In news shocking absolutely nobody, paying people to do work increases the amount of work that is done. FLOSS needs so much more of this. It pains me that funding work that has such an obvious benefit is such a struggle.
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RT @llanga
Finishing up on the inaugural week as the Developer in Residence, number-wise we're looking as follows:

I closed 👍🏻14 issues and 📦54 PRs, reviewed 👀 9 PRs, and authored 👨🏻‍💻 6 own PRs.

Details in my…
twitter.com/llanga/status/1416

I predict that in 50 years or so, the way we use plastics today—from clothing to cosmetics to packaging—will be viewed the same way we now think of DDT or freon

NYCers have a new ridehailing alternative to Uber: The Drivers Cooperative is a driver-owned, app-based ride-hailing service that pays drivers more, charges riders less, and pays out any profits to driver-owners as periodic dividends.

nytimes.com/2021/05/28/technol

Platform cooperativism is a powerful antidote to app-based gig work: a way to provide customers with the convenience that made app-based services so popular while putting workers in control of their days, schedules and conditions.

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I haven't seen a respected community staple crash its own reputation as spectacularly as since SourceForge started injecting malware into downloads

@SwooshyCueb @cwebber would the inattentive ones be likely to get "would do better if they applied themselves" in their reports? I just had a flashback to getting that note over and over again for years 😳

RT @osm_ie@twitter.com

Announcement: New community mapping campaign for May - #WildAtlanticWay. openstreetmap.ie/mapping-the-w @Failte_Ireland@twitter.com @wildatlanticway@twitter.com
@@WAWHour@twitter.com #osmIRL_WAW #OpenStreetMap

🐦🔗: twitter.com/osm_ie/status/1391

Added GPS location spoofing for image metadata in #Epicyon. Previously image metadata was removed for any images that you attach to a post. Now it's removed as a first step, and then misdirecting metadata is added.

This is the sort of privacy feature which could never be implemented by BigTech. Removing metadata may draw unwanted attention by making you stand out from the crowd. Setting a different location for the image actively messes with the surveillance capital business model by creating a seductive but misleading pattern that the machine learning can lock onto.

New York Attorney General declares top ISPs committed net neutrality fraud

zdnet.com/article/new-york-att

“Altogether, 80% of all public FCC comments filed on its net-neutrality proposal four years ago came from the scammers … Behind [the] vast majority of this astroturfing campaign was Broadband for America, a marketing group funded by the country's top ISPs“

Please, do tell me again about self-regulation, and how corporate behemoths are inherently good (but sometimes – oops! – make mistakes), etc.

Here comes #GodotEngine 3.3, paving the way for many exciting 3.x updates while we wait for Godot 4!

This release has countless bugfixes and new features to make Godot 3 a stable, reliable and high-performance #opensource game engine.

godotengine.org/article/godot-

I am happy to reveal that a non-profit legal entity for Mastodon, Mastodon gGmbH, is in the process of being entered into the German company register.

For context, I have been operating as a sole proprietor so far.

It's been in the works for 8 months but I didn't want to announce anything until everything was finalized just in case it didn't work out. Yesterday, I paid in the starting capital.

It wouldn't be possible without the help and advice of @mellifluousbox. More to follow in blog form.

@nolan that's my view on it as well which is why I donate with SEPA monthly via donate.mozilla.org/en-GB/ways- to them and a separate one to Thunderbird. Not entirely sure where the money goes but makes me feel like I'm supporting =)

No one wants to work on an 8000 line file because no one wants to be responsible for breakage in an 8000 line file.

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@ajroach42 the tuck shop was the corner that had chocolate, ramen, club mate and other drinks, etc for sale at a markup where the money went to the space =)

@ajroach42 in hindsight, I think you probably need a core group with an upfront commitment covering 100% of year 1 & 2 costs. Count anyone extra as surplus membership to see how many outside the core group are sustainable and repeat members. If you can't see the surplus eventually reaching a point where the core can pay as ordinary members then you want to consider viability. Keeping the place clean will cause lots of squabbling on the lists so better to get a cleaner =P

@ajroach42 we used to have €30 employed, €20 student/unemployed, €5 friend of the space. Upfront annual offer was 12 months for the price of 10 monthly subs. First two were full members, the friends got into events for free.

I think at the height we had 60ish paying members for a 1700sq.ft space @ €1200 p.m. rent. Classes, events, and (especially) tuck shop were key to hitting rent, especially with a lot of member churn due to recession and people moving around.

@JordiGH ooh, does the millefeuille actually have different cheesecake layers to it or somehow involve pastry as well?

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