Harmonious Platform Systems is a Gold Coast-based startup. 🌴
Harmonious Platform is a hybrid network digital office specification designed specifically
for software development and publishing industries working with sensitive data.
The platform is designed around free and open-source technologies, combined with in-house
developed technologies for increased network security.
The inclusion of tailored data analysis and anti-fraud services makes the platform one of
the most secure hybrid network digital office specifications available.
We embrace the 'move fast, break things' ethos, but believe it should never sacrifice network
or data security.
Throughout its development, Harmonious Platform has proven secure against outside cyberattacks
and robust against system failure.
November 12, 2022
Development focus for Harmonious Platform Systems has shifted to specification version 4.0.
November 11, 2022
The Harmonious Platform Systems internal website is now hosted on OpenBSD.
The Freedom Publishers Union internal website has become the first website to be hosted on Gobble blockchain technology.
The former was a reasonably simple transition but the latter has been a huge effort and has required delicate, precise development.
We are proud to report the transition of both websites was seamless and no downtime was experienced.
August 21, 2022
We are now hosting Redmine in-house and will be used for all our project management services.
We are no longer using Atlassian.
August 17, 2022
Harmonious Platform Systems has been using the services of RedminePRO.
Not only were we using it for internal project management, but also using it to manage projects for our partners.
For unknown reasons, we have had our account locked and have been unable to receive any assistance from RedminePRO.
Harmonious Platform Systems strives to be 100% free and independent of big tech and other service providers.
However, sometimes we are still placed in a position, due to limited resources, to rely on outside service providers.
It's just the nature of the technology business and sometimes cannot be avoided.
RedminePRO has been one of our service providers and has been very good, when we had account access.
When our account was locked, we received no notification prior to it being locked and no notification after it was locked.
We only learned of it being locked when we attempted to routinely log in to our account.
Despite our repeated requests for support, we have been unable to get any response, at all, from RedminePRO.
We attempted to contact them using live support chat and we were ignored.
We contacted them using email and we were ignored.
We opened a support ticket and it was immediately closed.
We reopened the support ticket and despite it remaining open, we continue to be ignored.
The lack of support and lack of response from RedminePRO is very disappointing and frankly, pathetic.
As a result of our experience with RedminePRO, we unfortunately cannot recommend their services and we urge all to avoid and seek out
alternative service providers.
Our experience with RedminePRO and its lack of care towards clients serves as a prime example of why Harmonious Platform Systems was
created, why we strive to be 100% free of big tech and to be entirely independent, hosting all of our technology in-house.
We do not yet have the available resources in-house to be hosting Redmine on our network, therefore we have been forced to use
third-party service provider, Atlassian, at this time.
June 24, 2022
We have successfully upgraded Gobble Chain to version 3.0.
This was not anticipated and come as a result of some very unexpected circumstances.
Late yesterday the blockchain crashed because of technical reasons that were unforeseen and of which we never developed for.
We had recently introduced a new backup mechanism which duplicated the current running blockchain into an archive of its own.
Initially things looked promising but we seriously misjudged just how quickly the running blockchain grows and equally misjudged how
quickly disk space would be consumed by duplicating it for archival, without any compression.
It was primarily the lack of disk storage space on the server which caused the entire blockchain to stop functioning and effectively
It was an oversight which we readily admit should not have happened and that is on us.
This morning we were forced to dump version 2.0 entirely and quickly adopt version 3.0, and make some necessary changes to see it
implemented with confidence.
It has been a complete success.
Version 3.0 of Gobble Chain replicates the exact same behavior as its predecessor, but with some critical modifications.
The amount of disk space its predecessor consumed had become unmanageable for the resources that we have and to be honest, it was just
unnecessarily bloated by design - something we never understood, until yesterday.
Version 3.0 introduces a much leaner design, functions much lighter by using a half-load data addition model to the blockchain while using
less system resources, consumes so much less disk space and introduces a brand new compressed archival feature.
The new blockchain is now operational and running successfully.
The changes have no effect on current investments of CMDC and its values, which all remains unchanged by the implementation of this new
So, as we said, this update comes much earlier than we anticipated, but we were presented with an immediate challenge and are proud of
what we have been able to do to meet that challenge.
June 14, 2022
Mozilla Firefox has been certified for use with Harmonious Platform Systems.
The two candidates for certification were Mozilla Firefox and Brave Browser.
This was a challenging decision for us, considering both candidates are respectable web browsers.
Mozilla Firefox has been certified over Brave Browser on the basis that we feel Mozilla, through Firefox and as an organization,
is more dedicated to the freedom movement than what Brave Browser is.
