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@stux

Literally no one gains anything with the mobilization plan.

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Kdenlive's first fundraiser starts today! Donate and help support developers implement exciting new features (like nested timelines and a new effects panel), and maintain and improve the code.

kdenlive.org/fund/?mtm_campaig

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Saying you work in Big Tech because you want to “change it from within” is like saying you’re a butler for the royal family because you want to overthrow the monarchy.

#BigTech #peopleFarming #surveillanceCapitalism #developer #designer #engineer #complicity

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meta: health of the Fediverse, future plans 

cybre.space is closing, after five years. link

thraeryn.net is closing, after five years. (It was much smaller; my reasons are different, but related.)

I worry that we'll see more of our already-precious islands in this FediSea closing their doors soon. It's fun, as a hobbyist, to spin up one's Very! Own! Social! Media! and invite one's friends to come play. There's pride in knowing you runs a reasonably tight ship, respect from every peer that chooses to federate with you.

It seems we're hitting the point where some of our hobbyists are burning out. Whether it's because of too many or too few users, some of us are just worn down from running those ships.

I know I'm about to propose more work, probably unpaid, but our community should strongly consider coming together to create a simple playbook for opening, running, closing, and transferring the administration of instances. Not just Eugen, or the folks that run or contribute to various projects and code bases; all of us, as many as we can get.

It's time to think about codifying how instances are run, at least loosely, so we have a shot at keeping our version of the Fediverse alive. The version run by our friends and peers, not by a slew of BigCorps and opportunistic start-ups. The version that's trying, even if it fails, to be an inclusive community.

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Is there a FREE way to create RSS feeds from any webpage? I'm aware of rss.app and similar solution, but their free plans are worthless.

Social Tofu

Tiny private instance from Portugal.