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But the problem about "healthy human thing" is: Which definition is correct? Don't get me wrong as I don't want to provoke something here. I just want to give an example of how deep the toxic waste goes as I've had so many discussions around that and until today nothing more than two phrases:

It is the way it is and this is good as it grants ME a good life. So I don't question anything!

Or the alternative:

This is the way of doom for everyone and an "elite" is defining it as they want to elliminate us all.

It's about the absolute superlative as every reasonable argument about machine learning, usage of proprietary services and many elements coming up with it out of capitalism ends up with such answering or is ignored in the end. The maximal egocentrism or the maximum about defining responsibility outside from ourselves. This started back around 15 years ago with discussions about upcoming DRM-mechanics regarding Steam, went further with the centralized services and media and ended with libre services only making usage of those material and trying to copy handling and known false paradigms. The problem: There is no "healthy definition" is this not easy to be defined. So that's the reasoning about my posting earlier: It's a discussion and literally "fight" on daily base, as democracy is the same to be engaged for. Questioning own positions, doing this with talking about it as this is the reason for the existance of this thread: It is not easy but it is worthy doing it. Protecting freedom, privacy and security, not because there is just one ultimate reasoning, more because it is needed for every being to choose possibilities.

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

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But yet another "construction site": Trademarks, patents and in general the usage of "ideas" in common. First of all: Copyleft stays wide above Copyright. We should therefore define first what copyleft even means and includes:

"Copyleft is the practice of offering people the right to freely distribute copies and modified versions of a work with the commitment that the same rights be preserved in derivative works created later on."

Therefore is a difference about permissive licensing as those are granted with minimal requirements as possible. While copyleft licensing also forbids the usage under proprietary circumstances - derivates must use the same licensing as the original before - permissive licensing does not forbid modifications under proprietary circumstances and furthermore building more on top of it. The major issue stays the blind spot within: The Linux Foundation is there to protect the trademarks, suggesting to protect users, sublicensee holders and the public in general from "unauthorized and confusing uses of the trademark and authorizes proper uses of the mark". So in fact distributions can exist because of those granted "rights". But what could happen if the holding owner is changing? Meaning  therefore Linus Torvalds? Rights granted can be also taken away and that's the basic argumentation why patents are nothing more than a really bad idea at all - same to "trademarks".

I could also play devil's advocate by questioning: Why does some companies "love Linux" so much these days - no, not only Microsoft? And why do we just play this stupid games full with toxic waste as those rights can change, driven far away? What about the GNU-project stating the Linux-kernel is just another element and can be changed? What about Hurd as we have absolutely need for alternatives? And why are those names just "trademarks"? Just for the protection? Understood, but this can go terribly wrong in the future. So yeah: GNU/Linux and especially GNU/Linux-libre is granting some possibilities. But with looking on the details there is much to loose and lost even now as the kernel goes more and more downside and it's only a matter of time entering even more "players" on the stage of getting even more proprietary and far away from a community-project with a stable base. In the end it's just a wording and cheap phrase: Hey using Linux and being for free software in some way. Question is: Which way exactly? By using Steam, Spotify, Skype and others on top of some declared trademark being "free for defined usage" by now? Well, no?

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

53 (edited by throgh 2019-12-23 07:07:49)

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Ah and a good "proof of concept" for double-standardization and the literally proprietary make-out for free software coming up through the back door here to find: http://blog.supertuxkart.net/2019/12/su … idate.html

I take it within here as quote:

After 1.1 is out, we plan on asking past STK contributors to dual-license the game under both the GPLv3 (the game's current license) and the MPL, to give the project more freedom to deal with some software repositories like Steam, while sticking to free software.

Okay, sharing on a proprietary platform - Steam is nothing else - will do more serious damage as the thinking is just shortened by now and people tend to have it just "quick and easy". There we have it: The modern thought in literally microblogged (buzzword-bingo) form! Yeah, on Steam you can get also "free, libre software" these days, so it must be also "free" in some way? roll

Come on, people: I know it is not easy for being believable but do you really want to make it so simple for companies entering even more safe space, taking away rights, freedom and security? Just for a shortened buyout and some bonus-points from people being lazy to manage their local installed software and operating-system? And there is no "get the users where they are" as in the end Linux is just even more filled up with false reasoning and features done without thinking completely throughout - PulseAudio is quite an astonishing example for this. Just as always just saying as the damage is even more clearly visible and getting more irreversible. And capitalism is incompatible with free, libre culture and software. So the major goal is to getting this done from within as the projects ruining themselves because of their quick statements, implementations and missed out stated prinicples, being true to a real believable way for a free culture in general! Where would we have been without support from companies? Perhaps not here discussing and showing failures of free, libre software, falling apart from within by enforcing false dependencies, bloatware and much more. But yeah, that's just a theory by now. Perhaps the Linux-kernel would have been not on its current point? Would be better having it where Hurd is, so some projects would have been never initiated - talking again from the bloatware-site - and we would have a complete modular userpace today. Yes, features like Bluetooth and others perhaps would have not even entered, no automatic mounting and Samba-shares from proprietary systems also. But would this really be bad and having therefore a really free, libre system from the community for the community? wink

But what should I write when reading throughout profiles on Diaspora for example (yes, can be done without any further login / account)? People talk about the "Pine Phone", with using an article from the platform "FOSSMint". Also on "FOSSMint": An article named Install popular Windows-Apps on Linux. Okay? Point given and understood? Or should I be clearer about it? What is an "app"? And why should I bothering to install proprietary software - not talking about a local prefix on Wine for classic games so far? Why is snap nowadays a "good" alternative for the distributions package-repository? And talking about snap: Since when represents Ubuntu the complete Linux-community? In fact this news-portal (FOSSMint) looks so full with false and easy-going articles that I'd better wait looking onto the "Pine Phone" itself. Being believable for free, libre soft- and hardware, not just only some "Linux" in another proprietary context.

