In the 1980's, personal computers displaced mainframes. It was a revolution.

Now, we need a new revolution: for personal servers to displace centralized servers.

How can we make this happen? Check out this presentation to learn.

📺WATCH: "Creating a Computing Revolution: from Personal Computers to Personal Servers - Danny Haidar, FOSDEM 2019"
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@freedomboxfndn
One of the big hurdles to this seems to be ISPs. I can't even get a static IP without going to a commercial Internet plan that costs way too much

@Authoritimmy

I hear that a lot. I think that, as decentralizing technology spreads, we'll run into hurdles related to ISPs and telecoms. These hurdles will even be unique to each user's provider and home country/region.

Figuring out how to solve these problems is a step in the #DecentralizeTheWeb movement. Some solutions may be technical, and some may be political. But we'll have to figure it out together.

I'm an optimist, so I'll keep pushing forward.

-Danny at the FreedomBox Foundation

@Authoritimmy
Dyndns helps a ton. You can even use a cname subdomain pointing to your dyndns hostname. Obviously political problems can still get in the way.
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@freedomboxfndn
Yeah. The big problem is that ISPs are free to abuse their customers in America. Technically it's against TOS to run a "server" on my network, which is laughably vague in today's landscape. Seems to me that would only be there so they can boot people who actually use bandwidth. Others have data limits that would essentially be prohibitive

@Authoritimmy
It seems to me that a lot of ISPs (US) don't really care what you do, as long as you aren't doing anything illegal or causing someone in a NOC to much stress. That could change quickly if suddenly everyone is pushing double digits terabytes from home of course
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