Askemos

Askemos eliminates the need for trust in digital relationships – be it trust in physical components or in people.

Askemos is an autonomous meta-operating system for the clouds: Ethical cloud computing for the future of digital due process and finance.

Key features of the code ensure reliability when performing digital transactions over distributed social networks.


In today's personal computing and cloud offerings, you must trust that the system works reliably. Unfortunately, the technology used today is fatally unreliable.

At some point, administrative personnel of unknown loyality and physical machines that can be modified must be trusted. Abuse and advanced persistent threats enable "sleeper agents" in the code that can undermine missions at critical junctures.

Askemos is a concept and core set of principles (in technical terms a protocol) that eliminates the need for trust in physical machines or unethical people. It was published in the hope the protocol may be adopted and incorporated into future software. This enables trustworthy software to be designed that vigorously protects inalienable human rights.

Principles

Askemos mirrors the way human societies overcame feudalism and omnipowerful regents.

  1. Law and Order: everything happens according to pre-defined rules. Rules are code and contracts. These codes are recursively based on code again down to the 1st contract, the constitution. The same applies to program code.

  2. Rights are inviolable; human rights are inalienable. We acknowledge that infringement can happen- this is dealt with via rule three:

  3. Trustworthy facts are upheld by multilateral audit. Just as humans seek others to witnesses to their transactions, Askemos bears "digital witness" to these events. Askemos actively replicates process execution- avoiding trust in machines and their operators.

Read more here in the docs.

Proof Of Concept

BALL (Byzantine Aaskemos Language Layer) is an implementation and proof-of-concept for Askemos. BALL proves this is a practical idea and is already applied: it hosts itself, and delivers this website among others. BALL has been used in several research projects, bachelor- and master thesis; and for a number of real world applications.

21 Dez 2013 Askemos @ 30C3

Read more on the front page's claim "for the future of due process and finance".

14 Jun 2013 update notice, release nearing

In light of recent news, why&how section should point out that this was born by individuals trained as surveillance targets in sovijet Germany. Sousveillance seem the recently coined term for the concept here refered to as bearing witness.

30 Nov 2012 update notice, release nearing

Askemos.org comments please period open.

24 Apr 2012 Network Growth

We've got another two locations. Environmental friendly: Now 50% on just 5 Watt per location.

05 Jan 2012 CeBit 2012

Askemos at CeBIT 2012 in Hannover, Germany. 6. - 10. March in Hall 12 (Security Plaza).