Current Projects

Distributed Social Networks

These days our civil discourse often occurs on privately owned platform rules defined by corporate policy rather rather than something democratic. While this is logical for the owners of the platform, I don’t believe we should accept it as individuals within society.

https://medium.com/@gregory.boyce/distributed-social-networks-219c19483961

  • Friendica Android client (eventually multi-protocol) – In development
  • Cloud platform for spinning up Friendica instances (eventually Diaspora/Mastodon as well) – In design
  • Home appliance version of Friendica – Planned

Private Cloud Platform

Modern cloud platforms like Amazon AWS, Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure heavily leverage open source technology. With enough knowledge, these technologies can be used to build a private cloud platform.

https://medium.com/@gregory.boyce/to-disassemble-amazon-cut-here-9fdfedfc8cd7

This opens the door for small public clouds operated by local small business.

  • Build Metal as a Service platform using MaaS or Foreman – Planned
  • Build VM platform using OpenStack or OpenNebula – Planned
  • Build container platform using Kubernetes or Docker – Planned
  • Create deployment process for common open source platforms like Friendica, WordPress, Email services, etc. – Planned

Community Tech Incubator

Tech Stoa, now open in Worcester, MA.