wow the patreon post editor is hot garbage
I had a hushed conversation with a friend last week about what our politics *really* were. I'm not sure I described mine well, but I said that I sincerely believed that the best mechanisms for preventing tragedy and externalities had the form, not of coercive systems, but of distributed and consensual mechanisms: like language, and markets and loving relationships, and I wanted to work to improve and make more of those.
So, I wrote this thing about how Gizmodo phished the White House and bragged about it...apparently without thinking about the legal implications of trying to phish people...
Let's hope #OSCON moves out of Austin before Texas becomes even more hostile to outsiders in September:
Basking in the pleasure of being critised by both pro- and anti-GPL closed minds because I said something nuanced.
Is the GNU GPL “dying” or is that just the prejudice of those whose open source exploitation would be hampered by its use?
Back in Barcelona again for a few days of software freedom law geekery.
“I’m not going to be calling a snap election. I’ve been very clear that I think we need that period of time, that stability, to be able to deal with the issues that the country is facing and have that election in 2020.” - Theresa May, September 2016
If you use one account for everything, you may not be seeing the full breadth of Mastodon. Get an account on an art instance, watch the cool art fly by the local timeline. Get an account on a French instance, bone up on your high school French. Make an instance for your coworkers, talk shop.
I don't wear swim trunks to work, I don't wear a suit to the pub, and I don't wear cargo shorts to my sister's wedding. Apply that to Mastodon and you might find it's quite natural. Decentralize yourself! 😁