Eye problems (-)
Really love having such an excess of floaters in my eyes that trying to break them up barely helps, and some of them are even just basically never fall out of my line of vision for more then a second :|
Seriously considering bugging my optometrist again to see if I can get them to look into considering laser eye surgery. This is really getting hard to ignore.
so, yesterday, i put together a list of nazi instances i had blocked. that post has been boosted over 60 times. that's cool, i'm glad i did something useful.
but i can't do that kind of thing if i can't eat. my post about needing money for food has been boosted ten times.
if you appreciate and value the work i put into notifying everyone about where the fash are and you have some money to spare, please pay me.
if you can't give, please always boost.
FLOSS projects which aren't open to community discussion (I don't mean controlled polling, I mean actual input on forums and issue-trackers) and structure their project authority based on some conceptualization of merit as well as "project insiders" and "project outsiders" are prime examples of how closed meritocratic systems slowly degrade themselves even if they are "open" in principle.
The culture around these kinds of projects is in dire need of change. They can't pretend to be above the community as open projects and stay relevant compared to proprietary software, they are sacrificing their biggest advantage, their open feedback-systems. Megacorporations with proprietary software at best have some kind of help form where the feedback process is restricted severely and change is nearly impossible and exponentially slower. Why are FLOSS projects trying to emulate that?
I'm not making any kind of personal critique, this is just a cybernetic systems observation on how FLOSS adoption stagnates.
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