Decentralized vs Distributed

from Centralization to Democratic Polycentricity. source

- The difference between "centralized" and "decentralized" is gradual. The difference between "centralized/decentralized" and "distributed" is in principle

- However, there is no such thing as "distributed vs centralized/decentralized". In each distributed network some "nodes" work like a bottle-neck. Conduits/connections are omnipresent but some migbt be porous, others congested.

- Therefore, two things remain paramaount: the principle of subsidiarity and recognizing, that scale matters. What needs to be discussed is how trust-building works at all levels and how sharing and commoning can be facilitated at every moment.

- agents of the commons aren't "isolated individuals connected in a network", but only real communities can constitute, enact and foster (digital) commons.