Can someone help me understand?

If is "free labor for corporations", how exactly is it not *also* "free labor for individuals" or small groups of citizens?

The same tactics are why temporarily pulled ahead in support, but fortunately greater forces are at play that can even overcome the damage done by 's behavior.

Chernobyl's nuclear mess wasn't cleaned up quickly, and neither will be the . Fortunately, is larger and stronger than the organization.

I am still holding out hope for the org, but my hope in the movement is far more certain.

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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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FSF/Stallman 

FSF/Stallman 

So Pages has finally rolled out their automatic integration for hosted web sites. It's quite painless and automatically renews certs. So glad that I don't have to manually do this or maintain some brittle CI-based scripts anymore.

If you've got a GL-hosted site, take the next 90 seconds and go secure it!

At Dayton today, heard an exciting overview from Bruce Perens (OSS pioneer) about a super low-cost prototype software+hardware device to extend average mobile phones into AI-powered digital transceivers using Codec2, neural networks for decoding, RISC-V, and more.

Could be truly transformative and empowering, allowing grassroots surveillance-free global communication.

Interesting conversations with Tim & David of the International Union (IARU) today at @Hamvention. Their challenges in advocating globally for policy to protect technology public goods in the face of capitalistic greed is not unlike the plight of & .

I wonder what we can learn from them.

If folks think that the world, on whole, is not an oppressive place with pervasive , they need to broaden their perspectives.

As becomes key for individuals and communities to thrive, plays a critical role in ensuring their freedoms are respected and protected in those efforts. And that's why we need to ensure we're listening to those with the least power, to help build tools that work for everyone.

Every day I become more and more convinced that in our current global society, is a critical and non-negotiable piece of breaking the cycles of neocolonialism in the global south.

More on this line of thought to come.

In $dayjob news, our org's associated projects are working with a total of 40 interns this mid-year through Outreachy, Google Summer of Code, and Season of Docs.

Exciting times ahead for all of these awesome projects. Can't recommend these opportunities enough for growing projects.

Not sure if I just missed the commentary, but did anyone else notice that the commecial by @lunduke released on YouTube is basically a copycat of the K-mart "Ship My Pants" commercial from several years ago?

Kmart: youtube.com/watch?v=lCsqABAQLj
: youtube.com/watch?v=V0a03NRpX3

I guess we shouldn't really be surprised, since their whole concept is simply taking others' work, repackaging, and reselling it.

LAST REMINDER: My dayjob is giving away $100,000 USD to 4 projects that serve international development, humanitarian response, or peacebuilding.

Applications are due by the end of Monday 15 April (Anywhere On Earth; e.g. UTC-12).

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