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What is the Fediverse?
The free social network, simply explained in 30 seconds.

For explaining the gist of the Fediverse to your unenlightened friend. Feedback and contributions are most welcome.

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Mess with the fabric of the Fediverse, and it will mess with you

UI devs, please spare my eyes and sanity

and CPU (CSS plugins).

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Over the past 15 years of using #XMPP, I've seen many messengers come and go. People complain about the hassle of switching messengers, but many express a preference for the "simplicity" of gated gardens.... Do they count the cost of switching as well?

A truly sustainable messenger can only be a decentralized protocol, not just an app.

Learn how to join:

Optional: but if you think about setting up your own server:

There are not enough distinguishable symbols in all the european alphabets combined to cover the realms of physics I'm revising, even with super/sub-scripts & affixes.

Written physics is an alien language.

The #Signal messenger has become very problematic lately, and most of its problems come from it being centralised.

You may want to follow and support a decentralised messenger project instead, there are many of them on the Fediverse:

➡️ @snikket_im - New initiative giving XMPP servers & clients a newbie-friendly unified look and feel

➡️ @xmpp - The XMPP standards foundation

➡️ @matrix - Matrix is best known for its Element client

➡️ @delta - Messaging through email

➡️ @briar - P2P messaging

I'm happy that I'll be part of two meetings this month in front of the EU Commission talking about decentralized social networks and the work we've done

I believe this conversation is an important one to have, and I'd like to expand on why below.

Everytime someone personifies evolution or natural selection, a species of cute wolly megafauna dies :mastodance: is a beautiful thing of existance. Thank you.

As much as I disdain this article (it’s a Medium article, what did I expect?), he’s right on the point of the confusing lexicography of “Free Software”. It’s too ambiguous and semantically incorrect.

Love Live Libre Software!

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After further reading, I understand some counterpoints.

But you have to separate a lot of the wheat from the chaff.

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A lot of salty snakes slithering out of their dens since Stallman's return. So many cringe and headache inducing open letters and statements.

Catting :vim: swap files are trippy. Remember to wipe your .swp's. I saw a some PGP in there.

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