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NEoN Digital Reforms

This year has seen many changes at NEoN, and we will have many more next year. We are committed to exploring new ways of working that help us develop and implement new strategies that emphasise collaborative, collective, and communal approaches.

As part of our ongoing work on the Counter Cloud Action Plan, introduced us to Autonomic and its Cooperative Cloud Infrastructure. Autonomic is a cooperative that is owned and run by its workers. They build technologies and infrastructure to empower users to impact the world positively. Their services reflect their commitment to their core values – sustainability, transparency and privacy.

We commissioned Autonomic to look over NEoN’s digital infrastructure and help us to find a new sustainable way of working that supports one of its goals of DeGoogle-isation. Based on discussions and their past experiences working with other initiatives such as, UTAW, VREC and Comic Gewerkschaft, Autonomic has provided us with a plan of reforms, which we are delighted to share with you. The document proposes specific free software technologies that will fit our organisation’s needs, sustainable hosting, and caring digital infrastructures, which help continue conversations on forming the choices we make in relation to tactical digital ethics.

You can read their full proposal here – NEoN Digital Reforms Proposal

Image of a mind map relating to digital interactions such as social media and other cloud based services

Image Credit: NEoN Audit by TITiPI – Femke Snelting and Helen V. Pritchard

More About Autonomic

Autonomic is a worker-owned cooperative dedicated to using technology to empower people to make a positive difference in the world. Since 2017, they have successfully delivered projects in various sectors, including renewable energy, labour organising, independent media, feminist research, migrant solidarity activism, sustainable fashion, and arms trade abolition. Their fundamental values are to make sure their own decision-making, as well as client work, are sustainability, transparency, and privacy – you can read more about their approach on website.

Main Image Credit: “Let’s leave planet GAFAM” by David Revoy from

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