Start of the session Re-imagining #copyleft with a 20th anniversary, Constant in 1999, first endeavor in #copyright. Poster by #Harrisson
This Saturday at Varia (#rotterdam #nl) we present the outcomes of a big choral project: the second issue of #Networks of One's Own — a periodic para-nodal publication that is collectively written within a network.
Publication launch event in Rotterdam
"In our activity as artists, designers and researchers working with and around free/libre open source technology based projects, we often encounter situations where collective authorship gives rise to complicated interrelationships of ownership. Specifically, these involve the practical aspects of care, maintenance, documentation and overall commitment. "
At the same time there will be a launch of the #fediverse themed edition of the Pervasive Labour Union Zine with contributions from @lidia_p @decentral1se @eliotberriot @Gargron @entreprecariat @guimachiavelli and more
Read about it here:
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I have discovered a whole new youtube genre. General midi comparison videos.
Dune 2 intro MIDI music comparison
This poll is important to me, please help me out by listening and voting.
so who are the artists/activists/engineers in NYC working on decentralized networking (broadly construed—peer to peer, activitypub-esque stuff, mesh networking, gopher revivals, etc.)?
(I feel like I probably know most of them [and maybe even had them as students] but for some reason I can't come up with a quick list)
Stallman, FSF, MIT, Epstein, Minsky
#Stallman and to some extent the structural constitution of the #GNU project and the #FSF that solely revolves around #rms' vision of the world and society—with absolutely no room for other opinions—has always been problematic. It's indeed not new at all. It has overshadowed and prevented the development of free software to be more culturally diverse and a more politicised effort. Similarly, his dogmatic attitude has created throughout the years a situation where free software communities are having a hard time to be self critical and are effectively unable to evaluate the nature of their discourse. Ultimately, there has been increasing cognitive dissonance between the values they believe sharing and their actions, with sometimes quite aggressive response to even the slightest form of criticism and critique of anything related to software/user freedom. At best, criticism is deflected by tweaking the terminology and the language used, and if needed new definitions of words are created to defuse problematic statements. Hopefully these kind of exposures and open discussions will help move forward work on software and cultural freedom, in general, and not lead to complete implosion.
Cool op-ed from @l03s about What Remains in The Ecologist!
"Gamers battling industry disinformation
What Remains is a game that draws parallels between industry disinformation campaigns from the 1980s and today."
this weekend is the second edition of the äquidistanz fesitval in the Republic of Kugelmugel! It's a must go.
Technical Breakdown of a new NES game written in Lisp
"What Remains is a narrative adventure game for the 8-bit NES video game console, and was released in March 2019 as a free ROM, playable in emulator. It was created by a small team, Iodine Dynamics, over the course of two years of on and off development.[...] Herein is a technical breakdown of some of the pieces that make up our game’s engine, in the hopes that others find it useful or at least interesting to read about."
I know there are quite some #mastoadmin struggling with the disk space usage of the mastodon instance they maintain. The issue is not acknowledged enough and there are very few ways you can mitigate this using the official mastodon tools etc. Even better, often the proposed 'solution' is to 'get more disk space lol'.
Here's a compilation of recipes on how we try to deal with this for post.lurk.org as we learn by doing.
In general we document many parts of lurk.org on that wiki so that other collectives can use that information:
I do projects on/with/about computers, networks, infrastructures. he/him
Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.