Is the anarcho vision individualistic, like Margaret Thatcher, ‘there is no society’? Do FOSS folk fantasise that the only significant actions are the intentional ones, the connections we *mean* to make, with discrete materials we individually own and kontrol?
let's fork, not force
In liquid, cooperative based organisations, several times I am experiencing that consensus is some how imposed by multiple factors (charisma, money, experience, money, power, money, factions, money, strategy) and forking is seen as a failure, ostracised or at least kept as last bullet.
What I am becoming conscious of, is that the ability of forking and most of all to manage forks and connect back together is a thermometer of the maturity level of any communities
Dear @matrix : I want to like you, I really do, but your onboarding process needs help. I literally have 35 years of experience figuring out how to set up weird network services, and I still can't get Matrix or Riot to work.
Auf der Vogelseite feiern Leute die (evtl. nur interpretierte) Obdachlosigkeit von RMS infolge seines MIT-Posten-Verlustes; Fanal nach Kübeln aus Hass-&-Entmenschlichungs-Postings gegen ihn dort. Wenn das die woken Bubbles sein sollen, na dann gute Nacht; auf die "Gerechtigkeit" und "bessere Welt" solcher Reflexe kann ich verzichten.
"(one knows one is in the presence of received wisdom when, if one challenges some tenet of it, the first reaction is to treat one as simply ignorant–'You obviously have never heard of the Laffer Curve'; 'Clearly you need a course in Economics 101'–the theory is seen as so obviously true that no one exposed to it could possibly disagree)" (David Graeber/"Debt", p. 90)
Erinnert mir etwas an "wer andrer Ansicht ist: net woke genug"-Muster; erwäge ob strukturell verwandt zu https://social.tchncs.de/@plomlompom/102547227253836101
Work, as a concept
I think it's helpful to divorce work from "a job." Just about every kind of work that needs doing, there is someone who either likes it or at least wouldn't mind doing it sometimes. But making anything into a job fucking ruins it. You're now doing it all the time with no relief and your survival is tied to it.
Gewerkschaften sind keine Verbündeten https://social.tchncs.de/@benni/102826342697123744
I worked on both corporate open-source software and real free software and there's a world of difference between the two. Makes me cringe every time someone says open-source where free software is more appropriate.
I reserve my use of the word open-source for software made by corporations for which the source code is available, but no attention has been paid to respect the freedom of its users or the rights of the developers who worked on it.
Wenn man ständig erklären muss, was RMS _eigentlich_ meinte, ist das evtl. ein gutes Argument, ihn aus einer Sprachrohr-Position zu lösen. Aber die Hälfte (!= alle) seiner skandalisierten Formulierungen entblößt sich bei nüchterner Lektüre in context als sehr anders denn kolportiert. Zur Epstein-Sache z.B. https://twitter.com/quinnnorton/status/1173851045895606272 Das Ausmaß an Fehl-Lektüre erscheint mir teils bizarr; Inversion des Principle of Charity. Was zersetzt die Lese-Fähigkeiten der Leute so: Vorurteil, Emotion zum Thema?
amateur roguelike programmer; occasional book writer; hobbyist historical linguist; former film critic; hopes for a Star Trek future; http://www.plomlompom.de/
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