Solid: Empowering people through choice

Tim Berners-Lee & Ruben Verborgh

Decentralized Web Summit, 2 August 2018

Watch the video of this talk.

Solid: Empowering people through choice

Tim Berners-Lee

Ruben Verborgh

Decentralization means choice.

The Solid ecosystem enables you to use the apps you need, while storing your data wherever you want.

You own your data, and share it
with the apps and people you choose.

Solid: Empowering people through choice

Solid: Empowering people through choice

Different platforms tackle decentralization
at very different scales.

You can choose where you store
every single piece of data you produce.

Every piece of data can link
to any other piece of data.

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You can grant apps and people access
to very specific parts of your data.

Separating app and storage competition
drives permissionless innovation.

Solid is an ecosystem of data and apps
that work seamlessly together.

Solid: Empowering people through choice

The Solid server and several apps exist
and are usable for developers.

Solid is transitioning from research project
into an ecosystem backed by a start-up.

We will bring the Solid experience
to people all over the world.

September 2018
more about Inrupt
early Fall 2018
developer toolkit & common UX
early 2019
MVP of the ecosystem

Solid: Empowering people through choice

Get your own Solid pod
at one of these places.

Learn how to build
your own Solid app.

[the Solid architecture]
[the Solid roadmap]