IT & Marketing

I can help you with IT and marketing.

Most organisations I see build their IT infrastructures in the garden of someone else1, and come to rely on marketing channels that require them to incrementally invest more, yet yield diminishing marginal return.

A lot of organisations build their IT infrastructures and do their marketing using the tools of Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc.

In others words, they build their organisations on a glebe (a territory they have no agency over2) or use iatrogenic tools; tools which give them a sense of empowerment yet diminishes their abilities the further they use those tools3.

Are there any alternatives?

For most of us, this is hard to imagine. These companies seem to have become the gatekeepers of the digital realms.

The first thought that comes to mind when we think of trying not to use their products is:

“How could I do business without using Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft et cetera? It is not possible.”

It is possible.

My job is to help organisations use digital tools to do business, without submitting to such companies.

What can I do?

How do I do things?

I am publishing soe documentation for others to replicate this model.


You can contact me on (My PGP public key).

My PGP fingerprint is:

2E0F FB60 7FEF 11D0 FB45 4DDC E979 E52A 7036 7A88

We can work in English ou en Français.


Postscriptum: Most digital technologies agencies nudge their clients to adopt tools provided by technofeudalists. By doing so, agencies prompt their clients to build their businesses or practices on the glebe (a territory where their agency is undermined). I don’t. I use software which are not tethered to any digital glebes or vendors. I use software which are free10, free as in unrestricted11, and which will remain freely distributed12. © 2024 by Roman Philip is licensed under CC BY-ND 4.0.

This webpage is made using Markdown, Pandoc, Bash, HTML, 6 lines of CSS and is hosted on a virtual machine running the free GNU/Linux distribution Trisquel13 along with Nginx, on a shared server.

This webpage is a fork from

Data collection policy14: logs are kept for four weeks; only looked at if there is an issue. No analytic tools are used; no cookies are used.

  1. Heard this old adage from Arnaud B., maybe from Isaiah 65:17-25? Not sure.↩︎

  2. For a definition of digital glebe, see↩︎

  3. See Are technologies making us blind?↩︎

  4. for example see (we can put photos etc)↩︎

  5. See Free does not mean gratis: lexical clarifications towards digital literacy↩︎

  6. Software which can’t become proprietary; conversely, free software which is non-copyleft licensed can become proprietary.↩︎

  7. The sphere of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) consumes as much energy as the aviation industry; source: KDE talk at CCC.↩︎

  8. See Use old programmes↩︎

  9. See Digital accessibility & inclusivity↩︎

  10. That is different from gratis; see Free does not mean gratis: lexical clarifications towards digital literacy↩︎

  11. the restriction of usage of software is artificially implemented by the software industry; originally, software are like languages, freely distributable.↩︎

  12. thus copyleft-licensed; non-copyleft-licensed software can become proprietary.↩︎

  13. FAQ: Ubuntu and Debian GNU/Linux are both composed of binary blobs, i.e. proprietary programmes.↩︎

  14. There is no “privacy policy”, only Data Collection Policies.↩︎