public authorities "can secretly compel tech companies and individual technologists, including network administrators, sysadmins, and open source developers – to re-engineer software and hardware under their control, so that it can be used to spy on their users. Engineers can be penalized for refusing to comply with fines and prison"... sounds like a nightmare but it is reality in the #UK and #Australia https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/new-fight-online-privacy-and-security-australia-falls-what-happens-next #eff #spy #privacy #security
@strypey Absolutely, that's one of the reasons why I'm active in @fsfe for more then a decade now. Still I think that we also need to build technology in a way that it protects privacy, freedom and security. No matter how good we are on the political/legal level, politics can always change quickly and you face a dictator who doesn't care about existing rules, as history has shown.
@strypey @fsfe Yes, many programmers still focus on the code only and don't care about politics, not even about licensing which affects there code even more directly. You probably know this quote from RMS, I use it regularly "Geeks like to think that they can ignore politics, you can leave politics alone, but politics won’t leave you alone."
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!