broke: a programming culture of everyone teaching themselves how to do everything and competing in a race to the bottom, creating fragmented and broken development processes
woke: a trade union that trains new people, sets industry wide labor and compensation standards, and builds standardized shared development tools and processes
Today I am releasing the NPL,
The Non-Violent Public License.
Please take a look if you have been involved with recent discussions about the ethics of free-software's software's use in practice. Think of it as an AGPL but with ethical restrictions on usage (so violating "freedom" 0 but whatever).
I would love to post nudes, but i can't be assured they'll remain only among people i want to see them (mufos and followers of mufos, sorta deal). Stuff needs to *not* federate to instances you have suspended, and there needs to be a privacy setting for who can boost as well as who can see (as well as a mufos only tier of privacy). Seriously though i don't like that just anyone with a server can get my pics federated to them *without* me asking. #mastodev
campaign worker meta
feels weird that every professional campaign worker i’ve known — folks working to get folks elected, to write and pass policy, etc — had to fight these humiliating battles to get politicians to fulfill their invoices, and they considered it totally normal to go 6-8 months w/o pay despite contractual proof of wages. these folks need a damn union.
Despite being free software, Mastodon as a project takes a hardline stance against nazis
The covenant has been added approx. one month ago so that for the first time in Mastodon's history, our project could make "no nazis" a part of our branding.
Our stance on Gab, nazis, fascists and harassers in general
As most of you already know, Gab is coming to Fedi soon.
We consider the only sensible move is to block them preventively anywhere we can.
As such, we are strongly supporting all fedi admins, members and software developers who are working to do so.
We want it to be loud and clear that we won’t tolerate nazis, fascists or “free speech” advocates in our spaces.
We also won’t accept harassment against our moderators. Ginny is one of them, and we’ve had enough of your constant threats, discourse, subtoots and attacks.
Also: this is a statement, not an invitation to debate any of the points mentioned above.
Capitalism actively dismantles and works against technological progress for the social good (basically all real progress), do not be fooled by the simulated and controlled consumer "innovation" we are presented with. The only technologies we are allowed are the ones which reinforce declining profit margins and the social status-quo.
...remember when I said being able to host was a privelege, and that there are structural barriers in place that suppress hosting, and that obtaining and maintaining a domain name was one of those barriers?
I present to you, a small subsection of the internet suddenly realizing how evil ICANN is:
(TL,DR; ICANN just removed the 10% cap on year-after-year price increases for domain names)
Leftist policies are about increasing the share everyone has in our available resources. This lends itself to FOSS.
The idea of true "free markets" is a talking point to get people on-board. It's not a real thing they fight for.
Hint: one side really likes corporations having a lockdown on ideas and innovations for the sake of "profit," the other side prefers that people be able to use ideas for the good of all people, i.e. "the commons."