We need laws to break large corporations (especially Google at the moment) into smaller corps that compete with each other, Or the web is dead.
Unfortunately I don't see that happening.
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> Most of you are familiar with the virtues of a programmer. There are three, of course: laziness, impatience, and hubris.
> These are virtues of passion. They are not, however, virtues of community. The virtues of community sound like their opposites: diligence, patience, and humility.
> They're not really opposites, because you can do them all at the same time.… These are the virtues that will carry our community into the future, if we do not abandon them.
— Larry Wall
Here’s the video of my talk “Beyond surveillance capitalism: alternatives, stopgaps, Small Web, and Site.js.” from Creative Mornings Istanbul on Friday.
Edited to fix the audio sync issue, add captions, chapters, and links to all the mentioned tools, etc.
Enjoy + please share! :)
So suddenly there’s a lot of attention around email and it’s exposing how many people in the web community still use Gmail. Like actually trust all your personal information and communication (and that of your potentially marginalised or vulnerable contacts) with Google. 🤮
There are a lot of hard problems and lack of alternatives when it comes to rights-respecting technology. But email (as imperfect as it is) has a fair few affordable alternative providers. Small change, big difference.
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++ Hamburg wants to focus more on Free Software ++
In #Hamburg, the #SPD and the #Greens are stating in their coalition agreement to focus more on #FreeSoftware during their future term. Although the coalition agreement contains several loopholes, for example for procurement procedures and diffuse justification to protect proprietary software vendors, the #FSFE still welcomes the step forward and will critically monitor its implementation.