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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:

ElementaryOS @elementary
Krita @Krita
uxn by @neauoire
Browsers being built by @alcinnz

I cannot express how frustrating it is trying to code without a keyboard.

Voice coding requires an effectively silent environment, good luck.

Android and iOS provide accessible text entry tools, but while Android is better, both dev tool scenarios are highly limiting.

Linux is my preference, but has no sufficiently accessible text entry method.

Mac has nil accessible text entry.

Windows has not-terrible accessible text entry, and dev tools, but please don't make me do it.

So over it.

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hey you, yea you,

stop biting the inside of your cheeks, relax your jaw, fix your posture, remove the tension from your body

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AstraZeneca will now start charging for its covid-19 vaccine, abandoning the non-profit model it adopted at the start of the pandemic. The jab was 97% publicly funded.

AstraZeneca said it would keep the non-profit model until the pandemic was over. It is not over.

When anyone would the role of the Gates Foundation in ensuring its IP wasn’t freely shared, this was a detail people pointed to to say it was okay. Clearly it wasn’t.

None of my options are really exactly what I want. I'd rather be typing my lithe heart out on a Linux machine, and I really really love vfx, lighting and ah the fancy looking stuff.

But I also want to make things that promote openness and community responsibility, and so far this is my best idea.

What do you think?

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I could use some feedback, I'm trying to decide how to best approach game dev within my current constraints.

Still can't use a keyboard so for coding I'm limited to what I can do on an Android tablet. I have Termux, meaning I can use things like node and python. However with python the ability to do graphical stuff is quite limited.

So I'm considering making web games explicitly catered to small-tech browsers, focusing on open file formats, using a lot of vanilla html, svg, css and minimal js.

I'd really appreciate feedback on how I can best work with what I have available for game dev.

I still can't use a ke

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"Apple, Its Control Over the iPhone, and The Internet" by Matthew Ball

Aside from some minor technical errors, this is well-written and well-argued.

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We need to stop calling them "Web apps" and start calling them "Chrome apps" unless they actually work on non-megacorporation-beholden browsers.

Godot engine just recieved a $100k donation from OPGames, a company "Turning games into investable assets through NFTs." They also donated to Blender, Phaser and Defold.

I have a lot of respect for the Godot team, but I find it very disappointing to see the announcement post directing developers to an interest form to "Publish games on Web3". 😔

"OPGames is an open-source technology company focused on bridging game developers to web3."

Open source alone is not enough.

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Well, there it is: Block view-source, block save page, on track to be accepted in to Chrome.


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petition to make everyone say "in a very slow database" instead of "on the blockchain"

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If you’re not paying for the product, you are the worker.

Does anyone have experience with the Nikola or Pelican SSGs, (or other based SSGs), and have any advice or feedback on which to choose?

I'd like to use it for two things:

1. Building out books to publish openly online, ideally with build processes that could be re-purposed to also generate ePubs or PDFs
2. Creating blogs that will probably end up with a fairly large amount of content needing to be well organized

Why platforms are not capitalism but worse: fiefdoms of techno-fuedalism.

(Alternative YT front end link)

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perhaps unpopular opinion (though perhaps not #onhere):

contributing to "open core" projects amounts to hidden labour.

Volunteering time and resources to contribute to the likes of Chef, Docker, Vagrant and surrendering your copyright to them is squandering your efforts.

These are massively funded companies which pay a team of developers to do that work. Why give away effort to do that work for them. Of course, they give the talk of we-are-a-community and try to lure volunteers to improve their product for free and on their time.

Fork their stuff. Rename and distribute. Until they compensate external contributions at the same rate as their internal devs, I see no reason to spend any brain cycle on that bug report or that potential feature.

#opensource #dev

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