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Hi! I'm a high school student from Chicago. Right now I spend most of my free time developing tools to give more kids from around the city an opportunity to learn to code. I'm super into good design and improving human interactions, so most of my projects are web-based.
Other things I enjoy: philosophy, electronic music, functional programming, biking.
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@jaranta Will do! I push for alternatives every chance I get, but it's difficult to do in many cases due to the University's dependence kind of pushing everyone else to depend on the same stacks, less they risk becoming incompatible or unsupported.
Slow and steady, though, I suppose.
@tsu Thank you! This is very helpful, albeit quite daunting.
I guess it's the same as most other things: just have to do the work and be patient.
@olivebranch I need to look into this. We have a fledgling (and largely powerless) campus workers union that's trying to get started, but here in the deep south of the US there's little room for workers protecting themselves.
@kdsch I work in web dev for a college at my University, with most decisions being made by people one or two steps removed from the actual labor.
Our setup is like this:
Windows servers running MSSQL, and using Adobe Experience Manager as our main CMS, and using Adobe ColdFusion as our main programming language for our web applications.
Above that, is the University which is also heavily reliant on the Microsoft/Windows ecosystem, which somewhat forces all sub-departments to do the same.
@gumcap Yeah, it's really an abusive relationship, ed institutions and corporate software outfits. My department shells out thousands upon thousands of dollars to companies like Adobe, Microsoft, and various other smaller companies to get access to what is almost always inferior software compared to FLOSS alternatives.
Frustratin' for sure.
How can I, a public university employee at the bottom of the totem pole, start working today to try and end the University's dependence (read: wholly ensnared state) on proprietary, corporate owned/backed software?
Anybody know of any orgs that work on this, or have any experience fighting this kind of thing?
It makes for a very depressing state of affairs, being so reliant on these capitalist structures.
@risabee Yeah, it's strange that as a kid I just kinda thought "well the Beatles broke up so that's it" and it's taken me this long to realize it's more like "they don't release albums as 'The Beatles' anymore".
I'm thoroughly enjoying my Beatles renaissance :D
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