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

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well internet healthy place for everyone is kind of out of order... What i mean is that it would be nice if internet could be just non-profit place, where companies don't benefit so much... I have noticed that nowadays (by using umatrix on firefox in the past) most of websites have this google components everywhere... It's not the internet that i think should be like... Where no matter what website you visit there is always some company/companies that benefits from it...

As for steam well... From i have read on internet Mr CEO of Valve Gabe Newell ports lots of games from windows to linux, and i read he thinks that linux is future of gaming...
What sucks in my opinion is that you pay for these games on these 3rd party platforms like steam let's say 8 dollars for a game... Ok when you're rich and have lots of cash it's fine... But some people like myself doesn't have really full pockets. Now i go online and read that owner of steam has some net worth of 4billions dollars???
So now i want to play some oldschool game that is available on steam for 10 pounds... It also may not run... I had experienced these issues before with old single player games not running on win10 or some linux distro. So there is platform like GOG.com, that takes all these old games and edits them so they can run well on win10 or linux using wine... But they're expensive too...
So is it really right that buying these digital versions of games on some 3rd party platforms corporations is legal but when i download the same from torrents (as i have no money to spend for the same but from legal company) it's illegal and i may get fined or go to jail?????

Well it is customers fault and not owners... Customers use steam, so they have got money and power to do what they want... Either you resist or get used to it... And this is sad but true...
I don't mind to use steam at some point as i am fed up now with these proprietary stuff free software.... But when i learn how to install Gentoo... It's my challenge for now, to manage to install it alongside hyperbola just to use non-free software, because that is freedom to me as well...
But it's going to be hard task though haha ;P

Well as for platforms like steam, there is itch.io, you know... But once i wnated to log in with my account that i created months earlier... It asked me to choose pictures of buses you know solve google captcha if you want to login. No thanks!!! I don't want to now!!! sad Most of people would complete the captcha, but not me...
As far as i know at least steam doesn't have this google captcha thing, i think... But does it really matter, they're really just another american corporation

As for spotify i had used it in the past. But since i have discovered power of how can the same music sound like played straight from cd on some made in japan cd player i said that platforms like spotify are simply for loosers smile. Who else pays a fee as premium just to be able to borrow some digital music?? And can't afford to buy it in shop?? Looser!!!

edit: btw i have heard today that meat prices in Poland r going higher soon because they send much pork to China... I have read that in a book, that they do same in US/Netherlands/UK. They send pork to chjina, because for chinese eating meat is symbol of prestige... Now the normal polish person has to pay more for meat, just so chinese can eat it... I have read that US sends so much pork to China that the only thing left  after them there is pig urinals... Because they raise pigs in these countries but meat goes to china, so what's left it's just pork urinals hah... It's global....
Sadly there is not just free software, but planet is dying because of companies... So what's bigger problem these days... Hopefully chinese people who eat this cheap pork full of steroids, antibiotics etc. gotta suffer LOL... Right now for them meat full of chemicals is nice and better than fresh... But too many evil things happen in the world, and it's not just america and internet... And proprietary software...
I think the most important thing is to be happy and that's it... If somebody is happy because he plays some game on steam or listens to music to spotify or youtube is their choice....

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One point about choice: It is correct as the usage of one platform is for the moment the individual choice. But going further: The more participants the more the "standardization" goes on and we've reached this long ago as it is now even common to use those platforms and indiviual decisions otherwise getting just even more complicated at all. In the end this becomes some enforced choice as you have no further possibilities. This principle is perfect demonstrated throughout systemd. At one point you've reached the climax where no choice is possible. And systemd was never about "choice", same with Steam or Spotify.

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

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throgh wrote:

One point about choice: It is correct as the usage of one platform is for the moment the individual choice. But going further: The more participants the more the "standardization" goes on and we've reached this long ago as it is now even common to use those platforms and indiviual decisions otherwise getting just even more complicated at all. In the end this becomes some enforced choice as you have no further possibilities. This principle is perfect demonstrated throughout systemd. At one point you've reached the climax where no choice is possible. And systemd was never about "choice", same with Steam or Spotify.

Well let's start with that i have been playing on instrument for years, since i was a kid... For some reason i can't afford to buy games but i can afford cd's with music as i have dozens genuine cd's... Therefore i don't really need to go on spotify or youtube if i want to discover something new, because i still have about 50-60 albums that i have never played before...
Steam well... It would be better if everybody who is on gnu/linux instead of using steam could instead learn how to code and make own games so bunch of people can create some cool games that won't need steam to play them...
Ok i am going to swimming pool in a bit, see you later :-)

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I meant a choice for yourself: Of course you can do as you like and choose otherwise. The problem starts when searching for people doing this with you together, for example "playing together". With this back in mind it'll get even more complicated as the comparison is not that easy as Steam and Spotiry are just different types of platforms. But the first one named is definitely getting a real problem for people with interests in games, free culture and libre operating-systems. wink

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

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throgh wrote:

I meant a choice for yourself: Of course you can do as you like and choose otherwise. The problem starts when searching for people doing this with you together, for example "playing together". With this back in mind it'll get even more complicated as the comparison is not that easy as Steam and Spotiry are just different types of platforms. But the first one named is definitely getting a real problem for people with interests in games, free culture and libre operating-systems. wink

Yeah, you have a point... This is why 2 weeks ago i have decided to delete account in one game i played for quite long time... google recaptcha required for account/character creation... If i am going to play this game and encourage other people to play it too, it means i will also encourage them to solve google captcha...
I don't know why this google captcha thing is everywhere ;/... It makes me literally cry that it's almost everywhere these days... Even account creation on one server of open source libre mana plus requiries captcha... I mean does playing games on steam train some AI, i mean these e-sport games that kids play these days have really environmental impact in my opinion, because all of these modern PC's consume lots of electricity... To get power you need to burn coal for example... Playing these games on modern machines pollutes the environment...

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Don't know the exact tactics behind the usage of reCaptcha, but yes: Traning an AI-system behind is one thing and therefore Google pays also a lot as it seems, The question: Where does this lead to? And what about the moment having this possibilities within wrong hands? In normal ways I wouldn't dare to build up such black-white drawings, but when having this technology in the hands of literally wrong people, groups and parties it scares all out of me. And as always: With games you could catch the most.

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

60 (edited by cynicfm 2019-12-24 00:45:55)

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Well but there is no reason to be negative because after all i can just use Hyperbola. I hope this distro will last for years, as i think it's too good to be true... I use this laptop with Hyperbola and it brings me memories back when i got first computer with win98 installed and everything was so fresh and new...
I was going to install another distribution to dual boot but then i spent whole evening reading web so i didn't have time for this... It's nice cuz it's like somebody who created this Hyperbola 'distro' which is a group of people feel like gods to me, who decide what's good to use so i can have freedom in computing and in life... (not being attached to some prioprietary services 24/7 like i used to be...)It's nice cuz i can discover new things on web and laptop i use with this distribution and this is very nice :-).
throgh, thanks for nice talk, btw. i have got a newbie question related to computing, because i wondered if i should power off computer when i go to sleep or just put it to sleep mode?? Is it better if the device is turned on all the time??? Does shutting it down wear cpu off????

Again thanks. :-). Merry Christmas btw.

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You're right: Too much negativity is not good, for everything. It's just not good the way it is mostly and therefore I'm carrying out thoughts with the hope for a change. Hyperbola is such a change and just a nice place, same with other projects like Libreboot. And it's better having a small community instead the big one. But perhaps there will be changes? That's the point fighting for with arguments, even though we' re being viewed as "radicals". big_smile

throgh, thanks for nice talk, btw. i have got a newbie question related to computing, because i wondered if i should power off computer when i go to sleep or just put it to sleep mode?? Is it better if the device is turned on all the time??? Does shutting it down wear cpu off????

When using a mobile device you should have look after the energy and therefore it is good running in different styles of usage. Using therefore the hibernation and the classic poweroff could be helpful to have a longer battery-life. In time most cycles are otherwise lost way too fast. So I have good experiences with this combination, running very good especially with light desktop-environments like icewm here.

Merry christmas to you, your friends and your loved ones, cynicfm! smile
So to everybody else reading this here, either member within the community or just an anonymous driveby visitor.

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

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This is not bound onto "christmas" itself, more onto a general pointout: Take your time and think about an inclusive language, without insults or worse phrasing and words! If you think otherwise with elaborated steps, for example with your own computer-software and data, then why don't you do this with your language? Being inclusive is one first step further towards free culture and society. As your own freedom is not more important in comparison to the one of others here on the blue planet. Respect and diversity, a good start for being believable!

I dont' write down further phrases used on these days, so better: Have some nice time and take it for some thoughts, will help ... definitely! smile

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

63 (edited by throgh 2019-12-26 00:54:50)

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Just a personal view as it is part of this thread to criticizing the shortening and reducing complexity to fit on a small message: The best example of this is and stays Diaspora. An anti-social network being free and libre, using decentralization in a short-term to "share" postings and comments. While I personally like the basic ideas and I had a long time for about three years participating, I cannot be clear enough as of today: Those so-called free networks are just more of the same!

Yes, there are some interesting articles and discussions from time to time. But you can use this without any further login. And speaking from two sides now. Technically you are neither free nor independent when using Diaspora:

  • Where is the server with all appliances hosted?

  • What about other participants sharing content from proprietary services including everything else like trackers?

  • What about other nodes where proprietary services are included?

But that's just a short list about the technical part, besides when not part of a decentralized network you can also create your own with pure and simplified HTML. There are enough projects out making this possible, also without further dependencies for example Ruby, Redis or even more to be installed. The issue with the installation itself? The more complex a system becomes the more failures can occur and Mastodon is another but good example, besides using also packages like nodejs.

And there is also the social component as Diaspora has a really long history with participants sharing just pure hatred, harassment or even more worse things and thoughts like antisemitic dogwhistles, racism, homophobe pictures, transphobe claims and sexism at the highest levels possible. The problem lies within the claim freedom of speech and believe me or not: You cannot discuss with those people. It is impossible and trying to create a safe space is the same there. Most time I've tried to discuss with people, writing thoughts like I do now here within this thread, also with pilosophical touch and not with the claim to know everything. But this was ignored and also with countering arguments against hatred. Ignoring hatred and harassment is even more worse as this a direct influence to the group and furthermore the global society outside as false information don't stay there in a closed bubble. This is carried outside like I've said before in the previous posting: An inclusive language is based on reflection and you cannot reach reflection with the habit of just being an "influencer" or participant of anti-social networks with the hunt for highscores and numbers instead. So those systems are more of the same false paradigm - they even copy this instead creating their own rules and a phrase like be excellent to each other won't stop demagogues, racists or sexists as they think being "excellent" - and many people looking away when hatred is posted. Not all, of course. But fighting this from within won't help! Either you fail completely, including depressive and misanthropic thoughts, or you stay also on some kind of hunting for highscores - I came to the conclusion not using those systems and services, wether being free, libre or not as they don't really help and instead make it even more worse. The only effect is: You can see hatred and harassment getting more intense and this is just helpful getting more into an own reflection creating an anti-thesis to "social influence", being not like this and questioning yourself - but this doesn't help the victims of harassment created also throughout those "services" as the proprietary ones live on with intense emotions like hate (disgusting but that's a big problem of our times).

