@codeberg @choboDOC @ashimokawa honestly to me it's a lot more than this. The risk lies is having a profit motive in the first place. This is what drove design decisions like eschewing the patch-based workflow git was designed for (which is federated and decentralized) for the much weaker pull request model (which is much easier to centralize and make proprietary). This incentive model also explains things like telemetry and user tracking. This is why I expect all sourcehut users to pay for their account - because then I'm accountable to them, not to any investors, and I don't have to extract value from them via some side channel like their data just to keep the lights on.
So this one was worth a cross-platform RT from hellsite:
"thinking about how software companies slowly chip away at the idea of consent by turning every "no" into "not right now," every "stop this" into "do this less often," every "i don't want that" into "maybe later""
covid19 / 🇩🇪 law & order
Can’t find a non-german news source yet but I’d try gtranslate on this, if you must: https://www.sueddeutsche.de/panorama/coronavirus-news-deutschland-1.4828033
covid19 / 🇩🇪 law & order
I think this is good since it will stop pointless discussions with cops about where are you going and why.
⚠️ PSA to all Germans ⚠️
Starting tomorrow, Telekom and Telefonica will hand over your phone's movement data to the government and other authorities.
It is opt-out, not opt-in!
Right to repair, Apple
Apple is going after independent repairers for the crime of making their crap last longer. This guy has a fundraiser to try and challenge them in court.
This is a smol callout!
Repo here 👉 https://github.com/shibacomputer/txt
Boosts appreciated. 💖
*Let’s discuss groups* (on the Fediverse)
do you want to see groups working on the #fediverse? are you a dev? are you not a dev but want to have a say in how this will eventually work? please come make your voice heard in this forum. #FediDev #MastoDev
I'm regrettably no longer able to offer my RSS to ActivityPub converter to the general public. This is because:
- it's wildly popular and my hosting costs keep going up for it
- it's been getting used for more and more purposes I'm uncomfortable with, which I've tried to mitigate but new ones keep popping up
I'll be releasing a new version soon that will let admins allow only people with permissions (either a user/password or a Mastodon account) to create new feeds.
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