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I have submitted my signature to this open letter in support of RMS and the @fsf. Not because I agree with everything RMS has said (I don't), but because I believe that censorship of reasonable and civil debate has no place in an organization that claims to be dedicated to "freedom." I know that if someone as influential as RMS can be pushed out, someone like me doesn't stand a chance. Censorship, "cancel culture," and the resulting chilling effect hurt those with the least institutional power and support the most. I'm glad they are standing up to this mob, and I hope that means "subversives" like me can feel welcome in the free software community once again.

🇬🇧 The requests a fast-track procedure for its proposal for digital vaccination certificates.

I won’t vote in favour because data protection and non-discrimination require amendments and proper scrutiny.

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An open letter in support of Richard Stallman, already signed by dozens of developers:

#freesoftware #fsf

#gitea was hosted on Github, but had a clear plan on what milestones had to be passed for them to start self-hosting. Now they're migrating to . Gitea is a productive environment in which to host your project. With @codeberg you even get #codeberg Pages.

Github was proprietary from the beginning, but after Microsoft's acquisition it has moved deeper into the Extend phase with Github CLI. They're aiming for the entire open source infrastructure to orbit around them. Don't help them move the free software and open source world in this direction. You don't actually need Github. They need you.
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Struggling to deal with the organisations shunning the FSF for the sake of inclusivity and equality

who are still comfortable with Google and IBM's patronage, orgs who are doing a great job ensuring that the future (w/biased AI, algos) will be very unequal and shut out minorities.

(also, the Gebru/Mitchell episode)

Backupboer Backblaze lekt informatie over bestanden naar Facebook, vanwege een tracking pixel op een gesloten deel van de webinterface.
Backblaze doet het intussen af met "och ja, oepsie, we hebben het gefixt, fijne dag verder".

Kneiterharde faal van de bovenste plank.

Net onze oud-lijsstrekker en tevens #TK2021 kandidaat Dirk Poot bij #eenvandaag. Het ging over #Palantir, het dubieuze Amerikaanse bedrijf dat de EC wil inschakelen voor het bouwen van de eigen clouddienst. Net als NL is de #EU ook een #digibetocratie #1V

I assumed that if GPT-3 generated pickup lines, they would be terrible because they would be something like human pickup lines. Instead, they are terrible for more delightful reasons.

Question for #matrix admins:

I'm thinking of trying to add "token authenticated registration" functionality to the Matrix spec, so you could hand out tokens to people and they could use them to register on your homeserver through a Matrix client.

Kind of like an integrated version of

This way you wouldn't have to choose between fully open and completely closed registration.

What do you think?

The Dutch privacy authority can't deal with the incoming number of complaints - almost 10.000 from last year haven't been processed still. Well, privacy, you know, it's just a little thing...

periodic PSA, eating the rich 

Don’t eat the rich, that’s how you get prion diseases.

Compost the rich.

Zojuist Facebook, Instagram en WhatsApp gedumpt voor Mastodon en Signal. Ben benieuwd hoeveel van mijn familie, vrienden en collega's volgen.

Dit is mijn "hello world" moment.

'Cowboys doen alles voor de commissie' artikel in @Trouw stelt misstanden in de makelaardij aan de orde. Misbruik maken van de woningnood. NVM en VBO moeten gewoon optreden!

:boost_ok: :ablobcatwave: Please boost this post if you would like the EFF to join the fediverse. :ablobcatbongo:

In a survey the EFF sent me, I suggested they create an account on the fediverse, so they can reach more supporters and support innovative free software that promotes interoperability among platforms, something they've advocated for in the past, too.

If you can boost this post, maybe I'll be able to show them that there are quite a few users who would like them here!

The EFF is the infamous nonprofit organisation that fights for privacy, government transparency, and digital freedom. Their fight is very important, and the EFF is very special to me.

You can see some of their work here

In the meantime, you can follow @eff, which is an unofficial mirror of their Twitter.

On :birdsite: @SamHarrisOrg said:
"Welcome to the panopticon...
China becomes an episode of Black Mirror"
and shared this article:

to which my response was:
"Give it 5-10 years, then we'll have it too, but with better marketing, but effectively similar.
IIRC Eindhoven has a system (in pilot?) 'similar' as shown in the head picture (Person of Interest style) ... for a snitch city project. Fighting crime and/or terrorism will be used too"

Te ranzig voor woorden, maar natuurlijk gebeurt het. Nederlandse staatssteun gaat met een korte tussenstop naar buitenlandse aandeelhouders.

(h/t @ao )

Do you use an RSS/Atom reader?

Boosts appreciated for sample size :)

Zo, gestemd op GroenLinks, nu de uitslagen afwachten. Ik mocht helaas het potloodje niet houden...

Gezocht. Maar kon Lijst Bureau niet vinden op het biljet. #TK2021

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