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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

rnz.co.nz/news/national/471967

@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: technologyreview.com/2022/04/2

@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 @JulianOliver at the same time they are members of the five eyes.
i am always a bit confused of these radically different tangents their local and overarching politics are.

@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

@mmokhi @glowl I see that FVEY will be challenged in depth in the coming years, assuming the National (conservative) party doesn't come to power.

@JulianOliver @mmokhi
this video totally resonated with what we were writing about here, thought iou might want like to watch it.
youtube.com/watch?v=GIbGbFmp9L
And i can totally recommend to watch Arcane, just watched it in the last days and its hell of a good series :)

@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!

@JulianOliver
We have argued, as has Helen Verran, that data sovereignt is core to the struggle for Indigenous rights. Glad to see this.

@klendool @JulianOliver isn't it?

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.

library.oapen.org/bitstream/ha

@JulianOliver Data sovereignty is bullshit, but having local infrastructure is good.

@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

There was no doxing before the Internet, everyone was in the phone book. Or you could dial 0 and ask the operaror for somebody's phone and address.

I wonder what happens if i dial 0 on my phone?
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