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Importantly, the fact that a billionaire can buy any social software platform and do with it what he wants is an excellent argument for the need for free-software based federated platforms built on open interoperable protocols

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Why GPL? "Using the GNU GPL will require that all the released improved versions be free software. This means you can avoid the risk of having to compete with a proprietary modified version of your own work." More at u.fsf.org/3kr

"Economics was like psychology, a pseudoscience trying to hide that fact with intense theoretical hyperelaboration.
And gross domestic product was one of those unfortunate measurement concepts, like inches or the British thermal unit, that ought to have been retired long before.”

Blue Mars
Kim Stanley Robinson

We're part of a civilization that hypes celebrity so much that people murder-suicide for it

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A patch has been deployed on top of Mastodon v3.5.1 that should resolve this bug.

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Protect developer freedom. Abolish software patents. Learn why software patents are unjust by checking out the new design of our #endsoftwarepatents initiative. u.fsf.org/3f-

Thomas Midgely Jnr. Killed millions. Decreased the average intelligence of the planet. Caused massive changes to the earth's atmosphere, twice. t.co/y9qiBhBo4f

Importantly, the fact that a billionaire can buy any social software platform and do with it what he wants is an excellent argument for the need for free-software based federated platforms built on open interoperable protocols

Happy belated 67th birthday to free-software pioneer Richard Stallman 💐🔥

Can't forget that he gave the world , and the

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The FSF turns 36 today! We're hard at work fighting for your freedom, so in the meantime, please check out our anniversary celebration from last year: u.fsf.org/36m

We live in a world where sanctions that starve millions of people & prevent medicine in a pandemic is political “leverage,” but not selling ice cream in occupied is “terrorism”

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We need cultural work shifting us away from Thatcher and Reagan's individual,
Towards networks of mutually beneficial cooperation.
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Encourage growing intelligent cooperatives over starting up extractive businesses.

warm congratulations to our Chinese sisters and brothers. Forward to a world without poverty, war and imperialism

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@Inkscape is celebrating the release of Inkscape 1.1! Among the highlights are a Welcome dialog, a Command Palette, a revamped Dialog Docking System, and searchable preference options. inkscape.org/news/2021/05/24/w

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Last week the UK Govt published a new draft of their #OnlineSafetyBill, making UK corps liable for jail time unless they censor "harmful" content (without defining harmful). Targeted at Big Tech it instead directly threatens Matrix. Read matrix.org/blog/2021/05/19/how & raise the alarm.

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@MxRemy Welcome! Seems like you're doing it right. ;-) The other key spaces/tools are Loomio, Matrix, Meet.Coop, and git.coop. Holler if you need guidance. Oh, the other thing about Mastodon is it's all about curating your list of people and orgs to follow, so your timelines start to show you more of what you want to see.

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