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I talk about using Org-mode a lot and the UI I normally configure is fairly "ugly" because that's what i think i prefer but i've been trying to see if that's habit or actual preference.

Anyway here's what I've got it looking like atm.

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@sir most salient point:
"The GPL is [...] the unfortunate acknowledgement that we’ve created a society that incentivises people to forget the Golden Rule."

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i don't really care if @lunduke loves or hates antifa (my own views on antifa are certainly complicated), that's not the point

the point is that he went after riseup, an organization that has provided all sorts of IT services to all sorts of organizations working for positive social change -- indymedia, several GNU/Linux distributions, all sorts of social justice movements (the real kind, not the internet concern trolling kind)

to me, as someone who has been working in the free software space basically the entirety of my life, this is highly unacceptable. and, yes, software freedom *is* absolutely a social justice issue. but even if it weren't, lunduke went after our own, and an organization that helps our own. spinning riseup as an organization that primarily exists to assist antifa is completely disingenuous.
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i mean, bluntly, i don't understand how Purism, a company that calls itself a "social purpose company" can have people who attack organizations for, at best, extremely questionable political justifications, that provide essential services to the free software community in executive positions

by doing so, they send the message that they are willing to undermine the foundation their own products are built on
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Do you like Dungeons & Dragons? Do you like Free Culture? Find out about how the two intersect, and how Free Culture encourages more diversity in role playing games in the latest episode of Libre Lounge:

librelounge.org/episodes/episo

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That's it. I'm purging my life of closed source Android apps. It's been a delight so far. And with #nextcloud for caldav and contacts, #mailinabox for email and #syncthing for everything else, I'm pretty well set. Perhaps I'll do a blog post on apps I'm using soon

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reminder that the guy #BryanLunduke that claimed mozilla is sponsoring "#antifa email" is marketing director at #purism.
He claimed that #mozilla would by this, support a domestic terrorist organisation. In fact they where supporting riseup.net a hosting collective focused on security.
see here for reffer: todon.nl/@paulfree14/100317193

When I was pointing him out on his errors and miss understanding of what antifa actually is, he claimed me doing libel. I gave him my word that he will be driven off from here, when he does not change his agenda.

...now he's back as marketing director of #purism. How to respond to this?
cc @purism

see also:
twitter.com/BryanLunduke/statu

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WeChat is fascinating in that it's like watching a grim cyberpunk story unfolding in real life.

bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-

This is not a good thing. Cyberpunk was supposed to be a warning, not an instruction manual.

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the new Firefox [Browser] logo has a very good snoot and ears and they made the tail fluffier! Imo that makes up for the lack of paw

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Attn: Gamers; looking for players / GM 

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Replacing npm (the tool and the organisation) with a federated alternative by npm inc's former CTO! theregister.co.uk/2019/06/04/n

(I had no idea that so many registries were sprouting!)

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Several pieces of email we've gotten to @librelounge has been spam by someone wanting us to link to an article or song of theirs on our podcast.

I've been using this as an opportunity to tell people about Freely Licensed works, and why we would be happy to check their music/article out, but only if it's Free.

Maybe one day someone will actually change their license to fit our requirements. :smile:

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One of the biggest benefits of going to software conferences is that it finally matters how should we pronounce all of the dumb names we give to our software.

"Qt" will always be "cutie" to me, though.

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