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@edsu No, I just read about the p2p approach for the first time.

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"The OCLC v Clarivate Dilemma" by Karen Coyle:

Amongst other things, I got a better understanding from thhis post of how MetaDoor is intended to work.

oh frick and of course as soon as i screenshot i see a bunch of typos.

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finishing this section on and I think I need an adult. i mean i think i need a linguist. !/

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@alcinnz @pettter @z428 @humanetech Oh, and one more thing, these standards need to be approachable by individuals.

Which means these standards need to be written to be very clear, and must be small enough to be understood by individual contributors.

For example, I just searched for "open document format specification". The results are a pile of irrelevant sites that are happy to explain what ODF files are at an abstract level, but none provide the specifications. There is a single link to towards the bottom of my search results.

I click it, and I get a wonderful brochure site that is happy to sell me the idea of adopting ODF for my document processing needs, but again, no specs.

I click on Developers, and I am once again presented with a literal pile of irrelevant bullshit. There is one statement in the first paragraph which tells me, "Sorry, Mario, but the princess is in another castle!" In this case, I have to go to some place named "OASIS".

I click on OASIS and I'm lead to a technical committee description page. Still no specs.

At this point, I'm giving up.

But, apparently, ODF is a proper ISO specification now, so I now try that route.

After some rummaging around on the web, I finally land on this:

By george, it's an actual spec. But holy fuck, it costs me almost $200.

Yeah, it is "open in name only, for it is neither."

Contrast this with RapidIO specifications, a major competitor to HyperTransport and QPI bus interconnects on high-performance microprocessor-based systems:

Go to
Hover over "Technology" and click on "RapidIO Specifications"
Click on any PDF link your heart desires. THOUSANDS of pages of specs, at your immediate beck and call. Have fun.

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Is #Strategy for #FOSS?

Taking a strategic approach to software development projects. Have a vision, outline strategies, create a plan, act on it. Does it happen in FOSS world?

Searching on strategy gives pages full of biz this, commercial that, capitalistic BS.

Would FOSS benefit from being more strategic? There's this concept called #OpenStrategy and it could be adapted, populated with practices that are useful for teams, communities, and the commons.

A #poll to see what you think..

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@alcinnz @pettter @z428 @humanetech This.

This. This. This. This. This. This.

I cannot emphasize this enough. This.

I am so sick and tired of the FLOSS community trying to emulate the commercial world of applications (web and otherwise).

What we need to do is agree upon common data formats and build tools that work with those formats. Not everything needs to be a full-fledged application.

I am reminded of the Commodore-Amiga platform, which had an ecosystem of tools which largely worked together thanks in part to the common usage of IFF-based file formats and ARexx ports.

The notion of "import and export" (or, as PC/GEOS called it, "impex") was generally only a concern when working with software on other platforms, like Macintosh or PCs.

Glossy apps backed by Yet Another Techbro Company based in San Francisco or NYC is great and all; but, without standardized means of controlling these apps or for sharing data, they always, always, always become walled gardens sooner, rather than later.

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There is this conference "Semantic Web in Libraries"(SWIB) which I am involved in organizing. Each year, there's a great bunch of people meeting.

You have something interesting to share about #LinkedData in libraries or related institutions? Or have some ideas on how libraries could contribute more to the growth and maintenance of the Fediverse?

Please consider a submission (which is only an abstract). The deadline has just been extended to 11 July 2022:

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"I was able to operationalize the cooperative values and principles into a cooperative platform design. 'Cooperation among Cooperatives' and having 'Concern for Community' have implications for transitioning FarmCoin via an 'Exit to Community.'  "
-- Draft text from today's cooperative speculative fiction writing group, as spoken by our AI character, whose name is Jude.

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talk about the immediate need to drop support for based installs

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@jonny I must admit that I don't know much about the early history of SKOS but I always assumed one reason for its development was to enable all the people and orgs that already do knowledge organisation to easily jump onto the semantic web wagon. Thesauri, classifications and other controlled vocabularies have a long history in libraries, and also journalism, corporations and other domains. SKOS was an invitation to publish them.on the web and participate in the Giant Global Graph.

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uspol, fascists 

roe, lawerence, griswold and obergefell are all about the same thing: state control over who gets to carry their genetics into the future. this is eugenics no matter what they call it to cover it up. it is fascism in the truest most definitional sense. it is malthusianism. it is their response to global warming. the components of their agenda were not constructed in isolation from one another and they executed this plan over decades. they are not incompetent or impotent and never have been. im not referring to republicans. democrats are their allies in this plan and they execute it together. they are the imperial class and their end goal is total and absolute power.

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My 13 year old is asking for information about anarcho-communism. Anyone have any good sources of information I should share?


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@yam655 Oooh yay! A self-learner. Also, I can't believe no one has answered this for 3 whole hours on the Fedi :-P Anyway, if you wanna be a "cool dad", recommending "Bullshit Jobs" (either the article
...or the book: )
...might be a good place to start. I also like the many examples of functioning anarchism (as opposed to theory) mentioned in "Anarchy Works": (1/_)

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@yam655 Also, looking beyond white spaces is generally a good idea; this is a good primer on Zapatista principles (and a good site on Indigenous anarchism in general):
...and this is a good (though perhaps dense) primer on Black anarchist thinking:
There's also this podcast by two Black movement elders that I enjoy:
Hopefully others will chime in with their faves too :-) (2/2)

I don't mean to imply that the web tech people are fools or anything, just that the field of values and meaning you're embedded in dramatically structures the problems you pose and attempted resolutions. I'd love to talk to some folks that were around at that time about this and hear their thoughts on the purpose of the project.

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