"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
petition to bring back rainbows in computer logos
rt if u agree, fav if u agree https://twitter.com/isislovecruft/status/1031794845109477377
The free libre open source analytics software Matomo (formerly known as Piwik) is now on the fediverse:
They also have a website:
The software costs nothing if you self-host, and they also offer a paid hosted option for people who prefer it.
Unlike Google Analytics, Matomo's data stays entirely on the site that uses it. No one else has access to it, so there's no way for it to be aggregated across many sites.
"It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work. Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier. Desiring is helpful, but work and desire are invincible."
- Thomas Robert Gaines #quotes
The Linux Journal posted an interesting article about our recent @fdroidorg release and the challenges we had to overcome to make this happen. #FOSS #opensource #FDroid #Tutanota Read it here: https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/foss-project-spotlight-tutanota-first-encrypted-email-service-app-f-droid
The World is not set up to facilitate the best any more than it is set up to facilitate the worst. It doesn't depend on brilliance or innovation because if it did, the system would be unpredictable. It requires averages and predictables.
So, good deeds and brilliant ideas go against the grain of the social contract almost by definition. They will be challenged and will require enormous effort to succeed.
- Michael McDonough
Copyleft Conf's CFP is open! We'd love to hear from you and we'd love it if you helped us spread the word. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2018/oct/11/copyleft-CFP-open/
"Speaking truth to power while adhering to realistic hope remains the only viable way to community flourishing in a culture of fear."
- Kenyatta R. Gilbert
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org: If you've been waiting to buy a hard copy of the first and only book about how to contribute to #OpenSource projects…
TODAY IS THE DAY!
Run on over to the @email@example.com site and grab copies for you and everyone you love! https://twitter.com/pragprog/status/1050023148857393152
Filling in the alt text on your posts' images is a great way to help blind people using screen readers, as they have no other way of knowing what is in the image.
There's now a bot service that sends you a DM if you have forgotten to add an alt text:
Follow the bot to start the service, unfollow to stop.
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