The alt social media are a good place to run away from algorithms and explicit mass manipulation from other big tech, be more free, independent, and spread ideas, but I also think that the fediverse is being filling with people with radical political ideologies, some kicked out of traditional social platforms for this same reason. I’m not saying that we can’t have discussions, but I think that many people are making their own echo Chambers in the fediverse.
A loosely moderated place to ask open ended questions
If your post is
it’s welcome here!
You have typed out some words but haven’t organized them in a fashion that makes sense. You’re trying to make some point about code licenses in a discussion about communities and certain types of people.
Also, you seem to be completely misinformed on random tidbits you’re throwing out there. At what point was Reddit ever GPL? Prove it.
can’t find the proper repo but here is something: https://github.com/reddit-archive/reddit
reddit being open source but not ethical source lead to people making their own reddit to spread even more bigoted ideas, thankfully reddit is closed source nowadays
Yes, I know where their code repos, including their archived ones, are. Not GPL.
It would be interesting to see if you can explain how you make a connection between software license and bigoted ideas of end users of products.
people using software made by fascists are fascists themselves, if you can’t see that, leave
a) What makes the software developers fascists? b) Do you research the licenses in all of the products you use that have software? Do you know no fascists were involved in the making of those products & services? c) What authority do you have to tell people to leave? You’ve done nothing but blather a bunch of falsehoods and want people to agree or piss off? Not happening.
i don’t like to argue with nazis because that validates them but i’ll take the time to answer yours questions
they have bigoted beliefs (hating trans people, bipocs and such)
essentially yes, i do still use “free/libre” software but i try to use ethical source software whenever i can
not necessarily, that’s why it’s important check. go though the devs/maintainers twitter is usually the best way to find if they are bigots or not (not having a twitter is obviously a big red flag)
fascists are the lowest of the lowest, anyone has the authority to tell them to leave
If the code is not licensed under an ethical license, which I do not like, I’m a supporter of the FOSS movement, and I’m not nothing near as a Nazi/fascist/extremist. So you are literally saying that all devs that work on FOSS project (or anything not licensed under you non-free license) are fascist/Nazis who hate trans people? Okey, and fun fact ethical licenses are not free as in freedom, they are just open source. And about the people behind X project/code/etc I strongly disagree with every extreme idea and I do not support any kind of discrimination based on anything, I believe that respect is the way but sometimes we need to be mature enough to be able to separate the pice from the author, for example if Hitler paintings were amazingly made (I didn’t see it, I just using his name as an extreme example) you can’t say that his art suck, he can be a Nazi and you can always choose to not support it because ideological/moral reasons, but if he did a good work, he did it (again, this is an example).
And as a closing: Did you know that human rights can’t be denied unedr ANY circumstances? Yeah, you talk a lot about you licenses and that stuff. But a fun fact about the human rights is that you can be a miserable person and you always will have your human rights untouched, even the worst of the worst. And I agree that such extremisms of yours is reportable.
that’s the point, freedom isn’t a good thing
So, what’s your solution? Just removing freedom?
OK, you are unfortunately down some very dark roads and are now violating code of conduct by being so extremist. There’s no conversation to be had with you. I hope you get the mental health attention you so clearly require.
While I understand this user was being inflammatory and gross, “I hope you get the mental health attention you so clearly require.” Is not the best way to tell someone they need help. Not saying you are wrong about the user though.
In fact, this user was one of the reasons why i made this post. They’re too far lost into the extreme left, invalidated my experience surviving human rights violation just because they say that there are not hr violations in my country according to they, and everything they don’t like is a Nazi. That is one example on the left, just imagine what happens on gab for example wich is an actual echo chamber for literal Nazis.
Yeah, I’m sorry to hear about your experience with them, and I don’t think they have a safe space here.
Gab is a good example of the fediverse kicking the garbage out - they used to federate, but got pretty whiny when everyone defederated them.