I've been working on some Decentralized Social Networking Protocol stuff with a great team. We put out a whitepaper and are steaming along towards a spec, a proof-of-concept app, governance infrastructure, etc. I think we're at the point where public review starts to get more important. Take a look at the whitepaper (unfinished.com/wp-content/uplo) and join the conversation at forums.projectliberty.io

Where are some places/communities you see CC licenses being used on software? (Other than Stack Overflow, which is the first one I think of.)

(Yes, boosts appreciated!)

You can help support EFF technologies like Privacy Badger, Certbot, and HTTPS Everywhere by becoming a member of EFF today! eff.org/join

Video & transcript now up harihareswara.net/sumana/2021/ for my March talk "What Would Open Source Look Like If It Were Healthy?" which suggests:

twice-a-year open source Responsibility Amnesty Day (the solstices)
tax reform
maintainer peer-teaching tools
& more youtube.com/watch?v=Q06viKCU4Z

MNT Reform CPU modules:

- Nitrogen8M_SOM, NXP i.MX8MQ (shipping, A53, GC7000L, 4GB)
- RBZ LS1028A SOM, NXP LS1028A (in bringup, A72, GC7000L, 8/16GB)
- MNT Kintex-7 SOM (in design, Xilinx FPGA, 2GB)
- RPi CM4 (in design, A72, VC4, 4/8GB)
- StarFive 71x0 (TBD, RISC-V, via ARVSOM)

Techdirt's coverage of the what3words legal threats against me, admist the research cybergibbons and others are doing on their platform.


To recap:

1. In 2018, What Free Words (WFW) reverse engineers what3words (w3w) in a clean room with JavaScript.
2. WFW is ported to other languages.
3. In 2019, w3w legally goes after WFW for trademark and copyright infringement.
4. WFW is effectively pulled offline.


WTF ... Mozilla had always running JavaScript inside PDFs disabled by default.

But now with FF 88 this option is ENABLED by default. Which means, if a PDF file contains JS it will run without any user interaction. What can possibly go wrong?

To disable this:

pdfjs.enableScripting --> false

# FF 78.10 ESR doesn't include this option and still blocks JS in PDFs by default. Just tested.

Do I know anybody in the NYC Mesh community? There might be some funding available.

If you frame open source effort as pooling labor expenses and writing proprietary code as capital investment, you're really misunderstanding how FOSS actually operates in the world.

As the FSF Board continues work to improve its governance, it has added to our site the answers to frequently asked questions about the Foundation and its work. These FAQs will be updated in the weeks ahead, as needed. u.fsf.org/3bj

boost from birdsite, request for referral, accessibility a11y 

boosting @`lindsey
Hey, friends -- @`bangbangcon
needs help finding an expert tech talk CART captioner for our conference next month. We screwed up, and our usual faves (@`stenoknight and the @`whitecoatcapxg crew) are mostly booked.
[Crying face]

This is our schedule: bangbangcon.com/program.html

Can you help?
[Purple heart]

Please DM me or email 2021-organizers@exclamation.foundation to discuss details! (We pay market rates, duh.)

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Oooooh dang I did good and married a DOCTOR

That is all to say... @mlemweb just passed her dissertation defense and is now DOCTOR Morgan Lemmer-Webber! CONGRATULATIONS MORGAN

That's DOCTOR Lemmer-Webber, thank you!

Just passed my dissertation defense!

I have an intern on Windows who wants to download a static site to his Debian WSL and open it locally in a browser. Since I don't have Windows, I'm having trouble coaching him to a workflow. We don't know how to open the index.html and see it in firefox. All hints appreciated!

Raze it to the ground and start over with community mechanisms owned and directed by the most affected and dependent people.

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