#Programming is a path to freedom. As long as we're willing to learn, we can #code our way out of the ignorance created by proprietary software designed to keep us dumb so to squeeze money and data out of us.
Events like #Hacktoberfest encourages you to not just code but also learn valuable skills like cooperation. Unfortunately, it is hosted by corporate interests... There should be more grassroot events that encourage and reward contributions to #FOSS!
If you're used to centralised networks like Facebook, you may be wondering why Mastodon and the Fediverse are spread across thousands of sites. Why not just have a single site where people sign up?
There are many important reasons, but maybe the most important is this:
Networks on single sites tend to be bought by bad people when they get popular 😠
It happened to Instagram (bought by Facebook), it happened to Whatsapp (bought by Facebook), it happened to YouTube (bought by Google). It can happen to ANYTHING built entirely around one site.
No matter how much you trust the people who run a site, when someone offers them billions of dollars they may just take the money.
Decentralised networks, where there is no central site, are much more resistant to buyouts.
No one owns the global email network, thousands of indie players like @Tutanota and @protonmail are able to offer alternatives, and if one provider behaves badly you can switch to a different provider.
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Hi, im a Venezuelan, im a bisexual gender questioning. Im a professional video editor and sometimes i do 3D art.
A silly instance of Mastodon for queer folk and non-queer folk alike. Let's be friends!