I drafted an article on this topic (see above thread).
I'll add some links & publish tomorrow, though I'm not sure I'm keen to dig up examples of fossbro toxicity.
So can you please link me to examples where they're suggesting:
* You should understand computers to use Linux
* You must want to customize your computer
* They feel entitled to dictate the direction of project (GNOME?) that doesn't want to serve them
* Death threats due to that (systemd?)
* "just fork it"
* Hey you forked it, bad!
As a free software activist I believe everyone should have access to all the source code running on their computer (whether or not it's been compiled beforehand) & the right to fork it.
That said I don't believe you as a developer need to publish everything you write publicly for all to see. You can argue for erring on the side of openness, but if you don't want the responsibility...
And I have no problem with seeking funding (I don't like needing money to live, but that's another issue).
Cybersocialism: Project Cybersyn & The CIA Coup in Chile (Full Documentary by Plastic Pills)
@freedcreative They have their doublethink to be political while telling themselves they aren't. "It's not politics, just the natural way of things..."
I first met these white foss/techbro folk on HN. Was shocking how explicitly and casually they exercise whiteness. I didn't know much about it at the time if I'm honest, but HNers flexing privilege on me or other non-Westerners was a weird, enraging experience.
Hey fediverse -- what are the best sources to read on #rojava and the role of worker and other cooperatives in the strategy and practice?
- Where possible, only participate in services with open standards and data portability
- If you own the platform, then tag reshared data with a provenance chain maybe?
- Avoid anywhere that selfies or self-projection is the point
- Do not "follow" brands or even allow them to exist as people in the social network, they are not people
- Do not follow celebrities you do not personally know
- Provide tools for a person to split their social media presence into separate and discrete personas
How to fix the internet
- Do not participate in any online service that monetizes your time or attention
- Do not participate in social networks too large to be human-moderated
- Restrict the size of the social networks you participate in
- Slow down the pace. Disable, delay or batch notifications.
- Eliminate the temptation to 'dunk on' anyone or otherwise broadcast an interaction to anyone other than the participants of an interaction
- Eliminate recommender algorithms
"Estrategias de seguridad digital y autocuidado colectivo"
Miercoles 10 Noviembre 2021, 7 pm en la #Okupa Casa Chiapaz (toledo 22, Col Juárez, cerca metro Sevilla)
¿Qué hacer ante el acoso y el espionaje en el internet?
¿Qué herramientas hay para nuestra seguridad y privacidad?
Como se construye la seguridad digital en los movimientos sociales?
Admittedly, that's not a snappy marketing phrase, and there is something to be said about popularity gained from being better at marketing than I am. For instance, the phrase "own your data", which Mastodon claims but which is mathematically impossible (for the same reason DRM purveyors rely on *legal* tools more than *technical* ones), may have lead to a lot of its success because it *sounds* like what people want, at the cost of convincing people they had kinds of control they didn't.
I made this post about four years ago initially I guess. But the lesson then stands today.
What I'm not advocating for is that we should accept all content as being public, but rather that giving the illusion that certain things are protected and private when they are not or *cannot be* actually puts users in a state of unsafety.
Architect for more secure systems, be clear about what you can't prevent. Some things are unpreventable, but the scope of them as risks can be reduced.
#Iraqi prime minister survives assassination bid with drones
The Iraqi government says Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has survived an assassination attempt with an armed drone and is unharmed
@powersource oh I do remember the UK being cold and with a permanent overcast, having the inside of a building as cold as that constantly sounds hellish.
I wish you a prompt recovery from the pneumonia.
email@example.com is another anti trans bot. #fediblock