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> The goal of this paper is to summarize the lessons learned from a large body ofinternational, interdisciplinary research on common-pool resources (CPRs) in the past 25years and consider its usefulness in the analysis of the information as a resource. We willsuggest ways in which the study of the governance and management of common-poolresources can be applied to the analysis of information and “the intellectual public domain.” <-- law.duke.edu/boylesite/papers.

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what's the state of the art cross-posting images from activitypub to IG?

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In case you’re a person on here who’s still trying to get away from Twitter, I wrote a user stylesheet that might help you: laurakalbag.com/write-only-twi

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Folding and putting away the clean laundry would take 15 minutes... but simply pulling a clean, crinkled shirt out of the basket only takes 5 seconds. This is what is known in philosophy circles as “the Devil’s Bargain”

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If you're ever looking at free-marketists, and you're like "wtf, how could you possibly ever reach that conclusion?!" the 2-min summary version of 'Free to Choose' may help you.

freetochoosenetwork.org/ftcu2/

Milton Friedmann made a 10-part series in 1980 tells the fairytale where all problems are caused by government, and all solutions come from the free-market. It's quite repetitive: the summaries get the point in 1/20 the time.

Hello, are you part of any groups that formally or informally make decisions via emoji reactions? 👍 👌 👎

I see it happening quite often. It is convenient, but I'm concerned it suffers from band-wagoning/groupthink/anchoring/etc

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After 18 years with the Free Software Foundation, I've decided to resign my position as executive director, effective at the end of a transition period. We'll be sharing further details, including information about that transition, and a few more words, in the coming days. It's been a humbling honor to serve this institution, and to work alongside the FSF's staff, members, and volunteers over the years. The current staff deserve your full confidence and support -- they certainly have mine.

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Countries with the highest percentage of their total population... dlvr.it/Rvq76p

I'm gonna say that "Stallman isn't great, but not the devil" arp242.net/rms.html best summarizes my thoughts on RMS/FSF/etc

FSF needs a reform, RMS should go - but he's mostly neurodivergent, not evil.

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Nice seeing all the flowers and budding leaves, but sometimes it's the little flashes of colour that really catch our eye.
Lichen on a tree stump, while we were scouting for and harvesting next years firewood.

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If you crosspost from twitter to mastodon I would really appreciate it if you marked your account as a bot (see superuser.com/a/1439495 for explanation of the effect).

If it's a dual purpose account (i.e. crossposting AND direct posting), then I would appreciate it if you created a separate account for the twitter crossposting and marked that as a bot account.

Crossposted tweets appear as a mess of broken links, missing threads, and the account is often unresponsive to replies.

Thanks!

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Veritasium on light bulbs, obsolescence and repairability: "This is why we can't have nice things"

youtu.be/j5v8D-alAKE

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The gospel of Mastodon:

To Toot is human.

To delete is divine.

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#EverGiven, the ship that is blocking the #Suez Canal has already been mapped into #OpenStreetMap

#OSM people seem to think it'll be there for a while. 🤣

openstreetmap.org/way/92243565

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It seems to me that some lessons have been learned over the last couple of decades. The illegalist strategies of the early Napster or the Pirate Bay didn't work, and by the end of the 2000s it was pretty much game over for that entire project. This was the “I don't care about copyright, I'm just going to do whatever” point of view. Yes those things may still exist in some rudimentary form, but they are not going to take anything forward.

The legalist strategy of Free Software, leveraging copyright law, has been somewhat successful. But today we can see that Free Software has little or nothing to say about some of the most oppressive uses of computers, and in fact Surveillance Capitalism is perfectly fine according to the Four Freedoms. It's a very conspicuous dichotomy, which results in organizations and conferences being sponsored by Google with no apparent cognitive dissonance.

So some new thinking is required, but what that should be and who it should come from is unknown. It also seems that the original generation from the 1990s or early 2000s, who wrote the first free tools and desktops, are not well suited to be leaders in today's battles. The neoliberal views which were hegemonic in the 1990s now lie in ruins, utterly bankrupt and clearly unjust.

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I just finished a post about QF (quadratic finance) which some are pushing as the "mathematically optimal" way to fund open source.

mattwthomas.com/blog/fund-open

I hope to clear up some of the confusion that I've heard about it and point out some problems with the way that people outside of Economics are interpreting the original paper.

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