A few folks have asked how they can support the expenses of running the FLOSS.social #Mastodon instance. There are not a lot of expenses right now (€10/month) but if you're interested in chipping in, you can now become a FLOSS.social "Monthly Supporter"! Donations accepted via CommitChange, who run the free software Houdini Project to manage transactions. 🙂
"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start."
- Nido Qubein #quotes
"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
- Martin Luther #quotes
"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one."
- Elbert Hubbard #quotes
"So much of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to do work."
- Peter Drucker #quotes
"To drift is to be in hell, to be in heaven is to steer."
- George Bernard Shaw #quotes
"No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it."
- H.E. Luccock
Got thoughts about Copyleft? We'd love for you to send us a talk idea for the 1st ever Copyleft Conf this February in Brussels! https://2019.copyleftconf.org/program/call-for-proposals
"Only in growth, reform, and change — paradoxically enough — is true security to be found."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Internet Companies Being Terrible (Discord), PSA Show more
Discord have updated their TOS to include various atrocious things.
Most of them, you can't opt out of. You can opt out of the Arbitration Clause
(email@example.com), but to do so you have to before the 23rd of October.
The Arbitration Clause includes some of the most henious "You waive all right to a fair trial" parts, so anyone continuing to use Discord is strongly recommended to protect what rights they can, while they can.
"To build community requires vigilant awareness of the work we must continually do to undermine all the socialization that leads us to behave in ways that perpetuate domination."
- Bell Hooks
Our Distinguished Technologist, Bradley M. Kuhn, wrote an in-depth discussion of the dangers of #MongoDB's attempt to control the future of #copyleft, with suggestions on what license drafters must do to respect the community & ease #OSI's burden. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2018/oct/16/mongodb-copyleft-drafting/
We're getting caught up on episodes of The Recompiler Podcast. Out this week: everything from spy chips to FOSS licensing
FLOSS.social admin. Director of Community, DIAL #OpenSource Center at United Nations Foundation. LibreHealth steering cmte, OSUOSL adv brd, OSI advocate circle.
FLOSS.social was launched on 1 April 2018 as a Mastodon instance for people who care about, support, or build Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS). Of course, discussions aren't limited to just FLOSS -- let's share our unique interests! English is preferred for maximum conversation opportunities within the FLOSS community, but it is not required. Respect is required, however: Users on FLOSS.social agree to abide by the Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct. This service was installed and is maintained in part by Masto.Host with equipment located at OVH. You can support this instance financially through the Monthly Supporter Program, processed through CommitChange using the free software Houdini Project.