms and tribal knowledge are going to be provided the resources to digitize on a budget, with incremental change - instead of paying the full price and reinvent their business model whole-sale.

* * * FourOh-LLC helps small manufacturers to transfer tribal knowledge, spreadsheets and paper forms into an enterprise-ready database. The LLC publishes the specifications to an enterprise-class infrastructure and web forms free-of-monetary-cost. Based on those specifications local experts in your area, who form their own Factory 4.0 Open Initiative chapters, may help you to begin digitizing your business infrastructure. * * *

You are invited to discuss your own business needs as a Factory 4.0 Open Initiative client - or to discuss the process of becoming a service provider in your area, forming a local chapter. This web is part of the Hubzilla global grid, a de-centralized and federated social network with extensive privacy support. It is currently the best alternative for business intranets and extranets where participants and allowed content types are regulated by you, the server owner - and where all your data belongs to you and remains with you.
Description: Public forum to discuss all things CIRCo
About: Self-organised technology cooperative to support "alternative" communities.
See the channel content at
Community Network Infrastructure Cooperative
Community Network Infrastructure Cooperative
cni@cni-coop.net
Community Network Infrastructure Cooperative

https://cni-coop.net/channel/cni
Description: Liberatory Technologist
About: Stonehead tried almost everything until he became a (self-proclaimed) anarchist at the age of 49. Before that, he did his share of capitalist cultism, intelligentsia-style progressivism and a hearty dose of despair. He learned about capitalism from the most predatory capitalists. He learned about oppression and violence from professional thugs and spec-operatives. He learned about exclusion and vulnerability from the homeless and the refugees. He decided that the only moral way to use his knowledge and abilities (some would call it privilege) is to put them at work for others. This was the beginning of his involvement in CNI and spin-off activities. He is a self-taught human being, choosing his way and owning his shit if needed.
Description: Political is Personal
About: "The personal, as everyone's so fucking fond of saying, is political. So if some idiot politician, some power player, tries to execute policies that harm you or those you care about, take it personally. Get angry. The Machinery of Justice will not serve you here – it is slow and cold, and it is theirs, hardware and soft-.

Only the little people suffer at the hands of Justice; the creatures of power slide out from under with a wink and a grin. If you want justice, you will have to claw it from them. Make it personal. Do as much damage as you can. Get your message across. That way you stand a far better chance of being taken seriously next time. Of being considered dangerous.

And make no mistake about this: being taken seriously, being considered dangerous, marks the difference – the only difference in their eyes – between players and little people. Players they will make deals with. Little people they liquidate.

And time and again they cream your liquidation, your displacement, your torture and brutal execution with the ultimate insult that it's just business, it's politics, it's the way of the world, it's a tough life, and that it's nothing personal.

Well, fuck them. Make it personal."

Quellcrist Falconer
Description: Self-organised technology cooperative to support "alternative" communities.
Hometown: Internet
About: We aim to compile, test and deploy standardized  solutions for independent communities. We aim to develop an inter-community model network, to support confederate approach. And we aim to build our cooperative community to be an exemplary member of such confederation.