Alexandre Oliva firstname.lastname@example.org
Campinas, SP, Brazil
Free Software Evangelist. GNU speaker. Recipient of FSF's 2016 Award for the Advancement of Free Software. FSF Latin America board member. LibrePlanet São Paulo activist. 0G foreseer. Maintainer of GNU Linux-libre, and co-maintainer of the GNU Compiler Collection, GNU binutils and GNU libc. Libre-SOC contributor. GNU tools engineer at AdaCore.
- .oO the censorship-resistance dilemma is that tech alone can’t tell free expression of opinions from deception, libel, hate, etc. rejecting those is not censorship, but tech that makes it impossible to censor tends to enable such speech
secure scuttlebutt seems to have found a way for humans to deal with a problem that tech can’t solve: collective moderation and community-building, through individual choices. you can decide individually whose voices you wish to amplify, and whose voices you wish nobody would listen to.
nobody has the power to silence anyone else, but nobody is required to amplify speech they abhor. through the aggregate effects of individual community gardening, communities and individuals tune what they wish to be exposed to, and help each other customize their experience.
I think it’s a very clever solution to a human issue, that tech can’t really help us with. we don’t want tech to take over decisions of what amounts to free speech in courts, do we? why should we want it to take them over in social media?
- .oO "All Lives Matter" and "I can't breathe!" unite in Manaus, the Amazonian state capital in Brazil, as hospitals there run out of Oxygen to keep COVID-19 patients alive. no vaccination plans. Min. of Health is reportedly an expert in logistics. WTF?!?
- .oO looks like the US now has its own Juan Guaidó, a self-proclaimed president despite the electoral defeat, and his name is Donald Trump. he's out of luck: without backing by the global empire, the world is not lending support to his coup attempt
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- #GNU #Linux-libre 5.10.5-gnu, 5.4.87-gnu, and 4.19.165-gnu sources and #Freesh .debs are now available, sorry about the long delay; source tarballs and patches are now being compressed for release, and will also be published when they're ready