FOSDEM'23 and OFFDEM O3 Recap

Unfortunately, in 2023 there were no Interpeer related talks at FOSDEM – after a few years of virtual conference, FOSDEM had a large number of talk submissions to deal with, and ours did not make the cut. However, FOSDEM is not just about talks – it’s often more about the meetings in the hallways and gathering spots. And so Interpeer was still present at the conference. It won’t be useful to summarize all the different conversations at the conference.

Impressions from the EU Open Source Policy Summit 2023

Yesterday, I found myself accidentally live-blogging some thoughts on the EU Open Source Policy Summit 2023 event organized by OpenForum Europe. I say “accidental”, because I didn’t plan on doing so, but the first post got enough interest that I continued. It’s only fair to summarize my impressions today, after the fact. I’m leaving the conference with some mixed feelings. It’s been very clear that decades of FOSS advocacy have only recently gained traction, and there is still a lot of work to be done to bridge the gap between politics and FOSS.

New Year, New Website

Happy New Year 2023! Is a new website a good reason for a blog post? Maybe on a slow news day. But we have not been updating you here for a while, so let’s use the change of year for a recap and update. 2022 Recap 2022 has been a very busy year for us. Our R&D focus has shifted from lower level transport protocols to information-centric networking concerns. This rounds out the overall vision of a human-centric ICN stack.

IETF115: Vessel Container Format and Web Centralization

IETF115 in London was our first change to present some of Interpeer’s work to the IETF community – or, more precisely, to it’s sister organization, the Internet Research Task Force. On the 7th, I was invited to the Decentralized Internet Infrastructure Research Group (DINRG) to recap FOSDEM’s talk on web centralization. This was followed on the 8th in the Information-Centric Networking Research Group (ICNRG), where I spoke about the vessel container format.