@LunaDragofelis @babbage it may be easier that you just accept the possibility that you are *against free speech*, and wish for more types of speech to be illegal and criminal, than to try to redefine the term as some covertly malicious thing, which it is not.

@LunaDragofelis @babbage thanks for the explanation, but it means the same thing to me and to them: that unpopular but legal speech will not be banned. that includes a LOT more than bigotry. it’s not a dogwhistle because it means the same thing to both groups.

@LunaDragofelis @babbage if i start “a network focused on free speech” that in no way denotes or even implies bigotry. it is *not* a dogwhistle.

@LunaDragofelis @babbage it means a lot more than that. also, no speech is without consequence.

ice cold take, free software and nazis 

“Thats what you should call your laptop: ‘The $5000 escape key’”

@vantablack can you just email them? my limited experience with CA authorities suggests they are reasonably modern wrt comms

"When I went to school, it was right after the Sixties and before this general wave of practical purposefulness had set in. Now students aren’t even thinking in idealistic terms, or at least nowhere near as much. They certainly are not letting any of the philosophical issues of the day take up too much of their time as they study their business majors. The idealistic wind of the Sixties was still at our backs, though, and most of the people I know who are my age have that engrained in them forever." —Steve Jobs

dear : I need an extremely comfy chair for reading for long periods. Ideally it has a circular metal base and rotates freely around the center of that. Ideally low ability to absorb/retain airborne allergens. Please advise.

that’s the most concise way of putting it: the AGPL is not a free software license because it means i am not free to modify software on my own computer (that happens to be running a webserver).

my 21st birthday 

@trwnh software is just text files, and it is not implicitly always better to share all the text files on your machines, no. database dumps, for example. secrets and keeping them have value. privacy advocates seem to get this. source code isn’t property and “sharing” is the wrong term. modifications are a secret until that secret is blown. blowing that secret is not always a benefit.

@trwnh no, gpl is quite enforceable and *has been enforced*. i don’t think agpl will be the same way.

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