People worry a lot about losing knowledge — about "burned-down libraries".
Comparatively few people seem to worry about what happens if you take a billion books full of auto-generated, often-untrue junk text and *add* them all to the library.
In theory, nothing is lost. In reality, everything is lost, because nothing useful can now be found.
I have never really liked discussing whether you have something to hide, as an argument for or against security or privacy. First, it's irrelevant - everyone has these rights no matter what. But also, once you start talking about "hiding", you have already lost the discussion - because it's a word that is associated with negative connotations.
I think we should change the discourse. I don't have anything to hide. But I do have many things to protect. I have the right to protect my privacy. I have the right to protect my communication. I have the right to protect my work. I have the right to protect my friends and family.
The next time you use any navigation device, software or https://www.openstreetmap.org/directions or @organicmaps thank Dr. Gladys West. Her contributions to the mathematical modeling of the shape of Earth, and her work on the development of the satellite models that were eventually incorporated into the Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. #BlackMastodon #BlackHistoryMonth
The F-droid app is undergoing major changes: Faster and smaller updates thanks to a new repository format.
For this, we needed to change the entire app database. To ensure that there are no regression we need your help: Please install the latest alpha version of F-Droid 1.16 and report anything unusual.
Just what I needed: some good news about the #climate impact of the #EU. The EU has probably contributed the most to #ClimateChange so we should also be staying on top of the solutions. "Wind and solar were EU’s top electricity source in 2022 for first time ever" https://www.carbonbrief.org/wind-and-solar-were-eus-top-electricity-source-in-2022-for-first-time-ever/
The Brooklyn Public Library Gives Every Teenager in the U.S. Free Access to Censored Books
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Open Technology Fund Announces ‘Free and Open Source Software’ Sustainability Fund
> The Open Technology Fund is pleased to announce the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Sustainability Fund, a new mechanism to support the long-term maintenance of FOSS projects and the communities that sustain them.
At #FOSDEM, @marcel_kolaja will present the #EU pilot project to look into open-sourcing the EU's apps and publishing them outside of #BigTech including on @fdroidorg. @eighthave will join, talking about how F-Droid will help pull the EU towards #FreeSoftware. Join us! https://fosdem.org/2023/schedule/event/eu_app_stores/
Imagine if there was a billion in aid to #Ukraine to convince more Russian soldiers to desert. #NonViolent tactics like this are effective, and are much cheaper and vastly less destructive than the many 10s of billions in military aid that is flowing there.