Important post from @staltz, "Software below the poverty line": https://staltz.com/software-below-the-poverty-line.html
Look at the Twitter thread too: https://twitter.com/andrestaltz/status/1139156022432587776
ask for help, homelessness, job needed, Atlanta GA area
Just spoke to my dad. He lost his job and is being evicted from his current apartment. He's looking for work and a place to stay or store his things in the Roswell, Alpharetta, or Sandy Springs area outside of Atlanta.
For work he has experience as a mechanic and salesman and has done a lot of odd jobs over the years.
So many actions are felonies. So many are non-violent. Many can legitimately be done by mistake.
I bet you've committed multiple felonies without realizing it. You just didn't inconvenience anyone.
Support voting rights for felons. Support hiring former felons. You almost certainly are an unconvicted felon.
Thoughts on #briar?
I continue to feel imposed upon whenever anyone sends me a DOCX/XLSX file, based on the (incorrect as it happens) assumption that I, like them (or their employer), have sold out my personal sovereignty to the Redmond borg. Makes me feel sad the the level of awareness of "fully compromised personal liberty" is so breathtakingly low. In addition to the impending climate catastrophe, there're at least a couple more elephants in this room, people.
Copyleft software licenses like the GNU GPL are for those of us who want to make it easy for anyone to use/improve/repurpose our work for the greater good, while making it difficult for businesses to use it to build proprietary software that exploits, divides & otherwise disrespects its users. Weak open source licenses like BSD/Apache/ MIT/etc are open, but they effectively subsidise corporate biz models using to build exploitative proprietary apps. Less cool by far. https://davelane.nz/reflections-proprietary-software
June 2019 News Update! Must read for anyone interested in any of our upcoming #pinephone #pinebook #pinetab devices. 😊 https://www.pine64.org/2019/06/06/june-2019-news-pinephone-pinebook-pro-and-pinetab/
YouTube, homophobia, happy pride
Corporations are not your friend. https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/4/18653088/youtube-steven-crowder-carlos-maza-harassment-bullying-enforcement-verdict
Because otherwise, it comes across as “you owe me the right to do abhorrent shit with your software with zero effort on my end, so hop to it!” No. Note that the license doesn’t attempt to limit who can use the software. The author isn’t trying to ban alt-right scum from it. They’re just saying “if you want to do it, then you have to build and distribute it yourself. Leave me out of this.” And there’s no way in the world I could disagree with that logic.
Student, FOSS enthusiast, geek/nerd in general.
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