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Alfonso Sánchez Uzábal

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Hello people,

I'm Alfonso, connecting from the Pyrenees, the mountains in the south of France.

I'm a developer and architect interested in to build free digital ecosystem attached to territories.

Here in the Pyrenees, i've co-founded Lab Place, a maker and co-working space in a little village

I also take part in the international network Civicwise

For the readers out there...

"12 fiction books for Linux and open source fans"

Inventor says Google is patenting work he put in the public domain | Ars Technica

A Google spokesperson told Ars that Duda came up with a theoretical concept that isn't directly patentable, while Google's lawyers are seeking to patent a specific application of that theory that reflects additional work by Google's engineers.

But Duda says he suggested the exact technique Google is trying to patent in a 2014 email exchange with Google engineers


Check out my (~15m) talk at where I explain why it's critical that free/libre/open source software projects shouldn't rely on proprietary tools:

It's a talk version of from 2010. Sadly still relevant.

Wonder if GitHub MS acquisition has something to do with:

Proposed EU law requiring content-sharing platforms to filter copyrighted content...

Everyone wants magic.

But hardly anyone wants to pay for the infrastructure that makes magic happen.

If Microsoft truly loves open source, they'd open source #github upon acquisition.

Evolution of world meat consumption from 1961

Global meat consumption per person has nearly doubled since 1961

Sea Shepherd is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization

Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.

"Mozilla, which counts online #privacy as a top priority, is making a number of moves to improve privacy and to make it harder for websites to run roughshod over us."

"There are a number of changes coming to put websites in their place, all due to arrive in #Firefox by the end of September"

"A cartoon intro to DNS over HTTPS" by Lin Clark

We're so lucky to have Mozilla in the browser ecosystem. They're doing some of the most innovative privacy work right now. (And Lin Clark is great at explaining this stuff!)

Just found this nice #dataviz of civilizations. Lots of ones with cool names I hadn't heard of before. Seems like nothing lasts for ever.

Beware online "filter bubbles" by Eli Pariser
As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a “filter bubble” and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview

It worths to read the "classic" Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory Of The Web by David Weinberger, to remember what internet was 15 years ago

Para quienes me lo pedíais a gritos, informo que ya está disponible mi tesis 🎓 "Comunes urbanos: Lecciones desde la Barcelona de principios del siglo XXI" en los repositorios oficiales: , y en zenodo 🎉🎊

I've just discovered @Liberapay thanks to @eldelacajita "a recurrent donations platform whose primary goal is to help fund the development of free software".

This post explains why getting the money for FOSS and distributing it is not easy, and the solutions Liberapay is proposing

We all need a free alternative to YouTube!

PeerTube is a decentralized video hosting network, based on free/libre software.

PeerTube is currently in beta version, that's why @Framasoft needs your help to pave the road to version 1.0!


(Framasoft is a small french non-profit, so do not hesitate to Boost this Toot to non-french user and invite them to help us fund PeerTube v1)

Dépôt des plaintes collectives contre les GAFAM !
La Quadrature du Net vient d'envoyer à la CNIL cinq plaintes contre Facebook, Google (Gmail, Youtube et Search), Apple (iOS et son méga-cookie), Amazon et LinkedIn. La fête commence \o/