"When we it’s not for a particular culture. We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe."

- Frantz Fanon

"If you live in this system of white supremacy, you are either fighting the system or you are complicit. There is no neutrality to be had towards systems of injustice, it is not something you can just opt out of."

-- Ijeoma Oluo

"Great moments in human history usually drive an opposition that is exactly proportional to their greatness."

-- John Perry Barlow

Even in a post-IE world, is still sadly treating users of browsers like as second-class citizens, taking a page from the playbook.

The World Health Organization has already supplied more than 1.5 million testing kits to 126 countries worldwide (with shipments to 10 more countries on the way).

Help support efforts to . Give to the .

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How does support the global fight against ?

βœ… Track & identify cases
βœ… Ensure patients get care
βœ… Frontline workers get supplies & info
βœ… Advise the public
βœ… Train responders
βœ… Accelerate R&D of vaccine & treatments

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is under attack by those who want to start allowing discrimination. And they're wrapping this co-option under the disguise of the so-called "ethical source" flag. If this special interest group takes over the Open Source Initiative board it would mean the end of freedoms that protect over 100 humanitarian open source projects.

If you're a member, check your email and vote right now for Megan Byrd-Sanicki & Josh Simmons.

Stand up for human rights. Stand up for software freedom.

For the past 15 years, the world's top leaders gather for a weekend mind-share at the Mentor Summit. This year, 370 maintainers from 43-ish countries attending. The best event each year in the world. Let's do this!

I always knew it was bad, but never this bad. The resignation from seems to have shaken loose all the conspiracy theorists and devotees. Its mailing lists and forums are full of them, still distracting from the public charitable interest of the non-profit.

So many blinded by hero worship that they don't realize the viral poison said hero had on the movement. The immaturity of these folks is arguably the biggest blocker of software freedom from widespread adoption.

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"I have never felt that anything really mattered but the satisfaction of knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed and had done the very best you could."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

FSF/Stallman 

A busy weekend.

Attached is my post to the member forum on Friday.

Enough is enough.

It's long past time the board exercised their duty under Article VI Section 7 of the bylaws and vote him out. I understand that they have tried before but failed. But by now, his behavior is doing serious harm to the public interest the public charity is chartered to support.

Many other folks have also cancelled their memberships over the weekend.

Thanks to my friends at last week who reminded me of the problems of "slide-uments".

"Documents are meant to be information dense, while slides are not ... It’s that simple, it does not make sense to use PowerPoint to create documents."

echopresentations.blogspot.com

It's far from lonely at the top: At Dayton today, I finally earned (upgraded) my Amateur Extra radio license, with big thanks to my (amazing!) tutor Gordon West WB6NOA.

So FLOSS.social is turning one year old this weekend.

What started as a simple fun experiment has turned into (I hope) a useful resource for a rapidly-growing number of people with similar values and interests.

Thanks to our dedicated and brilliant community of & supporters for joining in on the journey! And thanks for supporting distributed social networking through !

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For people who care about, support, or build Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS).