EFF resigning from w3c over w3c endorsement for DRM and lack of protection for security researchers
"Today, the W3C bequeaths an legally unauditable attack-surface to browsers used by billions of people. They give media companies the power to sue or intimidate away those who might re-purpose video for people with disabilities. They side against the archivists who are scrambling to preserve the public record of our era."
My feed here is not really active. Any Mastodon follow recommendations?
@thomas it's much better now, but still not perfect https://blog.diasporafoundation.org/43-our-federation-protocol-just-got-bigger-and-better
We are working with Purism on the first fully Open Source smartphone!
If you think the only reason to use a self-hosted social network is if you want to circumvent the laws, you're making the same argument as only wanting privacy if you've got something to hide. YouTube ran an algorithm to delete "extremist videos" and accidentally irreversibly deleted a bunch of historical evidence of destruction of Syrian historical sites. Shit like that happens all the time when someone else is in charge.
@plomlompom interessanterweise weigern sich gerade diejenigen sich ins rechts/links Schema einzuordnen, die Probleme mit klarer Abgrenzung zu Nazis haben.
Michael Bittner hat auch nen netten Text dazu geschrieben: http://michaelbittner.info/2017/09/01/weder-rechts-noch-links/
@thomas *kleiner Hinweis, dass die Extremismustheorie zerkratzt ist https://www.bpb.de/politik/extremismus/rechtsextremismus/200097/debatte-extremismustheorie *
Job titles of the near future:
* Software gardener (the intersection of devops & maintenance)
* Software archaeologist (maintenance of old but important systems)
* Software anthropologist (maintenance of old but important systems whose behavior is confusing)
* Software documentary editor (a software anthropologist that annotates old broken software & its documentation for software historians)
* Software historian (studies old versions of software to make it understandable to modern users)
If the lead dev of GNU Social, the lead dev of Mastodon, and a co-editor of ActivityPub don't want to see open hostility and fighting over this, that should be a good sign to you that this is not a "war" of any kind.
Let's work together, and at the very least, be the best person *we* can in open dialogue. Assume good faith.
Mastodon v1.6 is live!
☑️ Easier sharing & discovering content across servers
☑️ Improved first-time user experience
☑️ Fresh new W3C standard #ActivityPub
☑️ Better profiles & pinned toots
Hey! I'm Sean; Free Software fan / Open Source lover. I'm a leftish libertarian interested in decentralized communication systems, and have been studying the space for about six years. Occasionally, I write articles about what's going on in the space. I also develop themes for the platforms I like.
In my spare time, I write Rails apps, draw surreal pictures, write, sing, and play guitar. Most of my work is either Free Software or CreativeCommons. #introductions
Can we do it so German government can only use open source software? Governments hiring private agencies to program for them is a disaster