The Shock Doctorine Show more
"Some people stockpile canned goods and water in preparation for major disasters; Friedmanites stockpile free-market ideas".
Kudos to The Economist for actually running this piece.
US Justice Department accidentally reveal that they're charging Julian #Assange. What an absolute joke guys. Just leave poor mate alone. #security #privacy
"Before Twitter, before algorithmic timelines filtered our reality for us, before surveillance capitalism, there was RSS: Really Simple Syndication." https://ar.al/2018/06/29/reclaiming-rss/
@bob @Shamar That’s because Simon is squarely about Open Source. Open Source was a reactionary immune system response by the business community to Free Software (in its original form, limited to copyleft licenses). They could see the value in free as in free labour and the value of privatisation but they didn’t want the “share alike” aspects of Stallman’s licenses. The only thing that Open Source and Free Software have in common is that the source is open.
Love nothing more than two shady corps with even less likeable CEOs fighting it out on birdsite.
RMS, hot take Show more
Ah, the abort joke glibc discussion is being discussed again on lwn.
It seems that the people protesting it don't really get the intention. This is a pro choice statement, not one to make fun of abortion itself or something. It's pro-empowering women, not the opposite.
RMS has been very consistent here.
If you people want to make a real impact, fighting RMS, who's already on the correct side, isn't the way to do it.
Another kernel written in Rust!
Rust tooling/docs must be making operating system development more accessible, as there is an impressive number of these projects.
IP thoughts Show more
When I say, "Disney is a rent-seeking parasite and shouldn't be allowed to extend copyright another 20 years in Canada"
If you interpret that as me saying, "small artists should have no protection for their creative works at all"
Then you fell for this trick HARD
"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." - John Rogers
It makes some sense to choose the platform of a customer-oriented company instead of the tracking-oriented one's, cos you need here and now a smartphone that just works.
But only a #foss platform can give back to the users the control of their devices.
Let's not fall into the "lesser of two evils" trap. There are foss mobile initiatives out there. And they need our support.
Private by Design: How we built Firefox Sync – Mozilla Hacks
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