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This is why I only use & support Free & Open Source Software in my personal life. This man is going to prison. Prison.

"A California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his claim that the “restore disks” he made to extend the lives of computers had no financial value, instead ruling that he had infringed Microsoft’s products to the tune of $700,000."

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Seriously. Fuck Microsoft. Fuck the justice system that allowed this.

The man was actually (and hopefully will continue) making a difference as it relates to ewaste, built-in obsolescence, et al.

#Ewaste #FOSS #Lundgren

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If you're into working with humans, free software & cryptography, and you love the idea of helping news organizations break their biggest stories based on submissions by whistleblowers, you may want to come work with me! New opening at Freedom of the Press Foundation just went up - boosts appreciated:

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Time to choose the next book for the . Eight titles were randomly selected from our list -- you can find them, and vote, here:

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Heaven Knows I'm Agile Now

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The Emergency Committee for Rojava:

A Call to Defend #Rojava

an open letter:

supported by
- Noam #Chomsky
- David #Graeber
- Debbie Bookchin (journalist and daughter of Murray #Bookchin) just name my fav. ones from that list

sadly their call is missing agitation for #directAction that involves more then begging the authority

(great interview with Debbie #bookchin: )

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Lenovo banned bootloader unlocking after LineageOS release • r/LineageOS

They are also censoring everything on social networks, their own forums, don’t respond to any request. Even post on Lenovo reddit is not visible...

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We just finished a great discussion of . Thanks all! @neil will post the notes on Loomio with a link here. We used .io for chat and etherpad (did not work for one person) and for conference calling. Overall we were very impressed by the ambition and thoroughness of the strategy that organizers have mapped out. Click here to to join the working group to organize an online discussion with

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la #ZAD is calling. Take a trip if you aren't to far away.

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A bit thank you to all who attended the call today! Great call, great vibe, great people!

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Okay, starting in just under an hour -- the discussion of .

Chat and Etherpad here:

Zoom meeting here:

(Thanks @neil for troubleshooting.)

"It was not an accidental occurrence or for flippant reasons that Karl Marx and Mikhail Bakunin saw cooperative economics and labor self-management as useful tools in the struggle for socialism and the undermining of capitalism."

"The oppressed are in a position to build a counterhegemonic practice that mirrors the embryonic values and institutions of the future socialist society, while living within the existing capitalist, patriarchal and racist social order."

"Cooperative economics and labor self-management provide the members of the laboring classes who experience class exploitation and domination and non-class forms of oppression with practical economic tools to challenge the economic and political power of the economic and political elite."

"politics without economics is symbol without substance"

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real-time map of "where your electricity comes from and how much CO2 was emitted to produce it"

Spread good vibes and good info.

If anyone wants 3.9 points (= 3 books you can mooch), send me a message, you can donate your points to anyone.

Nice, I still have 3.9 points!