Pinned toot

I'm an amateur programmer (HTML/CSS, SQL, Java), I use Debian GNU/Linux systems, reader of books, FSF advocate, (cyber-)security enthusiast and strong supporter for encryption/PKI.

I firmly believe in Open Access and Open Knowledge; education is vitality important for societies. I plan to study macroeconomics by next year.

I listen often and speak little. But when I speak I speak in executable binary.

Pen boosted

uspol, censorship, encryption 

I signed EFF's petition to urge US Congress to not create a captured committee, which showed that they will censor the internet. We fought against the Communications Decency Act, now we must fight to protect our rights once more.

I urge all to sign

act.eff.org/action/protect-our

Pen boosted

@phildini
I want to explain my answer which is federate. The only reason I was on twitter in the first place was because of social activistm. Social innovation camp in the UKs medium of communication was twitter. So why I get why folks want to block twitter, I think you are blocking activist twitter folks who want to bring their community over. You are doing the equivalent of #RTFM and making it hard for them to persuade their comrades to come over.

Pen boosted

malware authors today don't even include ASCII art of laughing skulls in their viruses. where is their respect for the craft

Pen boosted

It you have a google account please help with reporting this as harmful and impersonating.

*DO NOT INSTALL* (except if you are a malware researcher 😉)

Fake F-Droid app, please report:
play.google.com/store/apps/det

@cwebber
Note:
Commercialism is neither inherently good, nor inherently evil. Commercialism is what society makes it to be.

Show thread

Read an interesting article about Non Commercial distribution of works by @cwebber [1].

My commentary in regards:

CC-BY-NC -- a noncommercial license -- came forthcoming that the license is not preventing all types of commercial usage for the covered work[2].

Additionally:
"[. . .] if you are a nonprofit or charitable organization, your use of an NC-licensed work could still run afoul of the NC restriction, and if you are a for-profit entity, your use of an NC-licensed work does not necessarily mean you have violated the term."[3]

That is not to mean noncommercial is purely without use: there might be uses of preventing commercialization to which I have not learned of. However, noncommercial does not meet the open definition: "for any purposes"[4 & 5], including commercialization.

Commercial usage is one of the powerful incentives to redistribute others' works to reach more people, enriching societies (not to be confused with the "almighty rich & powerful only").

Better still, having a copyleft such as CC-BY-SA ensures that an open work remains open even after distribution. This feedback loop repeatably improves the original work.

I recommend reading Cwebber's article for full context: dustycloud.org/blog/noncommerc

Open life, open society.

[1] dustycloud.org/blog/noncommerc

[2] creativecommons.org/faq/#does-

[3] wiki.creativecommons.org/wiki/

[4] opendefinition.org/

[5] One easy way of thinking of the Open Definition is as the Public Domain. Copyleft, however, is more defensive of openness than that of the Public Domain.

Pen boosted

Definitions:

JavaScript - using curse words in casual conversation

Java - blaspheming in the temple

Pen boosted

I mean, seriously, how many places out there have engineers who develop an M.2 breakout board to debug their phone and then release the schematics so you can make one for your own phone? It's basically Hogwarts over here @purism -- I'm surrounded by wizards.

source.puri.sm/eric.kuzmenko/l

Pen boosted

Linus Torvalds: Git is a distributed version control system, which means even if you lose a remote, you still have your local copy, so your code is safe, unlike centralized VCSes.

Developer Community: wut?

Microsoft: Hmm. How about you use our Visual Studio Online and push it to GitHub, both hosted on our computers, so that you don't have a local copy?

Developer Community: Yaay! Such innovation! Very cloud! Much wow! 🎉

Trump: Thou shall not use US services.

Developers: Where's my code? 😭

I'm an amateur programmer (HTML/CSS, SQL, Java), I use Debian GNU/Linux systems, reader of books, FSF advocate, (cyber-)security enthusiast and strong supporter for encryption/PKI.

I firmly believe in Open Access and Open Knowledge; education is vitality important for societies. I plan to study macroeconomics by next year.

I listen often and speak little. But when I speak I speak in executable binary.

hackers.town

A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.