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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

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.
dot.kde.org/2017/09/13/public- mastodon.technology/media/BZA-

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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...

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.

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.”



#Linux #Manjaro #laptop #StationX #PC #hardware #computers

Hello everyone, I have a quick question : is there a book about that you would recommend?

So what I found out yesterday was that there *are* some freelancers / business owners using solely 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:
social.coop/@dajbelshaw/139381 (also my recent boosts)

#introductions  “Free software” means software that respects users' freedom and community. Roughly, it means that the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. Thus, “free software” is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech,” not as in “free beer”. We sometimes call it “libre software,” borrowing the French or Spanish word for “free” as in freedom, to show we do not mean the software is gratis.

We campaign for these freedoms because everyone deserves them. With these freedoms, the users (both individually and collectively) control the program and what it does for them. When users don't control the program, we call it a “nonfree” or “proprietary” program. The nonfree program controls the users, and the developer controls the program; this makes the program an instrument of unjust power.
The four essential freedoms

A program is free software if the program's users have the four essential freedoms:

- The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose (freedom 0).
- The freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does your computing as you wish (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
- The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2).
- The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others (freedom 3). By doing this you can give the whole community a chance to benefit from your changes. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.

A program is free software if it gives users adequately all of these freedoms. Otherwise, it is nonfree. While we can distinguish various nonfree distribution schemes in terms of how far they fall short of being free, we consider them all equally unethical.

@douginamug exactly. the idea of the cc index or rate should be further developed, but he does seem to think there is some central planning or anything like that involved in using it. we can appropriate the cc rate idea 😃

i cant pay monthly because the brazilian government is cutting my scholarship funding dhsiershier but whenever i receive it i'll donate 👻

🎉 I'm now a proud supporter of social.coop. You should support them too! opencollective.com/socialcoop

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