You can see why Google took the '"don't be evil" out of it's mission statement. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/07/googles-iron-grip-on-android-controlling-open-source-by-any-means-necessary/
http://scripting.com/2016/06/18/1324.html Twitter, when they put limits on the use of the API, decided to be an apartment building. A great one for sure. And it makes a lot of money. But there are severe limits on the creativity that comes out of the building. They might have made even more money if they chose to be the Central Park of the web.
Npm put the concept of component based development at its core.
This is a valid thing but people don't consider the implications. In Component-driven development you have to trust your component vendors. I know this is something some people hate, but welcome to how the world works.
The problem in the node ecosystem is that trust is cheap to get and there are often no big vendors for tons of components
@cryptpad is now fundraising for some awesome milestones:
- Spreadsheets and Office-like docs by integrating http://onlyoffice.com
- Shared Drives
- #Federation for pads with cross-instance commenting and messaging!
- Offline editing
- Suggested edits
I see that my comment on HN that static sites shouldn't be pushed into having to have run HTTPS went over like a bucket of bricks.
Teenage me figured out how to get Apache running on the home PC so I could host my "home page"
Teenage me wouldn't have a clue how to get a cert set up.
Requiring HTTPS becomes an additional hurdle, easy for corporations to jump over, but horrible for the amateur.
I'd rather a playground for enthusiasts than a system built where the corp interests are central.
Q: Isn't there something bigger than us? Something else?
A: Yes. Elephants.
Q: No, really.
A: Well, grain barges.
ActivityPub is still very young, only a couple months old.
Its great to see so much enthusiasm and new projects.
The network effect applies just as it does to traditional silo'd social media platforms.
It's just a matter of time for the fediverse to grow and become mainstream enough to sustain that model while providing a superior experience. #activitypub
@strypey I think there's also a narrative being pushed to discredit the Web in general at the moment. Precisely because it is better than centrally controlled and state-censored broadcasting in many ways. Just look at how NYT & Co are suddenly able to claim that they are the ones protecting the world from bullshit, when it was them who provably indoctrinated audiences with BS and fake news for decades.
Well this is crap https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180703/05375040163/copyright-industries-reveal-their-ultimate-goal-internet-where-everything-online-requires-license-them.shtml neo-liberalisam consumes everything. The #openweb will not last for ever... am starting to see its end.
If you want to compete with Google or Facebook or other big companies, you need to understand that a) they are actually constrained by the law and b) the only computer bigger than their computer, is "everybody else's computer."
Radical decentralization + build software that has features the companies cannot offer for legal reasons.
We just have to be willing to go where the big companies can't. The more censorship there is of "normal" content, the more opportunities there are to do just that.
kandinsky painted the first abstract painting as a revolt from painting the rich and their grand houses and the material goods . It was part of the growth of Theosophy. - see Kandinsky in the 1970s book - The shock of the new. by Robert Hughes. Abstract art developed In America as the CIA and the rich patrons funded it and as the left art magazines were censored and subvwerted which bedeviled my life and its taken until now to unravel the facts facts with through all this more
Hi FLOSS advocates and supporters
This is probably the last call for #PeerTube crowdfunding because time is short (only 3 days left atm)
With more than 850 contributors, it has been a huge success and 1st goal has been achieved rather quickly.
Thanks for that !
Now if you believe this project may have a highest potential with more development, please pass the word and contribute, either with money or with code. Remember it is free software and of public interest 🙂