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3,961 viewsSeptember 4th, 2018 by fergish
As the creator of something, do you give it life? As a fiction writer, does a story acquire a life of its own? As a software programmer, do you sometimes feel that what you're creating has something to teach you? Is your creation of any sort just something you do and have done, or do you nurture it and query it about what it needs to succeed?
I r...Read More
5,303 viewsAugust 4th, 2018 by fergish
Jonas Smedegaard has been part of the central team that maintains the Debian operating system for many years. Debian is a very important part of the open source ecosystem with a core team of about a thousand, with tens of thousands of contributors. Many other projects benefit from the work done by the Debian community.
In this conversation, we discuss open source i...Read More
6,951 viewsJuly 18th, 2018 by fergish
In late May, MaidSafe released the whitepaper for PARSEC (Protocol for Asynchronous, Reliable, Secure and Efficient Consensus).
This week MaidSafe published the open source code for implementing PARSEC so that it can be used by any other projects which would find it suits their needs.
This episode, we talk to Bartłomiej Kamiński, a developer who works on the MaidSafe team in the Routing section, and a co-author of the whitepaper.
We cover a lot of relevant concepts that should a...Read More
12,401 viewsJune 4th, 2018 by fergish
My old friend and sometimes co-host, Robert Worstell, returns and we explore the topic of research, especially from the angle of learning how to write fiction, and writing in general.
Over the years Robert has rolled up his sleeves and plunged into many subject areas to establish for himself what the underlying principles are that allow one to master the subject or action, used what he learned to be effective in the field, and then shared what he learned with others. In the process he has pub...Read More
13,353 viewsMay 25th, 2018 by fergish
On Thursday evening, May 24th, 2018, MaidSafe released publically the PARSEC consensus protocol. PARSEC stands for Protocol for Asynchronous, Reliable, Secure and Efficient Consensus. It is being released under very permissive, open-source GPL and MIT licensing for potential use in a wide variety of circumstances by a wide variety of projects quite aside from the SAFE Network.
For the MaidSafe, the release of PARSEC puts the final major research barrier behind it, opening the door for a stra...Read More
13,387 viewsApril 29th, 2018 by fergish
The Meritocracy Chronicle will be a regularly recurring segment, dedicated to discussing and documenting the evolution of the game SFEOS and the principles of crowd founding. See links below for more details on both SFEOS and Crowd Founding.
The term meritocracy can have a variety of connotations and meaning, depending upon users and context. Here it is used only to indicate that the levers of control and influence within a group or activity are best and most justly yielded by those with ...Read More
14,223 viewsApril 26th, 2018 by fergish
April 23rd brought core and app developers for the SAFE Network from all over the world to Ayr, Scotland for SAFE Dev Con 2018.
In this episode we hit the highpoints with Dug Campbell, head of Marketing and Outreach with MaidSafe.
The full video of the event is linked below, and the different speakers should soon be available as individual videos on MaidSafe's YouTube channel soon, if not be time of this podcast going live. (See channel link below.)
Music for this ep...Read More
15,276 viewsApril 12th, 2018 by fergish
As promised in the last episode, Chadrick Mahaffey shares his presentation about EOS, the history behind it, the value proposition and why he is bullish on its mass adoption.
This is far from an exhaustive and authoritative treatise. It maybe even leaves one with more questions than answers. But it is a good foothold about the EOS platform as it is developing, and why an enterprise developer such as Chadrick could be excited about the possibilities of what should be enabled by it.
If you ...Read More
9,594 viewsMarch 23rd, 2018 by fergish
Chadrick Mahaffey and I introduce you to SFEOS, a project that he originated and is shepherding, that I and others are helping along.
SFEOS is a lot of things at once:
It's a game that is fun, that engages players in adventure and economics and social organization in the game universe.
It's a project that is developed, advanced and governed solely by players with real skin in the game, those who contribute value.
It's a distributed autonomous organization/community with an economic...Read More
14,965 viewsMarch 5th, 2018 by fergish
NOTE: There is an explosive Easter Egg of revelation in the body of this episode regarding cryptography. It is likely you haven't heard about it before, so keep hands on your bonnet.
"Alternative Energy" as we've known it has been a disaster for the most part. Everybody wants to "be green," do it right, be efficient, be really smart, but billions in government subsidies have mainly resulted in no progress except to line a lot of pockets and increase central control.
Professor Jim McCan...Read More