It truly bums me out how many engineers end up at Google. This world could be so much more without advertising and advertising accessories.
@hergertme agreed. But our governments, motivated mostly by private lobbies, haven't been looking at this sort of things lately - and I ask myself if they ever did. That's why political activism should work in this regard. Anyway, looking here from Brazil, I don't see much to make one optimistic.
@hergertme just came across this - the French government opened a mastodon instance for public agents: https://www.etalab.gouv.fr/etalab-ouvre-une-instance-mastodon-pour-les-agents-publics
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