2018/09/04 Olatz Arbelaitz Gallego - UEUko Informatika saileko kidea eta EHUko irakasle eta ikertzailea | Edurne Larraza Mendiluze - UEUko Informatika saileko arduraduna eta EHUko irakasle eta ikertzailea Iturria: Elhuyar aldizkaria
The theme of this year's Euskaldunes Computing Meeting was technological sovereignty. Edurne Larraza, head of the UEU Department of Computing at Mendiluze, and Olatz Arbelaitz Gallego, member of the same section, have summarized from their point of view the main issues addressed at the meeting. Some conclusions have also been drawn.
The solution would be a neutral network
Head of the UEU Department of Informatics and UPV professor and researcher
Adapting the definition of food sovereignty of Via campesina, if a people or community is technologically independent, “it has dominion over trade issues to control the production of technology and technologies.” But what is the way? At the meeting we were talking about it one day. Despite the importance of having its own dominion, technological sovereignty goes much further, and therefore we talk about technological infrastructures and communicative sovereignty, technological education and technology in education, security and privacy, and the software necessary to be more self-sufficient peoples and citizens. There are four areas that, as we saw throughout the day, have many connections. In all of them, the concepts of community, free and public are particularly important. In terms of infrastructures, for example, in a time when private exploitation predominates, moving from the business plane to the level of rights and network infrastructure XXI. To be subordinate universal rights, infrastructure management and creation cannot be delegated to operators. The solution would be to create a single neutral network between multiple agents, which will then be used by operators to provide the service. Izarkom is an example of community models and infrastructures working on a model based on the Catalan guifinet project: the creation of a network of its own by local agents and the interconnection with other networks. This type of project can be an interesting subject to develop its own policies on the road to sovereignty, which allow there to be no distinction between the inhabitants of cities and rural areas.