Therefore just anti-social networks, either free or proprietary making no further difference in the end and yes I know this seems unfair and reducing from myself, but I'm doing this with a concrete background and knowledge. In the end you can also just use other systems when you want articles and information from portals all over the world, as there are news-aggregators available for example. And come on: Only because you like one article posted by a person you don't know makes the next posting with perhaps any antisemitic dogwhistling or picture not better, even more worse when you don't step up and ignore it by yourself as you do exactly in the moment without commenting and trying to use concrete counter arguments for the false claims. This would be then the first one and I assure you: There will be more after an amount of time. You want to make a difference - okay, you are reading here and reached out for this distribution and website, so I think you want: Create your own ones, real socializing does not need algorithms or in the wording "followers" and software can be helpful but not with being some copied paradigm because the people want to be free of criticism (that's not freedom of speech by the way) and the demagogues know this: That's the reasoning for them to multiply effects with usage of those free anti-social networks and pretending to be just another participant while not willing to discuss anything. wink

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

64 (edited by throgh 2019-12-26 18:39:33)

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Free Software ≠ Free Culture

It is disappointing as even the FSF doesn't recognize the major issues we have: Even though "free, libre software" is used the problem stays with free culture in a whole. You want examples?

Arx Libertatis, reimplemented engine for the roleplaying-game Arx Fatalis and the engine itself is free, libre software, the assets and content itself not.

Same with OpenMW, Yamagi Quake 2 and many more classic / older games under GNU/Linux. This is another failure of the FSF and FSFE itself. We want more? We have to do it on our own as major points and texts given here from myself in this thread are just free and libre, public domain. wink
We want a free culture? FSF and FSFE won't be our partners at all as some publications don't even use copyleft licensing.

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

65 (edited by throgh 2019-12-28 07:35:13)

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And another failure from the FSF making clear points of reasoning for free software and furthermore free culture, followed up here. The problem is again the shortening of information and the pictures itself: Computers are showed as some kind of risk, a danger. But those risks about missing freedom, security and privacy is showed coming just externally. Missing the point, FSF: Where is the responsibility of the people getting emancipated from dependencies? And why do you use such cheap and smear drawings? The black and monstrous like silhouette of a person, which waves and afterwards opens a door to the "computer"?

You can't be serious about this and declaring that as kind of information is a real bad joke. Missing completely the point: There is no need of creating and offering those pictures. You want more description? Another example shows up iconographic pictures of children with their heads being replaced through computer-monitors. Just showing the dangers being drawn and done externally is totally wrong and missing the point. Instead this also helps getting bogeyman images within the heads of people, while we should talk about reasonable responsibility instead shortened information and some kind of facts or better what should be facts coming up from an organization like you, dear FSF. Ah, did I mention the war-imagery for illustration of the phrasing Fight the digital fiefdom, support the FSF? Well, if this is the major point being we'll be better without you, FSF. Having clear principles like the FIVE freedoms, while you are even missed out clear failures in the near past and just keep talking about distributions removing some firmware-blobs. Where is your cryout about the information the developers from Hyperbola have given while asking about flaws and failures to be removed? The "little" details, yes I know: But that's the point, dear FSF. You play the wrong, bad game and even use some really false phrasing and wording instead showing clear principles about own responsibility. The flaws of some free, libre projects don't mind you? But I think I've got it: Better for having "others being responsible", crying out loud some kind of "war" and behind everything gets down even more faster than we can imagine because of accommodativeness. Do you recognize what some projects like Gnome or systemd are doing these days? Or is this just correct binding centralized services as single point of failure and risk for freedom, privacy and security itself? And copying instead of creating is the point being for free, libre decentralized alternatives? Ah, yes: Sharing those pictures and mentioned "war-mongering" imagery, exactly that is the problem: Shortened (and in this case: WRONG) information!

Well, I'm glad not using further stickers or so-called badges like these here. This phrasing and wording is dangerous at all, as it calls out the complete wrong side and externalize responsibility for hard- and software. Better being without the FSF and the FSFE, as I can and like to think of myself. You've failed clearly and there is much to repair regarding freedom, privacy and security, dear FSF! Nothing learned from history, neither in general nor specific of the last ten years on-going. But another good and fitting demonstration of the easy-going picture and imagery we human beings always use: OTHERS are responsible! And "we" fight the "good fight". Well? Surprise: That's NOT information, that's propaganda. While I have no problem being in some kind of "Don Quixote"-position - some windmills stop moving over time - I don't see any further point being in mobilization for such a flaw and propaganda: Neutral but fitting information, positive examples and many others are reasonable and help even being wthin such a story I've mentioned with the comparison to "Don Quixote". This is the contrary and makes me thinking about being better the FSF to disappear, instead creating something more individual at all and showing the concrete problems with clear principles. You can do better, we can do also for the upcoming new year 2020.

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

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Oh okay: Just in case keep ignoring that Debian has a proposal for going on with systemd, to be found here. A democratic choice is one good thing in general, but keep on to choose not to have any further choice as it is within systemd stays the same nonsense and resulting within irreversible damage for GNU/Linux in a whole. But what I'm talking about? Linux itself seems to be no longer about choice. And with the upcoming conflict for the sovereignty of interpretation what "freedom" is really about - remember that "open-source" has also major problems with social and ethic concepts of "free, libre software" - there is more: Upcoming hatred and meritocracy, prejudices and pigeonhole thinking are with this. From time to time it is really hard to think even in some ways positive for us humans as "we" seem not being able to live in peace together and some of us are just searching for "power and greed" instead asking questions and being in reflection throughout discussions. But hey, nationalism and identity on a social level, standardization and buzzwords on a technical level seem just more important than a future in peace, freedom, dignity and a colourful world for all beings included on all levels. You want to stop? Stop for yourself first in search for this and keep on with freedom of choice. roll

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

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haha colorful world... Today world is mostly just grey, because of brick, roads, pavements, buildings etc. tongue. And of course it's getting worse!!!
Id like to live on green planet!!!!

