Although I'm not a new mastodon user I've just joined fosstodon.org
My interests include #FreeSoftware, privacy advocacy and everything related to technology improving life for everybody. I've been using #Linux since mid 90s and I've been involved in local free software communities
I'm also a fan of pen and paper role-playing games, indie video games and literature.
This is a good article that makes some very good points.
Doing Things That Scale – Space and Meaning
#Windows7 users #Upgrade2Plasma - The Movie:
@JPEG since last Mast update the application crashes when trying to load my home stream. It’s not random it happens every time. However if I click and hold the application icon I can see a preview of my home stream. Pretty weird. I already uninstalled and reinstalled the app.
Hey everyone, a new build of my new mastodon app is now here, and it's better than ever!
You can get it over at: https://testflight.apple.com/join/hYFRvFNn
Also, to all our friends from India who've just joined, hello! This is the app you want for iOS. Aiming for it to be the gold standard. 💙
(Please boost to raise awareness, a new mastodon app is coming)
Donated to #GNOME.
It's obvious that to be a patent troll. one's moral compass has to already be greatly compromised, but going after free software is cartoonishly scummy behavior.
These trolls of course don't understand the whole ideological aspect of free software & that there are people from all over the world willing to chip in to defend it.
They think they're going against some software developers in a basement, in reality they're against a worldwide movement.
They're about to loose.
"Did it hurt?"
"Did what hurt?"
"When you fell from heaven."
"…It was the single most painful experience of my life. Tossed away like chaff, my wings… oh my beautiful wings! Burned away… gone in an instant! Hurtling toward this rock, we made mountains where we struck, my siblings and I.
Never to fly again, never to rise and soar, but left to walk and climb this rock forever. Every moment here is an agonizing reminder of what I've lost. Yes, it hurt, more than you can possibly imagine."
"Tell a scary story!"
"Once upon a time, leaders were vain and corrupt-"
"That's not fiction!"
"- and monsters only concerned with gold were burning-
"Still not fiction."
"- the world. And..."
"And people lost hope and gave up."
"I'll make sure that's fiction!"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
I just donated 25$ to GNOME to fight patent trolls. And so should you! It doesn’t happen offen that someone rejects the settlement and wants to go through courts to get it invalidated, including filing a counter claim so they can’t just drop it.
Godot: a FREE & Open Source game engine is $200 shy of being able to hire their 3rd full time contributor!
Godot is in the same league as the current commercial ones, with many innovations in workflow, features and usability.
A complete editor, dedicated 2D and 3D engines, animation tools, multi-platform exports, plugins, a Free asset store +more.
Please contribute if able; times of much change are upon us.
What RMS, Torvalds and the like cost us
For every gross dude you tolerate, there's almost certainly several people who are pushed out of that space you created for him
The more influential the gross dude, the more people will emulate him and help to push out even more people
And it's mostly women who get pushed out
So for the likes of RMS and Torvalds, the damage they have done to the field of Computer Science may be incalculable
Richard Stallman resigns as president of the Free Software Foundation
Our statement: https://fsfe.org/news/2019/news-20190917-01.html
The fight for diversity, equality and inclusion is the fight for software freedom. Our movement will only be successful if it includes everyone. RMS does not speak for these values.
Introducing the Destination Linux Network!
A community hub and media network designed to bring passionate creators together with their communities to spread our love of open-source, technology, and Linux.
I wrote about how we, F/LOSS lovers, need to drop toxic 'heroes' and need to either reform or move on from organizations that WON'T help https://v2.jacky.wtf/post/intersection-poc-floss
i've defended rms' pedantry
i believe in free software
i believe copyleft is essential
i believe AGPL3 is the best license
i disagree with those who say "software freedom isn't important these days" or that ease of use is more important
but every time RMS makes the news he undermines the FSF and the free software movement 🤦♂️
i just e-mailed them to discontinue my recurring donation and told them why
gonna increase my donation to software freedom conservancy instead
[love(passion) for passion in ('Free software', 'Human Rights', 'Privacy', 'Programming', 'Role-playing Games')]
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.