Finding new people to follow is hard for newbies on any platform. I'm hoping that #Trunk can help. What I need is people volunteering to be on lists so newbies can follow a bunch of people right away. Please reply to this post if you agree to be on a list. Feel free to suggest new lists that I haven't thought of. (Living in my own filter bubble, I know!) Please boost!
Also looking for more lists. 😃
@kensanata I'm okay with being on any list (Emacs comes to mind from the existing lists, perhaps with a hint of Linux). I'd also suggest "Hardware" as a list, there's plenty of people on the fediverse posting about various hardware adventures: keyboards, retro computers, among other things.
Perhaps "Makers" would be a more suitable name, but that feels a bit more restricted (for example, my keyboard firmware stuff may fit the Hardware list, but I don't think it'd fit Makers).
@algernon @kensanata I see what you mean about Makers being more restrictive than Hardware, but I'd had the opposite reaction to seeing Hardware, as that (to me) implies that computers/electronics are involved somewhere and there are many makers for whom computers are a tiny part of their making, if at all. Maybe have both? I'm happy to be on either/both lists, btw.
I fail to understand why. Read a lot of posts, mask the authors you don't see contributing usefully (maybe cat pictures ?) and follow the most interesting. Then look who they themselves follow. In 2-3 days it is already much more interesting and the picture of YOUR taste.
The simple fact that a file exists has to be registered in many countries, in Europe for example. Better to avoid putting a foot in this path. Even filing public data such as twitter id's and curriculum is forbidden and very dangerous, I think.
Just to give my grain of salt.
@homardelac Do you have some links? GDPR doesn't seem to be a problem, as far as I can tell. Swiss data protection law also features an exception in art. 4d: "Ne sont pas soumis à déclaration les fichiers ... les fichiers contenant exclusivement des données qui ont été publiées ou qui ont été rendues accessibles au public par
la personne concernée sans que cette dernière se soit formellement opposée au traitement" https://www.admin.ch/opc/fr/classified-compilation/19930159/index.html#a4
Just follow the scandal of EU DisinfoLab in France. They bought the full twitter data base and classified the people politically to try to show a russian influence in the last president scandal. A number of complaints have been filed against them. The first problem imho is the simple fact that twitter maintain this database.
GDPR is not the full story.
This looks interesting, particularly chapter 7.
@jonne Yeah, as soon as I announced it, I found a major bug! More here: https://octodon.social/@kensanata/100542320312158751 😭
@kensanata To use myself as a personal example (though I can't exactly promise they'll be good -- I'm rather shitpost-adjacent), the words I'd use are perhaps "Humor" (very loosely), "Misc" (for miscellany), "Culture" (not necessarily pop), "Design" (in a theoretical and systems sense, but not strictly that)... it just seems like the current taxonomy is pretty boxy.
Actually full version might be better as there are several different acronyms around. ;D
so: "free/libre open sourced software" (or open source if that's too long)
I fully understand (and a lot of people come via that direction at first) but the distinction between freemium and FOSS/FLOSS is important to people this list would be for. :)
...and of course the final call is up to you. :)
Thanks by the way for making these lists. :)
@eylul Sure! When I said Free Software I meant I'm from the hardcore camp who believes Richard Stallman when he says that there is an ethical gap between Free Software and Open Source Software. And that's not even talking about gratis, that's just the question of whether Freedom should be front and center of it all.
I don't think Mastodon lists have a length limit. The API documentation doesn't say. So perhaps I should avoid the acronym... Hm.
Ah my bad, used to misunderstandings but shouldn't have assumed... :) One thing I love about the Turkish translation of 'free software' is that the word free (gratis) and free (freedom) are separate words in Turkish. So it is possible to say "özgür yazılım" without having to go into nuances of this particular discussion... (Or someone accidentally misunderstanding what free stands for - which by the way is why artwithopensource tag doesn't have the word free in it xD)
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance.