Ah, people are having bad opinions about software freedom again.
Software is a system, systems can do evil, it is the role of the engineer to ensure the health of the system and consider the larger societal effects the system has.
Basically, it's being a responsible adult who gives a fuck about their society and doesn't want their labour abused by those who would like to harm their society.
And visual barriers do work. Deplatforming works.
On brand, I suppose
<<In the kids’ climate lawsuit that is slowly progressing, the US Department of Justice argues that there is “no right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life”
So that’s reassuring. >>
News story from 4 June:
ICANN granted Amazon.com the domain '.amazon' today, rather than the entire geographic region of the Amazon Basin.
Acts like this are colonial, obviously, but also a slap in the face to early internet promises of global representation + shared power. Its really sad.
(via http://everest-pipkin.com/ , thanks ! )
As Google denies Huawei access to the proprietary components of the Android mobile operating system, we have to ask a fundamental question: how dependent does the world want to make itself on proprietary software.
I lived in Korea and never once heard about the Korean People’s Association in Manchuria, an autonomous anarchist zone of 2 million people that only disintegrated because they were consistently attacked by China from the North and Japan from the South. This was in 1929. Moneyless, classless, stateless, gift economy based on mutual aid. It was all there.
Further reading at Wikipedia (and their sources!): https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_People%27s_Association_in_Manchuria
"The IIGS clock speed was intentionally limited below the maximum for the 65C816 so the system would not outperform the Macintosh."
Guess Apple has a long history of crippling its products.
People should quit. And I don’t mean it as you should run away from a battle, but companies consist of people. When people leave then the company suffers. If your company is bad to you, leave. If your company is bad to others, leave. Life is too short to support something not out for the world’s best interests. People who don’t leave these places and stay for the money are part of the problem. You don’t get to play the victim when you know what you signed up for.
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