Instead of using Mastodon as a place to push out 'news' and articles that I come across that I find interesting, I'm doing that in a broadcast-only space:
It's the 'live' version of my weekly newsletter - i.e. I blast out links when I come across them, and then curate a subset of them in an email that goes out every Sunday:
what do you like at using proprietary software hosted through a central server solution?
...until noboday told me they like it, but everyone keeps on promoting it.
@dajbelshaw I've been a some time pragmatist. I was like, 'well if I want to work with those ppl I need to adapt. Maybe while working with them they will value my knowledge about floss'
...but nope. Most just don't care.
So I thought the purist way will make ppl think more about what they choose.
Cause anytime they choose proprietary software it means also excluding me from the conversation, and they are directly confronted with it while the most effects are indirect and less visable
and nope I don't have a list. But I thought already a couple of times doing it.
So I guess I should.
But there are also already great webpages like prismbreak and alternative.to
well if more ppl who care about free and open culture would say, choose something else or I'm out there wouldn't be a island problem.
(have high resistance in myself being an oportunist)
@dajbelshaw @paulfree14 yeah exactly... we do what we can. and i don't feel nearly as up to speed as half of you all are. if all of you folks who do as much as you can all said "fuck it, i won't work with you until you adopt my preferred methods of communication/collaboration," i wouldn't be here right now to have this discussion.
there's a fine line between "just do it and others will follow," and intellectual elitism that shuns our potential comrades.
...well that's not what I say.
I say: no I won't be sexist, fashist neither will I promote capitalist values within my communication. I would love to work with you, but if the mentioned points are important for you in your communication and is a requirement that I'm doing the same as you in order to work together, I feel forced for something I'm acutally revolting against.
This force will mean you exculde me from the conversations.