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If you have stuff on any of my servers that you want to keep, please say so and contact me before the shutdown.

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Tomorrow I go on .

I will retain only one domain for email until I have finished transferring all my senseless duties to others or shut them down for good.

It will take me some time to explain, but I will take this time. Then I will expire.

There are a few domains I want to hand out before closing everything.

L'UPN se joint à .be pour accueillir @philippe_borrel et la projection de son dernier et fulgurant documentaire : La Bataille du Libre (@labatailleduLibre) le 27/09 à 16h au HE2B Defré (62, avenue De Fré, 1180 Bruxelles)

Do you help run a federated or decentralised service in Europe -- or know someone who does? Please pass this link on. It's the application to meet politicians to discuss how the EU's copyright filters (Article 13/17) will be implemented. I worry about a backroom deal struck between Facebook/Google that excludes the next generation of open Net services: .. Please speak up!

OH Amazon érogène

Je ne confirmerai ni m'infirmerai que @Fredux était impliqué dans ce calembour.

free software and oppression 

But I would not join any software developers’ union that does not recognise the freedom of users of software to be just as important as the rights of the people who made it.

I would not join any union that would not strike for software freedom.

Free software is a fight between users and bosses, and we’re stuck in the middle of it. Whose side are you on?

Le langage inclusif a parfois des effets de bord inattendus... Par exemple, lorsqu'on parle de développeurs et de développeuses, parle-t-on vraiment de développ·eur·euse·s ?

On September 16, 2019, Richard M. Stallman, founder and president of the Free Software Foundation, resigned as president and from its board of directors.

free software, labor power 

there is a theory of free software that encompasses and utilizes labor power to fortify, protect, and audit software ecosystems. foss classically relies on legal systems to enforce itself, ex: fsf, but you know law is for the rich. corpers want your code? they'll take your code.

open source as it stands just lowers wages and exploits unpaid labor, and still the resulting ecosystems are brittle and prone to widespread shocks and systemic failures.

every time i schedule an appointment, check out groceries, pick up meds, the secretary or clerk or doctor always seems to say, "sorry, the network doesn't want to work today," and i feel ashamed of the craft that we so egregiously fail to honor.

Voilà, c'est dit (et redit).


Edward sur les GAFAM : "On voit l'autoritarisme croître à travers le monde, et la réalité, c'est que tout cela fait partie de la même menace, ces entreprises fonctionnent comme des bras armés des gouvernements" #le79Inter


A core assumption of #democracy is that governments and "experts" can be wrong, that laws and policies sometimes need to be overturned. Discovering when that's the case absolutely depends on the ability of fringe groups to express and campaign on dissenting views, all of which will seem abhorrent and obviously wrong to *someone*. Governments forcing monopolistic #datafarm platforms to censor fringe views is a threat to an emerging global democracy. We must prevent this, not applaud it.

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Unicorn Riot obtained over 100 hours of infrared (IR) video footage taken by police surveillance aircraft during the 2016 protests in Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Here's a description of what implementing OCaps involves:

With regard to Ruby, you can implement OCaps interfaces over the network easily enough, but carrying through at the object level in your program is complicated because Ruby doesn't support first class functions and private/protected methods don't work the right way for this. Here's some possible guidance:

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