Ideally it's completely viral. If a commercially sold part comes in contact with the lathe then you just made it a gift. You don't have to give the gift, but you can't sell it or you violate the terms of the lathe. It's like a weird EULA but for contaminating capitalism with non-sellable items.
It's definitely not FOSS because it's not libre. No purchase can be required. No time or materials can be paid for. Really and truly a gift.
Hi folks! I'll be tweeting more about this later, but the product I've been working on for the past year, to try and make the internet a better place for creators and community managers, launched today!
This month I left Adobe, buttondown.email, Netlify, EC2, and all but a few GitHub repos. Next is GSuite and Digital Ocean.
I don't yet know what I'll do about Route 53. DNS is tough.
All but one of my Windows boxen are back to Linux. I used to run only Linux (well, and BeOS when I was at Be) and self-host everything (on DSL!) so this feels like returning home after a big renovation. Everything is shiny and fast compared to ~17 years ago. 😸
If your timeline is overwhelming but you can't/won't log off then I want to reinforce that it is OK to turn off boosts and replies and just focus on first hand toots from people you follow. Also, maybe mute or unfollow people who don't use cw for this shit show. It's the only way I can be here because anxiety.
And now Microsoft (neé GitHub) CoPilot, of course.
The main points I noticed:
- we're defining standards (like First Party Sets) whose implementation and deployment require hypercorp resources
- these standards benefits hypercorps and actively disables grassroots cooperation and non-capitalist approaches
- the standards definition process leans on test implementations and data collection that require hypercorp resources, excluding all others
💖 the Memex and probably you, too.
Tiny dogs run my life and I'm OK with it.
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