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Why Mastodon and the fediverse are “doomed to fail”
-> a small rant about how the profit lens distorts our understanding of success vs. failure:
I'm afraid to implement a garbage collector because I might get swept up in the task #vaguejokes
We had a busy June and released several important updates! Check out this month’s recap: https://blog.elementary.io/updates-for-june-2020/
Xiaomi Mi TV Stick shows up in Play Console ahead of release https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/07/02/xiaomi-mi-tv-stick-shows-up-in-play-console-ahead-of-release/
in capitalist tech: massive user growth ---> lots of money (funding) available --> pay fancy people to do fancy scaling things
in community project: massive user growth ---> aaaah everything is really chaotic now, there are loads of tasks that nobody wants to (or can) do... it's like actual work!! I thought this was meant to be fun...
the solution to me is to scale out, not up, federate don't grow. but still, people seem more focused on big ideas that need to scale up to be successful.
I get very exhausted when people use their knowledge about how things are done in the big tech / surveillance capitalism (or maybe just "capitalist") world, and try and apply it in totally different domains, like community-focused volunteer projects.
Almost all the implicit assumptions don't hold.
Capitalist projects have a lot of resources to solve problems because they are willing to engage in destructive and extractive behaviours.
If we remove that part, the equation massively changes.
Google Messages adopts bubble notifications for Android 11 Beta users https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/07/01/google-messages-adopts-bubble-notifications-for-android-11-beta-users/
Planner setting the bar for apps, yet again. This time, even the release notes go above and beyond (yes, really). I’m so proud that this is the ecosystem we’re building for elementary OS. https://planner-todo.web.app/release/2020/06/22/what-s-new-in-v2-4/
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