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my kingdom for some features in GNU Make which make it easier to produce parametized data files.

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By the way, itโ€™s worth reminding there are many ways to support #OpenStreetMap Foundation #OSMF financially: donate.openstreetmap.org. And non-financially as well: wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Ma.

@rory @openstreetmap

The #OFTC #IRC servers seem down? (used by #OpenStreetMap) Likewise my IRCCloud.com access...

Maybe this was all my fault for making a GPG key and then a subkey which lasted 5 years (and has sign expired), so I made a new subkey, and gah what's going on.

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This toot brought to you by my attempt to use `pass`, the password manager, and being told:

> gpg: 0B4F1B3042AEE8C4: There is no assurance this key belongs to the named user

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If you're building software that does encryption-y things, it's probably tempting to use GnuPG.

But the UI of that is shite, and now your software's UI/UX is limited to GnuPG's level.

At the recent hike about berries, I learned you can just soak berries in a spirit (e.g. vodka) for 2 weeks, add some sugar, and make your own liqueur. ๐Ÿค”

The second point about differential application is even more important. Freedom applies to everyone regardless of how they are positioned, while protection recognizes power differentials and applies to vulnerably placed people. A software consumer protection movement would have been about preventing corporations from going after consumers for the modification, use, and publication of source code, not about allowing corporations to take advantage of free labor. By using the framework of freedom and applying these "freedoms" to corporations, the free software movement has enabled corporate exploitation and call it the price of freedom.

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There are two major differences between freedom and protection. One, freedom requires inaction while protection requires action. Two, freedom applies to everyone while protection applies differently to different people. Clearly software freedom, unlike the freedom of speech, requires not only inaction, such as not suing people for modifying source code, but affirmative acts like making one's own modified source code public. This makes protection a better model for software than freedom.

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The ability to modify and reuse software is a consumer protection issue and not a free speech issue, but white techies are so hostile to the idea of protecting anyone vulnerable that they'd rather make it an issue of absolute freedom and let techno monopolies take advantage of developers and communities rather than be actually sensible about the meaning and scope of software freedoms. Then again no one outside of white techies accused this crowd of being particularly sensible.

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Jokes's on them, because my name starts with โ€œRโ€ and they've had no end of trouble with that.

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The joke with my friends is that I'm unable to correctly say the name of a nearby well known town (Freudenstadt). I attempt to prounce the name, they say โ€œoh no, you've got it totally wrong, it's pronounced likeโ€ and then say what to me sounds the same.

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