A weekly podcast where we gather to celebrate the best of internet culture, advocate for an open web, revel in geek fandom, and discover what it means to be a creator of integrity in 2020 and beyond. Hosted by Jared White.
In this episode, Jared gives a detailed rundown of all of the big commercial internet services he’s replaced with open source, self-hosted software that he controls himself. Why would anyone want to do this? Three words: privacy, security, and network health. Just as biologists know that an ecosystem with a large amount of organism diversity is more resilient to environmental pressures, the internet is more resilient to negative forces when software and content is distributed and spread across the network (instead of consolidated under the thumb of a few big corporations or governments). Save the open web by switching to your own “personal cloud.”