@be @ajeremias @pants @balrogboogie it's a great approach, where doable. some stuff you can't stop them from appropriating; the more general a tool (like a kernel), the more useful it can be also for capitalistic purposes. And in many cases capitalists can use strategies like embrace-and-extend – see what Google did with XMPP, Linux (as Android), and KHTML, all originally good tools that people put a lot of volunteer labour to help and empower other people, which they *did*, till the dragons added the treasures to their hoard.

I would say we need diversity of tactics here, try to program things that capitalists can't use or corrupt, put everything under ethically strict licenses, denounce them when they violate the licenses, fight for the narrative, dismantle belief in the system with daily acts of illegalism, organise in online and offline spaces, unionise, do stuff that is not computer stuff.... everybody can contribute something, according to their abilities (^ ~)

capitalism has this weird double standard where it's supposed to work out with mathematical perfection if everybody seeks their own self-interest, but when workers openly seek their own self-interest they're accused of being *egoistical* and *self-serving* and encouraged to sacrifice for the team and think of the Company, and meanwhile when owners of the Company are egoistical and backstab the workers, it's a virtue.

free market ideology is fully incompatible with work-as-virtue ideology, but capitalism will hit you with one or the other, depending on what's more advantageous for owners in each situation.

@be @ramona @pants @balrogboogie they will always appropriate thats why capitalism is so successful. radicalism is the only way :acab: :acclaim:

when i get mad.. and I get pissed.. of all the people that I won't be missed.. u made my shitlist. :acclaim:

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merda po trabalho assalariado... merda po capital. .. vamos todxs pás barricadas!! :acab:

Odemira. Serão 6000 os trabalhadores que vivem sem condições

@h3xtacy Yes.. Signal is a stunt.. makes it a bit scary... This Philantropism while hiding the server source code and refusing decentralization, federation... signal becomes even less trustable.. long live

when will signal do things like listen to abuse survivor's threat models regarding their product instead of putting time and enegy into media and attention farming advertisements

@ramona @pants @balrogboogie @nodefunallowed This is what u were talking about!! so if not agpl.. what should we use?

@pants @balrogboogie "free" is a trap word to obscure the flows of power. if you say "water should be free for Nestlé to come and fence it", you are empowering Nestlé to the detriment of people (BSD license). If you say "the rivers in our city should be freely accessible by fascist warships", you are giving resources to fascists (GPL Freedom 0).

The refusal of the free software movement to take a stance against capitalists has empowered capitalists, because Amazon can get a lot more power out of all the "freely" available code than individual workers can, in the same way that Nestlé can get a lot more power out of a spring than you can.

Moreover the very unspoken premise that this is a problem solvable by licenses in a legalist framework pressuposes that laws and courts are good and work for the people, preventing reforms of the real cause of software injustice: private ownership of the means of production. The freedom to see the source code means nothing if the server farms, networks, computer factories etc. are all controlled by a handful of capitalists.

Wow!! If you haven't seen the RC of Inkscape you're in for a treat! The UI has been vastly improved, and I'm sure there are many goodies under the hood as well... just testing now. Here's the official fediverse announcement:


and download link: inkscape.org/release/inkscape-

Thank you to all the contributors:)

#inkscape #mastoart #opensource #foss #vectorgraphics #opendesign

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