We have servers run by MIT, CCC, Pixiv, Dwango, La Quadrature and various pirate parties. We need more stuff like that. Imagine a Wikimedia server. Or Canonical.
@dansup When you take VC, you sell the company. No ifs, no buts. We keep getting surprised as the sale usually just takes several years to complete. C’est la “exit”.
This is why VC investment is incompatible with sustainable businesses with social missions. And why I keep harping on about how we must support projects that benefit the commons from the commons (https://ar.al/notes/encouraging-individual-sovereignty-and-a-healthy-commons/)
@Gargron @osoitz maaan I feel like I have changed my mind about those terms every single day for the last 8 years. Maybe we need to push for "Libre" so it becomes part of the English language. "Free" will _always_ be confusing as it can be taken as is, whereas people who see "Libre" for the first time will need to investigate rather than just going with the first definition thy can think of. Maybe now is a good time, given the visibility LibreOffice is giving it.
Kind of ironic that the Github CEO signs off his blog post announcing Microsoft's acquisition using his nickname: @defunkt.
I mean, if that's not a death certificate, what is?
Today's news of Microsoft purchasing Github pushed my butt into gear. Set up a self-hosted #Gitlab instance in 20 mins or so. Works perfectly, painless transition thus far.
#FLOSS only exists as it does today because it is susceptible to future capture by capital. Its freedom is predicated on future value. As #Telekommunisten pointed out ages ago, decentralization, GPL, and relentless copying are forks off of this path. There are others as well.
seems like this would go well with meow wolf
we have updated our piracy policy
It's absolutely essential that the Copyright Office extend the jailbreaking exemption to cover smart speakers, as we asked them to this year.
You should be able to replace software you don't trust with an alternative that respects your rights. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/25/614470096/amazon-echo-recorded-and-sent-couples-conversation-all-without-their-knowledge
The hashtag resist narrative of things having been great before Trump was elected and now things are horrible and we should get rid of Trump to return to how things were before is effectively a liberal version of MAGA and just as racist. America was never great and never can be.
<<signs you may be living in a dystopia
- there are ceo's with fan clubs
- there are entertainment shows on tv where debt collectors chase down poor people
- you struggle to tell whether or not an article is an advertisement for a product
- armies make memes on social networks>>
<<signs you may be living in a non-ideal system
- there are ceo's
- there are debt collectors
- there are advertisements
- there are armies>>
As twitter and Whatsapp ban users under the age of 16: Does that give us an oppurtunity to get a bigger mastodon community?
@wakest is my other main account tho I have like 100 so; distributed identity problems.
social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]