PHP UK 2023 - Queen Charlotte (Day Two)

Key takeaways
  • Decentralization means that a system is managed by multiple independent nodes.
  • Centralization means that a system is managed in one central place.
  • Federation is a way of connecting different systems so that they can share data and functionality.
  • The Fediverse is a network of federated applications.
  • Mastodon is a decentralized microblogging platform like Twitter.
  • WriteFreely is a decentralized blogging platform.
  • IPFS is a peer-to-peer file sharing network.
  • SOLID is a set of principles and specifications for creating a decentralized web.
  • Enrupt is a company that is working to build a decentralized web based on the SOLID principles.
  • The NHS is working with Enrupt to create a pod-based system for managing patient medical data.
  • The Flemish government has announced plans to invest in a pod for each of its citizens.
  • There are a number of challenges that need to be addressed in order to make the decentralized web a reality, including:
    • Developing user-friendly interfaces for decentralized applications.
    • Ensuring that decentralized applications are secure and reliable.
    • Addressing the issue of content takedowns.
    • Finding a sustainable business model for decentralized applications.