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We announced "guix home: Call for Early Adopters".

`guix home` utilizes wonderful Guix package manager :guix: and provide an ability to manage your user's packages and configurations in a declarative and reproducible way.

If you already want to try `guix home`, consider yourself at least advanced GNU/Linux user and have some spare time. Open the link below, read the thread and join!)

Toot if you have any questions.

Boost, please!)

#guix #gnu #floss #foss #guixhome

call me grumpy but I really dislike April Fool's

@lightweight @bob @alcinnz @xerz Free software was always a political project. Which is why I laughed when recently some people tried to claim that it wasn't. Also similarly that 2600 should "stop being political". My guess is that Google and friends never liked their enterprise being underpinned by such a project, but they had to put up with it because their economics would have fallen apart otherwise.

What the "stop being political" means is that the situation of some people was once hegemonic, but is now no longer so. What it means to be free in the era of the desktop computer and small academic communities closely tied to the military/industrial complex is not the same as what it means to be free in the era of Facebook monopoly. We also now have a better understanding of the history of computing as a sociological phenomena, and the results of such analysis are inherently radicalising (in a good way). The traditional narratives of free software haven't really kept up with this, and couldn't because of who its "great men" were. Their standpoint was one in which - among other things - overlooking sexism was considered normal.

asking for and board members to resign is not "cancelling", no one is preventing them to contribute to free software in any way, or asking them to be ostracized, but it just doesn't make any sense (and does make a lot of harm) to let someone with such harmful view be the leader of a project that is meant to be inclusive and liberating.

Nokia Bell Labs has transferred Plan9 to the Plan9 Foundation. Editions 1, 2, 3 and 4 have now been released under MIT license by the foundation. Enjoy

#plan9 #9front #OpenSource #free #research #os #glenda #experimental #nonprofit

@fsf It's a shame that the secretive insiders "buddy club" that is the FSF Board of Directors put personal friendships ahead of the good of Free Software and the good work of the FSF staff itself. (Not to mention LP contributors.)

Founders Syndrome is real and it can destroy even the most meaningful organizations.

"Capitalism will always be racist and sexist, because it has to mystify its core contradiction β€” the promise of prosperity vs the reality of widespread poverty β€” by denigrating the 'nature' of those it exploits: colonial subjects, women and the dispossessed."

β€”Silvia Federici

Whoo, it's pretty rough around the edges, but this is probably the first #Guix Build Coordinator agent build on the GNU Hurd!

A fantastic illustration of wealth disparity in the United States. I consider myself pretty numerically savvy, but *wow* I was not prepared for this:

The EU Council is pushing for encryption backdoors to messenger apps such as WhatsApp and Signal to fight terrorism (German article):

Despite the fact that errors of investigation in Austrian authorities had made the attack possible in the first place and not a lack of digital surveillance powers. Politicians must start to understand that more surveillance will not lead to more security. That's why we fight any attempt for an encryption backdoor:

@emerican just a shout out to you for your awesome work, I'm looking forward to the peertube, I really dislike youtube and don't have any google account, so I never comment on any video, even though sometimes I'd like to. I'm sure there are other people in this situation.

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