This is very important:
"Article 13 of the Copyright Directive will force internet platforms (social networks, video sites, image hosts, etc.) to install upload filters to monitor all user uploads for copyrighted content, including in images – and thus block most memes, which are usually based on copyrighted images.
It will come down to every single vote. (...) The NGO EDRi has made a list of key swing votes: https://edri.org/files/Copyright_JURI_MEPs_undecided.pdf."
This will affect #Fediverse.
Peertube, an ActivityPub based alternative to YouTube, is running a crowdfunding campaign https://www.kisskissbankbank.com/en/projects/peertube-a-free-and-federated-video-platform
Comes at an important time, with YouTube blocking legitimate videos on (incorrect) copyright grounds, such as MIT's OpenCourseWare videos and the Blender Foundation's videos https://torrentfreak.com/youtubes-piracy-filter-blocks-mit-courses-blender-videos-and-more-180618/
#MassSurveillance and “Smart Totalitarianism”
Under #neoliberalism, state and corporate power have fused to impose new forms of social control, using technology to transform private life into a system of total domination.
#PeerTube is free/libre software alternative to YouTube
-- federated (uses ActivityPub)
-- peer2peer streaming
-- currently in beta
non-profit @Framasoft is crowdfunding its development
this project is already usable (more than 50 instances)
and can be a game-changer.
Boost its development and give it more visibility.
To Save #Democracy, We Must Change Social Media Networks
the promise of #socialnetworks has fallen into the hands of actors in a larger network, namely that of corporate interests. The only way out is by creating alternative #publicnetworks and #cooperativeplatforms."
#GitPub is a decentralized federation protocol based on the W3C's #ActivityPub, which extends #ActivityStream 2.0. It provides a server to server API for pull request, forking and subscription of repositories provided by #Git web services (services like #GitHub, #GitLab, #Gogs, #Gitea)... No code yet, but I like the idea! 🙂 https://github.com/git-federation/gitpub
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Police Broke Into Chelsea Manning’s Home with Guns Drawn — in a “Wellness Check”
My guess is this is someone using her maybe suicidal tweet as an excuse to SWAT her. If she had been home, she would probably be dead. Remember, the police are not here to help you, and they are not the appropriate responders for mental health issues.
Github is now a fully owned, proprietary tool of Microsoft.
It's time to decide.
Do we as a community allow our future to depend upon commercial interests of a company that to this day spreads FUD and minimizes our impact when it suits their plans?
Or do we step up, do what we do best and take our code to somewhere created by the us for us and the good of the community?
This isn't about hating Microsoft. It's about loving our own sovereignty and controlling our *own* future.
datacenters do not imbue computers with special powers. if you own a desktop less than a decade old, congrats! you already own a server more than capable of hosting any and/or all of these:
(for free, forever)
"I can't convince my friends to come to #mastodon because it is too complicated to set up!"
2 different issues. We don't need something at the scale of Facebook. Mastodon and federation work because it is people coming together in instances that connect to other communities, think neighborhoods to cities to provinces. It took a long time to build these nations, give Masto time to create more shared interest instances.