+ I'm old enough to remember the Web of the 1990s/ 2000s.
It was a maze. You followed hypertext links, stumbled into forums and early troll-caves, used Slashdot and GoTo, experimented with LiveJournal and Blogger.
It wasn't safe, it was filled with weirdness, appealed heavily to geeks and loners. Being on the web in that era was a serious trip.
But it wasn't corporate. It wasn't the tool of major governments, yet. It was defiantly decentralised, and when you were online...
... you felt free.
"Challenges in the Decentralised Web: The Mastodon Case" (PDF) https://emilianodc.com/PAPERS/mastodonIMC19.pdf
Interesting academic paper analyzing the fediverse and how different instances and users are connected to one another. It's cool that the Mastodon API is open enough that researchers can do this kind of work.
Just re-upping this offer: because being comfortable with git is a barrier to entry to many FS/OSS projects, and because I care deeply about lowering those barriers, I will tutor anyone who asks for help with git, and/or connect them with any mentor(s) they might prefer.
I'll do this while I put energy and work into making the tool more approachable, and into making better tools and learning paths.
Boosts gratefully appreciated.
ICANN granted Amazon.com the domain '.amazon' today, rather than the entire geographic region of the Amazon Basin.
Acts like this are colonial, obviously, but also a slap in the face to early internet promises of global representation + shared power. Its really sad.
(via http://everest-pipkin.com/ , thanks ! )
Not sure I got close enough to Fitz and the Tantrums on Thursday night at Res Hat Summit. #rhsummit
Red Hat Linux 8 is out. Whee!
Having a great time at Red Hat Summit so far! Finishing up day 2 with an Ansible talk by Dell EMC. #rhsummit
Will @purism change their marketing and language use to make sure people know what the upstream software is? Will they explain the choices they made regarding disabling reports on their mastodon instance? What will their policy be regarding upstreaming of their changes (historically pretty good, but doesn't seem promising as of now...)?
They're breaking the GPLv3 license terms of at least @Tusky, this launch has been nothing short of a disaster in my eyes if these issues are not addressed.
/e/ is looking for a full-time developer (remote/telecommuting).
- good programming background
- likes to dive into complex things, result-driven, autonomous, knows GIT
- likes to work in multi-cultural environment
Watched an interesting conversation with Haidar from @freedomboxfndn Good follow-up questions from the audience. After hearing some of the answers I'm fairly convinced to give it a shot when I get home.
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.