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I’m done with War On Anything

The older I get, the more I realize that I have no interest whatsoever to make war on anybody or anything. I don't care for: War on other countries, people or religions War on drugs, poverty, and so many other things War on competitors, etc. etc Renaming the "War Room" at Uber to "Peace Room"…

Indie Tech Rocks

You didn't know? In which case I have just the website for you: indietech.rocks On this site, we collect products that don't screw you, the user. Eventually this will include all sorts of things, from social networking tools to toaster ovens. While there are plenty of lists for, say, open-software software, or privacy-protecting technologies, as…

Are companies people? For free/open-source licensing purposes? Should they be?

Free and open-source software is great. For example, large companies gain the following freedom: "The freedom to distribute copies [to some other large corporation for free] so your large corporation can help your neighbor large corporation". Governments have this freedom: The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to other governments. By doing this…

Going to Open Source Bridge and Indie Web Summit in Portland next week

Two great events are coming up in Portland, OR, in about a week: Open Source Bridge, a grassroots-organized open source conference, June 20-23 Indie Web Summit, the annual get-together of the alpha geeks building a decentralized, user-owned social web. I'll be flying up on the first flight Friday morning, spend the day at Open Source…

Facebook: we do your propaganda for a fee

tldr: The 2016 US election and the 2015 Brexit vote were no exceptions. Instead, they have convinced everybody how effective of a manipulation weapon Facebook is. So expect more manipulations, in elections and otherwise. P.S: No, it can't be fixed. [caption id="attachment_3445" align="alignright" width="660"] Image credit: Guerilla Labs[/caption] This post was prompted by two excellent,…