I've been on Mastodon for the last five years, via several instances. Started with mastodon.social, before dabbling with social.coop and then finding a home on fosstodon.org.
I work at the intersection of technology, learning, and community. I'm a member of weareopen.coop. Previously at Mozilla.
For a couple of years, I was PM of a federated resource sharing platform for educators called MoodleNet. Been into decentralisation since early days of bittorrent!
UK government survey into climate change and net zero
Not everyone is in a position to, but I'd urge my fellow @fosstodon members to join me in financially supporting this instance!
i'm really starting to be pissed off by the "gates, bezos, musk etc. are evil, thus remove their wealth" line of arguments.
are these all pretty shitty fellers? yes. but that's the wrong line of argument to pursue.
even if each and every billionaire was a crown jewel of humanity, with ultimate goodness, humility, and decency bestowed unto them by a joint committee of all gods ever existed, even if they were literally incapable of hurting, we should still rid of billionaires and excess wealth accumulation.
the issue is not bad people accumulating money. it's simply some people accumulating all the money.
the issue is all this power and these resources must be controlled democratically and shared by the entire humanity.
it may sound like a small thing but from what i observe "billionaires do good, malaria!" is still the main thing that devolves arguments around wealth accumulation.
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LOL my wife is now actually making me a half-birthday cake 😅
Relevant news for people who build decentralized software
The W3C Decentralized Identifiers standard is now a 1.0 draft.
(I only just heard of it today, I have no opinions on it right now.)
Or... do what you like, especially if it's because you're really interested in something. Qualifications aren't only for employment.
Lobsters and octopuses are sentient and feel pain
"Specialization is for insects." (Robert Heinlein)
Just saw the above quotation from @bhart's profile and it's 👌
Just pushed out a small update to our co-op's free, emailed-based course, 'What We Talk About WHen We Talk About Open'
"Don't explain your philosophy. Embody it." (Epictetus)
Working with We Are Open Co-op to improve our world.
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.