I am disinterested in disputing "the best". I am, above all, interested in what *I* like, followed by what family & friends like (eg, present company), and then most broadly but of only practical interest because it dictates availability, what "'people" like.
I must not tweet.
Twitter is the mind-killer.
Twitter is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my tweets.
I will permit them to pass over me and through me.
And when they have gone past I will turn the inner eye to see their path.
Where the tweets have gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
(Apologies to the memory of Frank Herbert.)
the free software movement explicitly claims an ethical basis for the work. Individuals in the movement, being human as they are, can often get things very wrong, but at least the door is open to call us on it.
open source, and it's au courant post-open source successors, deliberately walks away from *explicit* ethical claims in favor of a squishier utilitarian or pragmatic, but implicit, ethic, an ethic of earnings and efficiency and expediency.
RT @[email protected]
Google confirms that advanced backdoor came preinstalled on Android devices https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/06/google-confirms-2017-supply-chain-attack-that-sneaked-backdoor-on-android-devices/
Just think about how many conversations you've had with developers where they've compared editors or operating systems solely on the basis of features, with ethics and freedom not entering into their consideration AT ALL.
This is ESR's legacy in many ways, by the way, because "Open Source" is what you get when you take the ethics out of Free Software.
"Thread: Recent events have caused me to reflect on the way I teach computational social science, and how this relates to my experiences with the data methods / data science community in political science. 1/n"
Very cool, how the Dutch took neighbourhoods and cities back from the car.
In the holy name of Free Speech, Brie Larson must be destroyed.
we're looking for volunteers to seed / host the .iso file for Quillux GNU/Linux, our @debian respin with Signal, Wire, @matrix, @torproject Browser, @DuckDuckGo, and more. Please comment or DM and we'll send the file + checksum. https://goblinrefuge.com/mediagoblin/u/privacylab/m/quillux-gnu-linux-19-02-preview/
The Girl Scouts of Western Washington were offered $100,000 on the condition that the donation "will not be used to support transgender girls".
They sent the money back, held a fundraising campaign, and raised $300,000. #ForEVERYGirl
I should probably introduce myself. I've been using GNU/Linux for over 20 years now, since way back in the Slackware days. I've been a regular attendee of some of the US Linux conferences, and have finally gotten up the nerve to present at a few. I also do a bit of bicycle and motorcycle riding when the weather allows.
If I can't [fork|federate], it's not my revolution.
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