Hi @alcinnz !
It's been a very busy time, but the plan for me next week is to find a service so I can set up a mailing list, and then start there, as well as having meetings.
Then we can begin to work through the process in earnest.
I look forward to you joining us if you're interested!
Today 4 years ago 12 people founded Nextcloud to create a complete Free and Open Source alternative to centralize proprietary cloud services and open core competitors. Together we achieved a lot more then what I dreamed of. Thanks to everyone who is contributing.
@Lofenyy I think it's more complex than that, but I see your point in that the nuance is lost on these toots.
I agree that we can't judge someone based on their country of origin. At the same time, we can contextualize their actions, good or bad.
Not condemning racism in its most pure form- killing people of another race, is so clear cut in my mind... How can one not support it?
I think that for many Europeans, they remain convinced that racism is an "American problem", because they are so oblivious to their own attitudes. That's been my experience.
@CaribenxMarciaX Yes, it may be performative and without substance, but I think to myself, "How would I have felt if SuchAndSuch Company" had put out a statement condemning antisemitism during WW2?
And many of the statements are coming with donations. There has already been backlash, so even a thin statement of support is still a statement of support.
@sikkdays In a sense, it does indeed.
The difference is you can control your thoughts with mindfulness practice.
Source: Trained hypnotist and occasional meditator.
I just woke up from a lovely summer nap where McDonalds had a new game, ala the Monopoly game, but because of COVID you didn't need actual game pieces. Because of McMillionare, the commercial made it clear that the game was made elsewhere and not at McDonalds.
But the lovely part of it was afterwards, @cwebber, Karl Kogel and myself were sitting around my kitchen talking about the security issues of it and impact on Free Software and working out how to stop it.
📺The Replay of the livestream is ready: Speedpainting Dragons - Livestream Krita Workshop.
@redstarfish This gets to two very different questions.
The first is whether one's ethical issues with Youtube are related to Software Freedom or something else. There are many reasons to dislike Google other than Software Freedom.
The second is whether or not we demand that someone else's software be free, even if the API is available to us.
If you can use a tool like youtube-dl, then the software is Free for you. Anything else is outside the original Free Software scope.
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