In the feudal system, the glebe was the land of lords to which serfs were tethered to1.

In the digital age, we can resume using the word glebe to refer to digital spaces where we users use the digital tools provided by companies: technofeudalists.

We can define digital glebe2 as a space where users:

Sources: Techno-Féodalisme, Critique de l’Économie Numérique, Cédric Durand, 2020, p.199-200; Bifurquer: il n'y a pas d'alternative, Giacomo Gilmozzi, Olivier Landau, Bernard Stiegler, David Berry, Sara Baranzoni, Pierre Clergue, Anne Alombert, 2020, p.126; Roman Philip (unpublished work); I am aware of the works of Yanis Varoufakis and Evgeny Morozov but I have not read them. © 2024 by Roman Philip is licensed under CC BY-ND 4.0

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  1. “DROIT FÉODAL Terre, domaine auquel étaient attachés des serfs et certains droits seigneuriaux. Serf de la glèbe, serfs attachés à la glèbe.”, Le Trésor de la Langue Française informatisé stem from Trésor de la Langue Française (1971-1994), accessed via the website of Centre National de Ressources Textuelles et Lexicales on February 6th, 2024

  2. A term coined by Cédric Durand in Techno-Féodalisme, Critique de l’Économie Numérique.

  3. SaaS, SDKs, trackers, etc.

  4. Immanuel Kant, Beantwortung der Frage: Was ist Aufklärung?, 1784.

  5. FAQ: Ubuntu and Debian GNU/Linux are both composed of binary blobs, i.e. proprietary (as in non-free; which usage is restricted) software.

  6. there is no “privacy policy” (another fallacy), only Data Collection Policies.