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2021 escalated quickly

"Open source, open standards and decentralised technology gives users control. Open source lets people build on top of what already exists. Open standards means a vibrant ecosystem and marketplace can thrive, competing through innovation that gives customers endless choice. Decentralisation lets people own their own service - the data they generate and, in doing so, returns them their privacy and leaves them free from data mining.

It removes the surveillance capitalism that has brought such turmoil and division to not just elections, but everyday life."

#opensource #openstandards #decentralisation #technology

Die Abhängigkeit von Microsoft gefährdet die digitale Souveränität des Staates und steht im Widerspruch zu den strategischen Zielen der IT des Bundes, so eine vom Bundesinnenministerium in Auftrag gegebenen Studie.

Die Studie sieht "dringenden Handlungsbedarf", es wird empfohlen sich an den vielen nationalen und internationalen Initiativen anderer Organisationen zu orientieren und den daraus abgeleiteten Erfolgsfaktoren. Proprietäre Lösungen durch Freie Software zu ersetzen ist hierbei ein "probates Mittel", um die "digitale Souveränität der Bundesverwaltung langfristig zu sichern". Einen fragenden Blick nach München kann ich mir an der Stelle nicht verkneifen.

Des weiteren soll das Vergaberecht auf Freie Software ausgerichtet werden.

#Demokratie #Politik #IT #Microsoft #Nachhaltigkeit #pmpc #publicCode #FreieSoftware #OpenSource

Great article, but here I have to disagree: "The open-core model followed by some of those companies creates an additional layer of community tension. [..] In the best case, this leads to the death of the community, and in the worst case this leads to a fork" - In this situation a fork is a great opportunity to fix a broken system and to restart the project. Done right this will lead to a revived and stronger community. #OpenSource #FreeSoftware #business #OpenCore

Since 2002 dozens – maybe even hundreds – of people have devoted years of their life to making Blender open and free to use for everyone. This massive effort has made it a strong and exciting program where add-ons can become massively successful. You’re standing on the shoulders of giants!

This can only work if we create a level playing field for everyone. Nobody’s code is more important than another’s. Nobody cuts a corner of the Blender play field to claim it as their territory. Nobody will plant trees here where you can’t climb in or enjoy its fruits.

Blender is free, forever.

#FreeSoftware #Blender #OpenSource #GPL #Copyleft #LevelPlayingField