@BryanLunduke Barcelona Spain is using the idea of open source/ libre software not just in the use of Linux, but in the protection of people's rights their own data? They have made it so that the data generated by the citizens of the city is owned by the people who create it, just by living their lives, and they make it available to the citizen who the data is about? The state has lost its soverignty to large corporations, Googhal, large telecoms, even power generation- in terms of data?
@BryanLunduke As the retired MS-Software-converter that you are why people are so bound to their words, excels and adobes? And I am talking about folks that are to stupid to find the "any" key on their keyboard. Was has to be done to show them that they have choices and don't need to use expensive propr. bloatware?
@BryanLunduke Lets talk about printers. I got one and when the ink got over, tried to manually refill it. But the printer won't use the newly added ink and print everything green. It seems like the printer manufacturer wants me to buy new (very expensive) cartridges which I think is against my freedom to use my device as I want. What do you think about this? Also, what do you think would Richard Stallman do about it.
@BryanLunduke Question: What takes for decentralized social networks, messaging systems, sync services, etc. to get mainstream? What should we do (as enthusiasts and early adopters) so that for the Joe internet user, switching from their centralized silos to our decentralized systems seems "cool"? Or, what is that we don't do but we should? Is it technical limitations of our systems, or is it the entire surveillance capitalism stopping us, or is it just the way we talk about it? Discuss! ☺
The UNIXy types are renowned for their clever acronyms. SUDO is short for "super user do" but is also a phonetic spelling of pseudo (meaning false or imitation) which describes how the SUDO command works by temporarily imitating another user.
How not surprised are you that Google has been shown flexing its muscle more and more lately?
If Google could be tamed, would you switch back to their services?