Autarky enables digital independence through a self hosted digital platform on local hardware. The word autarky is from the Greek: αὐτάρκεια, which means "self-sufficiency" (derived from αὐτο-, "self", and ἀρκέω, "to suffice").

Autarky is a good match with communities that are already integrating self-sufficiency in different areas. It's main goal is to augment and support local community life. The hardware is preferably located within the boundaries of the community. It consumes little power and could run off solar panels, making it an ideal option for remote and or temporary communities. Even without access to the internet Autarky will work locally and stay functional.