@Tryphon @bob I mentioned Moscow in passing when speaking about WikiLeaks (“what happens if DiEM gets into political power? Does Wikileaks become its own little NSA? Via proxy of Moscow perhaps?”). It is very telling which areas were focussed on and which were ignored. Anyway, new year, new projects. Time to move on :)
@bob @Tryphon Met the people leading that project in Rome this year. Was initially excited about it based on the stated goals you mentioned also (and puzzled that it was coming from the European Commission). After seeing their first report, I’m far less enthused.
Our focus this year with Ind.ie will be on building things and working with the City of Ghent to explore ways of deploying a decentralised system starting at the city level.
@aral @bob I have some experience with that kind of EC research projects and they usually favor the kind of companies who don't want a free and open internet. Maybe academia will get something out of it? But I wish the EC would just give no-string-attached grants to open source projects or individual with a track record in the field.