This is great for normalising the concept of decentralised social media 👍
If you have a Fediverse account, please do mention it on your website! The more people see these icons, the more comfortable they will be finding out more.
"It doesn’t have to be this way. We can call a halt to the madness – throw a wrench in the juggernaut. By de-enclosing social goods and restoring the commons, we can ensure that people are able to access the things that they need to live a good life without having to generate piles of income in order to do so, and without feeding the never-ending growth machine"
Degrowth: A Call for Radical Abundance —
Regulating open source code under anti-money-laundering regulations would hurt the free expression rights of software creators in the UK and their collaborators around the world. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/06/eff-and-open-rights-group-defend-right-publish-open-source-software-uk-government
Positively surprised that in the first presentation at #RightsCon there have already been several calls to prioritise people over corporations, and stop surveillance capitalism. We are in the right place.
These companies could just as easily sell us machines that can be changed as we see fit. I've learned this running Linux on my laptop: Once you get going, it's quite awesome to be able to change out an OS every once and a while—try something new, get a bit of a facelift. And not just the prescribed version upgrade, but a pivot to another wacky community of developers. Another *philosophy* of computing. It's that comparative philosophy, really that the monopolies are holding us back from.
Climate crisis needs to be addressed as a problem with society rather than the individuals: https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2018/07/we-cant-do-it-ourselves.html
I love that site!
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