Telegram is a shady app. They rolled their own crypto, put up a "challenge" to break it with conditions that would've made most crypto unbreakable; most importantly, they do not even encrypt anything by default
Capitalism + Tech is an ethical train wreck. #facebook #freebasics https://www.nytimes.com/video/technology/100000005082185/how-facebook-is-changing-your-internet.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=timesvideo-heading&clickSource=story-heading&module=watch-in-times-video®ion=video-player-region&WT.nav=video-player-region
A lot of the software used by public institutions is proprietary. This means that the public - including you - is financing software that cannot be modified, studied, shared, or improved.
How can we put our trust in public bodies if they don't have full control over the software they are using?
Shouldn't your money be used to develop software that benefits you and other citizens?
If you think it should, join the #publiccode campaign.
Cyborg Politics?? 🤔 🤔
She makes some non-trivial observations 🤓
decidim.org/ this seems cool. i'll take a deeper look later and see if it's worth translating to (brazilian ) portuguese. i'm particularly interested in the UI and algs for collective decision making...
"Barcelona's Decidim Offers Open-Source Platform for Participatory Democracy Projects"
in general my toots or boosts of articles = interesting. not = i agree . this text about stallman is really good because it goes against the "moralist"\atomist core of much of the free software movement. but i don't think "profit" per se is the source. domination is the problem. but yeah lets turn the implication on its head: Free Society => Free Software.
"A Short Critique Of Stallmanism" is a really good article on where stallman goes wrong. http://flowing.systems/2016/09/24/a-short-critique-of-stallmanism/
Manjaro Linux now has its very own laptop!
“This goes WAY beyond a simple pre-load,” Station X gush in their release announcement. “The Manjaro team has been working closely with Station X for months, and the results are simply astounding.”
So what I found out yesterday was that there *are* some freelancers / business owners using solely #FLOSS apps/tools/workflows, but that:
1. This can cause problems with clients.
2. When it doesn't cause problems, it's because clients are reasonably techie and share same values.
3. Most people find it difficult to give up Google stuff.
Thanks for the replies and boosts! Check back through this thread:
https://social.coop/@dajbelshaw/1393812 (also my recent boosts)
i cant pay monthly because the brazilian government is cutting my scholarship funding dhsiershier but whenever i receive it i'll donate 👻
interesting. generalizing carrying capacity as an organizing principle etc
he studied in a military school (as I did ) and is in a whatsapp group filled with conservative people sharing fake news etc i simply can't let it go 🗣
it's funny when a model u study directly applies to your life. my father stopped talking about politics with me because i disagree with him all the time (he's a traditional middle class brazilian conversative). it's clearly a bounded confidence opinion dynamics