#Keybase just came out as a crypto-currency marketing scheme. Moreover, they're trying to spin the fact that they actively hid that their funding was coming from a crypto "non-profit" as a positive, _somehow._

I know they're popular on the fediverse as an identity verification service. If you're using it for that purpose, I urge you to reconsider in light of this.

Andre is bang on. It's not right or sustainable for people with advanced skills and experience to have to live in poverty, so they can spend their working hours building and maintaining the commons. I'm wouldn't claim to be one of those people, but for years I made that choice anyway, so I could dedicate myself fulltime to causes and commons projects. We all ought to be able to receive a living wage from the community for that sort of work.
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"Language is humanity’s most spectacular [set of] open-source project[s]"
-
gretchenmcculloch.com/book/

In this analogy, the core maintainers are the editors of dictionaries. Users of language can follow the standard package encoded in dictionaries, but are also free to modify to fit their needs and preferences, and share their customizations with their neighbours.

Hi @keybase. Your terms grant "non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable..., fully-paid and sublicensable right... to use, reproduce, modify, transmit, display and distribute" not only my public profile information, but also my files, including the encrypted ones, is that right?

Did you miss @ranginui@twitter.com 's fantastic talk on the importance of Māori Data Sovereignty, Te Mana Raraunga and using open
source tools to exercise this sovereignty - at the Research Futures Symposium @UCNZ@twitter.com ?
No sweat, check out the slides here: t.co/HxNPATEqip ^CG
RT: t.co/M6kWGmveJj
twitter.com/CatalystNZ/status/

Okay, "I'll write some microfictions," I said. "This should be short."

First one fills three toots and I only shortened it to that with effort.

I can't refuse to join the System Alerts room. On my own instance.

You can record video but not audio-only?! Unless you install a separate audio-recording app?! Which is not named or linkd?!

Your own video isn't flipped during calls, which is a disorienting UX

Riot.io: I'm liking the idea of it, but not it 😑

Catastrophic hardware failure means I'm on the market for a new computer. I like the quality of 🍎 hardware, but also like my OS to be open source. Can I have my cake and it it too?

Need a weekend read?

Thanks to the generosity of @mcsweeneys and the authors, The End of Trust, the first all-nonfiction McSweeney's issue, focusing on technology, privacy, and surveillance, is free to download under a @creativecommons license. eff.org/the-end-of-trust

permaculturenews.org/2017/01/1

*sigh* I really must get around to publishing some of my research and thinking around the use of software in the movement, and my experiences working on upgrades to the permaculture.org.nz website.

Carbon offsetting for long flights is surprisingly cheap 🤔

New release of LaBB-CAT:
sourceforge.net/projects/labbc
Featuring alignment correction with EMU-webApp - thanks @EMU_SDMS@twitter.com for open-sourcing your work!

Cory Doctorow's new book, "Radicalized," opens with the story "Unauthorized Bread," a clever and compelling fable about #DRM, and the grim future we face if we don't fight back today. Read our review here: https://u.fsf.org/2vl https://status.fsf.org/attachment/1243902
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