@aral I certainly agree with criticisms of surveillance capitalist organizations. However there is another problem: the commons is frequently exploited by large corporations that take and take and take from FOSS and don't give back.
If a company is willing to give some money to support free software orgs, no strings attached other than their name appearing on the site, I think that's something we should encourage *more* of. Many companies are taking and not giving, and that sucks.
@aral I have serious criticisms of Google and Facebook myself. However, I don't agree with your criticism of Conservancy/Copyleft Conf. Conservancy has actually lost a lot of money over the years because it has stuck to its principles when sponsors preferred that it do something different (eg drop copyleft enforcement). That's one reason they started doing community fundraising drives, because they wouldn't have had the money to keep going otherwise *because* they stuck to their principles.
#Mozilla, please don't do this. We don't want this. It might not be an "ad" but it makes you look bad nonetheless. Especially now given that #Firefox is the only non-Chromium browser out there, you need not alienate your user base.
Here's hoping this gets boosted enough. 😞
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#wearenameless Bell video payphone?
#wearenameless Nice enough.
#WeAreNameless Wow, I'm around, not otherwise occupied and have the movie queued up.
Since, I just mentioned an episode of FLOSS Weekly, may I make a humble request to some of the developers out there in #tootspace making #fediverse / #federated social systems to make contact with the host.
Would be nice to hear and help promote #activitypub developed projects .
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