@sir @choboDOC @ashimokawa it is not that Sourceforge and Github did everything wrong. No, they did not: they both built the infrastructure that enabled FOSS as we know it today. Each of them were leading technical development at their time.
It is that both SF and GH showed us the weak point of commercially driven organizations in FOSS networking: the non-negligible risk of corporate buyout.
🎉🎈 Mastodon.Social has just welcomed its 500.000th user 🎂
At this 🌟special🌟 #milestone I would like to thank everyone in the #fediverse for the numerous interesting posts, the wonderful time and the untiring voluntary #community contributions that make it all possible. Let's burn mastodon.social to the ground so we can achieve actual decentralisation❤️
One problem with putting experimental #SocialMedia platforms on the net is that there is a high risk of the #DarkPatterns of usage that have emerged in existing platforms, spreading to the new platforms, even if they're thoughtfully engineered to avoid generating them. New social media platforms have to be engineered not only to avoid generating dark usage patterns, but to actively discourage or ideally disrupt them. This has to be as central to the design as decentralization, efficiency etc.
Companies who do this get neither the benefits of being fully proprietary (full asset value of "IP" on your books etc), nor the benefits of being fully #FreeCode (community goodwill, volunteer contributions etc). Why do they keep doing it? Probably for the same reason other projects are using proprietary #SourceAvailable licenses. Because #VentureCapitalists think its a good idea.
Gentle speaking out about the #deathcult of neo-liberalism. Germany coronavirus: Why is the Covid-19 death rate so low? (opinion) - CNN
- Benefit assessments suspended for three months while new claimants told to stay away from Jobcentres https://welfareweekly.com/benefit-assessments-suspended-for-three-months-while-new-claimants-told-to-stay-away-from-jobcentres/
What a nutty social system they have in the USA. Lets not move Europe in that direction #deathcult
Total Cost of Her COVID-19 Treatment: $34,927.43 | Time
Thinking about facebook. On the subjects i have been talking about for the last 10 years.
Its interesting that people keep asking for god (#failbook) and then asking for a nicer god (ethical #dotcons) noboady is asking for atheism (the #openweb) aha its a religious problem now i understand the schisms.
Such much blocking, it has to be about religion ;)
@alcinnz I still only have a vague idea of how the #SemanticWeb is meant to work, but that could be part of the solution. At least part of what's allowed platforms to overtake protocols is their ability to recommend related stuff. As I understand it, semantic web is about defining protocols for that.
A debt jubilee is the only way to avoid a depression
...History offers us another alternative in such situations: a debt jubilee. This slate-cleaning, balance-restoring step recognizes the fundamental truth that when debts grow too large to be paid without reducing debtors to poverty, the way to hold society together and restore balance is simply to cancel the bad debts....
Here's a great wikipage of open source videoconferencing, etc tools: https://wiki.fsfe.org/Activities/FreeSoftware4RemoteWorking
The #openweb was ripped apart by meany forces.
#encryptionists pushing securaty theater broke UI and trust based relationships
#geekproblem narrowed this into a irrelevant subculture.
#fashernistas inbraced the bad in both sides for self intrest, greed and fame.
#dotcons privatised data and metadata to the service of profit and social controle. All the above groups played there role in this.
The #openweb is a hollow shell for most people
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