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 will be a paid short-term project producing FLOSS. DM or email email@example.com if you're interested.
Not an iOS dev? That's okay, boosts appreciated too! 🙂
@mastonaut is it possible to set a higher character limit when posting? One of the instances I use supports more than 500 characters per post and it’s not reflected in mastonaut.
US has 3X the vaccine needed for its people, and denies India raw vaccine materials as cases spike to 300k / day.
Meanwhile, China getting vaccines to poorer Global South countries as US and UK continue vaccine hoarding and inequity.
We're excited to announce the official release of GNOME 40! After countless hours of work from the GNOME community, this release brings many exciting updates!
See the release highlights at https://forty.gnome.org/
Or view all the details in our release notes: https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/40.0/
I'm resigning from @firstname.lastname@example.org High Priority Projects committee and my position as chair, due to the surprise reinstatement of RMS to the FSF board. My talks last weekend for #LibrePlanet2021 were before I (or anyone?) had knowledge of this. I must act in solidarity with women and marginalized voices.
The worst part about RMS being back on the board of the FSF (from my perspective, YMMV) is that this submarine bullshit of "hey, guess who's back" undermines the very foundation of trust and openness that the FSF is supposed to foster.
"Don't trust corporations with your private data or they'll do bad things with it" rings fucking hollow when "trust us to be above board with our openness" is met with an end-run announcement that someone who has lost trust is back on the board.
FSF et al
Reinstating RMS as a director was probably not a very wise move, and there will continue to be accusations that free software is really just a personality cult. But it may have been diplomatically required to remain on good terms with GNU.
Really it would have been better if they just made a break from the RMS era and as Bradley Kuhn said in his speech adopt a more intersectional approach of trying to coordinate with other movements seeking social change in a positive direction.
Regardless of FSF machinations, I expect that free software will continue even if it's no longer called that. It might just be called public software or commons software or (my favoured candidate) software solidarité. I'll be sticking with AGPL unless something better appears. The more recently proposed domain specific licenses don't seem appealing because they would create dependency incompatibility and legal unclarity, and those types of licenses tend to center developers and companies rather than users.
**The Argentine women who fought for legal abortion – and won**
"Pioneering women who spent decades fighting for abortion rights in Argentina look back at their victorious struggle."
[love(passion) for passion in ('Human Rights', 'Software Freedom', 'Privacy', 'Programming', 'Role-playing Games', 'Chaos Magick')]
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