Sorry i don't know where to write this... I have managed to get gentoo installed yesterday night... It took me 5 hours to install, about 20 hours to compile kde-meta package, haha tongue.
But now when i have it, i couldn't resist going back on hyperbola, because this distro is so secure... But i don't know why i have such a secure laptop and why i need such a secure laptop.... And also what can i use such a secure laptop for...

I been speaking with some people online, basically right now i use Hyperbola on Libreboot T500 and i use javascript blocker NoScript in Iceweasel_UXP. I am in love with this addon.
When i visit some websites it blocks youtube pictures and most of spying stuff out there!!!!!! Thank you god for creating for such a wonderful piece of software!!!
But anyways i told them what i have... And some people accused me of having something to hide on my laptop... Like gay porn or being a pedophile which is very insulting... I understand the right to privacy slowly disappears these days. But it seems like for people who usually use windows 10 machines, somebody like myself who is trying to stay secure is seriously a dodgy person... Or maybe they're jelaous??

Anyways i used to be gamer like guy but now thanks to all this libreboot thing and gnu as whole i started to feel interested in the security/privacy stuff... What can i learn about it and where????
So far i have read a book about cybersecurity/cybercrimes... I borrowed this book from UK library... But now i am in hometown they don't sell any books like this in book stores, cuz i asked...

I have downloaded some firefall called shorewall... I configured it, but basically it seems like having usb android smartphone tethering is either crap or i don't know how to configure it properly with shorewall... So i have downloaded some simple iptables firewall ufw 0.35-2.hyperbola3...
I also enabled tor with rc update add service and also i have configured iceweasel-UXP to use it.
But is tor really secure???? Why so many websites block me access whne i have tor enabled?? Is this true that if i turn the tor on on my laptop then US government actually flags me as suspect???
What's the point of having such a secure laptop??? What can i use it for??? How can i make it more secure without having to touch the hardware, but only software????

Thanks :-)

edited: from i lent this book in library to i borrowed this book from library, sorry for gramma mistakes wink

68 (edited by throgh 2019-12-29 00:55:13)

Re: Sharing information: About being believable!

Gentoo is heading slowly but steady towards systemd and enough problematic applications are available throughout the distribution and the portages - naming for example Steam. I will never understand why this proprietary DRM-platform is getting that much of attention within the Linux-community as even some self-called "Advocates" use it and call it freedom of choice.

Not meant as any kind of criticism as everbody is free for choosing the fitting base as operating-system. On the one side people talk about protection of freedom, privacy and security, on the other side they invite the problems through usage of proprietary applications or projects not even near being trustworthy enough. Having for example Spotify within the repositories is not really the point of "freedom". Yes, it is about choices and I'm not forced to install any package with problems. But where is the guarantee that they won't come up with some other dependency one day? Speaking just for myself: I'd like to stay away from distributions being not clear about freedom, privacy and security. While it is nice I could build an own system with optimizations using Gentoo, I have problems with having proprietary dependencies with the repositories itself. wink

And the point of having a secure system is the protection for yourself: Your data is yours alone and nobody else should have access besides being granted exclusively from you. But you are not forced to have encryption for example. Even just using a blobless setup is just a clear message out in a world having no further thoughts for this! The desaster is coming afterwards when UEFI, false "so-called" standards, enforced vendor lock-in and the lost of real freedom of choice take their price. And this will end up very bad for all of us because at one point no further turnback is possible! Better staying out of it and this is possible especially with free, libre hardware.

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

69 (edited by cynicfm 2019-12-29 02:11:37)

Re: Sharing information: About being believable!

I don't understand the hype about Steam as well... Considering the owner of valve company that is behind steam is rich billionaire... 5b dollars??
Another funny thing is that in england there is store called CeX Entertainment that often sells used games on physical copies... There is this series of rpg games made by german company and it's called gothic... I basically bought Gothic Universe which is part 1, 2 with night of raven expansion and also gothic 3 newer part... I paid 3,50 pounds for this, and also came with nice box and of course on 2 cds and instruction manual. 3.50 pounds!!!!!
I go on Steam the same game part one is 7 pounds!!!!Second part 7 pounds!!!! I haven't checked 3rd part but it's probably the same... So it equals 21 pounds for 3 parts of game that come on proprietary platform and also completely digitalized, bound to your account with all your data!!! Whereas i paid only 3,50 and no data mined or steam account required!!!!

I used to play games on steam but of course, and mainly because of what i have noticed on playingonlinux website and forums, i quickly became enemy of this and i am strongly against this kind of digitalization of games... I have requested to delete my account... I didn't like the fact that me fresh user to linux goes on some website related to gaming on linux and there is just everybody hyped about steam all the time leaving me no choice but forcing me to create an account to become part of gamingonlinux community to share and enjoy the same stuff that they do!! But i know that it doesn't have anything to do with the open-source/libre. So it's kind of false. I haven't really enjoyed what they have... But it's what happens these days convenience > freedom.
And also worth noting that games on steam aren't worth anything because they often do sales so they reduce prices by like 75% or 90% for some period of time... You basically give your money away to the corporation for nothing... I think there is also something in privacy noticy, some law disclosure that you are not able to sue valve if something bad happens... You aren't able to resell the game later or borrow it to your friends...
Steam is definitely anti-freedom and anti-consumer, doesn't respect their customers, that's obvious fact. I heard that newest microsoft xbox goes similar direction, i heard they will be produced without blue-ray drive, only digital.
When you pay your cash to steam you think you purchase but in fact it's just a rental same as spotify (or newest great invention netflix) and other anti-freedom platforms.

