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I may be forced to resign from Alpine, because I cannot see an ethical path forward that allows myself to contribute to a product Microsoft consumes in their attempts to promulgate Linux to an “app you download from the Windows Store.”

Where I am from, you don’t negotiate with terrorists, and Microsoft continue to terrorize many projects, companies and individuals with their software patent portfolio.

There is a strong reason why at work, we will only ever touch free software when building solutions for our customers. This is because software freedom is the most important concern when providing infrastructure and solutions to the most vulnerable among us. Software freedom keeps them safe.

To assist Microsoft in their efforts of promulgation is to assist them in their ongoing efforts to undermine software freedom. WSL is a trojan horse. It is not our friend, and we should not tolerate it’s consumption of our distributions.

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IF YOU USE OPEN SOURCE STUFF in the course of your day-to-day, consider sending the maintainer a thank you note: thankyouopensource.com/

OSS can be really thankless, and this tiny note can make a world of difference.

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finally do I have the proper way of looking at the fediverse :icon_mrgreen:

also yes it's fully functional and I'm actually using it as my main interface right now

Well, isn't that a convenient explanation: Basically, at the end of the Earth, spacetime ends. Rather than falling off the edge of the world, you are placed at the opposite end of the map just like Pac-Man or Pac-Man's ghosts.

iflscience.com/editors-blog/fl

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For those interested in leaving Apple and Google, and reconquer their privacy, the first beta of /e/ is here for download and testing! Happy flashing.

#/e/Foundation

medium.com/@gael_duval/leaving

Drop Down Terminal extension doesn't work any more with 3.30. Hopefully it will get updated but the extension looks abandoned. Will someone fork it and update it?

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‪ProTip:
Another term for “encryption backdoor” is “no encryption”‬

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Wow, somehow I had never seen the Free Speech Flag before. It's brilliant and I love it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Spe

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We've released! #GNOME 3.30 "Almería" is officially available. Have a look at what's new: gnome.org/news/2018/09/gnome-3

Privacy is Consent
Decentralization is Power Distribution

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Starfleet UX designers learned that if they didn't make some bridge consoles explode, captains would ignore damage until the shields failed.

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"We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it's financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them,"

ted.com/talks/jaron_lanier_how

Oh, and don't forget to follow TED on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube!!!!!

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Anyway, take your victory lap and collect your prizes. You've made it clear that I'm not welcome here, and even though I disagree with the action this Admin is taking (banning me when I didn't break any rules doesn't seem right), I respect and support the Admin's decision to run their instance the way they see fit.

Please do your very best to be kind to each other. The world is a terrible place right now, and that's largely because it is what we make it.

Bye.

6/end

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Went through my follow list and a lot of people have moved to other instances without me knowing.

Losing track of people who you follow is a problem I don't think is solvable.

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got tired of saying "release the kraken" every time i took my pants off so now it's "time for the mastodon to once again roam the plains"

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