If you’re a developer and you cannot make an app without riddling it with surveillance-based components and APIs by Google, Facebook, etc., you’re a really bad developer.

Stop being so careless, lazy, and thoughtless and learn how to make apps that respect people’s rights.

@aral I don’t like blaming people for being unaware of something they were never taught. Especially when the opposite is indoctrinated from the start through advertisements and college assignments. What can we do to educate new developers?


What we can do is keep mentioning alternatives, and the websites that collect lists of those, at any opportunity we get.

Always suggest foss, when someone does software/stack selection for work or pleasure.

And when someone wants to connect with you on you say "Gee, I only have Jitsi / Jami / Matrix / or-what-have-you. And I have issues with your suggestions, because.. [, plea follows]" and the you talk about the advantages of foss

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