Dear industry,

We're overdue for thoughtful innnovation like this. Move fast and fix things.

the Future

@Snowcode Unfortunately @thegreatmonarch hasn't posted to since July so it will be nearly impossible to troubleshot this issue.

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.

Today is day.

Humanitarian projects that rely on the freedoms guaranteed by the Definition, are under attack by so-called special interests, who are trying to coopt the movement to replace those freedoms with discrimination.

If you're an OSI member, vote tomorrow for board members that will rise against this hostile takeover. If not, join as a member today then vote tomorrow.

Most folks I work with at the nexus of humanitarian work and are experienced enough to know one can't meaningfully lessen global-scale atrocities with something so simple & weak as a copyright infringement claim.

If you don't want people mis-using stuff you make, don't make stuff.

If you want reduce inequity & atrocities, give people working on those problems building blocks with OSI-approved licenses so they can more easily do their good work.

I just encountered this "DeGoogle" list on GitHub that might be good for @switchingsoftware to take a look at for potential options that may have been missed before:

Our Policy Fellow, Bradley M. Kuhn, explains how we can restore #copyleft equality and rid ourselves of toxic proprietary relicensing (sometimes imprecisely called dual licensing) with a novel copyleft clause (invented by Richard Fontana for copyleft-next). #GPL #FOSS #FOSSLicensing #AGPL

"Getting kicked in the rear is a sure sign you're in the front." - Kenneth E. Reed

@sir FYI -- ISOC is a DC nonprofit corporation and PIR is in PA. Any CA or VA registrations are foreign (out of state) operating registrations. PA atty gen and PA orphans court must review the conversion to for-profit.

@Valenoern AFAIK at least in US law, copyright notice have no bearing on copyright itself. In other words, even without a notice the author(s) still have and can claim copyright in their work.

is there an android permission to forbid apps from connecting to the internet?
if not, then there should be!

per JohnLaprise on Twitter:

Special meeting on .org today Consolidated Policy Working Group (CPWG) call is devoted to the .org sale. The call is open to all. Here's your chance...

Tuesday 03 December 2019 at 20:00 UTC

At-Large Consolidated Policy Working Group (CPWG)

Zoom Link:

@amolith Agreed but @sir should update the post, because PIR is a Pennsylvania corporation which is why the Pennsylvania Orphan's Court has to approve its liquidation.

.org is a gTLD for everyone, and is foundational to the Internet, for individuals, non-profits, and everyone else. Don't let it be sold to a private interest without any oversight. #SaveDotOrg

Hi Fediverse πŸ‘‹

today, our site joined the #SaveDotOrg initiative to keep .org-domains non-profit.

We host our site on a .org domain. Furthermore, we heavily rely on services hosted on .org domains - as for example @codeberg

Please consider supporting the initiative by spreading the word or signing the letter:

@brainwane I am aware of the project, although given the fact that they chose to not disclose the project name publicly, I don't want to betray that trust. It is a very cool & valuable project, and I strongly encourage anyone interested to apply who thinks they might possibly be qualified. πŸ˜„

Please join us in the signing of this petition and consider adding years to your .org registration today.

5541 letters have currently been sent to stop the sale - add your name now!

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