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Björn Schießle
"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." - Jane Goodall
"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." - Jane Goodall

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good article about the power of Facebook and how to foster alternatives

"These noncommercial alternatives would not have to be funded by the government (which is fortunate, given that government funding for public media such as PBS is in doubt these days). Ralph Engelman, a media historian at Long Island University who wrote Public Radio and Television in America: A Political History, points out that the creation of public broadcasting was led by—and partially funded by—prominent nonprofit groups such as the Ford and Carnegie Foundations."

This is something which always bother me. We have plenty of alternatives: GNU Social, Mastodon, Friendica, Diaspora,... But what about all the digital right organisations which regularly complain about the power of Facebook? You hardly find any of them them on this social networks. IMHO it is time that they put their weight behind this alternatives and be a part of the change they want to see. 

I'm the only one who is really disturbed that with Wayland it is no longer possible to do stuff like 'sudo -u someUser someGraphicalApp'? Is there any workaround. Or did we lost this with Wayland forever?

#Wayland #xorg 

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Freie Software für gute Bildung und eine starke und unabhängigen Wirtschaft

Ich freue mich, dass ich auf den "Fellbacher Weltwochen" die Frage diskutieren kann, wie man mit Freier Software Nachhaltig Bildung exportieren und zum Aufbau einer starken lokalen Wirtschaft beitragen kann.

#FreieSoftware #Wirtschaft #Bildung #Nachhaltigkeit #Entwicklung #Politik #Gesellschaft #FSFE 

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A film everybody should have seen: Revolution OS

"Linux wasn’t so much about being an operating system as it was about putting power in people’s hands. This isn’t so true anymore. Most of the few websites that remain are commercial endeavors that often confuse “software freedom” with the mere availability of source code and a free price tag. [..] The ideas behind the free software movement are now in danger of being reduced to merely a business model for managing software in the corporate world. [..] Without community, the free tech movement will disappear — of that, you can be certain."

#FreeSoftware #OpenSource #history #philosophy #video #software #freedom 

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Waum haben Microsoft und Apple in Schulen nichts zu suchen?

"Die Frage ist, was lernt man in der Schule und was kann man auch sonst lernen? Es käme ja kein Kochlehrer auf die Idee, den Schülern das Kochen mit Beutelsuppen beizubringen."

#Schule #Bildung #FreieSoftware #Microsoft #Apple 

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"We need to build privacy-aware and secure software for rich collaboration that are alternatives to the proprietary competitors. If the open source community is not qualified, who is?"

#Nextcloud #privacy #collaboration #FreeSoftware 

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I just downloaded the Practical GPL Compliance guide for startups, small businesses, and engineers by Shane Coughlan and Armijn Hemel... Can't wait to start reading.

#GNU #GPL #Compliance #FreeSoftware #licensing 

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"What is in the long term project interest often conflicts with quarterly corporate interests"

And: "what is in the short term quarterly interests is often not even in the company's long term interest"

Communities have often a far longer view and balancing their interest with enterprise needs leads to a more long term sustainable combination.

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"True open source solutions can offer the best feature, performance and value for most companies, but unfortunately there are so few pure open source companies providing them. I applaud Nextcloud and look forward to working with them for years to come."

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