Don't get me wrong, LetsEncrypt is doing great work and has definitely lowered the barrier to entry for SSL. But it grinds my gears when technical folks don't take that *little* bit of extra effort to lower the barrier to entry as much as possible. It shows a lack of empathy and a myopia towards whatever technical problems they're trying to solve.
And it also means I'm going to ignore whatever they're saying until someone writes the simple "explainer" blog post.
The is nastiness in the world https://thenib.com/how-pick-up-artists-morphed-into-the-alt-right?t=recent what makes the #openweb resistant to this?
https://bbc.in/2DcJSGb what happens next in the UK
- Outrage In Canada After Militarized RCMP Arrest 14 Wet’Suwet’en Land Defenders on Sovereign Indigenous Land https://therealnews.com/stories/outrage-in-canada-after-militarized-rcmp-arrest-14-wetsuweten-land-defenders-on-sovereign-indigenous-land
I thought I remembered there being more links in your bio at one point.
So "What does this look like?" was probably meant to be more personal than hypothetical, but I do feel very strongly that we don't have the tools or environments yet to make strong assertions here. I want real world efforts to succeed, but it's more important to have experiences documented and preserved so that we can learn from them.
@AceNovo what would it look like to step away from this mess.
Lots of new content for patrons at https://www.patreon.com/boatingeurope circa navagation of europe on a lifeboat
Capitalism is past the point of thinking of itself as a system for production and distribution and has been since the commercialization of electricity. It's about capturing value, which means obstructing distribution - DRM, "loss prevention," metered services, pay walls, and fighting "socialism" in government (social safety nets and taxes that affect the wealthy)
@AceNovo we are reaching (maybe sliping passed) a point were (in the western counterys) the are meany more goods than needs - we live in post scarcety allready, its the distribution that is the problem.
Founded on #4opens and moderated by an ethical code of conduct. Its a safe space for Campaigning and NGO groups to access their members via #openweb projects.
"We can't engage as communities, unless we have money. I can't even express how angry this makes me."
- an activist group using Facebook. People and organisations who feel this way are our initial targets.
We are launching two new Mastodon instances for activists and campaigners to aid communication of grassroot groups; putting social media back in our hands by providing a free, unfettered home for campaigners, NGO’s and activists to communicate among their peers and beyond.
This project is a way out of the restricted, algorithmic, for-profit mediation and commercialisation of communication we increasingly experience. If you do not pay to "boost" each post, a Facebook page will only reach 3-6% of members. This soon becomes an expensive drain on limited NGO and activist budgets.
Activists and campaigners alike are ready to shift their outreach away from the corporate social networks paid-per-view “walled gardens”.
Mastodon is the worlds largest free open source decentralised microblogging network; it’s thousands of unique, interconnected communities, filled with different people, interests, languages, and needs.
You’re free to join any community you like, or better yet, host your own, on your own terms. It remains possible for members of each to instance to interact with others.
There is no monopoly by a single commercial company, no ads, and no tracking.
We aim to help activism/campaigning groups to make this step now.
A note on Security and Privacy - these take a somewhat different shape within the #openweb. Have a read about our thoughts on the matter.