Reading (academic texts) on networks, it is easy to get confused by the various labels attached to the networks described in texts. Federated, distributed, centralized, decentralized… Stijn Peeters wrote an article trying to clear up the entangled terminology. Read it on the Unlike Us resources-page: Beyond distributed and decentralized: what is a federated network?
Are you interested in the debate around federation and the architecture of future networks, then be sure to check out the report and videos on Are You Distributed? The Federated Web Show, which took place at the latest Unlike Us Conference. Capo, Spideralex, George Danezis, Reni Hofmüller, Vincent Toubiana, Arvind Narayanan discuss, moderated by Seda Gürses and with comment from Harry Halpin.
Arvind Narayanan, one of the authors of the discussion-style article in the Unlike Us Reader, who unfortunately couldn’t attend the conference, wrote a blogpost on the topic: Unlikely Outcomes? A Distributed Discussion on Decentralized Personal Data Architectures.