looks like f-droid has some sense.
I am working on a project to name and shame developers of open source software who embed spyware in their releases. Of course we can fork, but I think it's wasteful, and if we can pressure people to stop violating the consent of their users, it will be more efficient. Who wants to help? Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org #privacy #spyware
common theme seems to be people implying that i am doing something wrong by posting my own thoughts on my own server. “get out of here”, indeed
A large chunk of the Fediverse was scraped; your posts are being “released”
Matteo Zignani, Christian Quadri, Alessia Galdeman, Sabrina Gaito andGian Paolo Rossi from the University of #Milan scraped all english speaking instances (363) listed on instances.social, wrote a paper about it and are distributing the dataset.
“In this context, we release a dataset gathered from Mastodon, […]“
“These data have been collected by implementing an ad-hoc tool for downloading the public timelines of the servers, namely instances, that form the Mastodon platform, along with the meta-data associated to them.“
“The spider exploits the instance list obtained from the previous step and makes a pool of requests to the instance endpoint 4 which returns the latest toots of the local timeline. Since the time-lines implement a pagination mechanism, the spider extracts the URL for the next request and repeat this procedure till it reaches the end of the timeline.”
it seems i have been living in a bubble; violent threats are not allowed on most mainstream social networks, and seeing it so often in the fediverse really bums me out.
@dryad also i can't figure out how to like/boost your messages; your instance's UI buttons don't seem to work, and my mastodon instance doesn't show me your recent toots after i follow you. bummer
@dryad i am working on some software and it randomly showed me your recent toot and i couldn't agree more (re: censorship). thank you for speaking up about it! i feel like i have a minority opinion when i say "censorship should be left to the end-user, not their admin".
wow, random numbers really get the kooks out of the woodwork, eh?
Last night, I started paying $5/mo for #sourcehut. Based on the UI alone, it doesn't seem to be as "modern" as solutions like GitLab, GitHub, Gitea, etc. When you started reading the documentation, however, holy shit. The amount of time Drew must have put into developing it is insane and $5 is really the *least* I can do. If I had more money to give, I would; in an ideal world, I would be perfectly happy giving $20-$30/mo for sourcehut.
If you haven't already, I highly recommend looking into it. Don't just stop at the surface-level docs either; really dig into them and see for yourself what all it can do.