More sanity from my home country: Māori tribal leaders & their advisers call for data sovereignty, to take back control of what is theirs. Cited is "an intergenerational approach to data, as a taonga (treasure)"
Self-hosting is included as a strategy, servers at home & on the marae (meeting house).
This initiative can be seen as a form of infrastructural de-colonisation, reclaiming what has been lost to the digital imperialism of AWS, Microsoft & other 'cloud' giants
@JulianOliver this is really great to see, hope that it could be pushed even further into local digital infrastructure resilience as well!
@JulianOliver yes! really inspiring things! I came across this piece about Maori data sovereignty project and AI for language preservation here: https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/04/22/1050394/artificial-intelligence-for-the-people/
@JulianOliver NewZealand’s openness and sanity sometimes amazes so much, that sometimes indeed I forget that they’re Australia’s neighbor 😅😄
Cheers, keep the good works going 👍
@mmokhi @glowl some geo-strategic relationships built in the past plague our present, FVEY being one. Thankfully we have a rigorous and reasonably healthy democracy however, one not afraid to challenge. An example is Aotearoa New Zealand becoming the world's first anti-nuclear country, refusing any nuclear arms on land or in our waters. This infuriated the US, which at the time wanted to make full use of the South Pacific for its nuclear expansion projects
@JulianOliver it needs a new term, better than self-hosting. because it's not each self anymore, in this scenario. cooperative hosting, communal hosting, community hosting...
this is really interesting to hear. i love this a lot. thanks for sharing!
We have argued, as has Helen Verran, that data sovereignt is core to the struggle for Indigenous rights. Glad to see this.
I'm under the pump at the moment so don't have time to read the report they reference, but I'm definitely going to get around to it. Kukutai & Cormack's "Pushing the Space" was an eye-opener.
@car @JulianOliver https://twitter.com/N3rdyByN4ture?t=ZW6Msw3u9QrZi3HK5T0FaA&s=09 over on Twitter is a good follow for this sort of stuff
@JulianOliver the use of "decolonisation"/"colonisation" in this context weakens the word and what colonisation often was: a brutal regime full of violence, death and cultural genocide.
Also, using the concept of "digital colonisation" just because in this particular case, the group affected was from an non-angloeuropean indigenous background in itself shows a good amount of racist ideas, imho.
tl,dr: Words have meanings. Don't abuse words
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