I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that the rise of "source available" licenses (both morality licenses and the no-commercial-use ones) herald the end of "open source". Not because the practices of code sharing and collaboration that has gone under that name will end. But because the only people who will stick with licenses that honour the Open Source Definition are those who come to understand that computing freedoms are the point, not shared source:
There's some crazy internal US politics right now that threatens #OpenTechFund, who funded #LetsEncrypt, #CertBot, @torproject , #NoScript, TLS ESNI/ECH, #DNSPrivacyProj, #ReproducibleBuilds, #Wireguard, #DeltaChat, #OpenKeychain, #pypi, @guardianproject , @signalapp , and more. Looks like a couple proprietary software companies are trying to take over this #FreeSoftware money. Please sign on to the campaign to try to stop it: https://saveinternetfreedom.tech
"Unlike giving cash to needy people on the streets, HandUp helps donors give money to homeless people who commit to using it to fulfill specific needs like rent, security deposits, food, or health bills."
No human being deserves to have their lives micromanaged by strangers, just in order to secure the basics of life. *Especially* in countries more than wealthy enough to supply them to everyone unconditionally. This is why we need a #UBI.
Massive protests around the #Aotearoa yesterday, in solidarity with the US protests against cops routinely murdering people and getting away with it:
asking for help to get away from an abusive living situation, boosts needed
does anyone nearby (i'm in riverside county, in southern california) have a place i could stay in the near future? like, a couch i could sleep on? not yet, but it looks like things are gonna go to shit pretty soon no matter what i do, so it'd be nice to have an escape plan ready. my parents have been incredibly abusive since i moved back in with them, especially since they found out i was trans. today they went into my backpack and took all my hormones, and that's only the tip of the iceberg of the bullshit they've put me through. at the end of next month they wanna take me to mexico and i wanna be gone before then. please help.
Here are our plans for #PeerTube's v3 (#live streaming for this automn!)
▶️ more info on the framablog https://framablog.org/2020/05/26/our-plans-for-peertube-v3-progressive-fundraising-live-streaming-coming-next-fall
▶️ read and support the roadmap https://joinpeertube.org/roadmap
This comment from 2016 is telling in a number of ways.
"U.S. intelligence officials also believe that any attempt to ban Microsoft will be limited because its products are too integrated into Russia's IT infrastructure"
"Online, there is no requirement of proximity, which allows students to get instruction from the best teachers, no matter what school district they reside in."
Schmidt, like so many people, doesn't seem to understand that teaching is more like counselling than programming. It's more about facilitating learning than installing capabilities and pushing content. The younger the students, the more true that is.
The software commons gets broken and fragmented by morality licences like the Hippocratic License and Anti-996 License. Maybe instead of trying to have their cake and eat it too, these principled software engineers could campaign to abolish proprietary software, and refuse to work for any organisation that makes it? Without it, any activity using computers would be open to public scrutiny, and tech companies couldn't build oligopolies on free code by wrapping it in proprietary layers.
Plunder of the commons: compensate the commoners! | openDemocracy https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/oureconomy/plunder-commons-compensate-commoners/
#commons #commoner #allmende
"B.C. explores universal basic income for post-pandemic world"
Lots of great pieces have come out recently calling upon those of us in the free/open-source software to go further in making ethical tech.
* @ntnsndr on the culture war in open-source https://modelviewculture.com/pieces/the-culture-war-in-open-source-is-on
* @CoralineAda on **ethical** open-source software https://modelviewculture.com/pieces/a-six-month-retrospective-on-ethical-open-source
Surviving leukemia since 2001. I was grateful to receive fresh stem cells in 2009. Now, trying to make choices to model a better world for my family and others.