"How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" by Cory Doctorow https://onezero.medium.com/how-to-destroy-surveillance-capitalism-8135e6744d59
As usual, I find Cory Doctorow's arguments very compelling. Rather than regulating big tech into deputies of the state that are too big to break up, focus on breaking them up. He also summarized his argument on Twitter: https://twitter.com/doctorow/status/1298631104983740417
Alice in Wonderland and the theft of the public domain
Also plz don’t judge; I can explain
I Love MDN, or the cult of free in action: https://www.quirksmode.org/blog/archives/2020/08/i_love_mdn_or_t.html
OpenOffice -> LibreOffice fork and transition seems particularly instructive here:
A huge, user-facing organization? ✅
Managing a bunch of connected, complex software projects? ✅
With a huge amount of documentation (wiki, etc) for both developers and users? ✅
Deeply engaged in open standards debates that affect everyone? ✅
It's not about the individual software projects. It's about all of the above. LibreOffice came out stronger after the fork. So could a fork of Mozilla.
Okay people, we've seen #Mozilla degrade more and more for years, and we've always hoped it will find its way and get better.
Now people working on Developer Tools, #MDN, and the Rust team - arguably some of the most useful and valuable teams at Mozilla - have been laid off, to make space for more profit making activities.
This is utter bullshit.
But perhaps this is also an opportunity. The FLOSS community forked OpenOffice, XFree86, and other huge projects.
It's a 2014 MacBook, so probably not terrible. But still. It's probably going to be terrible.
I've decided to go back to Arch. I am sketching it out. But I don't know when I'll be able to get a new box. So now I'm thinking of running it on this MacBook.
Someone should probably stop me from doing this.
So, hey, I'm a translator. And I'm pretty much *always* looking for more work.
I translate to and from Polish.
Not the most in-demand language in the English-speaking world, but if you need a translation done or know someone who does, hit me up.
I'm good at what I do, I have low rates, and I can work pretty damn fast if that's what you need.
I am also pretty versatile, I've translated everything from literature to marketing to technical stuff.
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