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Disclaimer

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The following resources are provided for reference purposes only. Their inclusion on this Web page, created by EcoC²S/Irucka Embry, does not represent any endorsement on the part of EcoC²S/Irucka Embry nor does it represent their endorsement of EcoC²S/Irucka Embry. The use of any of the listed software libraries, programs, tools, etc. and the interpretation of any results obtained remains the responsibility of the user. As well, the use of any of the resources and the interpretation of any results obtained remains the responsibility of the user. [This disclaimer is a revised version of the one found online at Internet Finite Element Resources (IFER).]







Quotes

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“Another world is not only possible, she’s on the way and, on a quiet day, if you listen very carefully you can hear her breathe.”

—Arundhati Roy, From a speech entitled Confronting Empire given at the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil on 28 January 2003; Source: Wikiquote page on Arundhati Roy; License: Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)



“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

—Buckminster Fuller, As quoted in Beyond Civilization: Humanity’s Next Great Adventure (1999), by Daniel Quinn, p. 137; Source: Wikiquote page on Buckminster Fuller; License: Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)



“When you turn on your computer, you’re making a political statement.”


“If, like most people, your computer boots Microsoft Windows, the statement you’re making is that transnational corporations should control access to the most powerful public media that ever existed. You’re passively accepting, too, that non-industrial nations should be kept from developing, and helping to preserve a monoculture that threatens the existence of minority languages. At a personal level, you’re accepting that these same corporations should control your access to educational and government services and have a right to install lock-down technologies on your computer without your permission — to say nothing of controlling what other software you can use and how you use it.”


“Most people, of course, never think of these implications. When confronted, some will claim that none of this matters. Most, even social activists, accept the situation because they don’t know of any alternative.”


“Yet an alternative does exist, and it’s becoming more viable by the day.”


“It’s called Free Software. It has already built and still runs most of the internet. Now, increasingly, Free Software is finding its way on to the desktops of those who want their ethics to extend to their computers.”

Source: “Free software!”: You can’t usually do the right thing without inconveniencing yourself. Bruce Byfield reckons free software is a rare opportunity. Featured in Issue 395 of the New Internationalist magazine; License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)




Reasons for Decentralization

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Break Out of Surveillance

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Alternatives to Apple, Google, and Microsoft

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Alternative Operating Systems (Alternatives to Microsoft Windows and/or macOS)

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Overall Web hosting framework

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Workspaces {Alternatives to Google Workspace}

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Slack, Cisco WebEx, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts, Google Meet, FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, etc. Alternatives

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Free and Open Communication Applications with the Jabber and SIP Protocols

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Electronic mail (e-mail) Communication [Alternatives to Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail/Live, etc.]

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Electronic mail (e-mail) Groups [Alternatives to Yahoo! Groups, Google Groups, etc.]

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Electronic mail (e-mail) Marketing [Alternatives to Mailchimp, Constant Contact, etc.]

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Document and Code Secure Signing [Alternatives to DocuSign}

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Online File Storage and Sharing Alternatives to WeTransfer, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, etc.

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Privacy-Respecting and/or Decentralized Search Engines

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Alternative Social Networking

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Alternatives to Google Maps, etc. (Online and Offline)

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Business Intelligence (BI)

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Online Payment Billing and Processing

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Event Management Software & Ticket Sales (Alternatives to Eventbrite)

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Online Learning Platforms

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Facebook Live, Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, etc. Alternatives

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Calendar/Time Scheduling (Alternatives to Calendly)

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Polls (Alternatives to Doodle Polls)

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Online Forms (Alternatives to Google Forms, SurveyMonkey, etc.)

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Collaborative Editing (Google, Microsoft, etc. Collaborative Editing Alternatives)

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Collaborative Editing / Online Spreadsheets (Google, Microsoft, etc. Collaborative Editing Alternatives)

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Collaborative Notebook Code Sharing and/or Editing (Alternatives to Google Colab, Deepnote, etc.)

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Remote Desktop Software (Alternatives to TeamViewer and Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection)

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Alternatives to Trello, Jira, etc. (Project Management software)

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Team Project Communication & Collaboration (Mostly for Developers)

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