Please don't fall for the #deathcult libdems hideing behind there smiling soft social face.
My creative partner and I are setting up our #OpenCollective page. Whether the role in our project is copy or code, we're basing cost estimates and payouts from contributions for our labor at $15USD/hour
The project involves updating 3 games from the end of the golden era of play by email to play over ActivityPub. The first milestone involves creating a gateway for the games to replace the role of the mail server and bespoke web services of the original games and refactoring the games to generate JSON instead of HTML for the gateway. The goal is to eventually federate all aspects of game play, administration, and development on an ActivityPub network that gateways an acceptable amount of traffic to the Fediverse
I vaguely remember someone running a fedi instance in Africa and for Africans, but I cannot find it. Anyone knows which one that could be?
Asking for a friend, who's driving up from South Africa to Uganda with a mobile maker space in a transporter. She's only on birdsite now, and it'd be perfect to spread some fedi goodness around.
Thoughts on Red Hat's advice to FSF Show more
The FSF has 34 years of legacy & a community that's highly resistant to meaningful change, so I think their leadership having the courage to make strong decisions others will disagree with will be a real challenge for them.
But the task of changing for the better is not an impossible one imho. Any organization can foster an inclusive and diverse environment if they exercise the right amount of patience, persistence and willigness to learn from past mistakes.
We are skipping the blog post this week, so here is a summary of #Glimpse progress:
* We now have a new About window & splash screen
* Mac port is blocked, so will be pushed out until after 0.1 is released. https://github.com/glimpse-editor/Glimpse/issues/59
* @trechnex is making good progress on the Windows port and is continuing to develop our Travis CI integration https://github.com/glimpse-editor/Glimpse/pull/130
* @chaomodus has is fixing the metadata in our Linux flatpak. https://github.com/glimpse-editor/Glimpse/pull/139
* @brainblasted is remodeling our website
An upgraded Confederate monument Show more
This is the best statue upgrade I've seen yet! Sorry, I don't know where it is.
The next FLOSS philosophy Show more
If I could restart the FLOSS philosophy from first principles, and re-derive everything, I would start by separating the existing concept of "user", which currently means both "one afforded the means of software development" and "one without the means of software development", and rethink the rights that fall out.
For instance, the existing pillar of "freedom to modify" is no longer equitable.
I have no answers now, but identifying the problem is a good step, I think.
Godot: a FREE & Open Source game engine is $200 shy of being able to hire their 3rd full time contributor!
Godot is in the same league as the current commercial ones, with many innovations in workflow, features and usability.
A complete editor, dedicated 2D and 3D engines, animation tools, multi-platform exports, plugins, a Free asset store +more.
Please contribute if able; times of much change are upon us.
There is corporate open-source software made in the software equivalent of sweat shops in developing countries. It doesn't respect the freedom of its developers. Is it only the user's freedom that's important? What about the rights of the worker who made it?
Shouldn't real free software respect the freedom of both the developers and the users? Maybe it's time to extend the definition.
What RMS, Torvalds and the like cost us Show more
For every gross dude you tolerate, there's almost certainly several people who are pushed out of that space you created for him
The more influential the gross dude, the more people will emulate him and help to push out even more people
And it's mostly women who get pushed out
So for the likes of RMS and Torvalds, the damage they have done to the field of Computer Science may be incalculable
@joeyh I've taken to watching YT exclusively in Incognite mode, by Web.
Actually, I've taken to watching YT exclusively via https://invidio.us
No tracking, option to switch to Reddit comments. No ads.
And the suggestions are ... well, they're what they are.
mpv and mps-youtube are also far better -- audio only which for most of what I'm interested in is a net win.
Ability to easily search and create temporary or permanent playliists also hugely useful.
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here