As the users, we have the ability to consciously shape language. Treating linguistic shifts as some sort of untouchable phenomenon leaves us turning a blind eye to the political implications of our modes of expression.
The open-source model gives us an opening to understand alternative ways of organizing production, but for it to go beyond simply an extension of commercial software production, we cannot continue to indefinitely rely on Patreons and grants.
It won't be an easy task, but it's one we should begin considering solutions for. One of the ideas I think could be interesting is having an organization/platform which allows developers to exchange/adopt projects, so they're not chained to one project indefinitely.
As of a few days ago, Invidio.us has shut down. The developer's statement makes it incredibly clear that more needs to be done to distribute the workload when it comes to open source projects.
August's update for the Political Dichotomy Assessment is up. Check it out here:
Invidio.us will be shutting down on September 1st, 2020
Despite my reservations towards "BreadTube", one of the projects I've been working on (alongside @DirkKellyCom@twitter.com) is a PeerTube instance dedicated to that stuff. Hopefully this will help the platform's content pool.
If you'd like to contribute your videos:
Fediverse Curator #4 is out now, and it's on the PeerTube channel Gaming With Werewolves!
Did another video for my side-channel, where I play the Campaign Trail, a historical election simulator:
Communists must come to terms with the impotence of democracy if they expect to take any seriously radical action.
Reading Orwell's Politics of The English Language got me thinking about this; there's this idea that communicating with complex words makes you smarter, but the reality is that it's just plain easier. To communicate without that crutch makes your writing so much more powerful.
Radical Christian, ultra-left, anti-copyright. I do various projects related to tech, philosophy, and politics.
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