Peertube, an ActivityPub based alternative to YouTube, is running a crowdfunding campaign https://www.kisskissbankbank.com/en/projects/peertube-a-free-and-federated-video-platform
Comes at an important time, with YouTube blocking legitimate videos on (incorrect) copyright grounds, such as MIT's OpenCourseWare videos and the Blender Foundation's videos https://torrentfreak.com/youtubes-piracy-filter-blocks-mit-courses-blender-videos-and-more-180618/
We already know that automated content filters don't work. They put absolute power over content in the hands of a system that is opaque and broken.
A couple of days ago YouTube took down all of the Blender Foundation's videos from the Blender Foundation's channel due to a copyright claim by... the Blender Foundation.
The BF is an official YT partner, but days later they still cannot get a straight answer from YT about what is going on:
I decided that I will be #movingtogitlab after this drama. But, one can't even delete their Github account once it has been flagged. I complained to Github, and got back a response after three days:
Thanks for writing in! Our spam filter seems to have made an error in flagging your account for further review, which blocked your ability to delete that account. Apologies for the temporary blockage.
Once Anancus (federated social link aggregation) is complete, the next logical progression seems to be a federated platform for questions and answers. What would life be if StackExchange/StackOverflow went down.
Backdoored images downloaded from DockerHub 5 million times https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/06/backdoored-images-downloaded-5-million-times-finally-removed-from-docker-hub/ https://kromtech.com/blog/security-center/cryptojacking-invades-cloud-how-modern-containerization-trend-is-exploited-by-attackers
Malware installed through DockerHub can also escape the container, so may continue to run.
Friends don't let friends install unreproducible black box container images.
Looks like Node.js might get replaced: https://thenewstack.io/node-js-creator-blasts-node-js-offers-a-secure-typescript-based-alternative/
Actually over 100 people (109 responses to the survey) wanted to #ForkOffTogether. And all in all we had 171
To put that in perspective of the 470 contributors that #Mastodon has had on the GitHub repo, I feel like we have a solid base to go from here.
Some of the comments even suggested that "No I don't want to, but we need to", explaining why they ticked No.
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When someone tells you to "Just fork it" it is always a power play from their side. They are saying it because they know that you alone can't do anything about it.
They know you can't fork it if you're not a coder.
They know you can't fork it if you only understand front-end stuff.
They know you can't fork it alone.
Telling someone you know can't fork it to do it is equivalent to Fuck off, or #ForkOff as some other people said it.
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