Linux users are so hyped about steam porting games for linux, because i am pretty sure in their eyes open source libre games are crap, and graphics sucks... It's all about graphics... So they can download steam on their beloved linux machines and forget about things like open-source, libre, common goods because they focus on using 3rd party clients such as steam. Instead of caring about the linux user base, they get hooked to the third party platform run by some billionaire, and i think that destroys the whole idea of libre/open-source software... And developers who create games seem to be desperate to be on steam too!!! It's just sad!!

I am glad i finally found some place on internet where things like this are understandeable by others and i am not alone who share similar views

As with gentoo, you're right... I don't really want to use it so much, because it's never going to be as secure as hyperbola here... Like i said i grow tired of being linux user... That distro is the only choice for me these days for freedom.

There is even qubes os run by some polish people https://www.qubes-os.org/
It claims to be very secure and even edward snowden uses it!!! So i went on distrowatch.com and noticed it uses systemd as init system... So relating to what i have read about systemd so far, about it's privacy/security 'issues', is system like qubes os really so secure????

70 (edited by throgh 2019-12-29 11:36:03)

Re: Sharing information: About being believable!

Interesting question about QubesOS and I'm also in search for more regarding Kali Linux. The major problem with systemd is the complete restructuring of POSIX-standards and they driven far away until now, including even more components. As I've said earlier here in the thread: No further problem with the idea having more possibilities built into the INIT and service-management, but having ALL built just one big component is a growing problem. systemd is just no longer about INIT and as getting even larger the vision gets even more far away: Why do I need for example homed? I've tried to imagine scenarios where I could need such things and I've failed with doing this as every computer-system I've installed until today is unique and talking about server-systems I don't need to exchange HOME-directories instead just copy configurations premade some time ago by myself - same with desktop-systems and clients.

The idea of systemd seems to be more about trying to copy known paradigms from others (Microsoft especially): You have therefore one process to "rule them all" (sorry, Mr. Tolkien: I've grabbed this for now and yes, I dare doing this again). Nice try, bad try at all: Single point of failure incoming first and afterwards enough more as you have furthermore no logfiles in readable format, instead just binary crap. It stays the enforced "standardization" as enough podcasts even noted. But what mocks me up most: Why do the people don't start with alternatives like here? There are enough examples and systemd is just the biggest one. Followed up: PulseAudio, Network-Manager and D-Bus as definition of bloatware, full with dependencies making the system itself not really better - yes, I wait until today for someone explaining me why I should jump up for having my soundserver being connected from remote (some sarcasm sideways as I had enough discussions about that in the past).

Regarding QubesOS: From what I've read so far the distribution is using some special container-concept for applications. When having systemd reduced so far for being service-manager and INIT, it could work, but I have not tried that myself as there are also requirements for the hardware. But after all: I'm not that kind of sure as QubesOS is claiming to trust therefore Fedora, not for all but enough having the name of this distribution into this as I have no further trust into Red Hat as I call them responsible for some of the bloatware applications and frameworks I've named earlier in this posting. And we have to face the realitiy as the pragmatism is wide more relevant as real freedom. Linus Torvalds himself with the Linux-Foundation is responsible for the major buyout for having no further problems with companies being part of "freedom". For now "Linux" is a trademark (bad joke, isn't it?) from Linus Torvalds, just in case to "protect" Linux. What will happen if this trademark is sold? And what next? I think some participants within the global community and especially the FSF doesn't think further: Another fast happened and created hard fork? What about people have their problems with Linux-libre for example? And removing firmware-blobs is one thing, but another developing new features and bugfixing. The FSF is just doing some propaganda-imagery for now, stating they help the community. No, they don't help: They just shortening information and facts, which is dangerous. And when problems occur we'll hear nothing further as the GNU-projects are respsonsible? Yeah, FSF and FSFE: You both failed and fail further. Support Hurd and support projects like Hyperbola, if you really want free, libre software. Speak about that and not about this pragmatism, some forking for Android declaring the freedom for mobile devices, which cannot be freed. Yes, some information are not good for getting "bigger" but this is healthier instead having this false imagery for now as "we" could have an ecosystem consisting of really free hard- and software This is a social, ethical, political and technical movement: Respecting each component instead having "some" solution. Gnome is one evidence this will fail otherwise, there are much more.

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

71 (edited by throgh 2019-12-30 13:07:00)

Re: Sharing information: About being believable!

Being clear in principles also means: Being clear in the political way, for human rights and diversity including equal rights. And free software was always about politicial positions. But they were clear. Now with the on-going failure of many institutions including people and names there are demagogues coming up. I don't like it, but to mention that: You know about the political third position? The one telling being some kind of apolitical? Okay, with this mindset everything is possible and while being for "freedom" now this can be changed furthermore in the future as mind- and ruleset are "fluid". The demand for having FSF and GPL failing is coming up from the same people. The point being? Look into history: For every fast opened revolution there were participants searching for just one thing named "power". Should I demonstrate it?

Starting with: Just a little bit of "power", for some small amount of time when everything is "fluid" and after that this all will be clear.
And after that "amount of time": Oh okay, not cleared up? Let's take another period. But after that it will be ready. We / I just need MORE power and influence.

