I'm sick of guessing and later being disappointed, so I want a round up of FOSS projects maintained by people who are explicitly:
1. Against being assholes to marginalized groups
2. Opposed to "web3", NFTs and crypto-scams
If this is you or someone you know of please reply with the related projects. Boosts appreciated.
I'll start with a couple I'm aware of:
@freedcreative I feel the need to note: I don't want to suggest that blockchains can't have valid usecases.
However I have zero interest in them, they are often scammy, IRL contacts of mine enthused about it don't seem to know what they're talking about, and I hate that blockchain has become synonymous with decentralized.
> 1. Against being assholes to marginalized groups
Sure, that's easier to be a asshole to everyone.
> 2. Opposed to "web3", NFTs and crypto-scams
Yeah, but many FOSS members are retrogrades, that's why GNU/Linux and FreeBSD distributions are still not ready for desktop.
@technomancy Given NFT startups all seem to be VC backed, that sounds like pretty significant crossover.
Cool looking project too!
@suetanvil @freedcreative in general this is difficult but the absurd prejudices and oversights of silicon valley culture make it a lot easier. to them no code could possibly be relevant unless it's running inside a kubertetes cluster on AWS or Azure and has a hiring pool of millions. a system whose main strength is being under 1MB is effectively invisible.
This is nicely self-selective. As, I suppose, avoiding the relevant buzzwords would also be.
I guess it doesn't hurt that most of that stuff is absolutely tedious, boring crap.
I've also been using the AGPL (often with relevant exceptions) for stuff when it doesn't cause my intended users undue hardship for much the same reason. It turns out that a Wx-style exception to the AGPL is perfectly fine for frameworks and compilers.
For service providers? Not so much.
@SkinnyFeels I don't want to make any assumptions so I'm hoping to hear from people who know more about various projects than I do.
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