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"Today, everybody uses open source code, including Fortune 500 companies, government, major software companies and startups. Sharing, rather than building proprietary code, turned out to be cheaper, easier, and more efficient. This increased demand puts additional strain on those who maintain this infrastructure, yet because these communities are not highly visible, the rest of the world has been slow to notice. Most of us take opening a software application for granted, the way we take turning on the lights for granted. We don’t think about the human capital necessary to make that happen."

-- Nadia Eghbal
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Just $1,107 more, and we'll have raised $100,000 for internet freedom with @mozilla's match!

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Guardian called Tim Berners Lee the "founder of the internet". πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

1. The internet isn't an establishment to be founded. One doesn't found the electricity grid for example.
2. Tim Berners Lee invented the World Wide Web, not the internet. Lookup Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn who invented TCP/IP. Though that's more important, it doesn't qualify as inventing the entire internet either.

theguardian.com/technology/201

#Internet #Guardian

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Extremely thankful to @tom79@mastodon.social for what he's done with MastaLab. Try it out by downloading through the FDroid app store.

Keep up the awesome work! πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

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There's a new #PeerTube instance run by @deadsuperhero called VidCommons which is dedicated entirely to #CreativeCommons and #PublicDomain works:

vidcommons.org

You can also follow its channels on here:

@documentaries

@shows

It's just started so the selection is still limited, but it's gradually building up.

There's also a new tracker-free website run by @kinosocial which has selected CC/PD films from PeerTube and Archive.org:

kino.social

#Videos #Movies

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Walmart filed a patent to use biometric shopping handles to track customers' heart rates, temperatures, and stress levels.

Nothing to worry about at all.
cbinsights.com/research/walmar

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@tom79@mastodon.social is on πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

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