Microsoft steals name of Linux Desktop project (MauiKit and the Maui distribution) for their project that does the same thing and then blames Linux community for using that name to begin with (which is obvious trademark infringement as they've both had those names for years now). Abusing power over GitHub to then delete any issues on their project related to the name collision and deny they are at fault for ignoring the first search result that comes up for the name Maui.
You can tell they are trying to embrace, extend, and extinguish. But with blunders like this and the way their megacorp stooge bosses like to handle it they won't be extending anything.
The Fake Nerd Boys of Silicon Valley
Scholar.social is going to be putting on a free conference covering a variety of topics! We will have signup sheets for moderators, presenters, *and* participants coming soon.
snakes, extreme Australiana
Before I lose the link, a bunch of books from Cambridge University Press, also some articles etc available free until 12 July
On Protests Policing Race
"Time is the fire in which we burn"
Fedi - I could use some help.
Recently I have been playing a bit of a digital archeologist and exploring websites of late 90s/early 2000s.
I have grown up in Poland, and we had a few internet focused magazines, that would include copies of websites on a CD. I bet other countries had similar publications.
This is where I need help. What magazines from your country included offline versions of websites? English preferred, but I am happy to explore any language. Boosts greatly appreciated!
Weird how law agencies keep talking about how encryption will put a stop to prosecutions as we know it unless companies put in a backdoor for them to access, but somehow they keep finding ways to access encrypted content without needing a backdoor
re: cabal, p2p chat, distributed moderation
one of the core contributors, @cblgh (have i got that right?) recently published their thesis on TrustNet, a trust-based moderation system for supporting decentralized moderation systems that can intelligently propagate and adopt moderation actions. the paper is fascinating and especially relevant to the modly travails of fedi, ssb, etc.
Mike strikes again. This is great, and also beautifully presented.
I wrote a post on saving information from the internet archive, so that even IA deleting it means it's not gone.
Talentless guitar tragic, he/him
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