"*Fed up?* Join the Fediverse."

Fed up with Facebook and Twitter dictating what you can and can't say online? Then join the Fediverse, the decentralised social media system that they've been hiding from you for years.

The word Fediverse is a portmanteau of…"

See the new logo design we published for Fediverse yesterday morning.

Add Cloudglare to your list if you like, they seem to be training drones with #hCaptcha.

@dsfgs Flyers are a great idea. I've been meaning to create flyers and/or stickers for a long time.

Where can I find that logo and do you have a link to Cloudglare?

@PaulaToThePeople @dsfgs I believe "Cloudglare" is dsfgs's deliberate misspelling of #CloudFlare, which is the elephant in the room that your otherwise comprehensive article neglects while actually referring users to #NoMoreGoogle, a CF site that should be avoided.

@dsfgs @PaulaToThePeople You propose #Yalp as a Playstore app compromise. The fake acct still keeps track of all your installations, and if Orbot is not in the loop #Google links your fake acct to your real acct.

@PaulaToThePeople @dsfgs You propose #LinuxMint. That would have been a good suggestion a couple years ago but now most of Mint's docs have been jailed in the #privacy abusing walled garden of #CloudFlare. So I've started moving ppl away from #Mint.


@resist1984 Mind to mention what alternative you recommend those you move away from Mint? I find Mint still the much better alternative to any *buntu (let alone the Redmonds & Co). Especially easy to Newcomers, and still flexible enough for those wanting more. A guess: MxLinux?

Always good to name the recommendations – not just the non-recommendations :wink:

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@IzzyOnDroid there are hundreds of linux distros which vary wildly on subjective matters of taste. I'm biased toward Debian which is already a listed. Ubuntu is problematic b/c of the PPAs & tendency to serve as an enabler for proprietary s/w as well as unvetted s/w. I'm moving some Mint users to #Sparky.

@resist1984 PPAs I see less critically. For me the more strong argument is their "snap" enforcement starting with 20.04 – and their bad history of similar things in the past (just think of that Amazon integration with their desktop search in 14.04, which made me quit Ubuntu back then).

I'm Debian focused as well, most of my machines run either Debian or a derivate. Need to give Sparky a look then, for where that question arises. Thanks!

@IzzyOnDroid PPAs are typically a means to deliver binaries. The harm is not just being an enabler for proprietary s/w, it also introduces exclusivity, as genuine Debian does not have stock support for PPAs, deliberately. The PPA apps not only leave out Debian users, but they circumvent the high quality standards that Debian requires of all official pkgs.

@IzzyOnDroid some would say live-and-let-live, but by putting a majority of users on Ubuntu which then facilitates PPAs, this encourages marginalization of Debian users who an app creator would otherwise accommodate. It also cultivates relaxed trust on the part of the users, lowering the quality standards of free software overall.

@resist1984 You can add 3rd party repos to other Debian flavors in other ways. So if by PPA you mean those bould to Launchpad and having that wrapper to easily add them, that just makes them more convenient to use. And whoever side-loads *.debs should always know the consequences (or will feel them on the next dist-upgrade)…

@IzzyOnDroid Indeed one can always supply a 3rd party repo, PPA or not. But a PPA *must* be 3rd party wrt Debian. All 3rd party repos are exempt from Debian's quality standards. The goal should be for projects to get into the official repos, as this reassures users that it reached a QA standard & thus broadens the selection of quality s/w. It also gives the app some worthy recognition.

@resist1984 Yupp, that somehow matches F-Droid "proper" (as Debian) and my repo (as 3rd party). While it's easier to get a FLOSS (!) app into my repo, I always encourage to "aim higher". More than 200 apps have landed in F-Droid this way, after eeking out the edges.

So, such 3rd-party repos can serve a good reason. And no, they cannot succeed with every single app. Still, each single success counts.

@IzzyOnDroid BTW, anyone who wants to voice the problem with #LinuxMint locking up their docs in #CloudFlare or #Mint devs use of #Github, comments can go here: github.com/linuxmint/mintsyste

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Using LM (#LMfanboy) since 5 years and didn't even noticed that documentation exists 😅

@toxision @IzzyOnDroid "First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a trade unionist....Then they came for me— and there was no one left to speak for me."

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