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@CharredStencil Yes, here "permissive" means "submissive to market appropriation". Choosing a so-called permissive license is allowing corporations to restrict further cooperation : granting people the right to restrict your freedom is not permissive, it's masochistic.

On the other hand so-called "restrictive" licenses only restrict other people from restricting your freedom.

We should revolt against the inversion of meaning so prominent in contemporary propaganda. Orwell warned us.

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RT @davduf@twitter.com

allo @Place_Beauvau@twitter.com - c'est pour un signalement - édition spéciale

Le Parlement européen vient de condammner « le recours à certains types d’armes à létalité réduite par les forces de police contre des manifestants pacifiques» tel le #LBD40.

On avance.

lemonde.fr/societe/article/201

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@how
in the mail they suggest mailman3 don't do better ... and point to an RFC that apparently does not solve it at all ...
what I find too bad is that they don't say to people to leave the #GMAFIA mails instead of choosing to go eslewhere to discuss... anyway, the #GMAFIA will always try to kill federation everywhere, hope they don't drop on the fediverse too soon
@tierce @domainepublic @source @HgO @e_jim @tharyrok @tuxicoman @zefredz @Ilja

Reminder

Do not say anymore: now that IBM bought RedHat, you can say .

I feel like I need to sit down, stop watching stuff, look around, see where I'm totally not in favor of *Cloud, and explain that to the people who still think the Internet is something of our default infrastructure, like air, water, and land. No, no, no. This is a political thing.

BTW, I will stop using as a word. Instead I will use for Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, IBM, and Apple. It sounds more appropriate. This is PRISM. NSA land. Fuck them all.

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@hirojin @Wolf480pl @feld @Shamar It's just my perspective, probably related to my anti-capitalism. I try to imagine a world with "human scale" software built for a society of free individuals who need to be able run/study/modify/share the whole system. I dislike programmer armies and huge surveillance&control-oriented computing systems.

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@how @aral @cwebber

I wanted to ask about that, so thanks for anticipating the question :-)

I do agree that legitimacy/visibility is more of a concern than actual influence on conference content, but I wasn't sure we were on the same line.

Having clarified that, the visibility issue is shared by a lot of FOSS conferences (including #FOSDEM). It deserves: a) broader conversation than #CopyleftConf, b) sustainable alternatives (donations? higher registration fees? etc).

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openscore.cc is a project that wants to liberate sheet music from copyright and from paper! They invite and coordinate volunteers to transcribe public domain scans from imslp.org using musescore.org. Should be a great learning experience! 🎼

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#MondayMotivation 'How can we increase recycling participation?' via @cavalierdaily@twitter.com bit.ly/2DSiRrV

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If you understand why the American Lung Association would never be sponsored by Philip Morris but you don’t see a problem with a CopyLeft/FSF-sponsored conference also sponsored by Google, either you do not see CopyLeft/FSF as the American Lung Association or Google as Philip Morris. Given that the latter is a valid analogy, maybe we need an Ethical Technology Foundation that _is_ the equivalent of the ALA so it’s equally unthinkable that they would be sponsored by the Philip Morris of tech.

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#jeux #économie

Trop marrant: Le jeu "Rise to Ruins" marche tellement bien que son développeur va fermer son Patreon... et rendre de l'argent à ceux qui avaient initialement investi (!)

Il va rendre aux utilisateurs le DOUBLE de ce qu'ils avaient investit ! :-D

gamingonlinux.com/articles/the

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When a trans person tells you that "guys" or "dude/s" is misgendering and hurtful don't respond that you think it's neutral because how you feel about it is literally not the point thanks

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Hello world! Happy to finally be part of the Mastodon community. Follow us if you are interested in #privacy #personaldata #dataexploitation and #surveillance, we'll be talking a lot about these.

#newcomer #presentation

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RT @EFF@twitter.com

Human rights defenders, journalists, archivists, digital rights orgs, and alternative media are telling members of the European Parliament that a proposed regulation intended to erase extremist content online will erase human rights too. techdirt.com/articles/20190128

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@cwebber @wolftune

By accepting their money we support their agenda, but further on the line is the issue of independence, where do we draw the line.
Those issues should be discussed ahead of time so that people do not find about it when they see it on the conference program, and have other issues than Boycotting to raise attention to a growing problem and rather orient towards possible other avenues. @how @aral @maloki

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@cwebber @wolftune “Sponsorship is not endorsement” is about as doublethink as you can get.

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