This is no way negates any efforts that Brave Browser has made and continues to make, especially with its focus on security and
privacy, but we feel their intentions are more focused towards improving their own products and services rather than the freedom
movement as a whole.
We actually considered certifying both candidates, however, we definitely feel more work needs to be done with Brave Browser to
reach the point where we are completely satisfied it can be certified for use with Harmonious Platform Systems.
Because we have not yet reached that point of satisfaction, Brave Browser will not be certified at this time.
We will continue to monitor the development progress of Brave Browser and if significant improvements are made we are open to
certify its use in the future.
May 15, 2022
We are currently reviewing the "Harmonious Access Browser" component of the specification.
We had plans to ship a custom web browser with modifications made specifically to suit the Harmonious Platform.
However, after much consideration we have decided that shipping a custom browser is both unnecessary and negated by the fact that
good web browsers already exist that already function well with Harmonious Platform.
In place of shipping a custom web browser, we'd like to endorse an existing web browser and certify it's compatibility with
We have not yet finalized which web browser we will certify, but both Mozilla Firefox and Brave Browser remain the two most likely
April 30, 2022
IPFire has been certified for use with Harmonious Platform Systems.
April 28, 2022
We have updated the Certification page.
Our internal certification program is now fully operational.
Initial certified software includes:
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Fedora 35
- Windows Server
- Windows 11
Upcoming releases of Fedora 36 and OpenSUSE Leap 15.4 are pending and will be assessed post-release.
March 25, 2022
We have added two new Gateways and viADDR databases which are acting parents to a new sub-hub configuration.
Although extremely complex, the new databases add better capability and flexibility to our existing viADDR configuration.
March 25, 2022
Pouch has been updated to version 1.1 Beta 2.
This is not a feature release, instead fixes many bugs.
March 25, 2022
We have successfully upgraded Gobble Chain to version 2.0.
It was updated on-the-fly, running processes switched to new binaries and no downtime.
March 6, 2022
Due to an extreme weather event, today a number of our servers were knocked offline for a brief moment.
This was a partial blackout affecting non-critical servers only.
Critical servers which keep our platform online were unaffected and used backup power supplies.
Uptime remains at 100%.
February 16, 2022
We have commissioned new hardware running Windows Server.
Our new server will be added to our existing configuration and complement operations running as a file server.
February 13, 2022
Site updated to version 2.4.3.
No major changes. Minor changes only, including small visual tweaks.
February 10, 2022
We have completed our investigation into a recent security breach that we detected.
The breach has now been contained and all systems on Harmonious Platform Systems network are now
The breach was not as severe as we anticipated and was limited to one web browser being hijacked
on the Mainframe.
The web browser has been returned to default settings and reconfigured successfully, eliminating
As a precaution, our proxy server has been assessed and traffic analyzed.
The proxy server was not affected.
This investigation is now closed.
February 8, 2022
***** IMPORTANT! *****
We are currently investigating a security breach which has penetrated our network.
Our initial assessment points to a Mainframe breach.
This is both good and bad.
The good news is it means that it may be limited to one system and can be restricted to the intranet.
The bad news is it makes it more difficult to investigate the entry point the breach has occurred.
More information will be posted to the website when we complete our investigation.
January 16, 2022
L-CERT Standard Version 1.0 has been finalized and approved.
December 13, 2021
Soul v1.0.1 has been released.
KEEP UP! v0.1 has been released.
December 1, 2021
Harmonious Platform Systems now officially supports:
- Ubuntu 21.04
- Fedora 35
- Windows 11
November 17, 2021
We are continuing our testing of Soul v1.0.1 Beta. Release date has been delayed. It is now scheduled to ship on December 13, 2021.
We are continuing testing of KEEP UP!. Release date has been delayed. It is now scheduled to ship on December 13, 2021.
October 19, 2021 #2
We are aware that the network navigation section of the website has problems rendering as intended on some web browsers. We are
looking into a better way to design this component and it will be corrected in the near future. This is a low priority.
October 19, 2021 #1
We are currently testing two important components - Soul and KEEP UP! Both of these components are scheduled to ship on November 15,
September 30, 2021
Pitrix v2.4.2 has been released. All global allocations are now active.
September 10, 2021
After a long period of heavy development on Pitrix, real progress has finally been made. We are currently in the final stages of
testing and debugging in preparation for shipping later in the month. Assuming no serious issues are determined, Pitrix should ship as
scheduled on September 30. Until this time, all Pitrix global allocations will remain inactive.