We pay to Steam, Netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify. But not to Wikipedia, Archive.org, Librivox, Project Gutenberg, for our favourite Linux distro.
The huge asymmetry between corporate and community has not emerged naturally. It is a product of our choices of not supporting community oriented projects.
The short conveniences vs the long-term good. We always chose the former.
In face of surveillance capitalism, we must and must change.
@alenabuis and by "in the list" I mean in the course feed, i.e. https://course.oeru.org/lida101/interactions/course-feed/
Hi @alenabuis - just been looking at the harvesting of bookmarks from bookmarks.oeru.org for the WEnotes feed, and I noticed that a couple of your bookmarks had a "#" in front of the tags. In that context you don't need the "#" - I've removed it from 2 of your three posts (the third levelled the odds by using both with and without "#" :) - good thinking!) so that they now show in the list. The fact that they're staying at the top is a problem I'm currently trying to solve :).
E-Voting App Maker Voatz Asks The Supreme Court To Let It Punish Security Researchers For Exposing Its Flaws - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200903/16005645245/e-voting-app-maker-voatz-asks-supreme-court-to-let-it-punish-security-researchers-exposing-flaws.shtml how about no? also: don't use #evoting for anything...
"Just because there is now a multi-billion-dollar industry based on the abject betrayal of our privacy doesn’t mean the sociopaths who built it have any right whatsoever to continue getting away with it"
We all need to watch this and be constantly conscious of it... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LopI4YeC4I
I have some great news about Boston Public Schools and free software. You may know that my Co-op has been hosting some Boston Public School courses over the summer using free software.
Assessments of student progress shows that the teachers that stuck with BBB had better assessment scores for their students!! Especially the Math teachers. Scores were SIGNIFICANTLY higher by about 10-15 percentage points and it is believed that is because BBB allowed for student engagement more than Zoom did.
"There’s Now an Even Worse Anti-Encryption Bill Than EARN IT"
Get your IT business out of the US. This needs to have an impact on the economy.
Historic opportunity... https://invidio.us/watch?v=7CMUtKWubxg missed. Why are so many governments run by colossally corrupt dimwits?
@mackiwg Prompted by your words of motivation, I share my certificate and badge here. Thank you for all your efforts in facilitating us from various parts of the world to achieve this.
Yes - open isn't about total "purity". It's all about honest intent - https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/saying-no-even-once.html (and this is aligned with one of my most read blog posts: https://davelane.nz/nethui-insight-open-about-intent )
Step By Step To Use BigBlueButton for Teachers
I must say, I'm pretty excited to be part of the #OER4Covid initiative (see https://oer4covid.oeru.org) - Open Educational Resources + Free and Open Source Software are the fastest, lowest cost, and most equitable way there is to help people emerge from the COVID crisis and arrive in a *better* place then where they came from. And we're doing it *together*.
Open Source Technologist with the OER Foundation - I blog about OERs and free and open source tech for delivering them on https://tech.oeru.org.
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