Guess what: The sentence is going to repeat for long, either being replaced by any other escalation or  nothing further. Perhaps I'm drawn into a just darker picture? Well, could be. But phrases like "Revolutions tend to eat their children!" don't come up from nowhere. To be clear enough: I don't think with this mindset anything can be created and instead this is just one further nail into the coffin. Let go FSF and four freedoms? And then what? Creating political power? Wow, and some jump directly on this train: Power won't end up good cause nobody should have it and instead it should be shared. If this is the future of "free, libre software" and "free culture": Please don't count on me. No power for anybody as I thought this should be instead the major issue we have to overcome and being clear onto principles like having freedom of choice, not becoming "social influencer" in some way. Teaching people to think on their own, fight for others and to show solidarity under different circumstances. That's the opposite of bearing and creating "power" and "influence". Instead getting away from this failed imagery, this nice hearing but bad clearing fairy-tale with "good ending" for most of history shows up the contrary. People died in fighting for equal rights for beings on earth, we are at a point we have to be clear about that. Or is this information overflow of the global network too much? You can search everytime for the consequences. Perhaps under just a complete other system with other rules this could work. But global politics are just dirty these days and making compromises end up also nowhere, just more of the same: systemd is not that kind of bad ... one sentence, and another following the one before because companies pretending being for "freedom" and the founded political movement is going to do what? Well, more of the same. Ending with (free) citation of Snake Plissken: The more things change, the more everything stays the same!

How fatal could it be? Very! With this concurrent situation of policy this is going to fail and why thinking to repeat what others took over the edge and into the ground of failure? The misbelief of "doing it better"? For the greater good? Oh, things with human rights work "so good" these days - no, even not near the actual situation. That's a daily fight and on every good news another bunch of bad is following. So there is much work to do and some of "us" are thinking about being a political movement? Good thought, later on, very much later on. Perhaps if "we" can make it in the next fifty years or better a hundred years without destroying everything or creating more suffering? Fight for equality today to fight for freedom, security and privacy in the future. Not with false, shortened claims today AND in the future more lies! Because what about projects like Hurd? Being honest: The microkernel is one good idea, but where is it now? And why is there no further statement from the FSF or the GNU-project itself while the "Linux-kernel" is in some way always claimed as "alternative"? That's good joke, isn't it? Projects like Hyperbola have problems with interest and donations, but hey let's build a political movement on something sounds like "freedom" - for now. I don't get that: And what about trademarks? The situation with licenses? The foundations behind many projects - Mozilla, Linux and many more? In some ways for "freedom", but with capitalistic approach. But the demagogues are in telling us more about it: Full political movement is a new buzzword, let go the old ones ... just another. I've said something similar but with a complete other mindset getting people completely independent in their rights for information and software. Not building another failed concept and I can't believe it having those readings again on some websites about "free, libre software". Clear up the projects and make the real freedom for a choice reality. After that you are more believable! A real compromise respecting all sides within is helpful and I don't want to destroy but question those shortening phrases and wordings as they do nothing helpful instead spreading more really bad consequences and regarding that making compromise just out of accommodativeness or some sort of operator convenience stays a problem, undermining basic principles.

In an utopian view we get it to overcome capitalism. Won't happen now and doubtful if humans can let go of greed and power. But better with all in instead! wink

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

72 (edited by throgh 2019-12-30 16:06:19)

Re: Sharing information: About being believable!

Anti-social networks are most the same: Reducing the spectrum of information to some closed filter- and information-bubble. This is a reasonable danger for engagement regarding democracy in general and in special also for taking more influence on people, directing them into directions. This was understood by the so-called "social influencer"-fraction and is used in so many areas. Instead everything is reduced: So I could ask ... is systemd itself a danger? The answer would be from me: No, but the mass concentrating only on this could be a risk for vendor lock-in.

That's one topic out of the postings here in the thread. Another one is the double-standard our modern societies seem to follow: On the one side we want more freedom, on the other side, we are not willing for a change and just reduce everything on a scale of black and white. Is it really radicale having clear principles against capitalism as this system given proof of being against everything except "progress" and "growth"? And no: There is no elite, no further dark plan. This misbelief just keep demagogues running all the time, feeding them with such kind of smear arguments is not really helpful and is ruining the colourful world being possible. Companies run for their own interests, that's all the magic behind. Making "our" own thing besides that would be a good answer instead an adoption of offered projects like Mono: The question here is ... what's the price for taking? Same with Java and also Rust. Yes, this make distributions like Hyperbola to some kind of "outsider" but better to be that instead running with a false dream, staying only that. There are so many good thoughts and it running them all onto the next wall is very bad. But this is an individual decision, not done from some dark, sinister plan or something else. And the FSF has also enough decisions to take: Just do it, stop taking donations from doubtful sources for example. Make more out of Hurd. Yes, not to get into the decisions of the projects itself is a good thing. But is it really good to wait? For what? Vanishing bloatware? Won't happen. Solution for Hurd on their own ways? Well, the same as before: Won't happen without support. And what about criticism towards missing diversity within the software-landscape itself? Ignoring this won't help running for freedom. Besides that we are running out of freedom just while I'm writing these lines. You can use systemd, but keep on with all the others: s6, shepherd, runit, openrc and many more.

My freedom is not more valuable, but don't get stuck into a rabbit-hole some algorithms guide you in. That's one of the real problems as you won't get out of it and step more further into those misbeliefs, into being manipulated and even the developers of those algorithms have not evil masterplan behind. All with good intentions first and we have time to get out of it, but time is not endless and companies don't understand values like ethics or moral. Reducing freedoms of others by upscaling your own? That's one major point. Is it about more a feeling or about facts? This is upon you reading this here as it is mine to question and to be questioned. Please stay critical, dear reader - everytime. smile

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

73 (edited by throgh 2019-12-30 18:33:08)

Re: Sharing information: About being believable!

