It's possible to be both principled and profitable. If we consider Dead Cells, they're still delivering many free DLCs with both new contents, a smoother gameplay, and so on; because the money isn't going into luxury homes but in attractive wages and in the development of products.
Considering forking Mozilla software in a new cooperative entity would be a starting point.
FYI we're federating with boseburo.ddns.net
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475€ for a greyish picture of a flag over a police station, what a time to be alive https://www.gettyimages.fi/detail/news-photo/gold-star-flag-hangs-at-half-mast-in-front-of-district-1-news-photo/102983306
@aral So, to get straight to the point these people are harmful to their causes but they also die in the real world.
For me, correlating stuff has always been a matter of survival.
1) Cultural dichotomy-shaping segregated environments make social reproduction easier, so children of the bourgeoisie go to prestigious schools/universities
2) Some people don't have a place in these cultural groups => because of cultural isolation, they try to help where they hope to be needed (in political struggles, including FLOSS)
3) They start imitating those who've actually read the specs, to get (from a public) the same reactions as them
Yelp is tricking people into thinking they are calling a restaurant, when in fact it redirects to Grubhub so that Yelp/Grubhub can claim a higher service feed from the restaurant.
A #UX Designer signed off on this. I don't know the back story, maybe they put up a fight. If they did, they lost. This is an example of how tech worker unions could advocate for ethical design that gets sacrificed for shitty business practices.
@aral And we should just stop pretending that GNOME is made with non-developers in mind; just look at Google Maps: the way Google Street View tells you if there are pictures somewhere looks more like a game design hint in Animal Crossing or Ni No Kuni than like a software toggle.
Sure, GNOME looks better than Windows 10, but is that an ambition? #UX
@aral The main issue with the FLOSS community is why distributions like Pop!_OS (or communication protocols like XMPP) are recommended in the first place.
Reasons to run Linux distributions: the Linux kernel
Decent Linux distributions for beginners: Ubuntu and Fedora
I don't really like how https://joinmastodon.org claim to solve real-life problems by comparing the Fediverse to Star Trek. No, it doesn't solve real-life problems – it can't, but we may organize here.
Someone on Hacker News said ~"the main problem with the fediverse is domain names and we need a more p2p system" and I posted a reply saying ~"as one of the main ActivityPub spec authors, not only do I agree, work is happening to bridge those worlds" https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23125249
Of course, tech sects may be inherently political, because of their technology and of their business model.
For example, if Lavabit's FLOSS DIME made email encryption federated and transparent, ProtonMail would become both very expensive and obsolete – so they're doing their best to stay relevant. By shooting down Lavabit. Even if this means supporting the EARN IT bill.
Boredposting is due to the lack of motivation related to real-life items and activities, e.g. the lack of conditioning to the resources in your real-life environment.
It's related to "having to use your computer to read your emails, and getting lost on YouTube"; "tech sects"; and "cultural dichotomy-shaping environments".
We can make all the software we want, it's not a technical issue: it's a political one.
People change and I want to help them to make this change positive. I'm a plush, basically. Materially a cis man.
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