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Purism โ€“ the ethical, free and open computer and phone maker โ€“ adopts the Ind.ie Ethical Design Manifesto.

puri.sm/posts/we-love-ethical-

#ethicaldesign #ethicaltechnology mastodon.ar.al/media/kLiC---qn

Congratulate yourself for doing difficult things, even if they might not seem difficult to others.

MobileCoin: A New Cryptocurrency From Signal Creator Moxie Marlinspike | WIRED - wired.com/story/mobilecoin-cry

#Mastodon v2.1.0 is finally released! github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

What's in it? Here's a scoop:

โœ… Lists
โœ… Profile redirect notes
โœ… Moderator role
โœ… Moderation audit log
โœ… Invite system
๐Ÿ˜ Various fixes and improvements

@RussSharek @webmind @Liberapay Crapitalism teaches us that we only deserve to eat if we do work with sufficiently high market value. This is a lie.

Its fascinating to see the intersection of gamergate, kiwi farms, encyclopedia dramatica and the alt-right. They have many overlapping members and very similar tactics.

"The Patreon fee-asco and 3 tips for artists who donโ€™t want to get screwed by companies" by Gwenn Seemel

1) Donโ€™t commit yourself to any platform but your own.

2) Remember that even if they call you โ€œpartnerโ€ they donโ€™t mean it.

3) Keep the connections real.

gwennseemel.com/index.php/blog

Wanted to start donating to somebody from US and, whoops, no $ in my wallet, just โ‚ฌ! :)

Had to add $'s from a VISA debit card (3.37% fee), since international bank wire would add 15โ‚ฌ fee by my bank!!

On the other hand, the transfer was instant, as oposed to direct debit via bank for โ‚ฌ which took a week (which I didn't really mind).

now I can support in $s too!


@Liberapay

direct debit transfer to went through. it took about a week. now i'm donating almost 5โ‚ฌ per week to 5 different projects & artists.

it is an interesting feeling to be an anonymous donor. my thought was: you need a healthy ego for this, since the recipient will not be able to thank you, so this is quite a selfless donation. ((well I can brag about it here! ;-))) but it's a difference from membership.

supposedly update/newsletter system is coming soon.

thank you @Liberapay

"... there is one serious flaw with Hardinโ€™s โ€œThe Tragedy of the Commonsโ€โ€”itโ€™s fiction. Hardin did not actually study how real commons work. [...] Hardin failed to consider the actual social dynamic of the commons. His model assumed that people in the commons act autonomously, out of pure self-interest, without interaction or consideration of others. But as Ostrom found, in reality, managing common resources together forms a community and encourages discourse."

I love you, folks. I open Mastodon and I see so many people doing so many things for the public good. It warms my heart.

Did you just say "cooperatively-owned battery-powered trains to serve isolated routes forgotten by the (so very efficient) market"?

youtube.com/watch?v=9s4heZe7Ch

"Sharing is a form of social exchange that takes place among people known to each other, without any profit. [...] When โ€œsharingโ€ is market-mediated โ€” when a company is an intermediary between consumers who donโ€™t know each other โ€” it is no longer sharing at all. Rather, consumers are paying to access someone elseโ€™s goods or services for a particular period of time. It's an economic exchange, and consumers are after utilitarian, rather than social, value."
hbr.org/2015/01/the-sharing-ec

Anonymous donations e.g.: via Bitcoin and @Liberapay remove an important aspect of digital creativity sharing culture: two-way human connection. It just seems that an ability to create a meaningful interpersonal connection between an artist and a member of his audience (who is in some way already isolated behind a computer) is quite important in the transfer of art (and perhaps this is less true for floss software projects and its developers).

"The creators, organizations, and businesses in our case studies operate as nonprofits, for-profits, and social enterprises. Regardless of legal status, they all have a social mission. Their primary reason for being is to make the world a better place, not to profit. Money is a means to a social end, not the end itself. They factor public interest into decisions, behavior, and practices. Transparency and trust are really important." ~ Paul Stacey, The New World of Digital Commons

huge inspiration these days cont'd:

these are people whose blogs/pages I read last week and made me feel like there are also people like me who think that there's a way to fight for the public access to art for any and everyone.

Gween Seemel
gwennseemel.com/index.php/copy

Kathryn Rose @artsyhonker
artsyhonker.net/about/

Paul Stacey's essay in Made with Creative Commons book:
creativecommons.org/use-remix/

Eylul Dogruel @eylul
eyluldogruel.com/whatliesbeyon