The thing about facts is their approval and criticism onto capitalism is just open for everyone to explore. Staying critical about it is absolutely needed, but why exactly is it common sense to defend even companies like Microsoft or Apple within the spheres of "Open-Source" and also trying to bring up smear wordings and naming for "free software and culture" as being treated like some kind of religion? Do you recognize that people wait for some "Apple Stores" for days just to get their newest tecnology play? Do you recognize the major issue about trademarks, patents and licenses called as Copyright? Afterwards you call people being "religious" about technology just they don't want to treated as some kind of "products" and their data being searched, included and saved somewhere as they just use Software as a Service?

Well and the Linux Foundation tries again to jump onto that train: Come on, be some kind of pramgatic and you won't miss fun in the future. You can have everything as you want. Aha, sounds nice but is in fact another neoliberal lie instead a fact - not speaking here about the pricing for this "everything, everywhere and everytime". And it can be approved when companies proclaim turning human beings to brand ambassadors - just one search about that phrase and you'll get more information as I don't link onto such material here. Last but not least: People being onto "free, libre software and culture" are just excluded again with harsh names and false accusations, just not to be more into the argumentation. Thanks for all the fish? tongue

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

74 (edited by throgh 2019-12-31 09:58:41)

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The next point is about climate and global warming. I hear the upcoming questions: What does this have to do with "free, libre software and culture"? And what with "software" in general? Got you: Question yourself.

Why do you change your concurrent hardware?
Because of the software no longer supporting the platform or being to slow in the performance.

And we have to change this. This is not an  optional point, this is a must. And is it that much of a loss not watching Netflix all-time, searching for local possibilities, offline? Is it a loss to keep your hardware for longer time, perhaps even more than ten years? And "progress" is nice, but what is the price of this? Mining bitcoins with high energy consumption? Big graphics can be scaled down with not a big loss of the quality, there were formats created back in the early days of the global network, you know them? Support longer hardware-platforms instead searching for the next big hit: Wreck 32bit for what reasoning? Because you can do more with 64bit? Yeah, of course but is this a reasoning to be excessively in the use of hardware-resources? Let's take some example from the so-called "modern" internet: 3D-realtime animations, CSS-tricks with transparency and pictures at any cost and more. Some websites and so-called web-appliances doesn't even run on older browsers because just of those things: Lack of support for JavaScript and CSS. And the system is thrown away because websites run slowly - not a reasoning from me as I've heard it already from others. Hardware is thrown away because websites run not as fast as possible, mobile devices included.

And that is not acceptable. That's also a reasoning why "free markets" for example won't help here and "freedom" has also reasonable borders. But it is on all of us speaking about those borders. Remember? My freedom is not more valuable than yours and yours is the same in relation to others. There was once a time the wording green IT was used. Well? Where is it when graphicscards need their own power supply because their energy consumption grown that high? But okay: Do I understand that some want graphics more real than reality itself in their games preferred? No, I don't understand that and seeing the dilemma could be a first base for further discussions and being believable also as "free, libre software" has a better chance for insights and changes. See KDE 3 got a fork with the Trinity Desktop, there are desktop-environments with hight modification possibilities like IceWM or i3 for example (the complete listing is far more bigger). But there are also points to be solved: Why just be into centralized systems like Github? Does such a big node help really? Better concentrate on decentralized systems, running libre ones perhaps? And what about centralization itself and its energy consumption? And what about desktop-environments like Gnome 3 or KDE Plasma? Eye-candy perhaps. Also more in regards to the points I've scribbled here. And being clear: These are just scribbles for now! But I see no further point why modern computing have to be that much demanding in regards to resources. Ah, and it is not helpful asking on centralized or decentralized anti-social networks what to watch next in your online-media-library while being engaged for climate! Seems to be complicated as people think their "toys" go away when this is questioned. Don't you get it? You only rent those services, no difference between Steam, Netflix or Spotify here. The same as you have only some rights, the rest is "reserved" and not under your control. wink

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

75 (edited by throgh 2019-12-31 11:22:50)

Re: Sharing information: About being believable!

Being decentralized does not make you or your data secure. And there is no anti-social network, no appliance protecting you if you send your data, right away and meaning therefore everything, from early insights at morning, your workday, your hobbies, your interests and last but not least going to bed, in repeat for the whole process. What do I mean with this? Content and facts can be reduced and with corporate nodes beng established your data is not secure at all. That's an illusion and real false information!

Taking right away an example: Diaspora based on decentralization and content is shared throughout all nodes being part of the network if you send it public. And most people doing this as it is about also being heard and seen, feeling more included. So what will happen if corporations and companies create their own node, a so-called pod? I described that back in the days I was active at Diaspora: Guess what? Much laughing. But data can and will be collected on those nodes, if they are established. Same with all the others: Mastodon, Friendica, Hubzilla, Pleroma etc.

That's part of the design: Otherwise why should use decentralized when nothing is shared throughout the network itself? Exactly here is the point and nodes using this shortened claims are using false security, a misbelief, nothing more. And for example Mastodon got the sizing now and there are companies attending, creating their own like Purism. They even have their own fork of Mastodon (found here). So where is the reasoning companies and corporations could not do their own fork, implementing also datagrabbing? Ok, they have to share it. And then what? Excluding nodes and more adminstration? One point is what you really want and need to share, think before doing it. Another one is to question if this is even needed in a whole as we could get news and information also on other ways, same with personal insights. But it is just more of the same old story full with double-standards, isn't it? And of course: Trust your local administrator, but what happens when the person has own interests to capitalize the data one day (there we are again with capitalism as failed model and system)?

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!