"The European Council is hereby decommissioned. The European
Parliament now has the power to make law. It will appoint a government committed equally to the welfare of all European citizens."
LONG LIVE THE EUROPEAN REPUBLIC!
Incredible. Patients who stop breathing at night use CPAP machines to keep airways open. But the software is locked, propriety. Over 1000s of hours a hacker made an open source version so people get better treatment.
"I’m possibly alive because it exists" https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/xwjd4w/im-possibly-alive-because-it-exists-why-sleep-apnea-patients-rely-on-a-cpap-machine-hacker
"the computer for the rest of us" is a different way to formulate the freedom no. 0
Ease of use is as political as freedom 0
"Help the hackers to improve the usability" is not enough.
Because it ignores the issue of the education, the learning, the means
It was valid in a context where they were all MIT students
In the world at large is not enough
I acknowledge that Telegram is not Free Software and we should probably have a XMPP based thing
But Telegram doesn't require to select OR set up a server.
You fire it up and you're ready to go
And people conflate this freedom with software freedom
The problem are ease of use and the client/server architecture
Those who used to say "the computer for the rest of us" actually HAD a point
Then, the 4 freedoms are a different thing, in a different context
as the man in the street I want to pontificate about #freesoftware based chat services and their relationship with Whatsup, Telegram etc.
In these days I am using a Telegram channel for chatting with a group of boys (and one woman) in my town.
Supposedly it's a Linux User Group.
In reality there's no agreement about what Linux (and Free Software) is, so we end up doing different things
Would anyone be interested in helping beta-read my novel?
It's a queer-friendly sci-fi book, set on solarpunk future world. A young scientist invents cool stuff, makes friends, has adventures, and overcomes trauma to help his planet deal with a political crisis.
If you're interested DM me. Boosting this is welcome. Thx!
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Ambassadors of France, Germany, Ireland, Australia, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia and UE in Beijing are asking a meeting about the concentration camps for Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region in a rare coordinated move
The terrible challenge that #freesoftware licenses arbiters face, right now
I'm actively recruiting volunteer devs for a native Signal / Signal-like client in Gtk, in the hopes that we can bring it to the @Purism Librem 5 phone. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
PGP/GPG: FA9D 40F1 5FE1 D8AB 8312 4AAA 77E3 1447 CD1F C3F6
I installed this shiny #rss reader
I wanted to try it with my blog feed
It requires me to have an account on some on line service (tiny tiny rss or a bunch of other services)
how does feed reading work, these days ?
I know memes and shitposts are fun but can we remember that, for the most part, we moved here to get away from some pretty toxic content and behaviours? CWs are great but they don't build communities. Some of the shitposting is heading into edgy territory and I think that edginess is one of the roots of the toxicity we were so desperate to get away from. Please be careful.
We need to find a balance between the nonsense and sincerity. We need both.
"WebAssembly creates the potential for npm to become the dependency management solution for every programming language"
I wonder how is #Guix positioned in regard to this thing