FOSS is meaningless if only rich white guys can use it

"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."



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"

"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

So there.

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 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.

I'd love to go through it 3-4 chapters at a time every few weeks, and get early feedback from #SFF / #queer readers.

If you're interested DM me. Boosting this is welcome. Thx!

#sciencefiction #scifi #lgbtq

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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 if interested.

PGP/GPG: FA9D 40F1 5FE1 D8AB 8312 4AAA 77E3 1447 CD1F C3F6

I installed this shiny 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.


IPFS: Let's build a high-performance, non-censurable web, and let's add a cash incentive on the side for hosting content. Comes from Silicon Valley-adjacent VC-funded hackers.

DAT: Let's build something that is usable for your average scientist, specifically for sharing scientific datasets, so that that information can be accessible without going through scientific journals or someone's private stash. Comes from EU-grant-funded Danish hackers. Happens to be usable for a distributed web as well.

Added later than other alternatives, Tutanota is catching up quickly. Keep voting for the best Gmail alternative - available on @fdroidorg & without Google's push service! #GoTutanota 💪😀
Vote here for Tutanota:

How is this earth monitoring project by evil ?

How are they profiteering from this activity ?

I'd like to understand better

I thought of a really great domain name but let's be real: I'm never setting up my own fedi server until after migration works

Does anyone have an extensive list of what all these abbreviations in CWs mean?
Some are just random letters to me until I see the picture I didn't want to see and get it, too late. :blobglare:

#sunset at St. Kilda #beach

This is probably the best #photo I've taken so far... 📷

I use it as my #wallpaper 😀

#picture #photography #sun #clouds #sky #beautiful

"WebAssembly creates the potential for npm to become the dependency management solution for every programming language"

I wonder how is positioned in regard to this thing

Show more is one server in the network